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Pier 23 Cafe



23 Pier, Ste 4
San Francisco, CA 94111

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(415) 362-5125

  • Sun - 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Mon - Fri 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am - 10:00pm

Cuisine: Bakeries, Cafes, Mexican Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.5 of 5.0 from 147 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Pier 23 Cafe Reviews

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  • Scott DFish tacos were delicious! Right by the ocean and great atmosphere!

    55555 by Scott D


  • Jimmy D.The view is their value prop. Food is mediocre and not inexpensive. I ordered the muscles and clams which tasted microwaved based on the hot and cold patches I encountered in the broth.

    33333 by Jimmy D.


  • Peter I.Overall, the food was mediocre but great view. The fish and chips was ok, tacos were soggy, sausage and pretzels were flavourless. Service was slow and acted like they didn't want you to be there

    22222 by Peter I.


  • Milli SLocation was good, food is over rated and just ok😔

    33333 by Milli S


  • Adriana DominguezMoscow Mule's would be better in copper cups

    55555 by Adriana Dominguez


  • Rahn S.Calamari is off the menu

    55555 by Rahn S.


  • Odile DLunch outside ( avoid 1.00pm ). Crab cakes. Mussels and clams. Draught local beer. Music. Enjoy !

    55555 by Odile D


  • Erik BrokWhen you are on the patio you feel like you are a little bit removed from the tourists. The starters were good and served us well as lunch.

    55555 by Erik Brok


  • Jesse RThe view, service, and food were all incredible! The crab and shrimp salad, Korean shirt rib, guacamole and pico are all amazing!! Avi was our server and was the best! Highly recommend it all!

    55555 by Jesse R


  • Amy B.Sit outside! Hats available to block the sun you didn't expect.

    33333 by Amy B.


  • Natalie M.Great place for a birthday lunch!! There's something for everyone on the menu and you can hang out in the beer garden after!

    55555 by Natalie M.


  • SFistYou come here to drink, or perhaps to have a hangover brunch, and you come here when it's sunny out. Because if the conditions are right, this is a prime spot with plenty of space to move around.

    55555 by SFist


  • Brian M.Good drink menu and waterfront location. Enjoy a drink outside

    55555 by Brian M.


  • Alp Can RCrab and shrimp sandwich.. astonishing...

    55555 by Alp Can R


  • Michael L.nice outdoor deck on the bay, and right where the cruise liners dock

    55555 by Michael L.


  • Katie RParmesan baked oysters were huge mouthfuls of crunchy, salty and slight spicy deliciousness!

    55555 by Katie R


  • Dayyan L.Fish and chips are very greasy. Avoid.

    33333 by Dayyan L.


  • Holly W.Our chowder was fishy. We couldn't eat it.

    11111 by Holly W.


  • Alexa Jane D.Perfect spot to enjoy the Embarcadero. Grab your freinds and sit outside with a beer.

    55555 by Alexa Jane D.


  • Danny RGreat patio, great view of the bay.

    55555 by Danny R


  • Jan U.Love this place. Look at the bay and eat the shrimp.

    55555 by Jan U.


  • Lren & JJ LGreat music! Butts.

    55555 by Lren & JJ L


  • Andres HurtadoAwesome fish tacos! Great place to hang with friends by the bay and grab some drinks.

    55555 by Andres Hurtado


  • Crystal R.Outdoor seating is the best, beautiful view out over the bay.

    55555 by Crystal R.


  • Cam B.Interesting bar and patrons from locals to visitors. Expansive outdoor seating.

    55555 by Cam B.


  • Marquetta SWe almost got kicked out because we were having a good time. I think the manager was jealous. Our server was amazing and wants to party with us in the future.

    33333 by Marquetta S


  • Jeremy S.Not bad neighborhood bar in a touristy area.

    55555 by Jeremy S.


  • ClareTouristey but delicious

    55555 by Clare


  • Arianna JChips and guac recommended. Great views of the water.

    55555 by Arianna J


  • JaemieAwesome chowder and cocktails

    55555 by Jaemie


  • Gestina R.The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting. The ocean view was pretty amazing too. ❤️

    55555 by Gestina R.


  • Sri Himesh APan seared tuna sandwich

    55555 by Sri Himesh A


  • Gilda J.Every nice place.

    55555 by Gilda J.


  • Maxine L.Great place on the pier, great patio with water views. About a 10 minute walk from pier 39. Try the fish tacos!

    55555 by Maxine L.


  • خورخ دانيال مركض لوترنIt's a Pier so you can see all the bay so scenic view. The food was OK.

