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“Tasty seafood with a view of San Francisco Bay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Franciscan Crab Restaurant
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Ranked #102 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty seafood with a view of San Francisco Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Ate at this restaurant in the summer of 2013. The food was excellent, although a bit pricy for the amount we got. We had clam chowder and Dungeon crab legs - both dishes was very tasty.

The drinks at the restaurant are recommendable as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent crab restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I shared the 'Lotsa Crab' entree (3 pounds) with their 'to die for' fries (my words) for lunch this past week. We also shared the Italian sunday for desert which was superb. We had crab at another restaurant earlier in our 6 day stay in San Fran and found their crab to be superior. The crab was fresh and succulent with just the right amount of garlic (baked in it!) and seasoning. Would we return on our next trip? In a heartbeat.

Visited November 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent crab, but little bit expensice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Best crab that I tried.
a little bit more expensive than other restaurants, but it is fair because the place and the view is so much better!
If you want to try a really good crab, go to this place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Emery, SD
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food with a great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We were a little shocked by the prices, but I suppose it's all about the location. Most of our group of 9 had the chowder in a bread bowl @ 11.95. Not much chowder, but a nice big bowl of bread.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A quick crab chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

We visited this restaurant specifically to sample the crab chowder and were not disappointed, it was delicious, washed down with a lovely glass of white wine and our quick visit was complete!! Highly recommend this restaurant, the service was efficient and friendly.

Visited November 2013
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