San Francisco’s Best: Spectacular Scenic View Restaurant

 With so much talk about how to save our environment and the ever-warming planet, there is ever-increasing pressure to source and produce sustainable food.  We are proud to say that we were ahead of the trend because back in 2011 the San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance certified the Fog Harbor Fish House as the first 100% sustainable seafood restaurant in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. 


This is not simply another “feather” in our hat – our restaurant wholeheartedly supports the need to protect the marine environments around our shores and beyond.  We make a huge effort to personally select our fish from trusted sources which give us information about how and where it was caught. With over 200 tons of seafood being served annually on our premises, we feel a sense of responsibility towards our customers and our future. Sourcing 100% sustainable seafood was the first step but we have also made other changes including changing from plastic to paper straws. We are currently promoting the “Skip the Straw” initiative.  


Fog Harbor Fish House is a proud member of San Francisco Green Business which helped us improve our sustainability objectives including composting food waste (which we have been doing since 2005). For us at Fog Harbor Fish House, sustainability is another reason why we consider ourselves to have the best seafood in San Francisco.  

About our Pier 39 location and history

The first construction of San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 began in August 1977.  By October 1978 a grand opening ceremony was held celebrating the 50 stores, 23 restaurants and many street performers that would collectively feed and entertain millions of visitors over the years since then.  While features have come and gone (the original diving pool was replaced in 1983 by a Venetian Carousel) one thing has never changed and that is the flow of hundreds of thousands of visitors to this iconic tourist attraction. 


Situated on the northeastern side of the bay, the pier has stunning views which include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the much-touted Californian sea lions that began appearing on Pier 39 in early 1990.  If you are seeking the best restaurants in San Francisco with a view,then this is definitely the place to be. 

Your view from the dining room

 At Fog Harbor Fish House, you might jokingly be asked if you would like a “view of Golden Gate Bridge on the side”!  Of course, we jest, but we really take huge pride in the location of our award-winning seafood restaurant. San Francisco’s fine dining restaurants with a view don’t get much better than this.  There are many restaurants in San Francisco with a nice view, but we boast the BEST views from our location on Pier 39. San Francisco dining with a view starts here as our dining room literally faces directly onto the Bay of San Francisco with its majestic views and world-recognized landmarks for all our customers to enjoy. 


Feast on our delicious seafood specials like Californian sea bass, wild-caught salmon, Prince Edward Island mussels while absorbing the mesmerizing view of the stately Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning waters of the Bay.  

The dining experience

The dining experience at the Fog Harbor Fish House is nothing short of spectacular.  No wonder it is one of San Francisco’s best restaurants with a view!


The waterfront position allows the beauty of the Bay to seep into the room and every table in the restaurant guarantees dinner with a view in San Francisco’s best seafood restaurant. You immediately feel the warm hug of hospitality inside the lobby with its warm fireplace and soothing waterfalls creating a calm and peaceful atmosphere.


Our award-winning food must also get a mention. The 100% sustainability commitment means the food we serve is sourced with great care and we create dishes to please everyone’s taste. One of our favorites, Dungeness crab cake starters, have two delicious crab cakes with a Cajun remoulade, mixed greens, and mango, to set your taste buds on fire! 


Or how about a bowl of the best clam chowder in San Francisco with that signature, soul-warming sourdough bowl? For a lighter meal, choose from our large selection of creative salads including Dungeness crab, salmon, and shrimp, to name but a few. 


Celebrate with us 

 Do you have an upcoming celebration on the horizon and are looking for Nice restaurants in San Francisco with a view? A birthday to celebrate? A corporate event in a relaxed, but elegant environment?  Why not let us help you plan for it? As one of the best seafood restaurants with a view in the Bay Area, our location will take your breath away and is suitable for any occasion including group dining, corporate events, and tour groups.  


Got a budget?  Not a problem. We offer:

  •     Pre-designed group and custom menus for both lunch and dinner.
  •     Price fix menus 
  •     Special menu or breakfast buffet for groups of 25 or more
  •     For that Christmas meal, or during the Christmas holidays, we have special menus for groups of 20 or more. 


 Our Sea Lion Room and Alcatraz Room can accommodate 52 and 56 guests respectively in what is the best San Francisco restaurant with a view.  

If you are planning drinks with a choice of delicious entrées we can mix a mean cocktail.  The list of our standard cocktails (by no means standard in quality and originality) will give your guests a real dilemma as to which one to choose… our “Ultimate Dirty Martini” with Tito’s Vodka, olive juice, and blue cheese stuffed olive (you read right), is heaven!  Some more traditional cocktails are included and there are many after-dinner drinks (hot and cold) to tempt you too. All tastes are catered for, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic.