Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant

Since 1935, The Grotto, a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant, has been serving amazing dishes, offering friendly service, and boasting incredible harbor views. San Francisco draws in visitors from around the world giving The Grotto an international platform. Before Fisherman’s Wharf even existed as a destination, The Grotto was the first sit down restaurant established in the neighborhood. Today, it features a newly renovated restaurant, oyster bar, and lounge. Reservations are available upon request for guests’ convenience. You are invited to experience delicious, fresh seafood dishes in a lively, historic setting. We look forward to serving you.

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The Grotto is proud partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. The organization’s mission is to set the environmental sustainability bar for the seafood industry. We are dedicated to implementing this mission through the decisions we make in our operations and kitchens.

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Our main dining room boasts incredible views of the iconic Gold Gate Bridge and the harbor. This view makes The Grotto a perfect location for romantic dinners, celebratory occasions, and memorable trip destinations.


The Grotto’s bar features a great variety of locally batched spirits, beers, and wines. We believe that delicious seafood should be accompanied by the perfect drink.

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From its historic place at Fisherman’s Wharf to the countless awards it’s received, there is always something happening at The Grotto. Stay up to date on our latest news, features, and promotions!

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


      The Grotto features a one-of-a-kind mahogany bar that was custom built for the restaurant in 1935. The bar is accompanied by a restored tiled fireplace that gives the space an early 20th-century lounge feel. It’s the perfect setting for sipping cocktails, enjoying chilled oysters, and listening to beautiful music by our pianist.

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      The Grotto Team

      Our team is comprised of culinary professionals and experts who strive to create memorable dining experiences for each guest. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please get in touch.