No9 Fisherman's Grotto

No9 Fisherman's Grotto

Seafood Restaurant, Monument / Landmark, and Bar · Fishermans Wharf
2847 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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.


Based on 165 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Lam A.
    "Best place to have a bowl of clam chowder in SF."(11 Tips)
    Nigel F.
    "Try the Dungeness Crab sandwich for lunch."(2 Tips)
    "OMG! Clam chouder was freaking delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Howard H.
    "Great view of the pier, good place to sit and enjoy a bread bowl"(7 Tips)
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  • crab
  • scenic views
  • chouder
  • bread bowls
  • oysters
  • pasta
  • people watching
  • shrimp
  • trendy
  • coffee
  • fish
  • lunch
  • beer
  • dinner
  • salmon
  • brunch food
  • Cioppino
  • tourism
  • piers
  • pesto
  • RosaAkaNana

    The clam chowder is Awesome!

    RosaAkaNana · 2 days ago
  • Kevin S.

    Overpriced and bad service...skip it

    Kevin Shaffer · July 27
  • Hard R.

    Great food. But service could be friendlier. Parking validation only for lot in front of restaurant.

    Hard Rocker · July 4
  • Natalie M.

    The BEST chowder on the wharf hands down. The crab cakes are my absolute favorite. The crab pasta is also fantastic. Love the old school charm!

    Natalie M · June 1
  • Melissa H.

    Get the crab sandwich. The Louis sauce was delicious.

    Melissa Homan · May 23
  • Rod H.

    Great Chowder, bad service

    Rod Hrz · March 13
  • Aaron P.

    The manager opened the bar for my friends and I before they were actually open. Superb customer service from Fidel.

    Aaron P · March 10
  • Wayner B.

    Good place and location. Treatment: 10!

    Wayner Bechelli · March 5
  • Kristy C.

    The food was Great! We had a half crab and shrimp sandwiches. Service wasn't the best, we sat in the very back against the window. Probably will never eat there again, but glad we tried it.

    Kristy Cooper · February 15
  • Thaddeus B.

    It was okay. Clam Chowder was tasty but $$$. It was a bit breezy and they would not turn on the radiant heaters. Appetizer came second go figure. I would not return here.

    Thaddeus Ballantine · February 6
  • flying f.

    seafood! clam chowder.

    flying feliz · January 25
  • Elenaᶳᵘ²

    OMG! Clam chouder was freaking delicious! The clam chowder was so good the wonderful and aromatic flavor in the chowder kept our taste buds screaming for more. We will definitely be back. 

    Elenaᶳᵘ² · December 17, 2014
  • Marc H.

    Gotta go upstairs to see the groovy decor.

    Marc Hoppers · November 25, 2014
  • Heather T.

    outdoor seating

    Heather T · November 9, 2014
  • Sıla

    Shrimp Coctail!

    Sıla · October 20, 2014
  • exp

    nice staff, nice crabs, 7up instead of Sprite and the most awesome chouder!

    exp · September 21, 2014
  • Wagner S.

    Great service, good food (pasta al pesto is a nice choice) and a view to the Golden Gate Bridge (upstairs).

    Wagner Silva · September 20, 2014
  • Kim L.

    The service was great - friendly bartenders with interesting info about the area.

    Kim Loy · August 13, 2014
  • Mirco R.

    Pasta with Crab was really good.. and the pasta was 'al dente'.. perfect!

    Mirco R. · July 16, 2014
  • 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 · March 29, 2014
  • 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 Young · February 18, 2014
  • Travelivery -.

    Great views and great food. A must see!

  • 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 Layco · December 28, 2013
  • Nigel F.

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

    Nigel Fenwick · October 25, 2013
  • Ece S.

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

    Ece Sezgin · 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 Verdi · July 20, 2013
  • Lisa B.

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

    Lisa Blade · July 16, 2013
  • Cory L.

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

    Cory Lee · 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 Carvalho · April 27, 2013
  • Dan E.

    Shitty food :/

    Dan Egan · April 14, 2013
  • Lam A.

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

    Lam Anh · 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 Anh · 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 Taylor · January 17, 2013
  • Connie V.

    Best Boston clam chowder ever!

    Connie Voong · December 22, 2012
  • Tanabe F.

    wifi: DeanMartin

    Tanabe Felipe · December 3, 2012
  • Constantin B.

    disgusting, chose next door

    Constantin Bankov · November 14, 2012
  • Christina

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

    Christina · August 27, 2012
  • Christine K.

    Great view while having a great meal!!

    Christine Kwiecinski · May 12, 2012
  • Dan S.

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

    Dan Schuffert · May 11, 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
  • 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
  • Howard H.

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

    Howard Huang · February 17, 2012
  • Chris S.

    Great deals great food and super fresh!

    Chris Sabalburo · February 12, 2012

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