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“Tourist trap - nice to walk around but don't eat there”
Review of Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
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US$20.00*
and up
USS Pampanito General Admission
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find a range of hotels, specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops, breathtaking scenery and entertainment for the whole family.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to soak up the pier vibe but don't eat there. Some better places to go to are the Codmother food truck or Scoma's which are a little further out.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at Fisherman’s Wharf. Scoma’s Restaurant is an all-time favorite. We have had a lot of new restaurants open recently and many coming within the next few months. We hope you can come back and try some of our new arrivals!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We spent almost all day walking in and around Fisherman’s Wharf. The street cars, grassy areas, sea lions, shopping, and the freshest seafood in the world are all to be had right there. The hawkers are a bit pushy, and there were a lot of panhandlers and some pretty awful street performers that detracted from the experience, but I would still highly recommend going. Great area to sit and people watch.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2018

Thank you for visiting Fisherman’s Wharf. We appreciate the positive review.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I reckon this place is very touristic but there are lots of restaurants and shops, what else do you need when you're in holidays? I need nothing else.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2018

We are happy you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

While yes, it is touristy, the seafood is for real! The food stands not a rip-off quality-wise, but pricey. The sea, open space and sky, decently clean and safe, great views everywhere, we really enjoyed it. There are some things for the younger set, say ages 7+ such as the tours of the SS Jerimiah O'Brian from D-day of WW II, and actual battle submarine USS Pampanito. Also several other historical ships such a three-masted schooner, paddle-wheel and a steam ferry could fill the day. Definitely windy and quite chilly this time ofvyear, dress layered with comfortable shoes!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandra J
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2018

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the best places in town for seafood. We are happy you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

You could spend several hours here. There are a number of street entertainers. There are many shops and restaurants. You can see Alcatraz from Pier 39. And of course there are the famous seals at Pier 39. Lots of fun for an entire family.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2018

Thank you for the positive review. Fisherman’s Wharf has something fun for everyone. We hope to see you again soon.

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