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Crab House

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-434-2722
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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310 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited in the middle of crab season, so I had to get something with crab. The crab cake appetizer was a bit underwhelming. However, the crab pasta was a solid dish and surprisingly flavorful. The tiramisu was very good too. A bit on the expensive side for the quality, I spent $94 including tip for one person with no... More 

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Thank ElleTraveler21
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Elle. We're happy you had a pleasant experience with us. It's lovely you appreciated our ambiance and atmosphere. That's what we like to see. It's great you enjoyed some of our dishes. The crab pasta was a wonderful choice. Thank you for the valuable feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon for an even... More 

Stockton, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

y ou can not beat the crab here its the best in the area and the service is great. It gets busy on the wkd but its worth the wait trust me on this one the hot skillets with crab or mussels are the best!!!

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Thank hipower80
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the perfect review! We're delighted to hear that you had such an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you think we're the best place to eat in San Francisco - that's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with great service! We can't wait to host you again soon... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried it this restaurant our first night in town and fell in love! Our waiter was the bartender, Ernson, who was great! We shared an order of the Lotsa Crab, the garlic fries and the Caesar salad. Plenty for the 2 of us! Food and prices were wonderful!

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Thank marmaduke95
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled your time with us was so amazing! It's outstanding you enjoyed our dishes so much. We take our crab dishes very seriously and your praise lets us know we're doing a great job. That's what we like to see! We're happy our team took such great care of you! We're... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course you can do better, but there you are walking around the pier and looking for seafood, so under those conditions, you may as well eat at the Crab House. It is pricey and the food is decent (not outstanding). The ambience is the real winner, and the food presentation. We found the waiters to be professional. Our food... More 

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Thank M B
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4-star rating! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed our atmosphere and prime location so much. That's what we like to see! It's lovely our team made you feel so welcome and took such great care of you! We look forward to seeing you again soon to... More 

Erwin, Tennessee
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the combo with shrimp and whole Dungeness crab, two of us ate all we could handle and still could not finish off all the shrimp. The sourdough bread is very good, as well as the crab chowder. Excellent place if you're near pier 39 and are really hungry!!

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Thank S W
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the perfect review! We're ecstatic to hear that you had such an amazing time dining with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the shrimp and Dungeness crab are excellent choices! We can't wait to host you again soon for more delicious seafood! Thanks for sharing and have an excellent day! More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, food and prices are excelent. I understand why everytime there is a line of people waiting outside this great place.

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Thank Daniel O
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Daniel! We're delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic time dining with us! It's wonderful that our team provided you with excellent service - that's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that you enjoyed your meal! We can't wait to host you again soon! Thanks for sharing and have an... More 

San Fernando, Trinidad
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183 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place to have a meal. We enjoyed of meal and will gladly visit again. This is one of several restaurants in peir 39.

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Thank mikecathy j
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 rating, Mike! We're delighted you had such an amazing experience with us! It's fantastic you enjoyed our dishes so much. That's what we like to see! We aim to please and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Have an outstanding day! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little bit sceptical after eating some really overpriced and awful food at the night market, but Crab House was really a great experience. The food, the wine, three service was fantastic. Just try three set menu, you will not be disappointed!

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Thank 679_gnesk
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the wonderful review! We're happy you had such an amazing experience with us! It's lovely you enjoyed our food and wine offerings so much. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! It's great our team made you feel so welcome! We look forward to sharing another fantastic experience with... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

In our experience, it was not worth the price or wait. It is very touristy so prices were high but the atmosphere was more like a diner than a fine restaurant. We had also eaten at Fog Harbour which is on the same pier and the food was much better with a quieter and more spacious atmosphere. The crab in... More 

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Thank Amballard
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback, Amballard. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately to learn and discuss your experience. Thank you More 

Miami, Florida
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

i never try a crab in the way they do it, its just delicious, a lot of flavors, the service was very fast. they dont have to much space between tables, but its not your house dinner room its a restaurant.

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Thank ILEANA D
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the perfect rating, Ileana! We're delighted your experience with us was so positive! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering dishes with our guests. It's fantastic you enjoy our crab so much! That's what we like to see! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have an outstanding 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Public Transportation: F-Line & #15
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-2722
Description
Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive garlic sauce make us the go to spot on scenic Pier 39 for casual dining.

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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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