So Much Seafood, So Little Time

Tom Molanphy

By , Local Expert, San Francisco
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Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. San Francisco has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Tadich Grill or at Farallon, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

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    Alioto's

    Established in 1925, Alioto's has been a reliable seafood restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf for years....  Read more »

     
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    The Codmother Fish and Chips

    Local Expert Tip: "One of the busiest restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf - and for good reason."

     
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    Thahn Long

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to book reservations well in advance - despite its location and expansion a few years ago, Thahn Long is packed almost every night. "

     
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    Lot 7

    Local Expert Tip: "If you need a break from Fisherman's Wharf, head to the trendy Mission for this up and coming restaurant."

     
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    Cap'N Mike's Holy Smoke

    Local Expert Tip: "If you need brunch at the Ferry Building on a Thursday or Saturday, Cap'n Mike's is your place. "

     
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    Fish

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check out the nearby Bay Model Visitor Center."

     
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    Swan Oyster Depot

    Local Expert Tip: "Simple counter eatery gets raves for ocean-fresh shellfish."

     
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    Scoma's

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're up for a beautiful Ferry ride, Scoma's in Sausalito is worth the trip, too."

     
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    Tadich Grill

    Local Expert Tip: "Old-school classics are the rule here, and for more than 150 years, the place has thrived on simplicity, a great menu, and time-tested hospitality."

     
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    Pesce

    Local Expert Tip: "Specializing in cicchetti, a Venetian take on tapas, the restaurant confidently serves seafood married with lemon, olive oil, truffles, fennel, and arugula. "

     

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