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No9 Fisherman's Grotto

No9 Fisherman's Grotto

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant, Monument / Landmark, and Bar$$$$
Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
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  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxMarch 28, 2016
    Go for the whole crab
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShawMarch 8, 2016
    Not good in fact bad 🙁
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KemperOctober 15, 2015
    So-so food and unimpressive service
  • RosaAkaNana
    RosaAkaNanaAugust 31, 2015
    The clam chowder is Awesome!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShafferJuly 27, 2015
    Overpriced and bad service...skip it
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerJuly 4, 2015
    Great food. But service could be friendlier. Parking validation only for lot in front of restaurant.
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MJune 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The BEST chowder on the wharf hands down. The crab cakes are my absolute favorite. The crab pasta is also fantastic. Love the old school charm!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KlarMay 23, 2015
    Get the crab sandwich. The Louis sauce was delicious.
  • MAn R.
    MAn RarMarch 13, 2015
    Great Chowder, bad service
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PMarch 10, 2015
    The manager opened the bar for my friends and I before they were actually open. Superb customer service from Fidel.
  • Wayner B.
    Wayner BechelliMarch 5, 2015
    Good place and location. Treatment: 10!
  • Kristy C.
    Kristy CooperFebruary 15, 2015
    The food was Great! We had a half crab and shrimp sandwiches. Service wasn't the best, we sat in the very back against the window. Probably will never eat there again, but glad we tried it.
  • Thaddeus B.
    Thaddeus BallantineFebruary 6, 2015
    It was okay. Clam Chowder was tasty but $$$. It was a bit breezy and they would not turn on the radiant heaters. Appetizer came second go figure. I would not return here.
  • flying f.
    flying felizJanuary 25, 2015
    seafood! clam chowder.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HoppersNovember 25, 2014
    Gotta go upstairs to see the groovy decor.
  • Heather T.
    Heather TNovember 9, 2014
    outdoor seating
  • Sıla
    SılaOctober 20, 2014
    Shrimp Coctail!
  • ◎exp
    ◎expSeptember 21, 2014
    nice staff, nice crabs, 7up instead of Sprite and the most awesome chouder!
  • Wagner S.
    Wagner SilvaSeptember 20, 2014
    Great service, good food (pasta al pesto is a nice choice) and a view to the Golden Gate Bridge (upstairs).
  • Kim L.
    Kim LoyAugust 13, 2014
    The service was great - friendly bartenders with interesting info about the area.
  • Mirco R.
    Mirco R.July 16, 2014
    Pasta with Crab was really good.. and the pasta was 'al dente'.. perfect!
  • Mark Y.
    Mark YoungFebruary 18, 2014
    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.
  • Travelivery -.
    Great views and great food. A must see! http://sf.travelivery.com
  • Oliver L.
    Oliver LaycoDecember 28, 2013
    Avoid the upstairs dining at any cost. They spend more on the atmosphere and look of the place than the quality of the food
  • Nigel F.
    Nigel FenwickOctober 25, 2013
    Try the Dungeness Crab sandwich for lunch. Yummy. See photo.
  • Ece S.
    Ece SezginSeptember 3, 2013
    Dungeness Crab Sandwich was great views are also but service is a little slow...
  • James C.
    James CJuly 29, 2013
    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.
  • Francesco V.
    Francesco VerdiJuly 20, 2013
    Place seems a little "worn" since my last visit, but granted that was over 10 years ago
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BladeJuly 16, 2013
    Best. Coffee. Ever. Also, I've never been served in a restaurant better than I have here.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LeeJuly 1, 2013
    Alexander is the best waiter! He always make sure you have plenty re-fills.
  • Christina
    ChristinaJune 25, 2013
    Best service ever, hands down. Please please please remember to tip well!!!!
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MJune 23, 2013
    Skip going inside; high prices and no service
  • Wan C.
