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Pier Market Seafood Restaurant - Pier 39 SF
Pier Market Seafood Restaurant - Pier 39 SF

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant - Pier 39 SF Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piermarket.com
  • Phone: (415) 989-7437
  • Hours of Operation: Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
    Monday – Thursday: 11:00AM – 10:00 PM,
    Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM,
    Saturday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM,
    Sunday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM.

    Winter
    Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM,
    Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM,
    Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM,
    Sunday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM.


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embarcadero
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pier Market Seafood Restaurant - Pier 39 SF
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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were visiting the Wharf with our two young children and wanted a place near the sea lions. The views were pretty good and the ambience was great, but we were somewhat disappointed in the food. The clam chowder and the sourdough bread were fantastic, but we were really let down by our entrees, the crab cakes. As with a lot of restaurants, they overdid the breading and you didn't get much crab in them. I felt like I was eating dry biscuits with crab infused in them. Not what I was hoping for at all. We liked the overall restaurant though, so would go back but definitely would try a different entrée."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "As the waitress suggested I choosed cioppino, but the sauce was too spicy that I didn´t enjoyed my meal. Another thing I didn´t like was that the restaurant was participating in the dine about town, but the restaurant did not have a menu for the event; the waitress had to go ask about the menu and brought it written on a piece of paper .... very disappointing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great. Fish was fresh but do donot order the fish and chips. The batter was bready and not yummy"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Booked a table in advance and arrived to find it available after a short wait whilst it was cleared. Table was by the window with excellent view. Service good and server knowledgable and efficient. Have visited again since already!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "You won't win any awards for creativity here. Service was inattentive and misinformed. We went for Dine About Town to try it out. I would not go back, even with the lunch/dinner specials. The food was ok, but the server did not even have a menu for us--he read it off an iphone. He also did not know what side dishes came with the entrees and I ended up with 2 crab cakes served with a slice of lemon as a main. That's it. The sourdough bread's pretty good though, so at least they got that going for them."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service were good. We had a window seat and the view was nice. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had excellent fish here. Service was very friendly and attentive. Lovely views over the bay. We would recommend this place"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Good food. Good location on pier 39. Good Service and good view. Will come back again."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "New England clam chowder in the sour dough bread bowl was awesome. Also loved the sour dough garlic bread - great kick to it!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I was not impressed. Food was not great, service was slow even with a reservation. I have had better seafood in the Midwest. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had a great time at this restaurant. The food was great and the setting was amazing! My wife had the salmon and said that it was prepared perfectly. I had the "off menu" vegetarian pasta and it was surprisingly good. I decided to try the garlic fries because they seemed to be a local favorite. I highly recommend them as well. We will certainly return to the Pier Market Seafood Restaurant the next time we visit San Francisco!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "If you are looking for great food, at a great price, with great service and it must be on San Francisco's Pier 39, then look no further than Pier Market Seafood Restaurant. We had a table of six and there was no problem accommodating us or getting our order right. You will have a great view of the bay, but it may be a little too sunny for you, like it was for us. They could use some pull down shades when the sun is shinning in on the patrons, but other then that every thing else was perfect. "
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food was good, service was excellent, Fish and chips, the fish was very good, chips needed help. Butter and garlic potatoes no butter flavor. All the Seafood was flavorful, but sides beefed some help."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Due to SF traffic on Embarccadero, which took a 1/2 hr. & hard to find parking, we were 45 min. late for our lunch reservation. They laughed & seated us within 5 minutes. It was 3pm, but the place was hoppin'. We ordered 1/2 crab, chowder & ceasar salad. Messy & delicious! The garlic herb with the crab was yummy! I did ask for extra melted butter, tho~This was a late lunch before art class: a really fun day in the city!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant had a great view and great staff. The clam chowder was delicious! It was hearty and full of the good stuff! I had to come back the next day for seconds!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We chose to eat here after looking at reviews for seafood restaurants in the San Francisco area. On arrival, we were quickly seated by a window in the smaller room off to the side, which had a beatiful view of the harbor and sunset. Our server arrived promptly, as did our drink order and warm bread. Two of us ordered the clam chowder in a breadbowl, and it was delicious. The bread was fresh and the chowder was hearty. Another is our group ordered the Cioppino and he enjoyed every last bite. The Seafood Penne was cooked to perfection. We checked in on Yelp and received a free order of garlic bread, which was yummy. The service was outstanding, even when our server went on break. We will definitely return next time we are in San Francisco."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was fine.Good restaurant to try while at Pier 39"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The menu was great (I sampled with Ciopinnio which was beautiful with plenty of sourdough), full of seafood however I would have liked to see more non-seafood options for others. The service/waiter was very good and helpful for us tourist/travellers as well as a note of good sharp professional appearance. The toilet arrangement could be improved as the 3 times I went over 4 hours there was a long line and it seemed parents with kids were having trouble also. For a weekend lunch I would have liked to have seen a one man quiet guitar/singer maybe play some easy going tunes to improve the ambience. Overall our experience was great and we would love to go back should we travel back through San Francisco."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great service - reasonable prices for restaurant in a touristy area. Having lived in SF Bay Area, the food (comparatively) is good, nothing to rave about though (not bad, just nothing to go jumping up and down for)."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I was surprised at the reasonable prices since the restaurant is located at Pier 39. Great view and great selections on menu."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Not the way I expected ....but they can make it work no doubt"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went there, and people was so kindly. I order the Cioppino and it was just good enough. Nothing memorable. Place is nice, but maybe I didn't order the right dish for a tasteful experience. It was just a good experience."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Food was just ok, no more than 2.5/3 stars. Service slow for a 530 reservations and with birds flying around we won't be back. :-("
