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
Ed S en
The service here was a little slow to start with but the food was delicious we had shrimp cocktail garlic clams, and a garlic parsley halibut dish that was very good. the kids fish was perfect. The drinks were stiff and the staff was polite. The views of the Bay and along the pier are top notch. GooglePlace - December 2017
Jonas Kibet en
This is an excellent restaurant offering sea food and delicious cuisines, it is clean offering pocket friendly meals. This place is next to the Pacific Ocean offering a great view and if one is driving in the nearby road it can be easily traced. Parking is easily accessible. I can recommend anyone to try out this location for a fulfilling sea appetite. GooglePlace - December 2017
Paul Newbold en
Good food, and attentive staff made this a great place to visit. View across the bay would be excellent during the day. Crab was great and the shrimp were to. All in all a good place to go. GooglePlace - December 2017
JR Curley en
A friend and I tried to go to this restaurant, but we wound up leaving after finding out how few items on the menu were Gluten Free or without garlic. The restaurant itself was physically nice, with great views. There is a good mixture of seating, including some outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is more casual (think bar stools). The menu is interesting - more of a book than a long menu. Staff was friendly, however our wait staff wasn't very knowledgable of the menu ingredients - when we asked about gluten/garlic he informed us items were free of garlic/gluten free, and only when pressed to check with the chef, came back to tell us he was actually incorrect. Did not inspire much confidence. GooglePlace - October 2017
Terran Protoss en
The crabs we ordered were skinny and salty. I was thinking maybe it is not the season for the kind of crab we ordered but they could definitely be better. One disappointment for us is when we asked to be re-seated to a two-person table beside the glass windows (the two of us were seated on a four-seat table) we were declined almost with an attitude from the waiter. I was thinking we were doing them a favor by vacating a four-seat table since we don't need the extra seats that they can use for other guests. While eating, we felt like the waiters are hurrying us up to vacate the table we are in when we were not even 15 minutes there after they served the food. We eat relatively fast compared to the others around us. The food is not that great to endure the wait and experience. Not happy here. There are many other fine restaurants in the area so we won't be coming back here. GooglePlace - October 2017