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Date
Mon, 4/23
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7:00 PM
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Pier 23 Cafe

4.4
1027 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Pier 23 Cafe is a unique waterfront restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, live music and beautiful views of San Francisco bay. Family owned and operated for over 25 years, Pier 23 Cafe captures the heart and soul of a city obsessed with food. The large bay side patio allows patrons to soak up the California sun while enjoying creative dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. Night time dining in the heated tent is complimented by maritime activity and amazing views of Treasure Island and the Berkeley Hills. Come down and enjoy a true local favorite and experience some real waterfront history.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dinner : Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(415) 362-5125
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Seamus Gibney
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Catering
Party platters available for pick-up for events off site.
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Cross street
Greenwhich
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Parking details
There are several public lots within walking distance of the restaurant. Some public parking lots close early so check the signs.
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Public transit
The Muni F-Line light rail stops directly in front of Pier 23 Cafe. We are a ten minute walk from the Ferry Building and ten minutes from Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Entertainment
Live Music Nightly
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food. Great music .

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

21st century and they can't split checks or put alcohol on a separate check. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great patio. Band on Friday night was talented and added to the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Everything was good there except they charge for bread.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Had a good table, attentive service and very good food.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for brunch had several things on the menu most came out called for example chicken wings and waffles chicken wings were warm waffle ice cold

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My table was waiting for me upon arrival with my name on the reservation. The staff was very welcoming and professional. My food service was great as always.
Keep up the great work...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent water front view. Seafood was delicious. Kid friendly! Definitely will return.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nice waterfront location with outside deck. Band inside which made it noisy. There with friends who had two young children. Asked for outside which worked well. Food was excellent. Service was good until food was served but then fell off. Had to go get the bill.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My table was waiting for me with my name as requested. The staff was very welcoming and professional as always.
Keep up the great work !!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I love Pier 23. One of my go-tos. The poke was amazing; great addition to the menu. Keep up the great work. I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Amazing view & great hostess & server helped us with our parking situation. Live music makes this a fun eatery in San Francisco!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had an amazing late meal. Fresh and delicious. Fun lively music and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to see a live show at Pier 23 and loved it. The food, drinks and service were all great and Mitch Polzak's show was spectacular!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great staff and great food. Always pleased and satisfied with my visit.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My table was waiting for me upon arrival. The staff was very welcoming and professional as usual. Keep up the great work !!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was a Diner Drive ins and Dives but doesn't have any of the featured items on the menu anymore. We were seated outside in a tent. Couldn't see the view very well. Food was just fine no bad not great. A lot of people were there though.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My table was waiting for with my reservation on it. The staff very welcoming and very efficient with service...

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great food. Great service. Beautiful view.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We were scheduled to leave on a cruise that afternoon and were supposed to board the ship at 2:30. This was a great place to have lunch, relax and have a view of the ship from our dining table. We showed up at our reserved time and they promptly sat us and took our orders in a timely fashion.
The food was good, the service excellent, and the ambience (it was a warm, sunny day) awesome. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat if you find yourself on the SF waterfront.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect sunny day, great food and drink. Already planning our next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We’re new to the Bay Area but have been to this restaurant a few times and it has never disappointed! I whole heartedly recommend the lobster Mac n cheese! It’s AMAZING! And the fish and chips taste like the fish was freshly caught an hour ago! Cannot reccomended this place enough!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Beautiful setting with impeccable ambiance. The back porch at Pier 23 is a special treat. Food is very good and reasonably priced considering the venue. Very peaceful. A must visit for a lunch on a sunny San Francisco day.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Pier 23 - fun bar, live music, shared two appetizers and soup- plenty and tasty!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to this restaurant monthly. I was horrified at the delay in getting our food. I understand they were short staffed and didn't have a specials menu, only the brunch menu. That was OK. But for a party of 8, one person's food order was wrong. It took 45 minutes to redo a plain chicken sandwich with cheese. When we asked to speak to the chef, I was shocked that he disagreed with us. We looked at our watches. The 7 other people finished their meal and still the sandwich had not arrived. And they had the nerve to put it on the bill! As we frequent this place a lot, I've never had that experience, but it happens. But the chef's behavior and attitude was completely unprofessional and ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Visiting from Phoenix. Mac & cheese was amazing. So was the shrimp sandwich. Excellent food!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Went there to listen to some great music, and was served a creative, flavorful broth full of shellfish. My server was blessed with good hearing.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Always very slow and inattentive service. The food is okay. You are paying to sit out near the water. Other than that not much to recommend here. I work nearby and there aren't very many options in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

My table was waiting for me upon arrival with my name printed on the reservation tag . The staff was very welcoming and professional and efficient as usual.
Keep up the great work !!!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great restaurant for the best fish and chips!! Also, pets are allowed on the patio section of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very fresh fish and chips. Bloody Mary’s and fresh sour dough bread. Nice casual lunch

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We always enjoy a lunch at Pier 23 when we visit San Francisco. I love the crab and shrimp salad and have ordered it each time we've gone. My husband has tried several other entrees and they have all been wonderful. The service can be a little slow for refilling drinks, but the food always comes out pretty fast.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We had crabcakes, Chowder, fish & chips, and mussel & clams. They are all delicious. For a casual place the service is like a formal establishment. Would recommend for sure.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Love to make sure I make a stop at Pier 23 Café each time I am in SF. Staff is always awesome, great music and consistently good food!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The main attraction of Pier 23 is location-view-ambiance with decent comfort food and service. They could improve their menu with the following (1) more options for vegetarians (there are practically none; (2) drop the pizza , its awful and this establishment does not have the facility for making decent pizzas.

We started coming to Pier 23 30 years ago when they had some great local musicians. The live music is not so great now and not the attraction for coming.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

This seems to be an off the beaten path spot in the perfect location. Just West of the Ferry Building, but quieter with tremendous old San Francisco charm. Our server, Dean, was friendly and efficient. The food, especially the chowder, was scrumptious. The patio, with transparent walls, made for perfect enjoyment of the boats and ships of San Francisco Bay. Very high quality food and charming environment for a reasonable price. I love this place!

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This is usually a favorite of ours and we go specifically for the whole roasted Dungeness every year for my birthday. However, this has been the third year in a row that there hasn't been whole roasted crab. The season is in full swing yet they didn't have it. I have now learned to call before we go, as we drive two hours to get there! It was a real disappointment.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

I wasn’t expecting the live Honky Tonk music and that made it an adventure. Service was fast, friendly. I gave 4 stars because the guacamole sucked (sorry Pier 23), but everything else amazing. Baked Hawaii was amazing (I think they put crack in it), the sole special with zucchini noodles sooo good. The shrimp and crab sandwich should have had the bread toasted and buttered - c’mon it was cheat night and i thought it was like a crab and shrimp roll. Fish n chips - delish, and the tuna (not quite poke) bowl was tasty as well. I recommend for drop-in. I was there with out towner’s fiends and they said, weird set up but great food and service is excellent.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was fine but the food was pretty mediocre and overpriced for what you got.

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