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Pier 23 Cafe

Gastropub and American Restaurant · Northern Waterfront
Pier 23 (btwn Sansome & Union), San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.0/10

Based on 418 votes

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    Andrea F.
    "Try the crab and shrimp sandwich- amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Woody H.
    "Outdoor patio a great place to watch America' Cup race."(2 Tips)
    Christian L.
    "Super friendly staff, sitting "on the bay" with a great view."(14 Tips)
    Cale J.
    "Mussels + clams with pasta and fish tacos were excellent"(6 Tips)
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  • crab
  • scenic views
  • outdoor seating
  • america
  • cocktails
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • casual
  • calamari
  • server max
  • oysters
  • beer
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • mac & cheese
  • seared tuna
  • shrimp
  • music
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • Jan U.

    Love this place. Look at the bay and eat the shrimp.

    Jan Utterback · 2 weeks ago
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  • Lren & JJ P.

    Great music! Butts.

    Lren & JJ Popnfresh · January 3
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  • Andres H.

    Awesome fish tacos! Great place to hang with friends by the bay and grab some drinks.

    Andres Hurtado · December 28, 2015
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  • Crystal R.

    Outdoor seating is the best, beautiful view out over the bay.

    Crystal Righetti · December 1, 2015
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  • Cam B.

    Interesting bar and patrons from locals to visitors. Expansive outdoor seating.

    Cam Byrd · November 29, 2015
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  • Marquetta S.

    We almost got kicked out because we were having a good time. I think the manager was jealous. Our server was amazing and wants to party with us in the future.

    Marquetta Sarsour · September 27, 2015
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  • Jeremy S.

    Not bad neighborhood bar in a touristy area.

    Jeremy Smith · September 22, 2015
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  • Clare

    Touristey but delicious

    Clare · August 24, 2015
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  • Arianna B.

    Chips and guac recommended. Great views of the water.

    Arianna Berman · August 13, 2015
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  • Jaemie

    Awesome chowder and cocktails

    Jaemie · August 3, 2015
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  • Gestina

    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting. The ocean view was pretty amazing too. ❤️

    Gestina · August 2, 2015
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  • Sri Himesh B.

    Pan seared tuna sandwich

    Sri Himesh Bobbili · July 18, 2015
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  • Gilda J.

    Every nice place.

    Gilda Jaime · July 11, 2015
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  • Maxine L.

    Great place on the pier, great patio with water views. About a 10 minute walk from pier 39. Try the fish tacos!

    Maxine Levine · July 1, 2015
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  • خورخ دانيال م.

    It's a Pier so you can see all the bay so scenic view. The food was OK.

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  • Rob H.

    Great vibe, atmosphere and always nice to be in the sun and see water. Fish and chips were pretty average.

    Rob Hunwick · April 5, 2015
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  • Michael

    Fun quick place to eat

    Michael · March 25, 2015
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  • Alex S.

    Amazingly juicy crab, go for it!

    Alex Shestakov · March 4, 2015
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  • Yaron Z.

    Excellent crab cakes Benedict

    Yaron Zakai-Or · February 15, 2015
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  • Michael G.

    I recommend a cappuccino & the delicious Flourless Chocolate Cale!! Yum!!

    Michael Guarnieri · January 24, 2015
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  • Bruno G.

    Fish fucking tacos!

    Bruno Giel · January 19, 2015
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  • Keith S.

    Darn good food and the 175 (a drink) is incredible! Just don't drink too many....way to easy to break the champagne flute it comes in:-)

    Keith Smith · December 21, 2014
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  • Turan Y.

    Crab & shrimp sandwich is on average, but calamari is really good.

    Turan Yurdakul · December 4, 2014
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  • Ingrid K.

    They have hats to borrow on sunny days!

    Ingrid Kong · October 1, 2014
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  • Marc R.

    Great for an afternoon beer and cocktail, French fires are good as well, enjoy the view at a sunny day

    Marc R?er · September 22, 2014
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  • Turan Y.

    Perfect location, cute place.

    Turan Yurdakul · September 21, 2014
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  • Pamela E.

    The food here is GREAT and the fries are to die for!!!

    Pamela Echenique · September 19, 2014
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  • Catherine L.

    Rockefeller oysters and tuna tostada = grand

    Catherine Lee · September 7, 2014
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  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    A great place to hang out on a sunny day,look out over the pacific and knock back a couple craft beers.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 7, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Pier 23 Cafe as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Cale J.

    Mussels + clams with pasta and fish tacos were excellent

    Cale Jr · August 20, 2014
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  • Sean S.

    The crab is outstanding and the bar is very laid back. Oh and $$$$ views at $$ prices.

    Sean Sheppard · August 15, 2014
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  • Sofie G.

    The music is too loud sometimes, but on a sunny day sitting out in the beer garden sharing calamari with friends, there's no place I'd rather be.

    Sofie Graham · August 9, 2014
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  • Aaron H.

    Protip: they have cowboy hats for you and the rest of your raucous friends on the deck outside. Enjoy.

    Aaron Hill · August 9, 2014
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  • Jesse H.

    The seared tuna sandwich is my jam!

    Jesse Hattabaugh · August 7, 2014
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  • Food Network

    Guy says if you're looking for live music, fresh delicious seafood, a huge patio and good times, you've got to head to Pier 23. Many come for the legendary NorCal oven-roasted Dungeness crab Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
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  • Daniel P.

    Amazing!!! Great crab cakes and Mac and cheese

    Daniel Peterman · June 28, 2014
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  • Kali-Star H.

    There are 2 Patricks and 2 Ryan's ransoming booze behind the bar. Come Thursday-Saturday nights for the patented Patrick proof perfection!

    Kali-Star Hugger · June 6, 2014
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  • Keith S.

    Definitely try the steamed shellfish...delicious

    Keith Smith · June 4, 2014
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  • Rogier d.

    One if the few places in the city where you can drink and dine on the water. The muscles are to die for!!

    Rogier de Haas · May 18, 2014
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  • Stephen L.

    Expensive...

    Stephen Luo · May 14, 2014
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  • Stephen L.

    Bad service and food, good view.

    Stephen Luo · May 14, 2014
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  • Brad G.

    Great to go to on a beautiful warm day

    Brad Graham · May 10, 2014
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  • Rach B.

    Oysters and beer on the outside patio...need I say more? Beer garden is a great outdoor option if you just want drinks.

    Rach B · April 24, 2014
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  • Andy C.

    WiFi Password: chowder23

    Andy Cooper · April 20, 2014
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  • Shane B.

    The fish tacos are awesome!

    Shane Bennett · April 17, 2014
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  • Mike S.

    The crab bisque is fantastic!

    Mike Shaw · April 7, 2014
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  • Mitzy P.

    Seared tuna sandwich and arugula salad are a must !

    Mitzy Percival · April 7, 2014
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  • Igor A.

    Probably the best pier 23 in SF

    Igor Abramov · January 2, 2014
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  • Andrea F.

    Try the crab and shrimp sandwich- amazing!

    Andrea Faz · December 31, 2013
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