Classic San Francisco favorites served by friendly staff with incredible harbor views. The Grotto has been warming the bellies of Fishermen since 1935. It was the first sit down restaurant established in the neighborhood before Fishermen’s Wharf existed as a destination. Come experience our newly renovated restaurant, oyster bar, and lounge. We look forward to having you.

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We are proud partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Thus ensuring sustainability in our kitchens and conscious friendly fare for our guests.

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The main dining room boasts views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and a variety of local fishing boats. Watch closely and you may see a harbor seal swim by or hear the fog horns signaling passing ships.

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Our bar features locally batched spirits, beers, and wines. Focusing on small batch production of products allows us to keep our variety fresh and interesting.

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Our restaurant offers the quintessential San Francisco waterfront dining experience.
Take in award-winning views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while enjoying.

Tablehopper Feature Article

Tablehopper Feature Article

Thank you Tablehopper for the great article. Click the link below to red the full article! The Grotto has a fresh new look!!

    The Grotto is Open!

    The Grotto is Open!

    We are pleased to announce our opening! We are open Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 9pm and Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 10pm.

      The Crab Stand Is Open!!

      The Crab Stand Is Open!!

      Come on over and try out our crab or lobster salad in a bread cone! Or a bread bowl full of our home-made chowder! Fresh steamed crabs with lemon and...


        This well preserved, one of a kind Mahogany bar was built custom for the space in 1935 and restored during our current renovation. It’s accompanied by a revived fireplace coated with handmade ceramic tiles which gives the space a 1930’s lounge feel. Sip craft cocktails and enjoy a plate of chilled oysters while listening to the alluring sounds of our pianist.

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        The Team

        A great group of culinary professionals creating a dynamic Fisherman’s Wharf experience.
        Interested in working with us, get in touch.

        Heidi DiPippo

        Director of Culinary Operations

        Lisa Robins

        General Manager

        Nicole Ladner

        Private Events Director

        Paul Bruno

        Executive Chef