The Best Restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco Area

by Maria Janelli

San Francisco, California, is a popular tourist destination. There are many activities for a diverse range of interests--theater, sports, music, the Alcatraz prison complex, redwood forests, the Golden Gate Bridge and famous sea lions. No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Fisherman's Wharf. After exploring the wharf, enjoy one of the best restaurants in the area.


Tarantino's has been a favorite with the locals since it opened in 1946. The restaurant overlooks the harbor and is still owned and operated by its founding family. Its fresh fish and crabs come from two seafood distributors based right on the pier. Enjoy sidewalk dining or waterfront views. Try these classic San Franciscan items: fresh cracked dungeness crab, sourdough bread, and a glass of California chardonnay. Tarantino's is a featured restaurant on the Best of San Francisco, and it receives rave reviews on, and

Tarantino's 206 Jefferson St. San Francisco, CA 94133 415-775-5600

Sabella & LaTorre

Sabella & LaTorre is another family-owned and -operated restaurant that has been open since 1927. It has an intimate atmosphere, fresh seafood and a full bar. While there are many items on the menu (such as fish and chips and fried cod), Sabella & LaTorre is known for its whole cracked crab. Like Tarantino's, Sabella & Latorre is a featured restaurant on the Best of San Francisco, and patrons give it favorable reviews online.

Sabella & La Torre 2809 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94133 415-673-2824

Fisherman's Grotto No. 9

Fisherman's Grotto No. 9 opened in 1935, and it is still family-owned and -operated. Its full menu is available for both lunch and dinner and features popular items such as cracked dungeness crab, fresh raw oysters, and fish and chips. There is a full bar and an extensive wine list that includes famous California wines. Fisherman's Grotto is among the best restaurants featured on the Best of San Francisco. It is popular with both locals and tourists alike, and receives favorable reviews on sites such as and

Fisherman's Grotto No. 9 9 Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA 94133 415-673-7025

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