The 15 Best Seafood Restaurants in San Francisco

If you’re in San Francisco and craving seafood, well, it looks like you’ve come to the perfect city. Across the whole Bay Area are seafood restaurants that offer great food and excellent service, all at a reasonable price. Aside from that, the menu is fairly large too. From the crab cakes to shrimp risotto, and let’s throw in salmon tartare and lobster roll.

There’s no need to scout the whole city for the best of the best, as we have in here, the top 15 best seafood restaurants that will help you satisfy your cravings.

1. Alamo Square Seafood Grill

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 803 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 440-2828

Most Popular Items:

Steamed Mussels
$12.00
Grilled Rib Eye
$23.00
Shrimp Risotto
$19.75
One block from Alamo Square Park and the famous Painted Ladies, Alamo Square Seafood Grill offers great seafood and good service at a reasonable price. The crab cakes and Ahi Tuna special are popular, and the fish special - where you choose a fish, cooking method, and a sauce - is a crowd favorite.

2. Anchor Oyster Bar

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Tues-Wed)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 579 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 431-3990

Most Popular Items:

Crab Cakes
$7.95
The Anchor Special
The Anchor Special $30.00 (Half)
$30.00 (Half)
Steamed Clams
$22.95
Anchor Oyster Bar offers a Seafood Caesar’s Salad that patrons love, and their oysters are some of the best in the city. Compared to other restaurants, their portions are absolutely huge. You can be sure you won’t leave hungry when you come and dine. Their outdoor seating is fitted with heat lamps so you can enjoy your meal and the Castro neighborhood in comfort.

3. Angler

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Closed: Sun-Mon)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 132 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 872-9442

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Angler’s outdoor patio seating with a view of the Bay Bridge will make any meal here a memorable one. Pair your views with some scallops and oysters, or some more special items like the sea urchin and salt-and-pepper blowfish. Angler’s unique menu, service, and fancy decor make it great for a special occasion.

4. Farallon

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours:
Open During COVID for:
Address: 450 Post St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 956-6969

Most Popular Items:

This is more of a memorium as Farallon closed its doors for good due to COVID-19 after 23 years of delighting its patrons. Close to Union Square, the decor featured jellyfish lights that hung from the ceiling. Food was always fresh, tasty, and impeccably presented. This is a good reminder to never take for granted San Francisco’s amazing food scene.

5. Hook Fish Co

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Sitdown dining
Address: 4542 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone:

Most Popular Items:

Crab Cakes
$12.00
Poke Burrito
$14.00
Smoked Trout Salad
$14.00
All the way across town in the Outer Sunset is this gem, Hook Fish Co. They boast some of the best tuna poke and fish and chips in town. It’s a great seaside eatery to stop by if you are visiting Ocean Beach to watch the sunset or taking a stroll through Golden Gate Park. Just make sure to remember to order online.

6. Leo’s Oyster Bar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 568 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 872-9982

Most Popular Items:

The checkered floor and bar seating will definitely give you old school retro vibes when you visit Leo’s Oyster Bar. This is a great seafood option in the Financial District, especially if you like oysters or lobster rolls. You should enjoy their great cocktail selection to complete the experience.

7. Petit Crenn

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Closed: Sun-Mon)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Sit-down dining, Curbside pickup
Address: 609 Hayes St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 864-1744

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Petit Crenn on Hayes St is a French Bistro that’s perfect for a special occasion. The restaurant is nice and cozy, and every dish is presented in a beautiful way. Look to enjoy their 7 course tasting menu, which paces you through the night and allows you to savor every bite, including their excellent seafood options.

8. Scoma’s

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Cloosed: Tues-Wed)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Sit-down dining
Address: 1965 Al Scoma Way San Francisco, CA 94133

Most Popular Items:

Lobster Bisque
$13.00
Dungeness Crab
$21.00
Mixed Seafood Grill
$39.00
Scoma’s is a seafood restaurant that is right on the water - you are literally next to the fishing boats bobbing up and down along the pier. Their fish-and-chips and clam chowder are both excellent. Be sure to make a reservation in advance as Scoma’s is very popular amongst both locals and tourists.

9. Sotto Mare

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Sit-down dining Address: 552 Green St San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 398-3181

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A local favorite in the North Beach neighborhood, Sotto Mare specializes in Italian seafood. Their Cioppino, an Italian seafood stew, is hearty and one of the best in the city. Portions are large across the board. Don’t forget to bring a jacket if outdoor dining, but the wait and the chill are worth it when you try the food.

10. Swan Oyster Depot

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for: Indoor dining
Address: 1517 Polk St San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 673-1101

Most Popular Items:

Smoked Salmon
$24.50
Crab Salad
$32.00
Combination Salad
$20.50
Swan Oyster is a take out only seafood spot on Polk Street, and be prepared to wait in line to order food (unless you get there before it opens, which people do). However, the food comes out hot and is worth the wait. Some notable menu items include their Sicilian sashimi, crab cocktail, and smoked salmon.

11. Waterbar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: Mon-Tues: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed-Sun: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Sit-down dining
Address: 399 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 284-9922

Most Popular Items:

2 dozen oysters
$1.05 each
Dungeness Crab
$24.00
Lobster Roll
$24.00
Located next to Rincon Park along the Embarcadero, Waterbar offers stunning views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge with delicious seafood to pair. The food is plated in a beautiful way, and their oysters, lobster, and clam chowder are all popular hits. Waterbar is great for a company outing or a nice romantic dinner for couples.

12. Woodhouse Fish Co

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Indoor dining
Address: 1914 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 437-2722

Most Popular Items:

Woodhouse Fish Co is most notable for having New England-based themes and menu items. Their clam chowder and lobster rolls make you feel like you’re on the East Coast, but without the inclement weather. Their outdoor dining is in the shape of a boat on the side of the street, with booths to social distance and protect patrons from the wind.

13. Tadich Grill

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Indoor dining
Address: 240 California St San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 391-1849

Most Popular Items:

Cioppino
Cioppino $37.00
$37.00
Oysters Rockefeller
$21.00
Petrale
Petrale $28.95
$28.95
One of the oldest restaurants in San Francisco (over 160 years old!), Tadich Grill is an iconic spot in the Financial District. Their cioppino and lobster are tasty, and everything tastes fresh and is served in bing portions. If you want an authentic San Francisco experience, drop by and enjoy a meal here.

14. Hog Island Oyster Bar

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed: Wed)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Sit-down dining
Address: 1 Ferry Bldg Shop 11 San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 391-7117

Most Popular Items:

Clam Chowder
$17.00
Grilled Oysters
$17.00
Rustic Seafood Stew
$24.00
Hog Island Oyster Co is a popular seafood restaurant stationed inside the Ferry Building. They offer some of the freshest oysters in the city, and they serve them with an amazing side of sauce too. Enjoy the cool vibe and the stunning views of the Bay Bridge. Perfect for a meal with colleagues, or a romantic meal with your significant other.

15.Bar Crudo

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 655 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 409-0679

Most Popular Items:

Oysters
2.50
Butterfish
$13.00
San Sebastian
$13.00
Bar Crudo is a trendy seafood spot on Divisadero Street with unique seafood options and an extensive beer menu. Their oysters, mussels, and fish tacos are all tasty, and patrons love the value of their happy hour menu. Where else can you find uni avocado tacos? If you call yourself a foodie, Bar Crudo is a must visit.