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339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Neighborhood Gem

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Italian
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Hours of operation
11:00am - 10:00pm 7 days a week
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Phone number
(415) 771-9371 ext. 104
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincent Capurro
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Cross street
Hyde St.
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Parking details
Parking is available for Capurro's patrons directly behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
The F-Line, Polk, Van Ness, and 30 Stockton buses all drop off very near the restaurant.
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Capurro's features our own three piece band five nights a week, dedicated to the music of the Golden Era (free of charge).
Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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SacramentoWoman (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

AliPaca (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

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.

Kelle (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2014

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2014

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.

vipMaggieC (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 5, 2014

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.

LocalFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 18, 2014

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.

OceanLover (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

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.

vipIrishlord82 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 5, 2014

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.

Lovetoeat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2014

Our service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2014

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.

SharkFoody (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2014

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2014

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?

Bells (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 28, 2014

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.

vipRockstar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

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.

vipyumyum (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2014

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!!!