Best Crab Restaurant in San Francisco

San Francisco has a ton of choices for food lovers.  All kinds of delicious, local, sustainable seafood is always a popular choice for both locals and visitors in this buzzing city.  The undisputed king of the San Francisco culinary competition is undoubted, the best crab in San Francisco, the Dungeness crab.  In the early 1900s, Italian fishermen saw the commercial potential in what had been previously considered to be a pest, snagging and breaking fishing nets, and turned this ugly duckling into a regal swan.  The rest, as they say, is history.


Many top chefs have worked their creative magic to produce magnificent, succulent dishes where the protagonist is the Dungeness crab.  There is nothing as heartwarming as sitting down to a delicious meal of Fog Harbor’s Dungeness crab Louie or our garlic roasted whole Dungeness crab. For the best Dungeness crab, San Francisco has to offer, you won’t get better than this. 

Fog Harbor Fish House  


Dungeness crab is the best crab in San Francisco.  At Fog Harbor Fish House, we have been serving this wonderful San Francisco crab for 30 years and use only the freshest crustaceans, hand-picked by our chefs, and sourced from our reliable purveyors.  Quality and freshness are fundamental with strict regulations in place for this majestic creature of the sea. You should also note that our commitment to sustainability is full-fledged. We only serve 100% sustainable produce at our restaurant as well.  


We pride ourselves in being the first restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf to source 100% sustainable food.  This is part of the ethos of our restaurant and is also why we are part of the San Francisco “Green Business Certified” association.  


Being known as the best crab restaurant in San Francisco is also thanks to our many prestigious awards including the “Diners’ Choice Award”, “Best Seafood in San Francisco” KRON 4 award and a “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor (to name just a few). 


When the season begins for Dungeness crab, San Francisco becomes more vibrant than ever.  There is a general buzz of excitement from restaurant owners, chefs, and consumers alike. The Dungeness crab season in San Francisco begins in Fall, usually just before Thanksgiving. It will usually run right through to June or July. Make sure to mark your calendar, this is an event you don’t want to miss! 

Our signature Dungeness crab dishes 


One of Fog Harbor Fish House’s signature dishes is most definitely our Garlic Roasted Whole Dungeness crab.  Succulent, meaty, delicious. This seasonal delight is full of flavor, yet delicate, sweet and filling. The season’s opening has us buzzing with excitement as our chefs await the date to create their magic.  Our restaurant visitors are never disappointed! We source the freshest crab daily (only the best crab in San Francisco will do).  This local favorite is a must-eat if you are in the mood to have a memorable Bay Area experience.


If you want to eat crab in San Francisco, you are in the right place. Our Dungeness crab cakes are a simple culinary treat and one of our house specialties.  Served with a Cajun rémoulade, this tasty, rich dish will tickle your taste buds and have you screaming out for more.  These little starters will set the theme for a full meal or will serve as a lighter meal if you are not feeling too hungry. 


Steamed or roasted, cakes or rolls, whatever way you like your Dungeness Crab Fog Harbor Fish House is the best place for crab in San Francisco. 

Our open kitchen 


At Fog Harbor Fish House, you get the feeling of being embraced the minute you walk into the lobby area where, in the colder months, a real fire will warm your heart.  Eating al fresco is the perfect option when the weather permits. Whether you eat indoors or outdoors you can always enjoy the majestic view from the most perfectly located crab restaurant San Francisco has to offer.  


Our chefs enjoy working in our busy kitchen and their creativity is always being challenged to produce more mouth-watering dishes every week.  They enjoy the buzz from the hectic kitchen environment but also enjoy being observed while busy at work. You can watch them go through the motions to create the amazing, award-winning food that arrives on your table.  Our kitchen is open so you can have a glimpse at why so many people consider us to have the best seafood in San Francisco


Our professional and courteous staff will look after your every need to make this a memorable evening.  Gaze in wonder at the stunning Golden Gate Bridge while you set your taste buds on fire with our award-winning, tantalizing seafood delights.  Our top chefs, who all have many years of experience and are particularly skilled with seafood, are artists who create the most divine delicacies for you to enjoy to the backdrop of the spectacular San Francisco Bay.  Treat yourself, you know you deserve it!