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Capurro's

3.8
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2014

Our service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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?

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2014

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!!! :-)

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2014

The service was attentive and was better then our last visit. The seafood is fresh and the crab is a must. Overall the seafood is fresh and very tasty. We love the clam chowder and the wood roasted crab is a must try.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2014

We were seated quickly and our order taken promptly. I asked if we could have some bread the waiter said he was very sorry but they were all out of bread. When we were given our entree of crab I asked if we could have some form of starch, pasta or pizza because it is hard to eat just crab without any bread.
The waiter came back with 4 slices of bread and said this is all they have left in the restaurant. As we began to eat another gentleman was seated across from me and he received a plate full of bread. I gave my bread to my son to eat and asked for a box for my crab so I could take it home to eat since there wasn't enough bread for two people and two whole crabs. The food was mediocre and I am furious that the waiter lied to us.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2014

We had a whole crab each. Cooked in white wine and garlic. Best crab we ever had, to die for.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2014

The chief came out to great us, he was fun and awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2014

I like the energy at Capurros, it's energetic, friendly and the food is great. I'ts very nice, but you can also relax and be yourself. Good for a romantic dinner or with a group. Excellent Italian food and fresh seafood. Great location as well

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2014

We celebrated our Mothers 90th Birthday.It was our 1st time experiencing Capurros. What a find!! The service could not have been better! Our waiter handled our table with warmth,humor and outstanding service. He even escorted our Mother to & from the restroom,which was a very nice touch. The food was outstanding! Prepared & presented with aplomb!
We have found another favorite restaurant & will be returning!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2014

The roasted crab is full of flavor and cooked to perfection. The calamari was good and crispy . We also had the clam chowder which you have to try when in fish mans ware.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2014

I was very disappointed at the menu. A seafood restaurant at the wharf with no fish on the menu?
The entire menu is like bar food designed for uneducated tourists. I can get deep fried food at Long John Silvers.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2014

Good food... Not much for those who don't eat seafood. Still very fun evening out.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2014

We had the Dungeness crab roasted with white wine and garlic. It was big enough to share since we also had a cup of clam chowder and made good use of the happy hour with calamari and sweet potato fries. We also enjoyed their version of Oysters Rockafeller. I would definitely go back for the crab again!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2014

I was very happy with the friendly personal attention to
Everyone at our table. Everything we ate was very fresh
And tasted great. I especially enjoyed the clam chowder
And calamari.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2014

Took my girlfriend there on her 74th. Told the waiter it was her birthday, but there was no complimentary desert offered or any
Favor bestowed. No Happy B'day to you sung at our table. That was a little disappointing.
As far as the food is concerned, it was very good. As a seafood place we both ordered seafood. I had a Shrimp Louis salad and my girlfriend ordered a multiple seafood plate and she got a special apron. There was good French bread with butter which we ate waiting for our entrees. As a result we were full before the entree arrived so that each took food home and ate it at home the next day.
We enjoyed Capurro's, our second time there.
JJ

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2014

Great restaurant off the beaten path at Fisherman's Wharf. Be patient with the initial service because the great food more than makes up for it.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2014

My husband and I went for the crab and we were so happy. The crab was fresh and well prepared. We tried the cold whole crab with garlic and herb vinaigrette as well as the steamed warm crab with a white wine garlic sauce. Both were so wonderful. The service was attentive and helpful. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2014

Outside of the din of tourists at fisherman's Warf, Capurros was great!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2014

Fried Oyster outstanding, Panko Oyster alright.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2014

The various crab dishes were wonderful, whether they were braised, sauted or broiled.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2014

Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2013

The chilled and marinated whole crab is a must try! Our dinner was wonderful - from the perfectly mixed cocktails to the pasta and fresh crab to dessert and coffee. Wait staff was very attentive but not annoyingly so and the ambiance was warm and friendly - we loved dining here and cannot wait to have lunch or dinner here again soon. What a find on the Wharf!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2013

This was a really good find. I planned an entire evening around this restaurant for my wife's birthday. We had a great time and are looking forward to going back. The calamari was amazing and came recommended by our waiter. I also really enjoyed the clam chowder. It had big chunks of clam in it and it wasn't potato heavy. Located at the end of Fisherman's Wharf, I found it to be nice and away from a majority of the tourist crowd and I wasn't being asked for change as I left either. I would love to come back and can't wait to do so.

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