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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

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a whole crab dinner. If you get two or more, they serve it on a sizzling platter which allows you to dip the crab in the garlic butter-outstanding! Only negative is they do not serve sourdough bread. Service was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this place. Come every year to have my crab!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The crab was very fresh
Very tasty
From the hostess to the waitstaff to the person checking us out was very courteous and professional
It's always a pleasure to dine here
Great food and great drinks

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food Nd drinks were delivered right away. The service was prompt and excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Salty, crap was not fresh!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The cioppino was amazing. The crab legs were ok and the shrimp and chips reminded us of expensive bar food. We were sitting down at our table for about 10 minutes before being helped. There was about 5 other patrons in our area who were getting served by different waiters or waitresses who were being helped. Our waitress was rarely around while everyone elses was standing to the side waiting to be called when needed. It was a our first time here and also our last.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our family was happy with the food. The service was excellent

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Nice view and food! We had killer crab and it killed us:)

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Place was full, noisy, floor was dirt and food was expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best crabs in the world! I go mainly for the crab but they have other menu items that are pretty good like the crab chowder and grilled shrimp.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perhaps we dined at the right time of day because our experience was exceptional. Service was amazing. Food was , as always, perfect. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic.Crab, service, any otherthings were very nice

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Disappointed. Food was not that great. Too expensive.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excelente experiencia con un servicio de primera

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took a girlfriend for her birthday and for a first time visit I was very disappointed. I’ve been here many times with family and friends and love the food and good service. But unfortunately I was thoroughly disappointed on this visit with service from Marcelo. He took our order then never offered to bring us water and bread while we wait for our drinks and food. I had to wave him down as our drinks were being delivered. Then after our food was delivered he was no where to be found and I asked for crab forks from another server.. finally got a hold of him after asking for someone to find him cause the other server wasn’t bringing us forks.
Marcelo never checked back on us. He could have sold us more drinks but I was tired of waiting for him to check on us so just asked for the check..
while I’m sure I’ll visit again cause this is not the type of service I’ve ever had there, but I will certainly pay attention to who is serving. Which is sad.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious food. Appetizers came out fast and delicious. Server grew more sparse throughout. Overall a good lunch and experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is ok,but it’s too noisy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing service and food was delicious! But expensive. Only for special occasions.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If we did not have a reservation, we had to wait about 1 hour at that time. House beer was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is good, ambiance is noisy and busy. I would recommend because I enjoyed the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was very good!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything about the food and restaurant was fantastic. We were surprised at the prices. Open Table has them listed with $$ (entrees $30 and under). The only entrees with crab for under $30 were the crab enchiladas, crab chowder and crab fettuccini. Pasta, chicken and a couple others were also under $30. However, the primary crab centered dishes begin at $31 and go up from there. Good food, good service ... surprised by the price due to Open-Table’s listing of $$.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The too two crab was awsome.I cannot recommend it enough.

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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a fab view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The crabs are so delicious with garlics and herbs. The sea food soup is beautiful too. The service is outstanding with skilled and friendly waiters. It’s an expensive lunch but worth the experience. Love everything about the place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

crab was precooked and just luke warm. sizzling plate doesn't doesn't do anything except making the outside shell very hot but meat is luke warm. crab is their specialty and cutting corners like that is really not acceptable.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Even though I went to there alone, I felt comfortable. Food was good also

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service was great will definitely go again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a reservation and were a little early and didn’t have to wait. The restaurant was surprisingly not busy so the service was great, food was served hot and fast and overall everything was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I would say the crab meat is a little bit "dryer" than I expected but overall is pretty good. NIce service by the way.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was our first time here. Crab season in full swing. Food was excellent. Garlic fries. Garlic crab. Attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The crabs were so fresh and delicious. Best crab I had in a while, so flavorful. The food came very quick

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is the BEST crab 🦀 we have ever had.!i live in AZ and come to San Francisco each December for Christmas shopping. Crab House at Pier 39 is top on my list of places to eat at when I visit SF. A must dining experience. People are friendly and the food is great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good choise for you

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Hit this spot every time we visit San Francisco

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

food is ok, but the service is rude. I can understand the cleaning guy come to take the empty plate out to keep the table clean, but we are still sitting there, he could come later for mopping the table and clean all the silverware after we leave.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot, good service - got 2 person garlic crab and side order of garlic fries. Perfect portions and utterly delicious - highly recommend!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

they provide great fillet,fresh crabs and good tureens

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It's a magical experience with ambience, aromas and a sweet succulent flavor of crap all in one setting. See lions gather every day at the pier around sunset. The speed of service is most efficient and makes it all worth the wait.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We brought my husband's uncle out to Crab House since he was our guest to the Bay Area for the week. It did not seem to be too busy and we were seated right away after checking in for our reservation. The floor under our table was filthy with left over shell pieces and a plastic bib. I asked for a high chair but no one got us one. I got it myself.

Fabrizio’s service was severely subpar this visit. I ordered mussels and shrimp for our guest, a cup of crab chowder and lasagna for my husband, kids pasta for my son, and 1/2 killer crab for myself. Fabrizio recommended getting the combo mussels, shrimp, and crab to save money. I was totally fine with getting the separate orders to get my own designated crab portion but since he suggested it, I went with it.

During the time we waited for our meal and water refills, a party of 4 adults were seated at a neighboring table to us and was more attentively served with refills and their food. A bus person/food runner was able to help us with water, more lemons, and another iced tea for our guest.

Once everyone was done with their meal, we waited to be asked if we needed boxes and the check. No one came by although the table of 4 got their check and boxes during the time we waited. That table is adjacent to ours that I even had to protect my son's head as that party's crab enchiladas were brought out! I felt ignored because Fabrizio just passed our table without acknowledgement after helping them a few times. Ultimately, I had to hunt him down to ask for two boxes and the check.

The food runner/bus boy who helped us with water and boxes could have been a better waiter. I feel so discriminated against because Fabrizio gave the other party more attention for whatever reason.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was very good. The service was excellent. We received our meal 10 min from ordering, if that long. The price for what you get is a little high but maybe that's the San Francisco price.

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