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Crab House at Pier 39

1576 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (36)
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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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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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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!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 1576 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overrated, overpriced, but then that’s Fishermans Wharf I guess.

ekfrom (Tampa)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Terrible service. It is not worth. Food is not hot enough

vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Let me start by saying you couldn't find better buttery roasted crab anywhere, the Crab Feast is our family favorite! It comes on a sizzling elevated platter, fresh crab roasted to perfection. We order extra butter caper sauce on the side for dipping, it is beyond delicious. We always start with their Caesar salad, big enough for 2 to share. This particular evening we dined was on Valentine's day and it was not very full or very loud, when the restaurant is full it can be quite lively and loud. But you get a great view, they validate parking (only 1 hour) and our server was excellent, in fact all staff were attentive, friendly and constantly clearing which was much appreciated. Pricey with drinks as would be expected at the Pier but you are getting a great dining experience. Make a reservation, they can have a line out the door. We have been coming here for years, they have crab shells, all dressed or styled differently on the walls and hanging from the ceiling, a fun decor touch to a traditional San Francisco atmosphere.

AkiraG (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was great as usual, but thr service wasn’t. We were never checked on and we had to get up to ask for whatever from the bar (our waiter all of a sudden turned into the bartender) I left a good tip just bc that is the type of person I am, but it definitely wasn’t deserved. You guys charge a pretty penny for food, and the food is worth it. Just match the service. I’ll recommend for food but will definitely tell of our experience with the service. It was also Valentines day. That put a little damper on it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great view.
Take the window seat, guys.

Bty, Seafood cioppino was marvelous!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good welcome/guest relations and vice versa horrible service that killed the joy of the whole evening;

Annali (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was average and way too expensive. The crab was a little dry and the sauce ltoo greasy. The crab chowder was a little too rich.

ClementinaA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my daughters 16th bday and she requested too come. So bday girls wishes, right! The whole experience was great. She and the rest of my family had a great time.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was terrific. Very friendly and efficient. The crab is delicious. Served on a sizzling platter with tasty garlic. It’s an annual birthday tradition for a three BFFs.

vipJoanB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fun! Crabs are wonderful