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Restaurants & cafés

Alioto's began as a sidewalk stand serving crab and shrimp cocktails to passers-by. Now, more than eight decades later, it's a hugely popular restaurant...

8 Fisherman's Wharf


Restaurants & cafés

This sleek and handsomely appointed space is enlivened by floral arrangements and good-looking servers. The seasonal menu includes local and imported fish,...

252 California Street

Blue Mermaid

Restaurants & cafés

Designed to recall the history of the working wharf (don't miss the excellent on-site museum), this rustic-looking restaurant is set into the corner of the...

Argonaut Hotel, 471 Jefferson Street


Restaurants & cafés

This seafood restaurant has an enclosed heated outdoor deck and live piano music. Dishes are well turned out, but not exceptional. No one seems to mind,...

2362 Market Street

Market Bar

Restaurants & cafés

This casual brasserie at the waterfront features hearty California cuisine and some Italian fare. The catch here is the excellent seafood: soul-warming...

1 Ferry Building


Restaurants & cafés

Modest and comfortable, Pesce is a great place to make a mess with your local speciality cioppino. This simple restaurant and bar proves that fabulous...

2227 Polk Street

Pier 23 Café

Music, Restaurants & cafés

A more upscale option for weekend brunch and weekday lunch along the Embarcadero is the funky but white-tableclothed Pier 23 Café, which serves delicious...

Pier 23

R&G Lounge

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Always busy and often chaotic, R&G Lounge has two levels for dining, neither of them much to look at. The Hong Kong-style food is authentic, emphasising...

631 Kearny Street

Swan Oyster Depot

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Don't miss this Polk Gulch institution: half fish market, half counter-service hole in the wall, it has been delighting locals since 1912. The best time to...

1517 Polk Street


Restaurants & cafés

San Francisco is a city of appetites - for life, for politics, and above all for food. And perhaps no other person has had more influence on shaping those...

399 The Embarcadero