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“Service fantastic”
Review of Fishermen's Grotto - CLOSED

Fishermen's Grotto
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Description: Opened in 1935 as the first sit down restaurant on San Francisco's world famous Fisherman's Wharf. Started by Mike Geraldi, an immigrant fisherman from Sicily as an avenue to deliver his fresh catch to the local population. Owned and Operated by The Geraldi Family for over 70 years. Features Inside and Outside Dining, views of the Golden Gate, Russian Hill and the Fishing Fleet.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Well, I had the crab. it was adequate but nothing special. What made the experience memorable was the service. The waiter was fun and very nice and informative. He made this a good experience. If the food was better it would be five star.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great location which they take advantage of. Dirty carpets, average food, better clam chowder on offer in the small stalls outside. It does however have a great view.

The staff were generally ok, but one member of staff turned on us at the end of the meal and stated that we had not left enough of a tip for him...! He was incredibly rude, but luckily we had already decided that we would never return here anyway, so it didn't put us off too much.

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Thank struggs
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

One of the oldest restaurants in the area. Views are great. Food was good, not great, parmesan crusted Halibut. The service was average. The decor was dated. Go for the history and the views, not the service or the decor. Still worth the money.

Thank mynamenotavailable
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We walked along the street looking for a place to sit for lunch, passing all the stand-up food stands. We ended up at Fisherman's Grotto after seeing their menu posted. Unfortunately, the sit-down service menu was not the same as the one we had looked at. We ordered anyway even thought the offerings and prices were different. The service was good, not great. The food was tasty but again, not great.

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Thank Kathleen103
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Loved the atmosphere of the outdoor food stand, with the fresh crab cooking in the pots. Sandwiches were great and the service was good too. Enjoyed grabbing a quick sandwich and enjoying fresh seafood without the wait so we could continue to enjoy the sites.

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Thank Penny E
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