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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
  • Tony A.
    "The Crab Enchiladas are amazing."(7 Tips)
    Gulia I.
    "Crab chowder...... Yummy!!!"(4 Tips)
    Kai T.
    "Great view, fine service and excellent food on our last visit!"(23 Tips)
    Mr M.
    "Try the skillet combo and a clam chowder...u wont regret it"(2 Tips)
131 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • scenic views
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
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  • anne c.
    anne coza2 weeks ago
    The crab cakes are delicious! Don't miss on dessert, the chocolate sundae is fantastic.
  • Eddie V.
    Eddie VegaApril 10
    Crab !!!! Loved it
  • LUIS R.
    LUIS ROJINAMarch 19
    The yellow tail carpaccio was awesome. Ordered the seafood pasta took for ever to come out, came out dry like it just sat before coming out. For the being rated the best not sure I'm coming back here.
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Emily H.
    Emily HinesJanuary 11
    Overpriced, touristy, mediocre food. Eat here if you must but know there are much better options
  • Janine C.
    Janine ChuDecember 21, 2016
    Dry crab nothing worse than that
  • Lance C.
    Lance ClevelandNovember 23, 2016
    Great service
  • Lance C.
    Lance ClevelandNovember 23, 2016
    Great food and great view!
  • William J.
    William JonesNovember 11, 2016
    It said World Famous on the building so I had to pull up. #grubbin
  • Dwight L.
    Dwight LongestSeptember 25, 2016
    Nice place. Good food and service. Crab cakes are the best!
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusSeptember 22, 2016
    Seafood of course and view of the bay! My daughters favorite is the double shrimp and crab!
  • Blake
    BlakeAugust 15, 2016
    It's expensive but it's delicious.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJuly 14, 2016
    I can say that the appetizer crab fondue was absolutely amazing. But there was a hair in my chicken Caesar salad. They were very good about it but not a super appetizing thing to find at dinner.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MartinMarch 31, 2016
    Try the crab enchiladas
  • Yair L.
    Yair LelisMarch 11, 2016
    Crab enchilada!!!!
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJanuary 9, 2016
    Nice food and service
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJanuary 9, 2016
    -View . Great crabs,clam showder and oysters
  • Serkan G.
    Serkan GünalDecember 26, 2015
    Fish n chips, fishwiches, and calamari great and affortable price;-)
  • Serkan G.
    Serkan GünalDecember 26, 2015
    Fish n chips, fishwiches , and calamari perfect.
  • Shen Ming M.
    Shen Ming MahNovember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Dungeness crabs in SF
  • Mr M.
    Mr MaggioSeptember 17, 2015
    Try the skillet combo and a clam chowder...u wont regret it
  • Matteo M.
    Matteo MattAugust 31, 2015
    Crabs are fantastic! Magnificent view of San Francisco's Skyline and the Bay-Granchio fantastico! Strepitosa vista dello skyline di S.F. e della Baia.
  • Dom
    DomAugust 23, 2015
    The sizzling crab is Ahhhhhhmazing!
  • Angela R.
    Angela RoyalAugust 11, 2015
    The crab enchiladas were out of this world!
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJune 14, 2015
    If you go here you'll be treated to real prosciutto, excellent seafood and a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SandefurJune 12, 2015
    Best meal with a view in SanFran!
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerMay 26, 2015
    This place is amazing! Been eating here for years. The menu has changed and has lots of new choices. For dessert make sure to try the frozen vanilla custard
  • Till
    TillApril 12, 2015
    one combo plus a salad is enough for two European stomachs. And it's delicious! (We also shared some calamari fritti among three people which was also nice :-) ).
  • Charley M.
    Charley MaApril 8, 2015
    Grilled mussels are great, crab was a miss, not very fresh.
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MunozFebruary 8, 2015
    Nice view... slightly overpriced
  • Mike L.
    Mike LopyrevDecember 22, 2014
    Their booths are so cozy!
  • Kai T.
    Kai TiuraOctober 18, 2014
    I had the crab enchiladas during our last trip to SF and they were VERY good! Great view, fine service and excellent food on our last visit!
  • Chip
    ChipOctober 3, 2014
    Clam chowder.
  • Mr M.
    Mr MaggioOctober 3, 2014
    Do not miss the iron skillet woth mussels, shrimp and crab. Its a must
  • R F.
    R FOctober 1, 2014
    Ordered garlic crab legs - the most bland crab legs ever! No hint of garlic, nor any flavor.
  • Karlette M.
    Karlette MurraySeptember 26, 2014
    Good Food!
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen MeganSeptember 25, 2014
    An outstanding view with subpar food.
  • Gogu P.
    Gogu ParanghelieSeptember 16, 2014
    Nice view, average food, good service, terrible manager - he does not know anything about hospitality and humanity - he should be doing something else.
  • Florian V.
    Florian VoßSeptember 16, 2014
    There are better ones around.
  • smallprint
    smallprintSeptember 7, 2014
    Crab chowder and a view of Alcatraz.....and a glass of Nappa Valley vino of course
  • Double D.
