Classic San Francisco Restaurant favorites served by friendly staff with incredible harbor views.Top restaurants in san Francisco 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.

2018 OpenTable Diners’ Choice WINNER The Grotto has been selected by OpenTable diners as one of the best. Our Diners’ Choice Award lists are designed to celebrate top-rated restaurants. OpenTable Diners’...

Marina Times Feature Article!

Marina Times Feature Article!

Learn a little more about what The Grotto was and what is has become in this great article by the Marina Times! Welcome to the new (and old) Grotto at...

    7 Fun Reasons to Visit San Francisco and The Grotto is One!

    7 Fun Reasons to Visit San Francisco and The Grotto is One!

    Read the full article by Never Too Old To Travel by clicking the link below! The Grotto – Never To Old To Travel


      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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      A great group of culinary professionals creating a dynamic Fisherman’s Wharf experience.The grotto is Best Places to eat in san Francisco with our family and friends.The Grotto is Best restaurants in San Francisco. Interested in working with us, get in touch.