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About Crab House at Pier 39

Voted "best crab in San Francisco", this cozy, wood-paneled boathouse is home of the world famous Killer Crab (R), over two pounds of roasted whole Dungeness crab. Other specialties include sizzling iron skillet-roasted mussels, shrimp and crab, crab enchiladas, crab cioppino, crab angel hair lasagna, hot crab melt sandwich, seared filet mignon and lobster thermidor.

203C Pier 39
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 434-2722

Website:
http://www.crabhouse39.com/

Parking Details:
We validate parking for one hour at the multi-level parking lot adjacent to Pier 39.

Public Transit:
F-Line & #15

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

Private Party Facilities:
We have a beautiful room with windows looking at the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. This room accommodates up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (415) 434-2722

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

Crab House at Pier 39 Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (18)
Good for a Date (14)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The garlic butter crab is always great. We ordered calamari for appetizer and it was delicious. Great view of the bay

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great! Prices are way overpriced. Is California. Everything is overpriced!

Restaurant was very crowded, yet the service was good!.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food arrived quickly. Crab legs and clams were obviously not fresh. Crab legs were OK in size but a little dry and clams were chewy. Shrimp was OK but not great. Seasoning was good. Burger and fries were good but not made to order. Burger was cooked medium-well when we ordered well done. Waiter never checked on us once after we placed our order. I had to ask several people for service. Some staff told us to ask our waiter and others never returned. Our waiter was pretty attentive to the table next to us but never once even looked our way. We were ignored and service was nonexistent. I finally flagged our server down after we had finished our meal for over 15 minutes already. It took him another 15 minutes to return with my request for a soda refill (which we had asked several staff during the span of about 15 minutes) and a slice of birthday cake and candle. He did return with both and did sing happy birthday though. Even though food was just OK and service was poor, I still gave him 20% tip because he was not rude and delivered the free slice of tiramisu and sang for us too.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great but the restaurant is small. Tables are very close together. Not a restaurant for large groups but perfect for couples. I enjoyed the crab and chicken Alfredo. I plan to dine@ The Crab house again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was great. I will recommend the restaurant to everyone I know and will definitely be back

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Too much oil in the food. We have not feel the real taste of the crab.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a good spot if you are craving dungeness crab. Service is good and quick.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The crabs are AMAZING!! I will be back!!! The service was quick and outstanding! The garlic fries are also GREAT!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great! Service was good. I felt as if the waitress we had hovered over our table. Didn’t really give us space to eat. Didn’t know they give free refills for coffee. So that’s the reason for good service. She helped other tables but always stood over our table. But all in all it’s a great restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great location and a good value for San Fran. Food good but average fare. You can do far worse. We went twice over the course of our week in SF.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent ciiopino, service and kid friendly! Needed more room at the table for six.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this place and it’s view. People are always nice and the atmosphere is great.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved this restaurant. We went here here for a friend’s birthday and had a great experience overall. Our waiter was awesome, the seafood was all incredible and the restaurant was really cute. If you have a larger party I’d suggest making a reservation early and requesting a booth, because their standard tables are a bit cramped is all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My first time coming on a Monday and it wasn't as touristy crowded, quit pleasant. Our server was great very attentive (sorry i don't know her name but of asian/vietnamese maybe). We were celebrating my daughter's 20th bday and surprised her with a Tiramisu! I was soo happy. Everything was delicious as always!!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

FOOD IS EXCELLENT, BUT THE MANAGER want turnover is running too fast to let costumer feel not good. space is too tight

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The very expensive crab that i bought was overcooked. Not impressed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It’s a bit pricey, but food is very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fun, fun, fun! If you enjoy dungeness crab this is the perfect place!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Mussels and Crab were great - did the combo with shrimp too. The shrimp were just average but everything else was great.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very very delicious!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were seated in the bar (and we had a reservation...) which was very crowded. Our server was horrible. Food was good but over priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great crab and shrimps ! Love the sunset through the window and wine too.
It was our 1year anniversarry for a date which was perfect !

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Grandsons and I were on vacation. Made reservations ahead of time. Our reservations was honored, which was nice because it was super busy. Hostesses were so nice and friendly. Food was spectacular. We enjoyed our experience so much!!! Will visit again, for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I anticipated delicious crab. but It is not delicious and the price is a little high..

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Nice food, a little crown

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was my first time going there. The food was amazing. Our server was quick and very attentive. I went there for my birthday dinner. I was expecting the waitress to do something extra since I was asked the reason of my reservation. When we arrived we were a little confused if we had to make line to let them know we had a reservation or if we could just walk up to the front to get seated. We made line behind a group of 5 people, until we realized that there was another group that walked to the front to check in. Maybe a sign would help out. Aside from that we loved this place and I would totally come back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Overall experience great, including the view as seen below, but the food was outstanding. The Mussels were amazing!!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was delicious. But the tip demanded was so high than expected. I would like you to include it into the price in advance. The easterners are not accustomed to it. That was the only thing which made me disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Crab was good but service and ambiance a lot to be desired. More interested in getting you out the door when you sit down!!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great place for killer crab. Always a must when we are in town. Service was great, Alberto our waiter was amazing.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server Sara was great, other aspects of the dinning experience weren't as wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Average food that without being on Pier 39 would be lass than average. Incredibly overrated.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Got there for lunch in a birthday trip, food was delicious and the view incredible

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 (Cambridge)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Came to this place after recommendations from others in San Francisco. Great place for seafood and is usually very busy so booking ahead is advised.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Third time we have been to this restaurant. It never disappoints. I would recommend this restaurant, every time. I love the food, especially the skillet feature.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual, Waterfront, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Waters were not very friendly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Crab cocktail was horrible. Quality of crab was good, but too much butter

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We reserved two tables for 7 people in advance on 11th Sept. It's a pity that there is no big table for more than 6 people, and two tables can't be put together because of fixed model. Therefore, the manager put a chair at one end of the table for six, so we could sit together. The table was a bit small relative to the tableware and the number of people. It's a worth thing that the seafood and each dish were very delicious. I'll come here with my family and my friends next time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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