    Wan CarvalhoApril 27, 2013
    Ask for salmon cakes. You wont regret! Great service ever
  • Dan E.
    Dan EganApril 14, 2013
    Shitty food :/
  • Lam A.
    Lam AnhApril 14, 2013
    Beautiful spot to bring out of towners. Bring my family here every time and always a hit!
  • Lam A.
    Lam AnhApril 14, 2013
    Superior Service! Best place to have a bowl of clam chowder in SF. They're oysters on the half shell also really fresh!
  • Kathy C.
    Kathy CMarch 24, 2013
    Free Sourdough bread, whole crab, two seafood pastas = $85 excl tip. Mediocre food. Nice view of fisherman's wharf.
  • ⓋJaredⓋ
    ⓋJaredⓋMarch 3, 2013
    We sat for 25 minutes and never saw a menu or waiter.
  • ⓋJaredⓋ
    ⓋJaredⓋMarch 3, 2013
    Sit in the back
  • Doug T.
    Doug TaylorJanuary 17, 2013
    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.
  • Connie V.
    Connie VoongDecember 22, 2012
    Best Boston clam chowder ever!
  • Tanabe F.
    Tanabe FelipeDecember 3, 2012
    wifi: DeanMartin
  • Constantin B.
    Constantin BankovNovember 14, 2012
    disgusting, chose next door
  • Christina
    ChristinaAugust 27, 2012
    People watching is amazing here. Make sure to have a cup of coffee. Please tip well.
  • Christine K.
    Great view while having a great meal!!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SchuffertMay 11, 2012
    The shrimp dishes are very fresh and good. Don't forget that Bay shrimp are really small tiny shrimp.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DApril 22, 2012
    Them crab legs in garlic butter is tasty
  • Mike D.
    Mike DApril 22, 2012
    I walked my ass off to get here, here's hopin
  • Laughing Squid
    Laughing SquidFebruary 21, 2012
    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.
  • Howard H.
    Howard HuangFebruary 17, 2012
    Great view of the pier, good place to sit and enjoy a bread bowl
  • Chris S.
    Chris SabalburoFebruary 12, 2012
    Great deals great food and super fresh!
  • Monica O.
    Monica OutlawDecember 30, 2011
    Food was good, but nothing exceptional. I will likely not be back - I think I would rather try something else.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CollinsDecember 17, 2011
    Don't get the Sautéed crab legs. Market price and not tasty. Great service. Overpriced and fair food.
  • Wim G.
    Wim GoddenNovember 4, 2011
    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.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LunaOctober 30, 2011
    The fried shrimp appetizer is very tasty!
  • Eric V.
    Eric VanchoffSeptember 18, 2011
    Best service we've had in all of San Francisco.
  • Katherine W.
    Katherine WeckerSeptember 7, 2011
    The garlic crab is so wonderful I went back and had it again the next day!
  • WANG
    WANGJuly 14, 2010
    it's a beautiful place
  • Rex G.
    Rex G.May 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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,
  • Nilson Yair M.
    Crema de almejas
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GoñíaMay 24, 2016
    El lugar es muy lindo "fancy" y la sopa de almeja es rica, pero en el bolo de pan no es contundente, ademas es caro
  • Senem E.
    Senem ErkuşMarch 26, 2016
    İçerisi halı kaplı ve girdiğiniz an ağır, kötü bir koku var. Fiyatlar biraz yüksek ama manzarası harika. Yemekler fena değil, porsiyonlar gayet doyurucu...
  • Lia V.
    Lia ValengoOctober 28, 2015
    Passe direto. Caro, comida sem gosto... Fora o clima de "exploração", sabe? Foi roubada e eu cai nela.
  • Ma.Monica
    Ma.MonicaSeptember 29, 2015
    El mejor #ClamChowder de Fisherman's Wharf. Buena recomendación de @alanxelmundo
  • Dr.Oto
    Dr.OtoSeptember 13, 2011
    이게 2만원어치..
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