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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

4.1
2318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
"Hands down the best food you'll find on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf" proclaimed Sunset Magazine. An extensive renovation has revitalized the Franciscan Crab Restaurant, a Fisherman's Wharf institution since 1957. White tiled walls, beautiful marble bar and twenty foot windows overlook the bay and Alcatraz. Terraced dining affords views from every table: hand blown glass shades and chandeliers dazzle, black and white photos of celebrity patrons adorn the stairs and walls.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 362-7733
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
J.C. Becerra
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Private party facilities
Semi-private dining with seating from 28 - 58 people. Banquet menus available.
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Private party contact
Stephanie Etienne: (415) 362-7733
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taylor
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Parking details
Public Lot in front of the restaurant.
Two hours free parking with validation.
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Public transit
Muni: F-Line
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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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2318 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined a day ago

I have a wonderful time and I am so happy to have meals there

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

High prices but food quality was just ok. Crab salad had pieces of shell in it. Clam chowder was average. Only thing going for the place was the view and nice silverware/ chairs. Will not go back again since there are better options nearby.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The waitress was absolutely personable; attentive and kind!!

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EFRAINH 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food - although the double shrimp and crab was a bit small -
Love the crab cakes and the crab pasta !
Our waiter needs some better people skills - he really didn’t like questions. I know it’s questions her gets every day but he should respond with the same zeal and sell the product .
We asked about a drink we saw at another table - he made no effort to help us out. Could I have asked the other table? Sure. Yet he is my go to guy and well he didn’t want a to earn a better tip.
Yeah we would still go again. It’s a small detail.

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Robert (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Dessert was very good with iced custard and brookie (brownie-cookie). Rather, I mean to say outstanding. Coffee was drinkable, but not very flavorful. Fish and Potatoes were tasty and price worthy, however crab was not that great overall. Pricing, wait times, parking and traffic make it not worth the trip in my opinion unless you're a tourist out for some sightseeing.

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DOMINIQUE 
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

8:30 reservations and was only seated sometime after 9:15 after asking what the hold-up was. The moderate friendliness of the staff and the above-average quality of the food was not enough to dig the Frandiscan out of hole where the experience began.

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wineanddine 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We made a reservation for four on a Saturday night and had to wait 20 minutes but we were able to have a window with a view. This place has been around since the 50’s and us extremely popular for families as well as couples. It’s in a great location at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Our food was great. I had the seafood salad, My husband enjoyed the clam chowder, my friend had shrimp pasta and her husband enjoyed the seafood enchiladas. We thought everything tasted delicious and the prices seemed decent for the area. Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Place was super busy on a Sat night on a holiday weekend. Waited 25 min even with a reservation. Food is okay, not amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a delightful experience eating here. My husband remembers it from decades ago and he was happy that it is still wonderful!

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Patrick 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Brief online description gave us the impression of an upscale/fine dinning. We should have realized anything on the Piers are open to tourists. So, while we dressed for the White House, we ended up at McDonald's. But, attire aside, awesome food and mixed drinks. Seafood at these locations are pretty great. Reservations are definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was delicious but I feel it was very overpriced and the bathrooms were filthy. We were unable to use the bathrooms they were disgusting.

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SharonG 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had reservations for 12:30pm, but got there at 1pm and they canceled my reservation. It was a very beautiful day in San Francisco and traffic was very heavy in the Warf area. I live in San Francisco and left 30 minutes early. However we only had about a 10 minutes to be seated.

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KEWfood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and all around great service. Would recommend for nice evening outing. View is also great!

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waterstrider (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Crabs were perfect. Beautiful view of the bay.

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