Pier 23 Cafe
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Great lunch. Halibut special was superb. Nice server, overall was fine. A little noisy for us, as we are hard of hearing, but we came at 1 pm to see if there would be fewer people. After awhile there were. Live nearby, and plan to return soon. Glad you take reservations.
John, Thank you for taking the time to visit us and write such a stellar review. The Halibut is locally sourced and very tasty indeed! I let the team know you really enjoyed your visit. Come say hello next time you stop in, would love to meet you. Tony Lubrano Pier 23 Carfe
It's awesome to look forward to eating at a place and to have that place produce food that is even better than you remembered. That's what happened at Pier 23. Their Crab and shrimp salad sandwich is one of my all time favorites, so when I am in the City I try to make it by. The one I had the other day was absolutely amazing. My wife had their burger that came with fries coated in a garlic oil that were perfect. For an appetizer we had the shrimp ceviche, which was different enough but still amazing. Food and service like this will keep me coming back. Great job Pier 23 cafe.
Peter, Reviews like yours keep a smile on our face. You made my day and I will pass on the good vibes to our staff. Please, say hi the next time you are in or contact me for your next reservation and I will have something special waiting for you.
Great crab cakes!
Lovely view, great menu
Will come back again
recommend having a reservation
So glad you enjoyed the morning after your wedding. Congratulations and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Host and waitstaff are always very friendly, and the crab and shrimp Louie salad is never a miss.
Thanks for the great review, Evan. The Louie salad has remained a staple here for many years. Come say hi next time and I'll buy you a beer. -Tony Lubrano
Just an awesome fun place in the city to go to! The food is very good * our service was excellent * love the ambience of this old SF haunt.
Thanks so much for the glowing review! I would love to know who helped you out during your visit so I can give them a high-five. Let me know when you intend to return and I will have something special waiting for you.
We enjoyed our food, however the service was hit and miss. The restaurant had a number of tables with children, yet the table near us without children was loud and often used profanity. We've eaten at Pier 23 multiple times in the past and did not experience raunchy dinner guests in the past and the service was better.
Love the atmosphere and friendly staff..
too cramped and needs cleanup. Great staff, pleasant and attentive.... overpriced for the quality of food.... disappointed and will not be on the list again...
Joey, the Exec Chef, did a spectacular job. He asked us personally how we enjoyed brunch. Great meal and service!
Great! Enjoyed the view and service.
Fun bar on the waterfront. Mostly fish dishes, but finally they’ve added a few options for us vegetarians!
We like to pend time with Mike at the bar when we visit the city.
The food was wonderful. We had the crab cakes, chowder and the shrimp ceviche and the flavors were outstanding. The chef came and even checked on us and the food quality.
Highly recommended by us!!
I had the Caesar Salad $10 with added Chicken $8- the chicken was dry... very dry, which I only ate one piece. It was a very expensive $18 salad, enuff said...
The clam chowder was delish ! The mussels and clams were great, with a great broth, the fish and chips were really good , ceviche was spicy but very good , great sitting outside!!!
Crab cakes benedict were excellent! Service was a little slow and it was very noisy.
We had a wonderful experience sitting on the patio at night. Plenty of warmth out there with the tent set up. Definitely would go back.
It was a bit noisy the food was good but the corn special was cold it should have been hot service was ok
My husband had the Dungeness crab and LOVED it! My chicken sandwich was so-so but it’s a nice, neighborhood place.
Great place on a warm day! It's not anything fancy but it's good food, vibes and service!
My table was waiting for me with my reservation on it as usual. The staff was very welcoming and professional. The food was great as always. Keep up the great work‼️
We had a group of 6 for brunch & had a great time!
On a Saturday noon we met up with two friends for an informal yet a most scenic spot for lunch on the Embarcaderro waterfront. We have walked passed Pier 23 many times and this was our first venture inside of the building to try the restaurant's offerings. We were all happy that we finally walked through the threshold.
