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“Great Restaurant on Pier 39” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pier Market

Pier Market
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Ranked #103 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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 Dining
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Cross street: Embarcadero
Description: Voted Best Seafood in San Francisco by KRON 4 TV Best of the Bay, Pier Market is an authentic sustainable seafood restaurant where the locals go for the freshest seafood in the city. Pier Market is family-owned and operated and one of the most popular dining destinations on Fisherman's Wharf. Pier Market has been selling San Francisco's freshest seafood for 30 years. We feature Fresh, Mesquite-Grilled Fish and Meat, Crab, Pastas, Steaming bowls of our Award-Winning Clam Chowder, Authentic Sourdough Bread. Enjoy watching our chefs at work in full view of our bustling open kitchen overlooking the San Francisco Bay, the PIER 39 sea lions and Alcatraz Island. We also offer al fresco dining on our wide-open patio.
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant on Pier 39”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

By far the best choice for family dining on Pier 39. Moderately priced menu with fresh fish and friendly staff. The place gets packed with all kinds of people and the restaurant does get loud but we enjoyed every minute. Sitting at the bar due to the wait, we were offered full menu and had a great time talking to other patrons. Would definitely go back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great seafood thus very busy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The Pier Market is directly at Pier 39. They offer to go snacks as well as a real restaurant.
On the menu are various seafood specialties and also meet dishes. The quality is great and so is the service. The ambience is nice but very crowded and a little too loud for a nice dinner for two.
The dishes are all freshly prepared and very delicious. Only the timing of starter and main course could be improved so that one has time to enjoy the great food.
If you want to enjoy great seafood this is for sure a good place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thomas R
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Upstate, NY
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Scottie.... the best bartender”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We ate at the Bar. Our bartender, Scottie was friendly and excellent as a server and a bartender. I don't usually like eating at the bar and not a table but this was great fun.
Reasonably priced fish restaurant on Pier 39. Great food, nice variety, friendly efficient service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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238 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Pier Market Restaurant has it all. A great location with good food and a spectacular location. The place is always busy but they always seem to seat you right away. Even if you are not a fancier of fish dishes (me either) their fish 'n chips or crab cakes will make you smile. They have the best fried calamari and you might get it for free! Don't be afraid to peruse the toursit coupon books available all over the city. There is often a coupon for a free calamari appetizer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tasty seafood and great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very good food (fresh fish, very good seafood, perfect fries and big servings). Friendly service. Nice view (sea lions, bay). Busy, but very friendly atmosphere. We walked in and asked for a table for 7 (!) persons. They gave us a pager to call us when the table was ready. It took 5 minutes and we really enjoyed our stay very much. We will come back next time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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