    55555 by خورخ دانيال مركض لوترن


  • Rob H.Great vibe, atmosphere and always nice to be in the sun and see water. Fish and chips were pretty average.

    55555 by Rob H.


  • MichaelFun quick place to eat

    55555 by Michael


  • Alex AAmazingly juicy crab, go for it!

    55555 by Alex A


  • Yaron Z.Excellent crab cakes Benedict

    55555 by Yaron Z.


  • Michael G.I recommend a cappuccino & the delicious Flourless Chocolate Cale!! Yum!!

    55555 by Michael G.


  • Bruno G.Fish fucking tacos!

    55555 by Bruno G.


  • Keith S.Darn good food and the 175 (a drink) is incredible! Just don't drink too many....way to easy to break the champagne flute it comes in:-)

    55555 by Keith S.


  • Smy LdzBira patates 👏👍👏👍 tatlilarda iyi bence burdaki guleryuzlu personel ve guzel konum herseyden ayri tat almamizi saglar 👏👍❤️

    55555 by Smy Ldz


  • Smy LdzSon gunumde tanistigim, hayran kaldigim orada yedigim patatesi hicbiyerde yemedigim , ortama , calisanlara hayran kaldigim , manageriyla tanistigim , efes pilseni tanittigim , super bi yer , 👏👍🇺🇸❤

    55555 by Smy Ldz


  • Turan YurdakulCrab & shrimp sandwich is on average, but calamari is really good.

    55555 by Turan Yurdakul


  • Ingrid K.They have hats to borrow on sunny days!

    55555 by Ingrid K.


  • Marc R.Great for an afternoon beer and cocktail, French fires are good as well, enjoy the view at a sunny day

    55555 by Marc R.


  • Turan YurdakulPerfect location, cute place.

    55555 by Turan Yurdakul


  • Pamela MThe food here is GREAT and the fries are to die for!!!

    55555 by Pamela M


  • Catherine KRockefeller oysters and tuna tostada = grand

    55555 by Catherine K


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Pier 23 Cafe as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Cale J.Mussels + clams with pasta and fish tacos were excellent

    55555 by Cale J.


  • Sean S.The crab is outstanding and the bar is very laid back. Oh and $$$$ views at $$ prices.

    55555 by Sean S.


  • Sofie GrahamThe music is too loud sometimes, but on a sunny day sitting out in the beer garden sharing calamari with friends, there's no place I'd rather be.

    55555 by Sofie Graham


  • Aaron H.Protip: they have cowboy hats for you and the rest of your raucous friends on the deck outside. Enjoy.

    55555 by Aaron H.


  • Jesse H.The seared tuna sandwich is my jam!

    55555 by Jesse H.


  • Food NetworkGuy says if you're looking for live music, fresh delicious seafood, a huge patio and good times, you've got to head to Pier 23. Many come for the legendary NorCal oven-roasted Dungeness crab

    55555 by Food Network


  • Daniel JAmazing!!! Great crab cakes and Mac and cheese

    55555 by Daniel J


  • Kali-Star H.There are 2 Patricks and 2 Ryan's ransoming booze behind the bar. Come Thursday-Saturday nights for the patented Patrick proof perfection!

    55555 by Kali-Star H.


  • Keith S.Definitely try the steamed shellfish...delicious

    55555 by Keith S.


  • Rogier DOne if the few places in the city where you can drink and dine on the water. The muscles are to die for!!

    55555 by Rogier D


  • Guanlin L.Expensive...

    33333 by Guanlin L.


  • Guanlin L.Bad service and food, good view.

    55555 by Guanlin L.


  • Brad G.Great to go to on a beautiful warm day

    55555 by Brad G.


  • Rachelle B.Oysters and beer on the outside patio...need I say more? Beer garden is a great outdoor option if you just want drinks.

    55555 by Rachelle B.


  • Andy W.WiFi Password: chowder23

    55555 by Andy W.


  • Shane BennettThe fish tacos are awesome!

    55555 by Shane Bennett


  • Mike SThe crab bisque is fantastic!

    55555 by Mike S


  • Mitzy P.Seared tuna sandwich and arugula salad are a must !

    55555 by Mitzy P.


  • Richard IHuevos rancheros

    55555 by Richard I


  • Fatih K.Deniz kıyısında mükemmel bir yerde çok şirin bir yer. A cosy restaurant at the perfect location by the sea

    55555 by Fatih K.


  • Igor A.Probably the best pier 23 in SF

    55555 by Igor A.


  • Andrea F.Try the crab and shrimp sandwich- amazing!

