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Best San Francisco/ Bay Area Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area.


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A16 Rockridge Italian
14/20
Dining Room at A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA 5356 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
Menu
Oakland's sister restaurant to San Francisco's A16. More...

Alamo Square Seafood Grill Seafood
13/20
803 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Menu
This small neighborhood spot is a good place for a reasonably priced seafood dinner with a French twist. More...

Anchor & Hope Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Anchor & Hope, San Francisco, CA 83 Minna St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Menu
A sophisticated fish eatery from the trio behind Town Hall and Salt House. More...

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market Seafood
14/20
579 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu
Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market lures locals with a simple bait-and-hook: sparkling fresh oysters and seafood. More...

Bar Crudo Seafood
No Rating
655 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Tried-and-true seafood restaurant with a standout raw bar, appealing happy hour and modern, friendly vibe. More...

Bistro Boudin Seafood
13/20
Boudin at the Wharf
160 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Menu
Sleek, modern bistro at Boudin Bakery's flagship store offers better food than most restaurants on the Wharf without exorbitant prices. More...

Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar Seafood
12/20
Haslett Warehouse
Argonaut Hotel
471 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Menu
Seafood classics and eight varieties of chowder served in a setting reminiscent of old Gold Rush-era San Francisco. More...

Brindisi Italian
13/20
88 Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Italian fare from the Adriatic coast on Belden Place. More...

Caffe Sport Italian
13/20
574 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Colorful, festive spot for southern Italian food since 1969. More...

Catch California
14/20
Dining Room at Catch, San Francisco, CA 2362 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu
This bustling Castro restaurant has a fireplace on the patio and seafood on the menu. More...

Farallon Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Farallon, San Francisco, CA 450 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dramatic Union Square restaurant with whimsical undersea décor and sophisticated coastal cuisine. More...

Fish. Seafood
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Fish., Sausalito, CA 350 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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This dockside Sausalito restaurant serves sustainable seafood in all its forms, from fish ‘n’ chips to pristine raw oysters. More...

Guaymas Mexican
13/20
5 Main St.
Tiburon, CA 94920
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A California-Mexican menu, thriving bar scene and ideal waterfront location make Guaymas a prime destination. More...

Hayes Street Grill Seafood
13/20
320 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Menu
A neo-traditional fish house with extensive wine and beer lists. More...

Hog & Rocks American
13/20
Dining Room at Hog & Rocks, San Francisco, CA 3431 19th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A stylish, laid-back bar that shines the spotlight on a gastronomic odd couple. More...

Hog Island Oyster Co. Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Hog Island Oyster Co., San Francisco, CA Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

The San Francisco Ferry Building provides a serene, second home for this celebrated, sustainable oyster company from Tomales Bay. More...

Kingfish Seafood
13/20
201 South B. St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Menu
Polished French Quarter décor and a Creole-continental menu are the traits of this sister restaurant to Nola. More...

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Peruvian
14/20
Dining Room at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, San Francisco, CA Pier 1 1/2, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Modern Peruvian cuisine and sweeping Bay views. More...

McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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A restaurant in Ghirardelli Square with an encyclopedic seafood menu and panoramic views of the waterfront and San Francisco Bay. More...

Nick's Cove Seafood
13/20
23240 Hwy. 1
Marshall, CA 94940
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This charmingly restored roadhouse way out on Tomales Bay is worth the drive. More...

Old Port Lobster Shack Seafood
Quick Bite
851 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

Classic East Coast lobster rolls and chowder. More...

Old Port Lobster Shack Seafood
Quick Bite
Ladera Shopping Center
3130 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028

An outpost of the Peninsula's true East Coast lobster shack. More...

Plouf French
14/20
40 Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
Menu
Order buckets of tender, authentically prepared mussels and clams while dining outdoors at this delightful seafood bistro. More...

Sam's Grill Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Sam 374 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Established in 1867, Sam's Grill is a monument to the days of leisurely three-martini lunches. More...

Sam's Chowder House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sam 4210 Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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This seafood eatery overlooking the ocean offers New England-style specialties among other regional seafood dishes. More...

Sausalito Seahorse Italian
13/20
305 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito , CA 94965

Southern Marin’s destination for live entertainment, a lively wine bar scene, Italian seafood and dancing all in one package. More...

Scoma's Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Scoma Pier 47
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Seafood fresh off the boats, local produce and organic meats set this Wharf eatery apart from its tourist-driven neighbors. More...

Scoma's Sausalito Seafood
13/20
588 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
Menu
One of Marin’s oldest restaurants is also one of its most dramatic, with local and international seafood served in huge portions. More...

The Sea By Alexander's Steakhouse Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Sea By Alexander 4269 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Menu
This seafood concept from Alexander's Steakhouse delivers quality ocean fare without leaving the steak behind. More...

Skool Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Skool, San Francisco, CA 1725 Alameda St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Menu
Design District hideaway filled with young, fashionable folk with a taste for sophisticated cocktails and fish-focused fusion. More...

Sotto Mare Raw Bar
13/20
552 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Raw bar and fishermen’s daily catch specials in a charming old-school ambience. More...

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Spenger 1919 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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An East Bay seafood landmark rich in history and charm. More...

The Spinnaker Seafood
13/20
100 Spinnaker Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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The Spinnaker’s main dining room features a terrific view and a menu of California cuisine and seafood. More...

Sutro's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sutro The Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
Menu
This oceanside restaurant features a California menu with plenty of seafood and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. More...

Swan Oyster Depot Seafood
13/20
1517 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Visit this San Francisco landmark for simple seafood done right. More...

Tadich Grill Seafood
13/20
240 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Loved by locals and tourists, Tadich has been serving simple seafood to packed houses since 1849. More...

The Trident Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at The Trident, Sausalito, CA 558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Take in the view at this mainstay seaside restaurant. More...

Waterbar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Waterbar, San Francisco, CA 399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Gorgeous views, bold flavors and a whimsical interior have made Waterbar a seafood-lover's dream. More...

Woodhouse Fish Company Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Woodhouse Fish Company, San Francisco, CA 2073 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu
New England transplants will feel right at home at this casual spot serving lobster rolls, Ipswich clams and fish ‘n’ chips. More...

Yankee Pier Lafayette Seafood
13/20
Lafayette Mercantile Building
3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Menu
A family-friendly, bright and bustling seafood house with New England flair. More...



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