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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (9)
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Local Ingredients (9)
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Kid-friendly (8)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Bty, Seafood cioppino was marvelous!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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·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.

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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fun! Crabs are wonderful

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

An experience, unfortunately we have had our tastebuds spoilt by the seafood we get in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. This is the first Resturant of this type in this area so have able to make a comparison, however, we would recommend it as and experience if a touch on the expensive side.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent as always. It was very busy but we had a reservation and were able to be seated early. The food arrived quickly, arrived hot, and as always the crab was delicious! It’s definitely pricey but for a once in a while crab feast it’s hard to beat Crab House.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

crab is wonderful!!!
i love it!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food fresh food, very flavorful....AKA Good S..t Maynard!😉

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service mind is very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The crab was fresh. It's a bit pricy, but worthed.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 14, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Salty, crap was not fresh!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic.Crab, service, any otherthings were very nice

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (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 29, 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 26, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was very good!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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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