The Franciscan Crab Restaurant / San Francisco

Pier 43 1/2 at The Embarcadero San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:30 - 22:00

A Fisherman's Wharf institution since 1957 has been revitalized. White-tiled walls, a beautiful marble bar, and twenty foot windows overlook the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz.

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Tips from the Net @ The Franciscan Crab Restaurant
Thercflyer96 en
The food was great and the atmosphere was incredible, right alongside the water. However the staff seemed less pleased to serve "tourists" and seated us away from the main dining room. They did a poor job of treating everyone in my party well and it was awkward. But we didnt let that ruin our experience and overall it was great! GooglePlace - September 2017
Jessica en
Really cute place and amazing view. My boyfriend got the seafood pasta and loved it. Tons of different kinds of shellfish. I am allergic to shellfish however got the fish and they were very understanding of allergies and made sure I had sides that were not cooked with shellfish. Really enjoyable experience. GooglePlace - August 2017
TNProductions en
Went in and had a very nice meal with family. Staff was very respectful and courteous. They food was great! The only minor problem I had was the bathroom. I believe that a high end restaurant like thins should be a little cleaner. GooglePlace - August 2017
Barrie Allen en
With that spectacular view, honestly I had pretty low expectations for everything else. I was pleasantly surprised by great food, a very responsive and friendly staff, and quick seating without a reservation on a Friday night. All good. A fun place to go for a special occasion. GooglePlace - July 2017
Seo Hee Orite en
We were initially told that the wait was 25 minutes. After about an hour we asked what was going and we were talked to in a dismissive way. A family of four commented that they were waiting for "only" 35 minutes when we notified them that we've been waiting for over an hour. When the family was chosen to dine ahead of us, we asked for the reason. The employee insisted that they were waiting for over an hour, when they clearly had told us that they haven't waited as long as we have. We waited for a total of 1 hour and 20 minutes until we got fed up and left because they informed us there was only 1 more group ahead but three groups have gone beforehand (including a couple of women who came after us). The wait would not have been that stressful, if the employees actually looked like they cared. When we returned the buzzer, the employee did not even look up or apologize. The wait sometimes cannot be controlled, which we would've tried to understand if they were at least respectful. GooglePlace - July 2017