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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor)
+1 415-362-7733
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Modesto, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice that a party of 9 can be seated right away, but after that it was down hill. We waited about 5 minutes for drinks that never came until we were ready to order after 10-15min. Food came right away which was super yummy BTW..then we never saw our waiter again until the bill.. Needless to say the... More 

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Thank Terry P
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on a recent trip to San Francisco by recommendation of one of our tour guides. While the food was absolutely excellent, the service was horrendous. Quite possibly the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. The waiter basically ignored us for the entire time we were there and the one or two times he actually... More 

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Thank Jamie H
Manalapan, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given this restaurant a five if it wasn't for the waiters. Every time they had to clean the table including crab shells and other food they reached over me grabbed the debris with their hands and carried it over my shirt or my head. I was always afraid they were going to drop something on me. At... More 

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1 Thank laura t
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Laura. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal during your dining experience with us. However, we take issues and concerns very seriously and we'll be addressing yours with the appropriate members of our team. We'd also like to reach out to you in a private message so we can further discuss your dining experience.... More 

Okehampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a wet, cold evening. Warm welcome and attentive service throughout. Excellent Calamari and Clam Chowder.

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Thank David W
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, David! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's wonderful our team took such great care of you! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes! Your praise for our food lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon!... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are not into clam chowder, this is a great place for fish & chips! Won't break the bank either.

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Thank MsSassy19
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 5/5 rating! It's outstanding you had such a lovely experience with us! We love sharing our passion for fresh and delicious food with our guests. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! The fish and chips were a fantastic choice! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for the views. It has fantastic views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The walls are full glass with no obstruction. I'm giving it at 3 because it looks uncared-for from the outside.... half of their signage is broken and not lit up. I don't feel the value was there for the food we received. Their... More 

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Thank Indy562
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're happy you enjoyed our prime location and beautiful views. However, we're disappointed that your stay with us was less than ideal. We regret our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. We'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We look forward to hosting you again soon... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked spicy shrimp, the served it with linguini. The amount was right and considering the food quality, the price was also right. The crab cakes were so fresh that two were not enough to satisfied my taste for fresh sea food.

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Thank Dulcinea67
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. Your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! The crab cakes were a great choice! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another amazing experience!... More 

Golden, Colorado
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices, good views, average food. I ordered the crab sandwich which comes cold, shredded and has some type of dressing on top. I could have done without the dressing on top and I kept biting down on shells and that just makes me lose my appetite, the fries were good. They had other food (hot fish sandwhich), some desserts... More 

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Thank AmberLew11
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Amber. It's lovely you had a pleasant experience with us. We're disappointed our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. We strive to offer delicious food for all of our guests. Your experience is not on par with the level of service we're accustomed to sharing with our guests. We do... More 

Tracy, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Franciscan for a family dinner. We were greeted by a waiter who made us feel rushed and like we were bothering him. He announced they had no chowder, soup of any kind or bread. What! We are in SF home of French bread and chowder. Food was slow and just ok. We spent $700 for 7 people.... More 

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Thank Sherry L
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Sherry. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. We strive to offer quality service and delicious food for our guests. It's unfortunate our team didn't make you feel welcome and comfortable with us. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. We regret that we were out of chowder during your visit. We'll address... More 

State of Rio de Janeiro
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped for lunch with the family , the view is great and the service was good but the food was ordinary. worth the visit for the view.

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Thank atul s
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4-star rating, Atul! We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's fantastic you appreciated our prime location and stunning views so much! That's what we like to see! We're thrilled our team took such great care of you! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a lovely day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: F-Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-7733
Description
Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & more.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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