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“Great Find on Pier 39”

Fog Harbor Fish House
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Ranked #45 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Cross street: Embarcadero
Transit: F-line,10 & 15 stops right in front of PIER 39. BART: 510.465.2278 MUNI & Cable Cars: 415.673.6864 Alameda/Oakland Ferry: 510.522.3300 Vallejo Ferry: 415.705.5444 Sausalito & Tiburon Ferry: 415.705.5444
Description: It has been said that "no visit to San Francisco is complete without a meal at Fog Harbor Fish House!" Fog Harbor Fish House offers the quintessential San Francisco waterfront dining experience and was the first 100% sustainable seafood restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf. The classic, cozy dining room features award-winning panoramic views of the Golden Gat Bridge and Alcatraz. Owned and operated by the Simmons Family, the founding family of PIER 39, you'll meet a member of the family when you dine!
Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Find on Pier 39”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I recently visited San Francisco with my family. After a day of sightseeing we wanted to find a place that served seafood. We ended up at Pier 39 and looked at the information board to find a restaurant. This one jumped out at us, although I must admit to being skeptical due to its prominent location in a touristy area. However it turned out to be a great find! We were able to get right in around 6:30 PM on a Friday night and had a table with a great view. The food was very excellent. My wife said her fish and chips were the best she ever had. My daughter enjoyed the trout and my son had a sampler plate that was much to his liking. I am not a seafood fan myself, but I found the chicken with potatoes and spinach to be excellent! Very moist and tasty.

It was the most expensive meal on our vacation, but I think it is the one we enjoyed the most!

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“It is NOT a tourist trap but a great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Despite being on kitschy-touristy Pier 39, it is actually a great seafood restaurant with a strong selection of superb dishes. Chili shrimps, dungeness crab with spinach and baked oysters are alll excellent, although the grilled seabass was charred a bit. Kids menu is healthy and desserts are also very nice - all this within the typical Frisco price range. Absolutely recommended for families.

Visited July 2013
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“Great food. Super view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great service. Food was hot and fresh. We had the fish and chips and shrimp and chips. All excellent. Clearly not frozen. Bread was gorgeous. View was excellent. Not cheap but worth it for a lovely lunch. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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King William, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Must in San Francisco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Best place for lunch or dinner -- casual, group, or romantic meal. It starts with the bread and doesn't stop there. The bread is so good you just can't stop eating it. And, I'm not a big bread eater. You must get the chowder if you're a chowder lover. I don't care what other restaurants say -- this IS the best chowder in San Francisco!! We highly recommend the Thai Chili Shrimp on the appetizer menu as well as the crab cakes. The Seared Tuna is sushi grade and excellent!! Just go!

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Great Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were looking for somewhere nice to eat after looking around Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and were very pleased we stumbled across this lovely restaurant. Great views, very attentive staff and lovely food!!!! Terrific find!!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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