    55555 by Andrea F.


  • Melissa O.Get the crab and shrimp sandwich, open it up and dose it with lemon juice and a dash of Tabasco. Perfection.

    33333 by Melissa O.


  • A B.Enjoy crab cake sliders under the powerful back patio heaters.

    55555 by A B.


  • Olessya K.Outstanding ahi tuna and watermelon appetizer. Also recommend peel and eat shrimp.

    55555 by Olessya K.


  • Timothy M.The beef brisket sandwich is incredible, with its decadent BBQ sauce and thick cheddar cheese. Pair with an Anchor Steam draft and a table on the back patio along the Bay for a great evening! ;)

    55555 by Timothy M.


  • Ashley M.Save your time and money. Food was decent at best, but EXTREMELY overpriced. Only the clam chowder satisfied our taste buds. Almost anywhere else in the Wharf will be better.

    22222 by Ashley M.


  • Helen T.Great view great service and great food! Had the sf crab and shrimp sandwich. Really really good! Big portion, had to get a box for the other half of the sandwich.

    55555 by Helen T.


  • Laura G.Try the shrimp and crab sandwich on toasted sourdough - delish!

    55555 by Laura G.


  • Jose R.Happy hour 5-7pm

    55555 by Jose R.


  • Maurice W.food is average, but the service was good. and it's always great to have lunch while looking out into the bay.

    55555 by Maurice W.


  • DerekSave yourself some stress and frustration. Don't try to come down to try the crustacean. By far, worst place in the nation.

    22222 by Derek


  • Kelly A.Typical crowd considering the location. But right on the water. Great place to watch Americas Cup.

    55555 by Kelly A.


  • Woody H.Outdoor patio a great place to watch America' Cup race.

    55555 by Woody H.


  • Kimberly J.Clam chowder was bland. Fish & chips greasy. We really loved the calamari...bacon Mac n cheese & shrimp /crab sand. Service- short handed.

    33333 by Kimberly J.


  • SMTizzyService is horrible and food is just okay.

    22222 by SMTizzy


  • MichaelFriend and legends = awesome jazz bane.

    55555 by Michael


  • HeatKnown for it’s prime outdoor deck, Pier 23 is a happy hour staple for the Northeast corner of SF. Get a bucket of Coronas and some apps. I like the Burrata Plate (not on the menu!) and the Sliders.

    55555 by Heat


  • Jade U.Fun to be down right by the water and in the sunshine but our drinks took forever. We finished our appetizer before they came. Service could be better!

    22222 by Jade U.


  • Mike Z.We received 2 different menus. They had different prices on each. The bill came and I was charged more on one item than was on either of the menus. Would not recommend this place.

    22222 by Mike Z.


  • Alison L.Service is so slow it's painful

    33333 by Alison L.


  • Kimi T.The food's decent, but this is really the spot to go on a sunny day for some drinks on the patio overlooking the water. Sweet potato fries here rock.

    55555 by Kimi T.


  • Jed S.Fish. Tacos.

    55555 by Jed S.


  • Fernanda H.The service at the bar is terrible. Don't know about tables, but bartenders couldn't care less about you. Fried calamari was tasty, but I have to agree with the review that said they are too greasy.

    22222 by Fernanda H.


  • Krispin M....have a kick ass margarita

    55555 by Krispin M.


  • John P.Purity Vodka on the rocks with a splash of water. Pur-fection.

    33333 by John P.


  • Jim Techfrog A.Clam Chowder!

    55555 by Jim Techfrog A.


  • JaemieGreat food ! Don't be fooled by the historic dive look. Chef is trained and all product local and fresh !

    55555 by Jaemie


  • Christian L.This is probably the hottest Bloody Mary I ever had...it's delicious though and so is the fish&chips. Super friendly staff, sitting "on the bay" with a great view.

    55555 by Christian L.


  • Eamonn F.Baby Carrot!

    33333 by Eamonn F.


  • SFGate M.Plenty of windows make the interior of the cafe seem bigger than it is, and offer a chance to spend those bright cold days along the Embarcadero away from the wind.

    55555 by SFGate M.


  • Drew O.Sit outside. Definitely get the Nachos.

    55555 by Drew O.


  • Lauren S.Good view, that's about it. Defiantly try somewhere else

    33333 by Lauren S.


  • Block122This is not a tourist trap. Doesn't look like much from the outside but go in. Grab a table in the back on the water and order anything. You'll be happy.

    33333 by Block122


  • Scott S.SKIP THIS PLACE! Awful service. Nothing special in the food. They are just riding on the coat tail of the Food Network help. Would never recommend to anyone.

