Crab House At Pier 39

★★★☆☆

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I love to eat. I have eaten a lot of good food in a lot of good places and this was one of the top ten meals of my life. Picture this: Sitting by an indoor fireplace, watching the sun set over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoying amazing, local seafood.
I had a half plate of the Dungeness Crab and their Garlic French Fries. The crab is fresh, grilled to a medium sear, and dredged in a butter, parsley and garlic sauce.
Surreal!!!
A Note: If you're on a budget, or looking for over-sized portions this is probably not the place for you.

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★★★★☆

I love to eat. I have eaten a lot of good food in a lot of good places and this was one of the top ten meals of my life. Picture this: Sitting by an indoor fireplace, watching the sun set over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoying amazing, local seafood.
I had a half plate of the Dungeness Crab and their Garlic French Fries. The crab is fresh, grilled to a medium sear, and dredged in a butter, parsley and garlic sauce.
Surreal!!!
A Note: If you're on a budget, or looking for over-sized portions this is probably not the place for you.

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Crab House at Pier 39 is a great place for the first time visitor to Fisherman's Wharf...like I was when I visited. They restaurant has brightly painted crab shells around the walls. You also get to keep your crab crackin' tools. Fun place!

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★★★★★

Crab House at Pier 39 is a great place for the first time visitor to Fisherman's Wharf...like I was when I visited. They restaurant has brightly painted crab shells around the walls. You also get to keep your crab crackin' tools. Fun place!

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After walking all over the wharf all day, my wife wanted seafood. Figured the why not at the the Crab House on the Pier. Supposedly that's were the local go - NOT! Food was mediocor and over priced. Service was average.

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After walking all over the wharf all day, my wife wanted seafood. Figured the why not at the the Crab House on the Pier. Supposedly that's were the local go - NOT! Food was mediocor and over priced. Service was average.

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This was our first trip to Fisherman's Warfe. After walking about 1 hour to Pier 39, all we wanted was some fresh crab. So we saw Crab House and thought we would try it out. First of all, there is one toilet stall in the restroom, so hope for no lines! We were seated in about 6 minutes without a reservation during Labor Day weekend, so that was good. There is a water pitcher on each table, so you always have cold water. We ordered the dungeoness crab dish for 2 to share = 3lbs for $50. We didn't realize that sides didn't come with that price, so we order garlic bread for $6 as an appetizer and a bowl of garlic noodles to share for $8. I had water and my boyfriend had 1 beer. First they brought the garlic bread out: 1 slice of bread, cut in half. That's what you get for $6. First disappointment. About 10 minutes later they bring out a black sizzling skillet of crab, which we immediately noticed were hairy and covered in barnacles. It also did not appear to be 3 pounds worth of crab. And then $8 for a small bowl of egg noodles with an oily garlic tasting sauce on them. The crab was overcooked and brown inside, not sweet and white like good crab should be. Their "amazing secret recipe" garlic butter is not amazing. Your crab basically sits in a mess of oil. And good luck getting your waiter's attention to ask for more napkins. Oh, but they do give you a plastic bib to wear! (If you dare!) After all these disappointments and not exactly a full stomach, our bill totaled almost $75! I would suggest staying away from this place and finding yourself a Red Lobster! At least there your $50 crab order for 2 consists of Alaskan king crab, side salads, cheddar-bay biscuits, and garlic mashed potatoes! Plus the crab is sweet, tender, WHITE, and not hairy and covered in barnacles! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND AT LEAST $70 FOR AN AWFUL MEAL! We will never go back here.

PROS: Seated in 6 minutes, constant supply of water
CONS: Awful food, awful service, and dinner for 2 = $70+!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was our first trip to Fisherman's Warfe. After walking about 1 hour to Pier 39, all we wanted was some fresh crab. So we saw Crab House and thought we would try it out. First of all, there is one toilet stall in the restroom, so hope for no lines! We were seated in about 6 minutes without a reservation during Labor Day weekend, so that was good. There is a water pitcher on each table, so you always have cold water. We ordered the dungeoness crab dish for 2 to share = 3lbs for $50. We didn't realize that sides didn't come with that price, so we order garlic bread for $6 as an appetizer and a bowl of garlic noodles to share for $8. I had water and my boyfriend had 1 beer. First they brought the garlic bread out: 1 slice of bread, cut in half. That's what you get for $6. First disappointment. About 10 minutes later they bring out a black sizzling skillet of crab, which we immediately noticed were hairy and covered in barnacles. It also did not appear to be 3 pounds worth of crab. And then $8 for a small bowl of egg noodles with an oily garlic tasting sauce on them. The crab was overcooked and brown inside, not sweet and white like good crab should be. Their "amazing secret recipe" garlic butter is not amazing. Your crab basically sits in a mess of oil. And good luck getting your waiter's attention to ask for more napkins. Oh, but they do give you a plastic bib to wear! (If you dare!) After all these disappointments and not exactly a full stomach, our bill totaled almost $75! I would suggest staying away from this place and finding yourself a Red Lobster! At least there your $50 crab order for 2 consists of Alaskan king crab, side salads, cheddar-bay biscuits, and garlic mashed potatoes! Plus the crab is sweet, tender, WHITE, and not hairy and covered in barnacles! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND AT LEAST $70 FOR AN AWFUL MEAL! We will never go back here.

PROS: Seated in 6 minutes, constant supply of water
CONS: Awful food, awful service, and dinner for 2 = $70+!

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Imagine yourself a tourist in San Francisco looking forward to trying to regions famous dungeoness crab. You've just stepped off the chilly ferry from Alcatraz island and have the Crab House at Pier 39 on your mind. A warm place to enjoy a hot meal.

You order hot tea to drink before you dine and are served, courteously, a steel pot of hot water with a glass mug and a selection of teas. Not bad... until you pour the tea into the mug and it explodes sending the hot broth into your lap.

Now most waitstaff and their management would bend over backward to accomodate you in your distress, but not the team at the Crap House... er... whatever. Instead, the manager rushes over and, without even an apology, begins a short lecture on how he will bring you a form to fill out and tha tyou'll need to go to a doctor's office for an exam before they can do anything for you.

The food was okay. Not worth writing home about. "Killer Crab" should have been a warning about the hot drink glass mugs. The bill arrived later and the tea was comp'd. Woohoo.

Stay away from this tourist trap. For all the hype, you're better off at Red Lobster... probably safer too.

PROS: Pier 39 is pretty cool. Go see the sea lions.
CONS: Crab House customer, um, service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Imagine yourself a tourist in San Francisco looking forward to trying to regions famous dungeoness crab. You've just stepped off the chilly ferry from Alcatraz island and have the Crab House at Pier 39 on your mind. A warm place to enjoy a hot meal.

You order hot tea to drink before you dine and are served, courteously, a steel pot of hot water with a glass mug and a selection of teas. Not bad... until you pour the tea into the mug and it explodes sending the hot broth into your lap.

Now most waitstaff and their management would bend over backward to accomodate you in your distress, but not the team at the Crap House... er... whatever. Instead, the manager rushes over and, without even an apology, begins a short lecture on how he will bring you a form to fill out and tha tyou'll need to go to a doctor's office for an exam before they can do anything for you.

The food was okay. Not worth writing home about. "Killer Crab" should have been a warning about the hot drink glass mugs. The bill arrived later and the tea was comp'd. Woohoo.

Stay away from this tourist trap. For all the hype, you're better off at Red Lobster... probably safer too.

PROS: Pier 39 is pretty cool. Go see the sea lions.
CONS: Crab House customer, um, service.

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