The food was quite good. The preparation of the grilled halibut was near perfection. The shrimp and grits was very tasty. The entree shrimp and crab salad was large enough to share and my friend said that the sea food salad was one of the best he has tasted. The cup of clam chowder I had was a little on the bland side.
Service was efficient and I must say very rapid. No sooner did we barely get seated and picked up our menus when our server came by and asked if we were ready to make our drink selection and when he returned in a few minutes to actually get our drink orders he requested our food orders. Our server seemed to be in some sort of a hurry - although, I must say, he was very pleasant. Finally, on about his third attempt we were ready to order. The food came very quickly. As stated we enjoyed the preparation and flavors. As each diner finished his or her plate there was someone there to quickly whisk the empty plate away barely before a utensil could be put down. Desert was offered to us before all of the entrees were finished and the check came before all of the entrees were finished. Our server did say, "no hurry" when the check was put down on the table. We took him at his word and we had a nice conversation before credits cards were produced.
For the view, the food and yes even part of the service we would return to Pier 23. But unless you are in a rush to catch a ferry boat or something I would suggest to the staff to just chill a little bit.
Would have liked the sourdough on the crab sandwich toasted. Otherwise very good.
Shrimp and crab sandwich is always good, but there seems to be more shrimp and crab these days. Also would be better if they buttered and toasted the bread.
Took friends from out of town and they loved it. Food was great and got to sit outside on a beautiful day.
Try the Shrimp & Grits! Truly a hit!
Hi Deb, Glad you liked our Shrimp & Grits! - Chef Joey Altman
Wonderful. Quite possibly the best corned beef hash I have ever had. Great location and service too. With the reasonable price and overachieving on the food this is an easy 5 star rating.
We met family members traveling from Vancouver to Ft Lauderdale on a HollandAmerica ship. We chose Pier 23 because of its proximity to the ship’s dock. What a wonderful choice! Our server, a lovely young woman from Connecticut, was fun, efficient, friendly, and totally charming. I’m so sorry that I can’t recall her name; but all 5 of us loved her!
Ambiance, menu, location, seating choices are all the best! Thank you.
I've never had a bad meal here! Brought a friend from out of town and she raved about the clam chowder (which is really clams + tons of other fish). The fish & chips were absolutely perfect with a huge chunk of flaky cod surrounded in a light, crunchy batter. The pineapple/jalapeno slaw on the side was a great compliment to the fried food! Great wine and cocktails rounded out the meal. Special shout out to the staff for holding our reservation (Giants traffic!) and the wait staff for being so attentive.
Hi Loren & Lisa, Thank you so much for the great shout out! We are all thrilled to read that you had a great experience. - Chef Joey Altman
Fun evening out on the outdoor deck on one of SF’s hottest nights. Attentive staff, great local food choices & drinks.
We were a large group so perhaps we suffered from poor service as a result. Server never came by to ask if we wanted more drinks. Appetizers we're good, main entrees were mediocre except for the salads (they were good).
I take most of my out of town friends here! The view is incredible and the ambience is casual and relaxing. The food isn't the reason why I come, nor is the service. It's a busy place and there's usually only one bartender so drinks take a really long time. However, it won't stop me from coming here. The wings and seafood options are good!
Great food and we loved eating right next to the water. We saw our first sea lion of the trip!
My food was 5-10 mins later after everyone in the party got there's. Delay was awaiting fries to be cooked. Also had to ask 3x for side of Mayo.
Always a fun time! The food is quite acceptable, fresh, beautiful setting with water views....the sombreros are a fun touch!
A really fun evening....Always a great time sitting outside, music playing in the bar area and great food.
Service was not great . Food was average, our food was missing parts and they did not seem to care much. Overall good for view but food or service not recommended
Everything was great except our extremely rude uninterested first waitress. Thank goodness we got someone else about 15 minutes in. I have never had such poor rude like we bothered her by being there . Love this place and tell all my friends all the time but this was a little much. Even though your a hot spot service is key