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Cuisine: American, European, Italian, Seafood
Price Range: $$$
What began in 1965 as a small coffee shop has evolved into an oft-frequented, family-run restaurant. It's also the only place amid Fisherman's Wharf's touristy eateries that locals recommend for... Read More
What began in 1965 as a small coffee shop has evolved into an oft-frequented, family-run restaurant. It's also the only place amid Fisherman's Wharf's touristy eateries that locals recommend for quality of food and generous portions. Celebrity photos grant silent, smiling endorsement, and broad windows showcase wharf and Bay vistas. The lengthy menu tempts with Italian-accented seafood, including pastas, grilled fish, shellfish saut--s and a fabulous cioppino alla pescatore with Dungeness crab.There's also a Scoma's in Sausalito, just a quick ferry ride across the bay, which is on a dock overlooking the water and offers spectacular views of San Francisco.
- Restaurants with Views: "You've got to try the cioppino, which was created in San Francisco."
- Waterfront Dining: "For a true taste of San Francisco, order the dish that was invented in San Francisco: Cioppino, a delightful seafood stew of Crab, Prawns, Sea Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Fresh Fish, Calamari served in "Mama" Scoma's Rich Tomato Broth."
- Seafood: "If you're up for a beautiful Ferry ride, Scoma's in Sausalito is worth the trip, too."
- Best for Restaurants with Views Because: This family restaurant has been around since the mid60's and is incredibly consistent with the quality of its seafood.
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Scoma's is full of not just delicious food but an experienced and trained staff with great tips for tourists.
- Best for Seafood Because: Scoma keeps getting more popular but the quality of the seafood and staff service never seems to suffer.