The San Francisco dining scene is one of the best in the country. From waterfront dining with a view to the oldest restaurant in California, the Bay Area’s restaurants are serving some of the freshest and most delicious seafood anywhere.
Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco, and home to many of the city’s top seafood restaurants. The family-owned Alioto’s #8 is the oldest restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf, serving seafood and Sicilian specialties complemented by spectacular views. Other restaurants with views include Fishermen’s Grotto (family owned and operated since 1935), Franciscan Crab Restaurant, McCormick & Kuleto’s, and Fog Habor, known for being the wharf’s first 100% sustainable seafood restaurant. The kids can enjoy seafood at family-friendly places such as Blue Mermaid, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Pier Market and Pompei’s Grotto.
Besides Fisherman’s Wharf, you can find great seafood in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Located in the Financial District, Tadich Grill was founded in 1849 and is California's oldest restaurant in continuous operation. Also located in the Financial District is Georges, which serves sustainable seafood and organic product. The Beach Chalet is located in Golden Gate Park, serving beers from an onsite brewery with panoramic views of Ocean Beach. Views are also part of the appeal at Sausalito restaurants such as Scoma’s of Sausalito and Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib, where boats pass by while guests enjoy crab and prime rib in a casual atmosphere. For Asian cuisine, head to SKOOL in SOMA for fish with a Japanese influence, or Crustacean in the Civic Center, featuring an imaginative Euro-Vietnamese menu.
For the romantics out there, be sure to stop into Aricie Lingerie and then take care of that sweet tooth at See’s Candies or Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop.
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