A restaurant in the heart of tourist central that’s built like a 1960s houseboat sounds like somewhere you’d be forced to go after losing a bet. But that’s what Scoma’s is and it’s actually one of the only places in Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll find us. The menu is full of old-school dishes like Crab Louie salad and linguine con vongole, but what you’re really here for are the clam chowder and Dungeness crab. Get it whole-roasted, and make sure to ask for bibs.
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Getting a burger at In-N-Out is one of the few reasons you’ll find us on this stretch of Fisherman’s Wharf.
San Francisco Brewing Co. Beer Garden
San Francisco Brewing Co. makes great beer and has a big section of the courtyard in Ghirardelli Square to hang out in on a nice day.
The Baked Bear
Get your tourist on with the very good ice cream sandwiches at The Baked Bear in Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Try Gardenias, in lower Pac Heights, when you’re looking to drink a bottle of wine and eat like a moderately health-conscious French king.
Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
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Swan Oyster Depot
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