The Franciscan Crab Restaurant

The Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant · Fishermans Wharf
Pier 43 1/2 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & more.


Based on 354 votes

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    Tony A.
    "The Crab Enchiladas are amazing."(6 Tips)
    Gulia I.
    "Crab chowder...... Yummy!!!"(4 Tips)
    Kai T.
    "Great view, fine service and excellent food on our last visit!"(20 Tips)
    Mr M.
    "Try the skillet combo and a clam chowder...u wont regret it"(2 Tips)
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  • crab
  • scenic views
  • skillet combo
  • lively
  • fondue
  • family-friendly
  • mussels
  • good for groups
  • calamari
  • oysters
  • cocktails
  • ice cream sundaes
  • authentic
  • french fries
  • linguine
  • great value
  • wifi
  • cake
  • fettuccine
  • good for a late night
  • Shen Ming M.

    One of the best Dungeness crabs in SF

    Shen Ming Mah · 1 week ago
  • Mr M.

    Try the skillet combo and a clam chowder...u wont regret it

    Mr Maggio · September 17
  • Matteo M.

    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.

    Matteo Matt · August 31
  • Dominique

    The sizzling crab is Ahhhhhhmazing!

    Dominique · August 23
  • Angela R.

    The crab enchiladas were out of this world!

    Angela Royal · August 11
  • Karl W.

    If you go here you'll be treated to real prosciutto, excellent seafood and a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay

    Karl Warren · June 14
  • Ryan S.

    Best meal with a view in SanFran!

    Ryan Sandefur · June 12
  • Sean M.

    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

    Sean Miller · May 26
  • Till

    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 :-) ).

    Till · April 12
  • Charley M.

    Grilled mussels are great, crab was a miss, not very fresh.

    Charley Ma · April 8
  • Fernando M.

    Nice view... slightly overpriced

    Fernando Munoz · February 8
  • Mike L.

    Their booths are so cozy!

    Mike Lopyrev · December 22, 2014
  • Kai T.

    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!

    Kai Tiura · October 18, 2014
  • Chip

    Clam chowder.

    Chip · October 3, 2014
  • Mr M.

    Do not miss the iron skillet woth mussels, shrimp and crab. Its a must

    Mr Maggio · October 3, 2014
  • R F.

    Ordered garlic crab legs - the most bland crab legs ever! No hint of garlic, nor any flavor.

    R F · October 1, 2014
  • Karlette M.

    Good Food!

    Karlette Murray · September 26, 2014
  • Colleen M.

    An outstanding view with subpar food.

    Colleen Megan · September 25, 2014
  • Gogu P.

    Nice view, average food, good service, terrible manager - he does not know anything about hospitality and humanity - he should be doing something else.

    Gogu Paranghelie · September 16, 2014
  • Florian V.

    There are better ones around.

    Florian Voß · September 16, 2014
  • smallprint

    Crab chowder and a view of Alcatraz.....and a glass of Nappa Valley vino of course

    smallprint · September 7, 2014
  • Double D.

    Try the fish&chips. The fries is perfectly seasoned with sea salt. Tastes better with ketchup.

    Double Dee · August 31, 2014
  • Roxana B.

    The mussels and shrimps were fantastic !!! My waiter Eduardo was amazing .. He showed me what professionalism should be like in today's world !!!!

    Roxana Brisendine · August 25, 2014
  • Kim L.

    Traditional Fisherman's Wharf restaurant - its been there forever and never disappoints!

    Kim Loy · August 13, 2014
  • Stuart M.

    This is the very best place to enjoy clam chowder in a sourdough bowl on the wharf in San Francisco

    Stuart Murdoch · August 9, 2014
  • Gary B.

    Love the crab!!

    Gary Bacon · August 8, 2014
  • Tito N.

    Fresh seafood! Handmade pasta is great too.

    Tito Nisperos III · August 7, 2014
  • Gustavo G.

    A small break before returning to work @ 9:00 pm SFO time!

    Gustavo Ghersi · July 30, 2014
  • Mirco R.

    Really dine food an a nice view to Alcatraz

    Mirco R. · July 17, 2014
  • David K.

    Touristy vibe, but worth it.

    David Kelty · July 10, 2014
  • jeajea

    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!

    jeajea · July 3, 2014
  • Mathias H.

    WiFi password is 'connect2me'

    Mathias Herberts · June 10, 2014
  • Alex L.

    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.

    Alex L · April 27, 2014
  • Krazy For Pets

    Dungeness crab skillet pairs with Pinot Gris...what a meal!

    Krazy For Pets · April 9, 2014
  • Abdullah A.

    Nice food (:

    Abdullah Aloboud · March 30, 2014
  • Alexander P.

    Wifi pass: connect2me

    Alexander Posledov · March 8, 2014
  • Thaïs d.

    Ask for the shrimp with fries, it is DELICIOUS!!

    Thaïs de Lucena · January 6, 2014
  • NorthBeach U.

    The crab enchiladas are fantastic! Tip: take an Uber in North Beach for FREE (up to $20) anytime between now until Friday 12/20/13 using the promo code NorthBeachSF. (Excludes TAXI). #NBSF

    NorthBeach U · December 18, 2013
  • Hamzah A.

    One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten♥♥!

    Hamzah AlShuaibi · November 30, 2013
  • Michelle H.

    The skillet combo was amazing. The food is delivered so fast and everything is delicious.

    Michelle Hurt · November 24, 2013
  • Rob S.

    Crab enchiladas rock!

    Rob Solis · October 30, 2013
  • Mary T.

    The crab chowder is must have no matter what you're ordering.

    Mary Trujillo · October 13, 2013
  • Sandy Y.

    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.

    Sandy Yeung · September 17, 2013
  • Vincent P.

    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'.

    Vincent Pardue · September 7, 2013
  • Charles C.

    A nice sauce for the crab, but very overwhelming.

    Charles Chiang · August 30, 2013
  • Katie M.

    The oysters are small but sweet. Seagull watching is a must

    Katie McManus · August 26, 2013
  • Katrin S.

    Incredible view but overpriced.

    Katrin Seaborg · August 19, 2013
  • Lucy R.

    Can't go wrong!

    Lucy Reynolds · August 12, 2013
  • Roni D.

    Fish and chips were disappointing, but the short rib was incredible!

    Roni Dittli Crews · July 29, 2013
  • Rozanne M.

    Right on the water!

    Rozanne Michaels · July 28, 2013

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