    Double DeeAugust 31, 2014
    Try the fish&chips. The fries is perfectly seasoned with sea salt. Tastes better with ketchup.
  • Roxana B.
    Roxana BrisendineAugust 25, 2014
    The mussels and shrimps were fantastic !!! My waiter Eduardo was amazing .. He showed me what professionalism should be like in today's world !!!!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LoyAugust 13, 2014
    Traditional Fisherman's Wharf restaurant - its been there forever and never disappoints!
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MurdochAugust 9, 2014
    This is the very best place to enjoy clam chowder in a sourdough bowl on the wharf in San Francisco
  • Gary B.
    Gary BaconAugust 8, 2014
    Love the crab!!
  • Tito N.
    Tito Nisperos IIIAugust 7, 2014
    Fresh seafood! Handmade pasta is great too.
  • Gustavo G.
    Gustavo GhersiJuly 30, 2014
    A small break before returning to work @ 9:00 pm SFO time!
  • Mirco R.
    Mirco R.July 17, 2014
    Really dine food an a nice view to Alcatraz
  • David K.
    David KeltyJuly 10, 2014
    Touristy vibe, but worth it.
  • jeajea
    jeajeaJuly 3, 2014
    Had Oysters and a bottle of 2011 Schramsberg Brut - great! Loved the vanilla sundae with olive oil and sea salt, too. Friendly service. Would definitely return!
  • Mathias H.
    Mathias HerbertsJune 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi password is 'connect2me'
  • Alex L.
    Alex LApril 27, 2014
    Took half an hour and speaking to both the bus boy and manager before the waitress came to our table. Waitress apologized and gave us a free dessert which included a half melted scoop of ice cream.
  • Krazy For Pets
    Krazy For PetsApril 9, 2014
    Dungeness crab skillet pairs with Pinot Gris...what a meal!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AloboudMarch 30, 2014
    Nice food (:
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PosledovMarch 8, 2014
    Wifi pass: connect2me
  • Thaïs d.
    Thaïs de LucenaJanuary 6, 2014
    Ask for the shrimp with fries, it is DELICIOUS!!
  • Hamzah A.
    Hamzah AlShuaibiNovember 30, 2013
    One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten♥♥!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HurtNovember 24, 2013
    The skillet combo was amazing. The food is delivered so fast and everything is delicious.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SolisOctober 30, 2013
    Crab enchiladas rock!
  • Mary T.
    Mary TrujilloOctober 13, 2013
    The crab chowder is must have no matter what you're ordering.
  • Sandy Y.
    Sandy YeungSeptember 17, 2013
    Went there last Saturday night, left with total disappointment. Mussels too small and other seafood were portion so small that I need a 2nd round at home! I will not go there again any time soon.
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PardueSeptember 7, 2013
    Visiting Fisherman's Wharf & want seafood? Try a fish or shrimp sandwich @ The Franciscan. Take it from a local; best fish sandwich @ the Wharf. Damn good eatin'.
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChiangAugust 30, 2013
    A nice sauce for the crab, but very overwhelming.
  • Katie M.
    Katie McManusAugust 26, 2013
    The oysters are small but sweet. Seagull watching is a must
  • Katrin S.
    Katrin SeaborgAugust 19, 2013
    Incredible view but overpriced.
  • Lucy R.
    Lucy ReynoldsAugust 12, 2013
    Can't go wrong!
  • Rcdc O.
    Rcdc OnlyJuly 29, 2013
    Fish and chips were disappointing, but the short rib was incredible!
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJuly 28, 2013
    Right on the water!
  • Maureen
    MaureenJuly 14, 2013
    Love the calamari, single serving is plenty. Reminded me of Spain.
  • Jintana C.
    Jintana ChiaJuly 7, 2013
    Booked in advance using " Open Table" program. Got good-view window seat without waiting. Satisfied with Crab chowder/ freshly baked sour dough bread, Mushroom soup. Best dish is Garlic crab+mussels.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MenyhartJuly 5, 2013
    Crab encalada
  • Dorene S.
    Dorene SpiesJune 28, 2013
    Maitre d is arrogant.
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey MJune 26, 2013
    a great place to enjoy local seafoods, local friends n local scenery out there in the ocean :D
  • Donielle C.
    The chicken fettuccine with added crab is delicious
  • Haroldo F.
    Great view, wonderful food, and good service! As dessert, try the strawberry and banana sundae (photo)! It's just awesome!!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BMay 6, 2013
    Very over priced but tasty food
  • David J.
    David JonesMay 1, 2013
    Sit on the patio. There's heaters and an amazing view.
  • Reby S.
    Reby SkyApril 23, 2013
    Amazing view. Everything was a bit overcooked, but service was great.
  • Axel V.
    Axel VedaniFebruary 23, 2013
    The monterosa wild strawberry cheesecake is great!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MassianiJanuary 14, 2013
    Excellent food
  • Ib V.
