Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant has been established as a reputable local eatery for over 18 years. It has a history for good food, friendly service, and comfortable atmosphere on the waterfront. The restaurant is conveniently located in Alameda nestled between the Ballena Bay Yatch Harbor and the panoramic San Francisco Bay with plenty of free parking. Every table has a view of the water.


The "Piers" extensive menu has something for everyone using the freshest ingredients. There's Angus Prime Rib, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, lamb shanks, juicy hamburgers, pork chops, sandwiches, salads, fresh oysters, our own famous clam chowder and much much more! There's even a separate menu just for the kids too!
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vipAnna
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service were great (with exception of the bread, which was stale, uninteresting and mighthave been improved by being served warm). The place was quite loud - it needs some noise dampening. Some of those styrofoam ceiling tiles and cloth tablecloths would go a long way in quieting the place a little so you can actually carry on a conversation with a table-mate! All-in-all a decent meal with good service, but surroundings and bread need improvement.

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Bklyngoil
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Good service.

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vipKatarinaB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A little old but gorgeous views of the Bay.

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vipTiffini
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Would come again!!!

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Thewbert
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for the patio if possible. The view of the bridge is always incredible (just beware that it can be chilly even though it’s covered, so bring a light sweater if it’s not summer). The seafood pasta is the best thing on the menu in my opinion, ask the wait staff for some extra bread, you won’t regret it!

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My crab & shrimp sandwich was tasteless. Staff is always pleasant.

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vipGoodeats
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service n food vslue

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MaryR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite go to place for lunch with long time friends.

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FastEd
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family birthday gathering during the Christmas season. The restaurant had a great selection of entree choices for their early bird dinner. Every one in our family was very happy with their selections and seating accommodations.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Wonderful service, great varied menu, peaceful views

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends.

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Bennettville25
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress on Monday, November 4th was exceptional! So friendly and helpful! The food was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday so our waitress brought the birthday honoree with a candle in his ice cream. I wish that I could remember the waitress’s name because she made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went there to celebrate my belated birthday with my god family and we had an amazing time with an amazing server. The drinks fantastic the ambience was fantastic. Overall just a relaxing fun filled evening with some amazing views of the bay.

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vipBarbaraM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding - best blackened salmon I've had in a long time - right amount of cajun spices!

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vipGabrielaC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Great food! Excellent service! Lovely area. We enjoyed it very much. I'll go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. The food. The service. The venue.

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MaryLouB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food ans great service! I would highly recommend!

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MaryR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to celebrate birthdays with good friends!

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DIANE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. Our servers were the best. Vey attentive and polite. Couldn't have had better service. We brought a birthday cake and they took right over, keeping it cool, and serving it at the riggt time.

We definitely will be back!

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MichaelK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

No need for reservations around 4 PM. Service was ok when you could get her. Server had too many tables of large groups. Had to ask for water, only returned once towards the end of our meal. Regular order of salmon was cut in half for early dinners. Had one drink, server never around to ask for another. Just a bad time of day to go as business was slow so service was also.

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vipFABULOUS
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for everyone.

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Rose
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional and the food was great. The environment was excellent.

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vip5032015
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pier 29 has a great view. They also have some of the best Terriyaki dishes. I had the salmon this time and it was great.

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ChrisP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

If you are nostalgic for the 1960s this is your place. The menu looks like it had not changed for 50 years. It is quiet and I liked that, is easy to get to and easy to park.

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ScottH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived just before our reservation for 6. The service was terrible; one person of our group had to track down the server for water. When the server arrived he poured water from the pitcher, spilling the water as he filled each glass. This is not the only trip seeking out our serve. After waiting 2 hours for our meal, and 3 trips to find our server we were informed the kitchen was backed up! :( By the time our meal arrived we spent close to 3 hours without any conciliatory response management. Management was missing in action! We'll never going backed, you have been forewarned.

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AaronK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waiter was horrible. He never came to check up in us and had to be called over when we needed anything. My wife was served raw scallops with her meal and when we told the waiter, he took the plate back, the tried to refire the raw scallops and added it to the already cold pasta. The scallops were still raw and now more chewy. They should have known that you can't reheat seafood. They did not offer a comp or discount. We had to throw out the food. Totally ruined our anniversary dinner. Poor experience. I chose this place for the views and the good reviews, but was disappointed with the meal. I would never get service like this in Texas.

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anne
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to be seated by a window with a wonderful view, and in a quiet spot so we could carry on conversation easily. Good variety of menu choices, and appreciated Early Bird prices very much!

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Sunnydaze
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant. We were there on a rainy weekday so it was pretty quiet. There is patio seating which looked nice. But on a rainy day it wasn't an option.

We had clam chowder, fish and chips and a crab/shrimp Louie salad. Everything was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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BriannaN
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took way too long to get the food out also way too expensive for the quality of food

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vipGreat
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have fined at Pier 39 several times. We really like the food, wine list and great service. The view is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We took our family of seven to this restaurant for my adult daughter’s birthday. The service was very slow at first until we realized that the dining room was understaffed. Only two servers For the whole place plus a big luncheon going on. Our server was really nice and catered to us after that. The food was actually very good. I was a bit surprised but I would definitely recommend this place.

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LaineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh crab Louie!!! With a lovely view too! Service was very good and accessibility for disabled is excellent! Care free experience with friends!!

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Rose
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxing view of the bay and estuary. It was nice and quiet. The calarmarie was very good so was the prime rib. Service was very good. Parking was great.

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SassC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. The view was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent.

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Diane
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed going to Pier 29. The food is always great!!! The views are perfect!! The service is wonderful!!

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Francesca
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great food for the price. Gorgeous views. Fantastic staff. Well set up bzr

Great place for family dinners

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JacquelineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The cocktails (especially the pomegranate martini) were delicious. Not too sweet with a nice amount of alcohol. The food was bland. Our waitress was attentive, but our water was never refilled.

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Rose
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quiet and with excellent view of the bay and San Francisco. Our servers are excellent and very helpful. We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner for my sister.

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Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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