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Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant and Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

cup 5
bowl 8
sourdough bread +1.50
clam chowder
cup 4
bowl 7
sourdough bread +1.50
soup o’ the day
BAR BITES‎
5
house mix olives
red pepper, star anise & herbs
12
fried calamari
creamy jalapeno dipping sauce
14
carnitas quesadilla
pepper‎ jack & avocado
12
chips & dip
black bean & cheese
13
crispy chicken wings
sweet & sour sauce
14
cheese plate
roasted garlic, honey, almonds & crostini
SMALL PLATES‎
12
shrimp +7
prawns +7
caesar
20
crab & shrimp louie salad
avocado & hard boiled egg
15
crab cakes (3)
lemon saffron aioli
13
smoked salmon
fried capers & herb spread
15
head-on peel & eat shrimp
garlic‎ & cajun spices
12
tuna poke tostada
cilantro & shiitake slaw
19
dungeness crab salad
cilantro, green onions, saffron aioli
LARGE PLATES‎
18
pasta +4
steamed mussels & clams
fresno chile, garlic & lemon on grilled bread
19
sf crab & shrimp sandwich
toasted‎ sourdough bread
market
daily grilled fish
fresh mixed greens
13.50
grilled chicken sandwich
bacon,‎ guacamole & monterey jack
12
two fried fish tacos
red radish salsa, black bean puree & avocado crema
15
slow cooked baby back ribs
potato salad & braised seasonal greens
14.50
fish & chips
house slaw & jalapeno cream dipping sauce
16
seared tuna sandwich
sriracha aioli, pickled onions & fresh herbs
12.50
the cheese burger
two house ground beef patties, pickled onions, louie dressing & fries
14
the dip
grilled beef w/horseradish aioli & au jus
SIDES‎
7
field greens
with champagne vinaigrette
7
daily veggie
7
sweet potato fries
7
mac, bac & cheese
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is located in the pier and has a nice bar and bay view garden It is cool to seat in the garden and have a drink or a small bite for lunch I ordered the crab and shrimp sandwich which was very good...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank golans473
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a refreshing beverage and shared a crab Louie salad with a side of bread.... turned out to be a perfect lunch with great service and a lovely ambience.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Janice_2012_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed a nice dinner overlooking the water. We even saw a seal swim by. Prices were reasonable, service was ok but the food was great. I had halibut and my daughter had sea bass. Both were cooked perfectly, served with great...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Julia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us dropped in as we were too tired to keep walking the waterfront. Went here last time we were in San Fran and knew it would be good. Table by the water, all ordered the clam chowder and sour dough bread. Good service,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 697grega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting great food, great service, and a really good dining experience. It was our first time in San Francisco. Honestly, the fish and chips was mediocre. The garlic fries were really really great. My son ordered the butter noodles and I don’t even...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Carissa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really unimpressed with this place. $16 for two mini fish taco's is expensive even by San Fran standards. There is better value with better views all over the city, give this place a wide berth.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Graham D
JoeyAltman, Manager at Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graham, I am disappointed to read that you thought our food is over priced. If our food did not taste good, then I would agree with you, (no matter what the cost), but I think our menu is fairly priced for the quality of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is pretty fun. It's got a good vibe that sets itself apart at the Embarcadero. I rode my bike to the Embarcadero from the Wharf and had the chicken tacos. The tacos came with 3 and they were alright, but not the best....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical place for simple things.... Cold beer, IPA’s, and we ordered the bacon and crab dip. Again, nothing fantastic here.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 380kevinb380
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Superb location, however half the tables are in an outside awning thing and the rest outside. No matter. The place is right Next to the water. Looks a bit scruffy it has to be said but the service is jolly. The food is outstanding. I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Andrew P
JoeyAltman, Manager at Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the lovely review and sharing it with the TA community! We really appreciate it and happy that you liked what we do. Hope to have you in again the next time you're back in San Francisco. -Chef Joey Altman

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Stopped in for a quick lunch and had a delightful summer salad with cantaloupe and a tasty chili dressing along with a more traditional dressing. So good I asked for bread to clean the plate

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Shirley F
JoeyAltman, Manager at Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you liked it! Thanks for the kind review! - Chef Joey Altman

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Linda H
May 1, 2017|
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Response from latkinssf | Property representative |
The Pier 23 Cafe does have a Happy Hour. It's Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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Neil S
January 23, 2016|
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Response from sunshine_warrior | Reviewed this property |
Clam Chowder for one! I had asked that and I will say it is awesome!!! I saw a lot of people with Fish Tacos and crab cakes. Hope that helps!
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