    Ib ViverosJanuary 14, 2013
    The food and atmosphere are excellent!
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BurgettDecember 27, 2012
    The crab Alfredo has a nice sauce, it isn't too heavy, and there is crab meat all throughout the pasta.
  • Roman Alexis A.
    Roman Alexis AnastasiniDecember 7, 2012
    The free wifi is fast! The oysters are pretty good as is the drafted trumer. The service is super fast and extremely friendly. It's not the cheapest please but not pricy either. Go for the whole crap!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AllegroOctober 15, 2012
    Great Food!! VERY fair price, try any of the crostini bar "tapas" or the calamari fritti, They are worth it! Good view of the bay And very attencious Service.
  • David G.
    David GuzzettaSeptember 27, 2012
    The crab, it's tasty! So is the chocolate moose cake.
  • Suzanne G.
    Suzanne GuzzettaSeptember 27, 2012
    Great 1950's vintage vibe and awesome food. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
  • Gulia I.
    Gulia Ismailova-AdamsSeptember 22, 2012
    Crab chowder...... Yummy!!!
  • Marilyn D.
    Marilyn DJune 27, 2012
    Touring friends in SF today. Beautiful day indeed !
  • Patrick
    PatrickMay 15, 2012
    The crab salad is tasteless.
  • Candy E.
    Candy Eros DiazApril 15, 2012
    Best fish sandwiches at the walk-up outside the restaurant!!
  • Sheila I.
    Sheila Ioris WellsApril 7, 2012
    The best clam chowder in sourdough bread ever!!! :P
  • Jaa D.
    Jaa DayMarch 19, 2012
    Roasted Crab is delicious!
  • Eowyn S.
    Eowyn SinclairMarch 11, 2012
    Heads up to Vegetarians- Fresh Toy Box Tomatoes is your only bet, but you can't go wrong with the ingredients.
  • Scuba S.
    Scuba SteveFebruary 26, 2012
    On the "pre-fixed menu" you can't change ANYTHING! Not even house salad to a Cesar? NO! Wow okay... Super Lame. Have the option for either, the cost is pretty much the same.
  • Champagne C.
    Champagne CrewsFebruary 24, 2012
    Try the crab Alfredo Or the black linguine with clams
  • Mickaël P.
    Mickaël PhamFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the whole crab and its garlic sauce! It's awesome!
  • Trent
    TrentFebruary 2, 2012
    Crab enchiladas you have to try.
  • John M.
    John McCarthyJanuary 13, 2012
    The crab sandwich is very good.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SutherlandJanuary 3, 2012
    NOT the place to go for good San francisco clam chowder in a bread bowl.
  • Molly H.
    Molly HouseDecember 6, 2011
    Don't believe the hype. The food here is great. Get the whole crab. Drinks are expensive but strong. A little pricey but expected on the water
  • M . P.
    M . P.December 6, 2011
    I got the crabs!!!!!
  • A Gangi A.
    A Gangi AgJuly 19, 2016
    Sitio agradable , buena atención y comida muy rica
  • Andrey A.
    Andrey ArdashevMay 9, 2016
    Оправдывает ожидание
  • La H.
    La HPMarch 21, 2016
    Delicioso!!! 100% recomendable!!!
  • Daria B.
    Daria BJanuary 10, 2016
    Ресторан с красивым видом,не более.заказанные блюда нам не понравились.Большая тарелка креветок оказалась совсем не большой и залитой маслом,суп с морепродуктами без морепр,рыба ничем не примечательна
  • Ricardo W.
    Ricardo WolterApril 30, 2015
    Muito bom. Preço honesto
  • Cecilia B.
    Cecilia BorjaAugust 18, 2014
    Peça o fondue de caranguejo!! Delicioso! A garra de veuve clicquot custa 69 dólares. Achei bom!
  • Javi P.
    Javi PSAugust 6, 2014
    Recomiendo el pastel y las quesadillas de cangrejo.
  • Hery A.
    Hery AldamaAugust 1, 2014
    Todo muy rrrrico! Los Crab cakes, el cangrejo, el fondan, la enchilada, hamachi, clam chowder!!
  • Veronika🍒 R.
    Veronika🍒 RoniJuly 21, 2014
    Уютный светлый ресторан с шикарным видом на залив и морепродуктами:)
  • Engel F.
    Engel FonsecaMarch 27, 2014
    Un " must" si estás en SF
  • Fer M.
    Fer MoralesJanuary 18, 2014
    Los mejores crabcakes
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RodriguezOctober 20, 2013
    Deliciosa comida: la famosa sopa de almeja en el pan de 10; regresaría!!
  • Andres T.
    Andres TorresSeptember 15, 2013
    La mejor marisquería a la que he ido, recomiendo el fondue de cangrejo
  • Odlaniger L.
    Odlaniger LourençoApril 12, 2013
    Caranguejo bom só o Brasileiro.
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel ArrudaMarch 20, 2013
    Chicken fettucinne and crab fettucinne not good. Meu paladar brasileiro não gostou.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
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