Capurro’s is one of San Francisco’s mainstays for fresh seafood, serving the masses in its Fisherman’s Wharf location. Succulent shrimp cocktail, velvety clam chowder and fried oysters on the shell make for excellent starters to your meal. The hot seafood platter, loaded with crab cakes, crispy calamari and beer-battered jumbo shrimp, is for those who cannot decide on just one selection. Other popular entrees at Capurro's include the crispy fish tacos topped with spicy taco sauce and guacamole, and the California black mussels served over linguine.
The beauty of Capurro’s is that they’ve managed to keep a high level of quality with the food while remaining welcoming and affordable.
This was the worst experience I have had at a restaurant in San Francisco. We had a Groupon so we paid in advance. The food was not the best but what was really bad was when we were presented with the bill. Our meal with groupon was $64 for two. They said that our meal was $140 and charged us tax on that amount. When I spoke with the manager and asked where there was a meal on the menu that was $70 each, he couldn't find one. He apologized and told us to leave...We watched and they did this to two other tables while we were there. One of the tables did complain and they made good for their "mistake".This restaurant is horrible and I will never go back.
I've been there a couple times before, and it was fine. They had what sounded like a decent prix fixe deal for Thanksgiving (I spent about $150 for three people).
Everything: cold. Salad: tiny and totally uninteresting. Turkey: bland and bone dry (and I got 100% dark meat, though my co-diners did not.) Gravy: congealed. Veggies: utterly unflavored. Stuffing: okay.
I would like to single out the sweet potatoes for their contribution: they had the consistency of slightly sautéed carrots. It was hard to tell whether they were undercooked or just so badly dried (though they certainly were that too). Totally inedible.
Interestingly, my girlfriend asked for hers without gravy (and had to return round 1 when it came with gravy) and hers was much closer to edible than ours was. I have to guess that they were making up plates hours in advance, storing them somewhere very hot, and then taking them out for 20 minutes to give it the 'hideously overlooked and dry and yet still cold' experience.
Never. Again. Please, learn from my experience: get seafood here, or go elsewhere.
We wanted a seafood dinner in SF that wasn't too touristy and Capurro's fit the bill. The seafood was great and just what we wanted and it wasn't overly pricey like some of the other places we checked out.
Always take my out of town guest here. On Monday night I brought my sister and brother here to get a dose of SF. The clam chowder was great and the blacken Sea Bass over a bed of home made gnocchi was divine. Fried calamari was exceptional. Be sure to try the cocktail sauce. They make it in house. There is a bottle at each table. However, I am going back again just to have the pleasure of seeing Antonio. He was our server. He deserves the title of the best server I have encountered. Such attention to detail. I was talking to my guests quite a bit and didn't finish my clam chowder before my entree arrived. Antonio promptly brought a plate to cover my entree to keep it warm. Antonio was polite, charming and gracious.
We enjoyed the ambiance and the fresh calamari but their dishes are very salty. Seafood were overly cooked, overly salty and pretty disappointing for a righ off the wharf seafood restaurant.
While the service was great at Capurro's, the food was not. Nice setting, but food that aspires to mediocrity. My meal tasted like it had been cooked two days prior to consumption.
We were just getting away for the weekend and we were looking for a very nice place for dinner. We found it. The moment we walked in we were greeted right away and seated. Service was excellent and the food was marvelous. Highly recommend.
Two in my party ordered the dungeness full crab steamed. It neither tasted fresh nor were the crabs full of meat; they seem partially empty. The clam chowder was only okay. The restaurant charges a 4% employer mandate in addition to the 8.75 % sales tax. The employer mandate is to pay for the additional costs of Obamacare; a San Francisco rip-off. If you can avoid it, please do not visit San Francisco.
Our service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious!
One of my family's favorite restaurants in the Bay Wharf area. Absolutely tasty food, primarily Italian seafood but many options for the non Italian or seafood lovers. Casual and comfortable dining and absolutely tremendously warm and friendly staff. Ask for Antonio, slim Naples born Italian server. Treats you absolutely special.
The staff here is always very friendly and helpful. While I thought the whole roasted crab was just OK, I was really blown away by the butterscotch pudding dessert. It's packed with butterscotchy goodness! So worth the drive to the wharf!
It is fisherman wharf so what that mean is it a good tourist place to go grab a bite to eat. It's not exactly cheap but it's the wharf. A bowl of so so clam chowder for $9. Really?
While we enjoyed the meal, I wouldn't go back and pay full price. We had a Groupon that gave us 2 appetizers, 2 crabs and 2 desserts for $45. The Caesar salad was average, the pasta sauce tasted OK, but not fantastic. We had the garlic sauce crabs and they were yummy, but not worth what the full price would have been - $36 - for each a la carte. The butterscotch dessert was the highlight. The service was good and overall we enjoyed the evening. Just not a place I'd rush back to.
Groupon for crab dinner. Reservations for Sat. @ 12:15. Was immediately greeted and seated. Plenty of seating at that time but did fill up as day progressed. Informed free parking available in the small lot behind, good to note for future. My friend & I both had cup of clam chowder to start (comes w/ soup, salad, or pasta). Very good, not overly thick, lots of clams, well seasoned. Only dessert w/Groupon, butterscotch pudding. Light but rich, nicely presented in small cup w/ yummy butterscotch sauce drizzled on top over whipped cream dollop, not overly sweet, w/ small biscotto. Crab served w/ bib, cracker, bowl, wet napkin for fingers, French bread to sop up sauce. Attentive service. Need lots of time, must work for food, messy.
We had a Groupon good for two crabs, and two desserts. We ordered the roasted crab in garlic wine sauce... it was amazing! I had the caesar salad and my hubby had the white clam chowder- both were tasty! Dessert was some sort of butterscotch goodness. there is a parking lot in the back.... that is good to know information because parking is extremely limited along the wharf. I would come back again. All the food was very tasty. We went between the lunch and dinner rush... perfect time because we do not like loud/busy atmospheres and according to the hostess, it does get very busy for dinner around 5:30 pm. A good experience overall!!!
Capurro's was a welcoming spot to have non-rushed good crab dinner! From the moment we arrived the hostess, waiter (Robert) and busboy were attentive in serving up our meal and everything that it included. Capurro's New England stye clam chowder is one of my favorites, I would to go back just for a bucket of this with its nicely sized clams. And, the delicious woodstone-roasted dungeness crab cracked simply in a brittle way and came out of the shell easily. The Riesling wine on their menu paired nicely for me with the clam chowder and crab. Then the butter-scotch custard, with some special name, was smooth and creamy and a great way to complete the meal. Also, the bar area had the Giants game on the TV to complete a wonderful evening.
I've lived in SF all my life but seldom had opportunity to enjoy the places a tourist would visit so this restuarant made my "tourist" day out with friends a memorable day! Wonderful food, attentive service and tourist-like ambience made it a very employable evening.
Dined with my family on a Tues. night. The service was attentive and extremely helpful, suggesting changes that I could make
to the specials to accommodate my dietary restrictions. My son had the fish and chips and the breading was light and tasty, not at all greasy. The gnocchi and mixed roasted vegetables that I had with my sand dabs were the best I have ever eaten. We enjoyed the open space of the dining room and all the windows.
Came here with one of my closest friend, we both enjoy seafood. Server are great and attentive. will definitely go back and will
spread the word.
Food is great and if you love seafood this is the place to be in.
thank you!!! :-)
Ate at Capurro's last year because of my wife got a Groupon for "Roasted Crab with Garlic Sauce." It was awesome then. Did the same thing this year, and the results were fantasic this time as well. Highly recommended gem close to Pier 39 if you're going to the city.