No9 Fisherman's Grotto

No9 Fisherman's Grotto

Seafood Restaurant, Monument / Landmark, and Bar
2847 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Fishermen's Grotto opened in 1935 as the first sit-down restaurant on San Francisco's world-famous Fisherman's Wharf.


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  • "Try the Dungeness Crab sandwich for lunch. Yummy. See photo." (2 tips)
  • "... to have a bowl of clam chowder in SF. They're oysters on the half shell..." (3 tips)
  • "... Crab Sandwich was great views are also but service is a little slow..." (4 tips)
  • Christine K.

    Great view while having a great meal!!

    Christine K. · May 12, 2012
  • Eric V.

    Best service we've had in all of San Francisco.

    Eric V. · September 18, 2011
  • Katherine W.

    The garlic crab is so wonderful I went back and had it again the next day!

    Katherine W. · September 7, 2011
  • WANG

    it's a beautiful place

    WANG · July 14, 2010
  • Dan E.

    Shitty food :/

    Dan E. · April 14, 2013
  • Tanabe F.

    wifi: DeanMartin

    Tanabe F. · December 3, 2012
  • Howard H.

    Great view of the pier, good place to sit and enjoy a bread bowl

    Howard H. · February 17, 2012
  • Rex G.

    Landmark aside, the menu and food preparation haven't changed much since I first went... back in '85 (age 3). Not that that's a bad thing. The spumoni is always good and the booze isn't watered down,

    Rex G. · May 9, 2010
  • Dan S.

    The shrimp dishes are very fresh and good. Don't forget that Bay shrimp are really small tiny shrimp.

    Dan S. · May 11, 2012
  • Laughing Squid

    Definitely worth checking out for the gift shop that time forgot, the custom fisherman carpet, the diorama and the upstairs bar but skip the chowder. Go to Musee Mecanique after.

    Laughing Squid · February 21, 2012
  • Monica O.

    Food was good, but nothing exceptional. I will likely not be back - I think I would rather try something else.

    Monica O. · December 30, 2011
  • Debbie T.

    They make an excellent Singapore Sling.

    Debbie T. · September 26, 2010
  • よし

    Be careful. They have two menus. One is for local, the other is for tourist. The former is in front of the restaurant. But server brings the latter rip-off menu. Taste is good.

    よし · 3 weeks ago
  • Mark Y.

    Get the table in the back with the view of the Harbour. This is one if the first restaurants on the Wharf in SF est. 1935.

    Mark Y. · February 18
  • Oliver L.

    Avoid the upstairs dining at any cost. They spend more on the atmosphere and look of the place than the quality of the food

    Oliver L. · December 28, 2013
  • Nigel F.

    Try the Dungeness Crab sandwich for lunch. Yummy. See photo.

    Nigel F. · October 25, 2013
  • Ece S.

    Dungeness Crab Sandwich was great views are also but service is a little slow...

    Ece S. · September 3, 2013
  • James C.

    Best Food on the Wharf. It has all of the San Francisco eats that you want to try. Crab Cake is to die for. The Market Crab is amazing. The Cioppino is crazy good and the drinks are fantastic.

    James C. · July 29, 2013
  • Francesco V.

    Place seems a little "worn" since my last visit, but granted that was over 10 years ago

    Francesco V. · July 20, 2013
  • Lisa B.

    Best. Coffee. Ever. Also, I've never been served in a restaurant better than I have here.

    Lisa B. · July 16, 2013
  • Cory L.

    Alexander is the best waiter! He always make sure you have plenty re-fills.

    Cory L. · July 1, 2013
  • Christina

    Best service ever, hands down. Please please please remember to tip well!!!!

    Christina · June 25, 2013
  • Samantha M.

    Skip going inside; high prices and no service

    Samantha M. · June 23, 2013
  • Wan C.

    Ask for salmon cakes. You wont regret! Great service ever

    Wan C. · April 27, 2013
  • Lam A.

    Beautiful spot to bring out of towners. Bring my family here every time and always a hit!

    Lam A. · April 14, 2013
  • Lam A.

    Superior Service! Best place to have a bowl of clam chowder in SF. They're oysters on the half shell also really fresh!

    Lam A. · April 14, 2013
  • Kathy C.

    Free Sourdough bread, whole crab, two seafood pastas = $85 excl tip. Mediocre food. Nice view of fisherman's wharf.

    Kathy C. · March 24, 2013
  • ⓋJaredⓋ

    We sat for 25 minutes and never saw a menu or waiter.

    ⓋJaredⓋ · March 3, 2013
  • ⓋJaredⓋ

    Sit in the back

    ⓋJaredⓋ · March 3, 2013
  • Doug T.

    Not recommended!! Service is beyond slow! Never got a drink refill. Waited 30 minutes just for a check. Halibut was cold and tough and veggies hard as a rock. Food is as old as the establishment.

    Doug T. · January 17, 2013
  • Connie V.

    Best Boston clam chowder ever!

    Connie V. · December 22, 2012
  • Constantin B.

    disgusting, chose next door

    Constantin B. · November 14, 2012
  • Christina

    People watching is amazing here. Make sure to have a cup of coffee. Please tip well.

    Christina · August 27, 2012
  • Mike D.

    Them crab legs in garlic butter is tasty

    Mike D. · April 22, 2012
  • Mike D.

    I walked my ass off to get here, here's hopin

    Mike D. · April 22, 2012
  • Chris S.

    Great deals great food and super fresh!

    Chris S. · February 12, 2012
  • Justin C.

    Don't get the Sautéed crab legs. Market price and not tasty. Great service. Overpriced and fair food.

    Justin C. · December 17, 2011
  • W G.

    Been coming here for 20 years... the decor and menu might be the same, the food quality certainly isn't. Clam chowder was terrible (compared to the one they serve at Le Boudin), swordfish was just ok.

    W G. · November 4, 2011
  • Christina L.

    The fried shrimp appetizer is very tasty!

    Christina L. · October 30, 2011
  • Travelivery -.

    Great views and great food. A must see!

    Travelivery -. · January 23
  • Dr.Oto

    이게 2만원어치..

    Dr.Oto · September 13, 2011

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