2019 Best Seafood Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in San Francisco

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in San Francisco.

> Also, check out the Best Seafood Restaurants in Marin County.
> Find Seafood Restaurants in other cities.

> You can also browse our guide to the top 10 seafood wines featuring the best bottles to pair with your fresh catch.
> Check GAYOT's Guide to Seafood.
 
Alamo Square Seafood Grill
13/20
This small neighborhood spot is a good place for a reasonably priced seafood dinner with a French twist. See More

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Seafood, New American, California
Anchor & Hope
12/20
A sophisticated fish eatery from the trio behind Town Hall and Salt House. See More

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Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market
14/20
Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market lures locals with a simple bait-and-hook: sparkling fresh oysters and seafood. See More
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Caffe Sport
13/20
Colorful, festive spot for southern Italian food since 1969. See More

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Catch
14/20
This bustling Castro restaurant has a fireplace on the patio and seafood on the menu. See More

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

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Hog Island Oyster Co.
14/20
The San Francisco Ferry Building provides a serene, second home for this celebrated, sustainable oyster company from Tomales Bay. See More
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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
14/20
Modern Peruvian cuisine and sweeping Bay views. See More

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McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks
13/20
A restaurant in Ghirardelli Square with an encyclopedic seafood menu and panoramic views of the waterfront and San Francisco Bay. See More

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Sam's Grill
12/20
Established in 1867, Sam's Grill is a monument to the days of leisurely three-martini lunches. See More

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