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Fishermen's Grotto #9 Reviews List

Fishermen's Grotto #9

Opened in 1935 as the first sit down restaurant on San Francisco's world famous Fisherman's Wharf. Started by Mike Geraldi, an immigrant fisherman from Sicily as an avenue to deliver his fresh catch to the local population. Owned and Operated by The Geraldi Family for over 70 years. Features Inside and Outside Dining, views of the Golden Gate, Russian Hill and the Fishing Fleet.
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167 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(167 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 167 reviews
5 stars
(58)
4 stars
(63)
3 stars
(22)
2 stars
(16)
1 star
(8)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(98)
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  • special occasion(57)
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  • fit for foodies(32)
Fishermen's Grotto #9 Reviews List
Review 1 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 2 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Girl Scouts Invaded!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2006
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Review 4 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 5 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2006
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Review 6 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Service and food was great

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 7 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
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Review 8 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
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Review 9 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dry Halibut

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"My mother and I ate here last July 2015 and enjoyed our meal but this time the halibut was dry and not prepared to order. The only thing good was the mashed potatoes. The service was very slow and I had finished 90% of my meal by the time my mother's was brought out as ordered. We won't be back."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2010
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 10 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2013
 2012
Dined on 3/12/2013
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/12/2013
 2012
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Review 11 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2004
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Review 12 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"Menu did not fully explain dishes. I had sautéed seafood. Much more like a stew.
Lobster bisque was the best thing.
Wanted to sit by the window. Was told they were for reservations. We sat down and left. And still no one sat at at 3 tables.
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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
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Review 13 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous as usual!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had another wonderful dinner looking forward to our cruise to Mexico on Grand Princess. Food and service outstanding!"
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 14 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, late-night find
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Review 16 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
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Review 17 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always great. Love the Clam Chowder. The Seafood is always fresh. Sometimes there can be a bit of a wait."
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2006
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Review 18 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2005
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Review 19 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 20 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The place is s little outdated but the food is delicious. Totally worth it."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
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Review 21 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OK Food in a Touristy Location

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I enjoyed my crab salad because, due to the crab poisoning this year, this was my first taste of fresh crab this season. But other than that, my salad really was not particularly special. It was on the small side, it had an assortment of non-descript greens, was on the dry side, and had only a large slice of cucumber, one olive, and one slice of boiled egg in addition to the modest amount of crab. Two of my friends had the fish tacos; I heard no complaints, but I didn't hear any compliments either. They thought it was a little odd that the sauce was tartar sauce instead of taco sauce. My third friend had fried shrimp and French fries, which I would never have ordered! She did not eat the fries so I don't know why she ordered that particular dish. The bread and butter were delicious, however! Our waiter was friendly but somewhat inattentive. We had a marvelous view of the Golden Gate Bridge -- the best part of the meal! The enormous restaurant was essentially empty -- probably because everyone was trapped down the road behind the barricades in "Super Bowl City.""
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 22 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good Quality Food and View of Fisherman's Wharf + Golden Gate Bridge.
They also have a good children's menu.
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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
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Review 23 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
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Review 24 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
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Review 25 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great chowder and pretty quick service. Calamari breading had fishy taste."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2013
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Review 26 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good Quality Food and a nice view of Fishermen's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge from their upstairs main dining room. Lunch Menu is also available in evening. See child's menu for a $9.50 fish lunch / dinner.
We also love the Grotto Salad with the special homemade Italian Dressing. It has special Vinegar and Oil that no other restaurant uses to make the taste well worth the $7.95
"
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2012
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Review 28 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 29 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2011
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Review 32 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/06/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Gorgeous restaurant, great service, and good food."
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2014
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Review 33 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Horrible Food

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I live in Dallas, and I can get better seafood than this."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 34 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
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Review 35 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Running on Fumes.....

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
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Quiet
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"A restaurant with outdated decor and a tired menu. Fishermans Grotto #9 is operating in the premise of being the first sit down restaurant on the Wharf. From the time we ordered a bottle of wine to the pop of the cork was 10 mins, and the dining room wasn't even close to being what one would consider "busy." Crab cakes arrived with boiled noodles and steamed carrots with broccoli. With stitching unraveling from servers jackets there surely must be better dining at the Wharf. Disappointing from the hostess to check. The view is worthy of the Wharf, but you can get that from any pier without the hassle..."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 36 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

SF Health Tax

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food and service great, the 7% SF Health tax was a shock and definitely a reason we will not be dining in Fisherman's Wharf again. This is a pass along I believe for the mandatory health insurance the business is required to pay. Between the sales tax, health tax, it was about $15-20 of our bill!!! Outrageous."
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 37 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2013
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Classic Fisherman's Wharf dining spot!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This place is iconic. Beautiful scenic spot. Elegant, large and spacious restaurant with old world charm. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waiter was charming, knowledgable and attentive. He was well versed in all items and willing to change sides as requested. The bread was fresh sourdough and promptly refilled. Soup and appetizers arrived piping hot as did all the entrees. The shrimp was very fresh, the fish delightful. A very enjoyable dinner and evening. Can't wait to visit again."
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food. Service outstanding.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great food and service. I had seafood risotto that was more like a paiea . However it was packed with seafood and it was delicious. The view of the Golden gate Bridge and the bay was wonderful. All our meals were great we would go back again if we lived in the area. Right in the thick of things in the Tourist area of fishermans ward."
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2008
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Review 42 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
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Review 43 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 6/11/2015
 2010
Dined on 6/11/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/11/2015
 2010
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Review 44 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 45 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2008
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Review 46 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/23/2015
 2008
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Review 47 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overpriced and Outdated

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was my first time to San Francisco and I was really looking forward to finding some good seafood. We settled on this restaurant because we needed a last minute reservation(first red flag). Place was mostly empty when we got there but filled up eventually. Right as we walked through the door I knew it was a bad idea. The whole restaurant looks like it hasn't changed since it opened. The entire decor looked ancient as well as the staff uniforms. They were definitely the same uniforms they had when they opened and not fixed for wear and tear.
The food - not very good. The fish was over-salted and dry, and the vegetables looked liked they were steamed in the frozen microwavable bag they came in. Everything I make at home was better than the food we had there. The entire experience felt like they were trying to milk the restaurant off of what was probably its glory days 50 years ago."
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 49 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fishermans Grotto, San Francisco

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Outstanding old fashion neighborhood gem and food. The food was fresh and well prepared. The service was exceptional. If you like old fashion food and service this is the place to visit and enjoy a hardy seafood experience."
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 50 for Fishermen's Grotto #9
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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