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“The place for crab”

Franciscan Crab Restaurant
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Ranked #96 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Cross street: Taylor
Transit: Muni: F-Line
Description: Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & more.
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The place for crab”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Art Deco theme lures you in and the diner style booths are inviting. Had a izzling seafood combo consisting of crab, shrimp with garlic butter on the side and mussels with a soy sauce. With the lovely sourdough bread, a side of fries and a large beer to wash it all down withit was an excellent meal with good service and a great start to a holiday. We had a table to the side of the restaurant so would recommend requesting a table with a view. Great spot though.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bracky
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Sydney, Australia
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372 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Crab Heaven - a must do”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

First trip to San Francisco so our club recommended the restaurant and booked for us. good decision - we were shown to a great window table looking across the bay and Alcatraz. The position is perfect and views uninterrupted of the ships sliding up the waterway and the ferry coming and going.
It does not pretend to be anything more than it is, a venue for good food and outlook at a reasonable price.
We started with a charcuterie plate of beautifully presented meats and for our main course shared a crab. Both were excellent and well supported by a Californian Chardonnay. The crab meat was hot and sweet and messy - perfect.
The waiter was helpful and available when needed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JohnR63
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115 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing View and Great Food!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

The view of the bay and Alcatraz help make this great restaurant an awesome place to end the day. Meals start with sourdough bread; crusty on the outside and awesome on the inside. The Seafood Linguini is delicious. The tomato-based sauce does not overwhelm the taste of the awesome seafood: shrimp, mussels, clams, fish, shrimp, crab and calimari. Don't skip dessert! The lemon torte is is a great way to top off any meal. Place is busy, make reservations if possible.

Visited April 2013
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Hollywood, CA
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Amazing food, fresh SF sourdough & views!! Great for dates”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Where do I start... this location is great covering views of Alcatraz to the bridges. Upon ordering we were treated to fresh SF sourdough & butter that was to die for. We happened to be there during happy hour offering $5 dollar beers and other specials. We ordered the crab avocado sandwich and were pleased with the portion size & taste. There were so many great selections on the menu to choose from and we will definitely be back to try more!

*Great place for Happy Hour
*Great place for date night
*Great scenic views

Visited April 2013
Thank Wrldtraveler365
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Aledo, TX
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Beautiful View of Alcatraz”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This landmark restaurant is in a magnificent location, with a marvelous view of the bay and Alcatraz. The wait staff did a good job of serving an unbelievable number of people. The food was served in an appealing manner.

For a huge busy restaurant, the food was good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank aledo99
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