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Our dinner reservation was excellent. Service was great and the food was delicious. We met friends who were in SF to catch a cruise ship on the Queen Elizabeth. They enjoyed the ambience, food, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Pleasant dining experience. Friendly and efficient staff. Clam chowder lived up to its deserved reputation...fresh, plenty of clams, good broth. Grilled mixed seafood entrée came with a good rice pilaf and fresh well-prepared vegetables. For desert, Tiramisu - well made.Wine selection not huge, but enough choices, and very fair pricing.Sourdough Bread is from Boudin - fresh from the bakery across the street. The portions are large and I cannot imagine anyone leaving with a complaint of not having had enough to eat. This was a good meal in pleasant surroundings and wonderfully, in spite of the size of the room, noise is at an acceptable level. Parking is easy with the Pier 39 Garage a short distance away via the connecting bridge."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I was there on a Saturday at about 11:45. It wasn't reallly busy yet. Ordered garlic fries. Nothing special about them. Entree order was Mahi Mahi, grilled with cajun spices, and grilled vegetables. The vegetables were greasy and unedible. The fish was okay, not greasy and somewhat flavorable. The waiter was friendly, but rushed to collect my plates, which made me feel rushed to leave. It was typical Fisherman's Wharf overpriced "tourist" food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was ok...service could've been A LOT better. It just so happened to be Restaurant Week, and our server had no idea. I'm pretty sure there are better options."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Located on Pier 39, this energetic restaurant does not disappoint for Bay views, or happily, for delicious seafood. We came in the mood for shellfish and we're not disappointed. The mussels in lightly flavored curry coconut broth were delicious, as was the garlic roasted Dungeness (you must try the crab!!). I also had the mixed grill, which was prepared over mesquite. The swordfish melted in my mouth and salmon was also quite tasty. While not cheap (nothing Iban San Fran is) this place was cheaper than many of the restaurants we looked at, with just as good a view. Our server was also very attentive despite how crowded the place was for a peak Friday night. We will return next time we are in the Bay Area."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "When we first saw the place we thought that it would be just a tourist trap, but it turned out to have really good food and great service. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "From their delicious calamari appetizer to the complimentary biscuit after we paid the check, Pier Market is exceptional. We always bring out of town guests to Pier 39 and this is one of our favorite places for lunch or dinner. The view of boats moored along the wharf is charming, the food is very good, prices in line with their wharf competition and the service is great. If you're visiting from afar, don't leave San Francisco without dining at Pier Market! The cioppino last night was very tasty with lots of boneless chunks of fish, clams, mussels, shrimp and crab. Their clams with linguini is awesome. Their mahi mahi and their roasted skewered dishes were well portioned and very good. Our evening dining experience was absolutely wonderful."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first vacation in San Francisco. Since we were to be there over New Year's we thought it would be nice to book a reservation on the wharf to have a nice dinner. We picked the right place for sure as everyone was friendly and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I was still eating my appetizer when my waiter came already with my main dish (Ahi-tuna). What a big no-no! Then the food was not good, barely warm and way overpriced (55 USD + tips for a small appetizer, a main dish and a creme brulee). Never ever again."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The service has been excellent and the food was good. It has a nice and clear sea view but only with indoors seating. Outdoor seating is available as well on the peer which is nice for tourist watching. Overall a good place to grab lunch or dinner with friends."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our dinner was fabulous on a bustling night at Fisherman's Wharf after the Niners won and spending our day at the Aquarium. Our reservation was for 645pm, yet the hostess was able to squeeze us in around 5pm - icing on the cake! We happily skipped to our seats by the window with breathtaking views of the pier. We ordered everything from bowls of clam chowder to the seafood penne pasta. The catfish was cooked to perfection, my pasta was delicious, and the kids loved their shrimp on the barbie and fish/chips. We had to have dessert i.e., cheesecake and chocolate cake, along with dessert drinks Irish coffee. The only request is to serve LaCrema (our favorite wine) by the glass, not just bottle; hence, the title of this review ;-)"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We discovered the Pier Market 4 years ago and drive over from Reno to celebrate my husband's birthday because it is his favorite place. You have to have the Sweet & Sour Calamari - it's our favorite! Anything from the mesquite grill is awesome. Great service and a water view finishes your experience! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Everything but the crying baby at the other end of the dining room was great. Since I had a reservation, I was seated immediately upon my arrival. Portions tend to me a little smaller than at other restaurants. But the food is so delectable, and the tastes so satisfying, one is well sated anyway."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Came here Christmas Eve for a special family dinner. We are from Australia and didn't really know any place In particular to eat at. Found this restaurant on Open Table. Loved everything about the place. Great food great service. Teenage kids enjoyed it also so we had a lovely experience here."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My wife was disapointed with the 1/2 garlic crab. It was too oily and too small to enjoyed!!! But the clam chowder and wine was great!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "It was worth it to be down on the Pier during the holiday season. The food was slightly above "tourist level chow" as one would expect on Pier 39."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I made reservations in advance and good thing I did. People streamed in and out and tables stay full. Food selection is great and tastes even better! There could be many good reasons to go but where we were in the restaurant was a bit loud. We didn't mind at all but for a romantic dinner you may want to reserve a quiet area."
    Dined on 11/29/2013