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Crab House at Pier 39

4.3
1621 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 434-2722
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Payment options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
J. C. Becerra
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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.
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Private party contact
General Manager: (415) 434-2722
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We validate parking for one hour at the multi-level parking lot adjacent to Pier 39.
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Public transit
F-Line & #15
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Special events & promotions
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 1621 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

AMAZING! Best crab I ever had!!! Can’t wait to coming back again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Perfect!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Every thing is good , Good Food , Good Service , Good View

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was soo delicious, and our waiter made the evening fun!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Too expensive for quality

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Awesome meal would definitely visit again. The wait staff was very helpful in deciding what to order !

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Most delicious crab. Mouth watering seasoning. The meal arrived piping hot and stayed warm throughout the meal. Excellent, friendly waitstaff. We were seated promptly. Plenty of towelettes were provided for the messy cleanup. It takes a while to get through a shelled crab meal. We did not feel hurried at all.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and bus boys were great but the server wasn't friendly

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Seating was timely with a great view. Our server Kristen was exceptional and made suggestions. Food was good. Cioppino was excellent. Crab and shrimp Louie salad was pricey for the quantity.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great water views, friendly staff, good food! Crab fettuccine was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

very good place and delicious. a little bit expensive

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Crab, crab and more crab!! Great views, fun crowd and delicious crab plate, brought steaming hot on a platter to the table! If you're not game, don't come...otherwise, enjoy!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I loved this place. The food was yummy! My kids also loved the food.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

waited 30 minutes for our reservation, but the food came quite quickly and service was very good

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Restaurant was super crowded but staff was regardless efficient and friendly. Very good crab too!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Promptly seated for our reservation. Received excellent service during our visit. Food was excellent and plentiful. Will definitely return in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always eat here when we visit sf

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The waitress kept staring at us over a partition wall, kind of creepy. The crab was expensive and just not very good. I would call it a seafood Denny's that costed over $100 for 2 people without drinks... We should have left right when we got there. I was not done with my side, purchased separately, until a bus boy came and put his fingers in my food before asking if we were done. They really missed the mark here. It could be so nice since the location right on the water is beautiful. The loud rock music with expensive, fishy crab and strange staff left us with regret.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service especially if you make reservations a day in advance. Waiters were helpful and the food was really good especially the crab (lotsa crab good for 3 ppl). Also the crab lasagna and garlic fries were really good too. Recommend for a special occasion or a place to bring family to for out of toweners. Food was sorta pricey but nice for experience and the crab, if you’re not a crab or seafood lover there’s limited options and I would skip this place since they are known for the crab.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The experience was great. Food was awesome. The drinks could’ve been a little better. Staff was friendly and courteous.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Really loud and crowded. As the have a firepit in the restaurand your cloths really smell afterwards and have to go into the laundry bag. The food is ok but for those prices you would expect way more. Service is hyped up and overfriendly. If you get alseated at the windowfront the view is lovely but those tables are very limited! All in all ok but wouldn’t recommend it as there are nicer spots!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The location on the wharf is excellent. Just make certain you ask for a table with a view. Service was limited to one waiter serving one area or 8 tables. Needless to say we got very limited service, no quality assurance was given such as ‘how was your meal tonight? Do you need a refill?’ I suggest asking for details on what the menu implies as we were taken aback by the cost versus the quality and quantity of our food order. The tables are small and uncomfortable if you are taller than 5’4. I suggest trying the table out before you settle into ordering otherwise you may be uncomfortable during your meal. Food is acceptable but not worth writing home about.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have been coming here for many years and the crab is delicious! You should NOT leave San Francisco until you stop by Pier 39 and eat at the Crab House. The only downfall is that there is an additional facility charge that is automatically added to your bill and you are not informed by the server. The charge is written at the bottom of the menu in small print.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good and quick

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was so nice! We sat in front of the fire at the bar!

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

So OVERPRICED that's all I can say tsk I will never ever go back there All u guys want is to tip off costumers money I hate it so much

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

good dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my first time visiting and I was not disappointed. The crab cakes (though fried) were very good. The super combo of crab, mussels and shrimp was amazing. Well worth the price.

Make sure you make a reservation if you go on the weekend as they tend to get busy

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We Love, love this place. Our second time visiting this place. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delightful and delicious! A must stop on every trip to San Francisco!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Made my birthday very special! The atmosphere was incredible along with the amazing view. We got seated, ordered and literally a few minutes later, we had our food. A plus for me! The waiter was very attentive, making sure our cups stayed full and making sure we had everything we needed. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I visited during the weekday for my birthday and was completely amazed at the staff, the quick service, the romantic location and the amazing food!!!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was very good, but warm at best. I was expecting a hot crab chowder and hot crab lasagna. I would give them another try in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had my birthday dinner here and ordered the whole crab in special garlic butter sauce and it was absolutely wonderfully delicious!! Would definitely recommend to anyone that loves seafood!! Yummy 🦀😋

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The restaurant it’s nice, but they don’t have waiting area for the people that isn’t nice, they need it right now.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

It was really awesome. Especailly the sever david(not sure) was soooo nice to us. Even he was so busy, he kept his eyes on our table and refilled drinks. The crab was the best i've ever had that I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We were seated immediately, which we appreciated as we had a reservation for 6 people. The server was good and knowledgeable about food. The food wasn’t overpriced and was really good. The view was beautiful from our table.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Crab House is one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The garlic crab is delicious and cioppino too. We have never been disappointed with any of their food. It is kid friendly and the kids enjoy eating crab with their hands! It's a must visit restaurant in SF!

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