Franciscan Crab Restaurant
Best Crab EverI thoroughly enjoyed my evening. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Every table has a great view of the bay and we even saw some seals swim by. Best dinner of the trip.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRobertThe Franciscan has become our new favorite restaurant for crab and seafood. Great service and nice atmosphere with a friendly staff. I had the whole garlic crab and it was delicious. I would suggest they serve it was rice or pasta to make it a complete meal.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSo MemorableThis meal will be one of the highlights of your trip to San Francisco waterfront!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe picked this restaurantWe picked this restaurant based on Open Table reviews for a family dinner, celebrating my 93 year-old mother's visit. The table was ready when we arrived, including the high chair for my toddler granddaughter. The staff was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent, with the exception of the Crab Caesar Salad that my mother ordered. It arrived initially without the crab, which was added with the apologies of the waiter. Mom commented afterward that the lettuce was more like iceberg than Romaine and the crab was watery. The Crab Enchiladas, Shrimp Alfredo and Calamari Fritti were all well received, as were the cocktails. We will definitely eat here again when we return to Fisherman's Wharf.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you go to the site, itWhen you go to the site, it looks a little cheezy, but it has great food and the best view in town.
I would go back anytime.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNot just for touristsGreat food, great scenery, great service; the beer selection could be improved by offering an IPA and serving the Anchor Steam in bottles – the Steam on tap was pretty fizzy, kind of like soda water with food coloring. But otherwise everything was fantastic and we’ll definitely go again. We're 5th gen SF natives and used to be real snobs about anything even remotely touristy. Until we woke up and realized some of the most amazing experiences in our city wouldn't be around if it weren't for the tourist trade and we were just cheating ourselves by not taking advantage of their being right on our doorstep. Franciscan is definitely one of those. But you want to make a reservation!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA dish for everyone's tasteOur family of 10 recently celebrated my husband's birthday again at The Franciscan Crab Restaurant. The service was outstanding - friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our meal which was served correctly and timed so no one was rushed. Even though the restaurant is always busy, we were not rushed in any way. Because of road construction on Jefferson, the parking lots are difficult to access. It was a royal hassle but a problem that will be solved eventually. Thanks again for a memorable celebration.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food , happy friendsMy friends first time in fisherman warlf so I took then to this restaurant and was so amaze about the service the view and most of all the food. Very delicious. Ambience was really good and you can actually enjoyed your food with friends. Not a noisy place unlike other restaurant I have been.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy We Came!The Franciscan was recommended to us by SF dwellers we struck up a conversation with as a place that was 'old-style San Francisco', meaning not an every where USA chain. They said the food was good and the view of the bay was unbeatable. All true and more! Our server was Karen and she was friendly and helpful. Everything was excellent. With one drink each and tax our total was almost $100.00 , but well worth the splurge to feel like we had been to an iconic San Francisco restaurant! The best view of Alcatraz in the city and an ever changing show of boats going by our window. The sourdough bread on the table was excellent, and they validated our parking so that was free! All around a great evening.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome jobExcellent view. We came 45 minutes earlier than my reservation time And the host accommodated us and seated us by the window with great view. The server is also wonderful. This was my 3rd trip to your restaurant. Best place to bring guest from out of state to show off a great restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ServiceI had the steamed crabs and shrimp. Messy but well worth it!!!!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food excellent serviceGood food excellent service will go back and recommend friends.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Experience!Fantastic! The service was great and the view of the bay is phenomenal! Food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Also, I had the surf and turf and it was the best filet I've ever had. The seafood was really good also...calamari, spicy shrimp, Dungeness crab legs. I can't wait to get back there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view of the restrauntThe view of the restraunt is beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was great!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMView of the bay and AlcatrazView of the bay and Alcatraz makes it a great place to bring out of town guests.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stop by the FranciscanWe stop by the Franciscan Crab Restaurant each time we come to San Francisco and are never disappointed. We began with a shared cup of clam chowder which we both enjoyed immensely. For dinner,I had the sea bass in the lemon butter garlic caper sauce and my wife had the crab louie with a generous serving of fresh dungeness crab. My sea bass was delicious. For dessert, we shared the lemon torte. Our wait person, Jade, made our visit to the Francsican all the more enjoyable with her outstanding attention to our well-being during our most recent visit.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a fabulous "Fransican" night!We have been here before and the fabulous sea food brought us back! The mussels, shrimp & crab platters are divine!
Our waiter made our meal, just the right touch of camaraderie & humor!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just love going to thisWe just love going to this restaurant. It is San Francisco seafood dining at it's traditional best. The house wine was very drinkable and priceed right.Lots of tourists but hey they help make places like this possible.The art deco appearance is perfect.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty tourist spotThis is a tourist restaurant in a top tourist spot along Fisherman's Wharf but the food is delicious and well-prepared. The outdoor seating deck is equipped with heaters and affords a stunning view of the piers and a sweeping view of Alcatraz and the fog-enshrouded sunset. Our seafood linguine did not skimp on the fish and shellfish all tossed in a spicy tomato sauce that did not overwhelm. Crab is the house specialty and lived up to expectations. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Fresh loaves of toasty bread were so tasty we skipped dessert.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent. I emailed a reservation with a request for a window seat. we were seated immediately at a perfect table....
food was fast and as advertised, the service well done. A busy busy place. Make reservations !4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been coming here forI have been coming here for years and years and it only keeps getting better.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place with a view for crabIt's a nice restaurant, a "must see" in San Francisco, for lunch or diner. The food is good, Crab is excellent, the restaurant is very nicely decorated (50s style) and the service is really good. The only criticism I have is that it was quite cold inside during the evening, I wish I had a sweater.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally one of the best viewsReally one of the best views of the bay and just a great selection of crab...
Nice selection of appetizers, salads, and sides, but be sure to get crab for everyone it is great.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Franciscan is a San FranciscoThe Franciscan is a San Francisco treasure! Most think of it as a "Tourist Spot" due to location on Fisherman's Wharf, but it's not!! The views are incredible, the menu has a wide variety and the seasonal seafood items are incredible.
If you like a traditional martini, variety of local wines or a cold Anchor Steam on tap, this is the place for you!
This is now our place after a Saturday/Sunday afternoon Giants game.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my fiance here to celebrateI took my fiance here to celebrate his birthday and it was very romantic, sitting by the window looking at the ocean view. The food was exquisite. My fiancee is a salmon lover and he wants the recipe for the salmon dish. I had the filet mignon it was delicious. We also had the Crab Feast for Two which was made with a garlic sauce....mmmm so tasty!! We are back in Massachusetts and still thinking about how delicious was that dinner.... we highly recommend it. The price was a bit high but great things come at a price and it was worth it.
Nancy Figueroa from MA3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to this restaurantOur second visit to this restaurant. The food was excellent, it was fast prepared. But firstly we waited for server about 15 minutes. Especially, crabs must be recommended.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and sizable portionsGood food and sizable portions - thanks for a great evening!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, loud, lively atmosphereI loved the food at Franciscan. Fresh, hot, and prepared with skill. The wait service were excellent and attentive. I went hoping for a more formal atmosphere. It is casual and loud, though the staff are professional and treat you like you're in a nice place. I would recommend this place to someone looking for great food and a lively, casual atmosphere.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWould return...The service and ambiance was beyond outstanding!
The fish was a tad overcooked.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole dungeness crab wasThe whole dungeness crab was excellent. The Caesar salad was a Caesar salad.Dessert was just right with our decaf coffee. I would g o back to try other dishes.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible view of Alcatraz,Incredible view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Bay. Food is excellent but atmosphere and view make the experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM