Seafood Restaurants San Francisco

Shrimp scampi served at a seafood restaurant
Fresh Seafood is a San Francisco Specialty

Seafood restaurants San Francisco are a specialty of the Bay area. You're certainly in good hands when you come to San Francisco if you're a seafood lover. Popular legend has it that you can only get good seafood at Fisherman's Wharf, but that is no longer true. In fact, the most critically-acclaimed seafood restaurants San Francisco of late have been quite a distance from the wharf. Here's our guide to seafood restaurants in the city where you should consider docking.

Alamo Square Seafood Grill

803 Fillmore Street (at Fulton Street) 415) 440-2828

Highly popular with locals, this quiet, unassuming restaurant serves up delicious fresh fish dishes with a French twist. If you're on a budget and want seafood, this is the perfect place to go. The entrees are beyond reasonably priced.

Seafood Restaurants San Francisco: Alioto's

8 Fisherman's Wharf (415) 673-0183 Alioto's

This classic family owned and operated seafood restaurant has been doing great business since opening in 1925. There are also many great Italian items on the menu. If you're looking for a great view while dining, you couldn't do any better than Alioto's.

Seafood Restaurants San Francisco: Aqua

252 California Street (at Battery Street) (415) 956-9662

This stunning and expensive seafood restaurant has been one of the number one stops in the city for over a decade for gourmet food lovers. Exquisitely prepared seafood and four-star service are two of the things that fuel the buzz.


450 Post Street (at Powell Street) 415) 956-6969 Farallon

Stepping into this elaborate seafood restaurant is a bit like stepping into the movie "Finding Nemo." The décor makes you literally feel like you're in the sea! This entrees and desserts are widely celebrated. Prices are a bit high, but the trip is definitely worth it.


2227 Polk Street (at Vallejo Street) (415) 928-8025

This incredibly affordable and charming restaurant has the look and feel of a café in Venice, Italy, with seafood and Italian dishes to die for. Most of the plates are small (think tapas style), but full-size seafood dishes are available.


40 Belden Place (between Kearny and Montgomery Streets) (415) 986-6491 Plouf

This charming alley restaurant promises a "truly Parisian dining experience," offering its customers a nice array of appetizers, seafood dishes and meats. Outdoor tables available, so be sure to sit outside weather permitting.

Yabbie's Coastal Kitchen

2237 Polk Street (at Green Street) (415) 474-4088

Beloved by locals for its astoundingly fresh fish, this glass-tiled Polk Gulch establishment packs 'em in just about every night of the week. There's also an oyster bar for those of you who enjoy the delicacy, and just about all of the dishes have a California cuisine twist to them.

Seafood Restaurants San Francisco