    22222 by Scott S.


  • Angelos N.FAVORITE place. Try the calamari!

    55555 by Angelos N.


  • joe c.New Belgium beer launch of shift beer

    33333 by joe c.


  • Kanella G.Splurge a little and have the chorizo firecrackers. They're frickin awesome!

    55555 by Kanella G.


  • Mule C.Get the Phish tacos!

    55555 by Mule C.


  • Rachel R.Horrible service, food is a tad above edible. Asked for vodka up and there was vermouth in it… Plus, Triple D said there were duck poppers- um, no… boooo. Check please, thanks!

    22222 by Rachel R.


  • Ryan W.Best fish and chips I've ever had. Seriously, get it.

    55555 by Ryan W.


  • MetroWizeAlong with its cocktails from the full-bar, Pier 23's kitchen offers a selection of seafood favorites such as their grilled fish tacos, steamed mussels, salmon fritters, and lots more.

    55555 by MetroWize


  • Sara M.Love the house cheese--mozzarella stuffed with ricotta!!!

    55555 by Sara M.


  • Trevor W.Hi Nicole!

    55555 by Trevor W.


  • Travel ChannelA local hangout with a great view of the bay! As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.

    55555 by Travel Channel


  • Patrick J.Whiskeypills rocking the live set....legends!

    55555 by Patrick J.


  • Clayton P.They took the chicken wings off the menu, the horror!!

    22222 by Clayton P.


  • Robert S.Awesome Sunday Brunch with a view of the Bay.

    55555 by Robert S.


  • Benedict C.Bloody Mary's from scratch

    55555 by Benedict C.


  • Robert L.All the food is good here! Chef Matt Garcia is the bomb! Great place for happy hour after work!

    55555 by Robert L.


  • Carl S.Crab and Shrimp Louie!!!

    55555 by Carl S.


  • Matt M.Get the oysters! They're delicious and huge to boot!

    55555 by Matt M.


  • MonicaWear a poncho

    33333 by Monica


  • Courtney J.Came around 4. Bartender couldn't be less interested. I know it's slow but..

    22222 by Courtney J.


  • Robert H.Try the Fernet!

    55555 by Robert H.


  • Staci B.They charge at the door even if you plan on eating dinner. The food isn't worth it. Get a hot dog up the street and listen to the music from outside.

    33333 by Staci B.


  • Staci B.They charge at the door even if you plan on eating dinner. The food isn't worth it. Get a hot dog up the street and listen to the music from outside.

    33333 by Staci B.


  • Matthew S.Bucket of coronas is good make them uncle Charlies an it's even better

    55555 by Matthew S.


  • Carla O.Its ok..nice to eat outside on a hot day..but nothing to write home about. But still enjoyed myself :)

    55555 by Carla O.


  • RioTry the fried calamari and the mac & cheese! Yummm

    55555 by Rio


  • Jonathan S.The lemon tea they bring you on the house after you eat crab is delicious. Yum! I drank 2!

    55555 by Jonathan S.


  • Jason EI meant friendly! Spelled correctly.

    55555 by Jason E


  • Jason EBartender is fast and freindly. Server Max goes above and beyond. Could not have been any better.

    55555 by Jason E


  • Tricia R.On a sunny day, ask your server for a straw hat or some sunblock. Our server Max took great care of us and the bloodies are spicy! Great neighborhood joint!

    55555 by Tricia R.


  • ErinHead here early if it's going to be a warm, sunny day.

    55555 by Erin


  • KaRiM O.The music is always good, drinks are always cold...always a good time!!

    55555 by KaRiM O.


  • Showtime NetworkLive music, cold Coronas & fresh seafood. When the sun is shining, good moods are abundant & tables are hard to come by but standing amidst the sea of fellow bar-goers is just as fun. - Jill

    55555 by Showtime Network


  • Jon P.Best with live music

    55555 by Jon P.


  • Bill H.RIGHT Gin and Juice

    33333 by Bill H.


  • Ted C.Food is just OK... fried calamari is way too greasy

    33333 by Ted C.


  • Robbie W.It's a nice a pier.

    55555 by Robbie W.


  • Aneel R.try the fish tacos

    55555 by Aneel R.


  • Matt F.avoid margarita with too much sweet and sour. Calamari is excellent!

    55555 by Matt F.


  • Matt F.to capture the most sun in the afternoon grab a table at the far outside point.

    33333 by Matt F.


  • José L.get a margarita

    33333 by José L.


  • francine h.Dive bar with great view

    55555 by francine h.


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