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Best Seafood in Fisherman's Wharf

Updated: September 27, 2021
 By Britt

Located along San Francisco's northern waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf is a popular neighborhood amongst locals and tourists. Historically, it developed in the late 19th century as many Italian immigrant fishermen moved to the area. Though today it is mostly a tourist hub, there are still many active fishermen in the area.

The restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf offer some of the freshest seafood in the city, as well as some of the best views. With the exception of the Codmother restaurant listed below, expect to pay a little extra for the prime location and food.

Check out our complete guide on visiting Fisherman's Wharf.

The Codmother Fish and Chips -- 2824 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133 -- $

  • Known for... the fish and chips, of course! The fish tacos are also very popular.

Scoma's Restaurant -- Al Scoma Way, San Francisco, CA 94133 -- $$$Source:,_San_Francisco#mediaviewer/File:Dungeness_Crab_Fishermans_Wharf.jpg

  • Known for... crab cakes and clam chowder.

Fog Harbor Fish House --  PIER 39, 39 Pier 39 Concourse, San Francisco, CA 94133 -- $$

  • Known for... anything with crab and the ahi tuna poke appetizer.

Crab House at Pier 39 --PIER 39, 39 Pier 39 Concourse, San Francisco, CA 94133 -- $$

  • Known for... whole crabs, garlic fries, and shrimp.

Sotto Mare -- 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (slightly inland from Fisherman's Wharf) -- $$

  • Known for... oyster shooters, clam chowder, and crab ciopipino (an Italian-American seafood stew that typically includes a mix of Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, and fish).

About The Author


Britt is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and has spent 25 years in this magical city. He has traveled to over 30 countries, and has never found a place he loves as much as this one! If you come to San Francisco, you might join one of Britt's tours of the city. A graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Southern California, he has been leading tours for Free Tours by Foot since 2015.
Updated: September 27th, 2021
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