Franciscan Crab Restaurant
Great place for a sunset view. The crab is good but pricey @ $50 for a medium size crab.
Noise level is loud and lots of casually dressed tourists.
We take the kids for views is Alcatraz after Pier 39 fun.
Fun, casual place with good service and they take big groups.
I ordered the cioppino and a half dungeness crab. My tourine of soup was 80 percent tomato liquid. After finishing this it was about 40 minutes later before anyone checked on me. I had never received my half dungeness crab. They cleared my table and I inquired about the crab. The guy clearing my table didnt speak english. Finally the waiter came and asked me if I wanted dessert. I told him I had never received my entree. Finally a half hour later I received a really nasty looking piece of crab. They had actually cut the crab body in half and let the guts from the body spill out onto the crab legs. It was pretty disgusting. I tried to clean it off as good as I could and eat some it but this was ridiculous. No dipping sauce, just the innards from the body all over the legs. I couldnt get an idea of what the 40 dollars worth of crab might taste like untainted. I paid my 80 dollar bill and left.
The restaurant is in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf and has a good view of the bay from most any seat. Neat layout and comfortable. Our server did a nice job with recommendations and explanations. Great place for crab and seafood.
Overpriced, too much oil in the food
We discovered Franciscan’s 10 years ago and absolutely love it. The food is amazing. I’ve never had anything I didn’t like. The scenery from every table is awesome. We are from Phoenix but Franciscans is a must do every time we visit San Francisco.
Poor quality seafood. Large double shrimp and crab skillet consisted of 2 dozen tiny shrimp and anorexic crab legs for $55 US. There are way better options in the area.
Terribly disappointing. Food cold and presentation without any effort. Waitress was attentive however. Ambience poor and kitchen staff very noisy. We were the only people in restaurant. Overpriced!
Love the food and decor
Food was okay. Atmosphere was good. Two people in the party ordered the crab chowder which was not hot when it was served.
Overall a great place for view and classic decor and photos, but food was super salty. Not like in the past. Waiters were visibly stressed and rushed, and we felt it. Another tables food came to us, twice.
The seafood was very fresh and good.
Amazing food and view!
The service was very good. Food was good and the view was beautiful!
I loved the crab but not the sauce. Next time will ask no sauce and bring my own. Noodles were OK but the sauce I am spoiled by Crustacean in Beverly Hills. Kustard was huge & delicious.
Great food and it appeared that every table had a great view of the bay...
"A Lot of Crab" is definitely a lot of 🦀. It was like two crabs altogether. The clam chowder had a lot of clams too (although a not as thick as usually like it.) The Caesar salad was kinda bland.
Next trip to Fisherman’s Wharf we’ll be looking for somewhere else to eat. Franciscan has priced themselves out of our range, even for special occasions.
Great food and service. Very nice view overlooking the bay.
Food was great but once our crab was delivered we had to ask for the bibs, tools and sau e to go with it. The best service was from the water guy who kept refilling our water and cleaning the shells. Hope the tip went to him not the waitress that took our order.
The view and food were fantastic. Seating was prompt even though we were early for our reservation, food was delicious though service was spotty at best and our server seemed a little condescending because we were a young couple. Also found it strange there was no music playing even though speakers were clearly installed.
The sea bass platter is definitely not sea bass. The shrimp and crab combo has just a tiny portion of regular shrimps and crab legs, worth probably 10 bucks but sells for 54. Hands down a tourist restaurant, and not a good one. Waitor is rude too.
Lovely waterfront restaurant with nice views. Service friendly and helpful food was good and we had a nice evening. Lacked any wow that’s why only a 4
Great place, Great service, Great food. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
Unique location with sweeping ocean views. Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service and the view was also great!
We waited a considerable time for our waitress and after being quite specific about which fish and sauce the speed at which our order was placed meant a major error. By the time the wrong food arrived it was too late to change. The offer of a free dessert does NOT compensate for rushed poor service! Restaurant please take note!!!
everything was excellent as usual, my guests are always amazed-especially with the view...will see you again soon.
Party of 10 had wonderful piping hot delicious meals with large portions and high quality food. Beautiful views and iconic menu choices. Fair pricing and expansive menu. Don’t miss it!
This is the second time I’ve been to the restaurant. Excellent crab, and the prime rib was also very tasty. The crab soup was a little mild, but still pretty good. You can’t beat the view or the ambience. I will be back again!
Whenever I’m in SF I can’t resist making the stop to get the best crab in town!
Haven't been there in years but need to go back to a place with many memories. Read some of the reviews and wasn't expecting much, but loved going back. Food was excellent and on point. Service was lackluster. Why wouldn't you go back to the table after delivering food and ck to see if they would like a bar drink reorder? Seems dumb to me, even from a tip possibly. Loved the food and knew the ambience, but would have loved some attention and another drink. Just sayin.
It was solo birthday trip and I stopped there to eat. The food and ambience was amazing!
Nice place to eat
Great food and excellent view
The restaurant and food were great! Service is on a high level! The view was beautiful. Recommended.
With the combination of a great view and service with food that never disappoints this is clearly a go to place every time I visit SF
Outstanding service and food was delicious. Carlos was our amazing server for the evening and he was wonderful! Highly recommend
Excellent service and delicious food! Would definitely recommend for dinner!
Table I requested weeks ago wasn’t reserved, waiter was slow and seemed annoyed, no sourdough bread was offered (when requested it came, but was cold), shrimp in sizzling skillet weren’t peeled (awkward!!). Seems to be going downhill.