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“We ate in the outside table area.”

Alioto’s Waterside Cafe
Ranked #349 of 5,664 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Description: Coming soon! We're a San Francisco landmark on Fisherman's Wharf, serving our famous, fresh seafood and Sicilian family recipes for over 90 years.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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340 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“We ate in the outside table area.”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Aliota's offers 3 ways to dine. Restaurant, cafe or outside tables in a covered and heated area. We enjoy eating outside and. Enjoying the ambiance of the wharf. It is also interesting to watch them steam and crack the crab for you. We had our usual - on 2 different days! Crab, clam chowder and sourdough bread. It is an awesome combo. We did meet a friend here on a third day and decided to at least try the fried calamari, shrimp and shrimp combo with fries. Don't bother.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lunch with a View”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Touring the Wharf area, decided to try this restaurant Great view, Friendly and Expedient Service. Our waiter
told us he had been there for 27 years. He gave us some good ideas for lunch. Excellent Meal with a water view.
Lunch specials make this an affordable location

  • Visited February 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try it and ordered the clam chowder. It's was mediocre. I've had better in Seattle. Staff was friendly though.

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Foresthill, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Crab, crab, crab!!!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was dying for some fresh crab and they definitely took care of me! We ate at the Waterfront Cafe watching all the people walking around while enjoying a wonderful late lunch. The crab, clam chowder, french bread and wine were perfect!!!

Visited December 2013
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Garland, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Frozen dinner with great view”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

If you care about value buy a frozen fish dinner abd eat it on the warf outside. If not, go inside and enjoy the white tablecloths and pricey atmosphere

  • Visited December 2013
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