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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour
"Your seaplane tour takes off from Sausalito a waterfront town just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. While you sip a glass of Mumm Napa a California sparkling wine made in the traditional French method enjoy a gorgeous leisurely flight over San Francisco Bay before the sun sets. Relax during this magical time when the city and water are beautifully illuminated by the indirect light of the sun.Head out to the open Pacific Ocean and then south to the Golden Gate soaring over the iconic red towers as you make your way toward downtown San Francisco. Fly past Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 39 and the skyscrapers of the Financial District
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San Francisco Love Tour
"San Francisco Sightseeing Tours aims to provide an enthusiastic and authentic way to get-to-know San Francisco. Hitch a ride for an experience that mixes both our love for modern day living and our memories of San Francisco in days gone by. Our 1970’s Vo complete with neon blue seats beaded curtains and shag carpets foster a Hippie vibe that celebrates Peace Love Freedom & Adventure. You will see breath-taking marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge Lombard Street China Town The Castro and so much more.Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead
From $48.00
San Francisco City Tour
"The Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural masterpiece standing at a staggering 746 feet and spanning 8981 feet completed in 1937 it was the world’s longest suspension bridge until 1964. The captivating international orange color is a unique trait of the bridge.An historic icon of San Francisco the cable cars is the world's last manually operated cable car system. Running along California street the cable car connects Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. Due to limited time we are passing by only.Union Square located in downtown San Francisco is a large open plaza with a towering monument commemorating The May 1st
From $65.00

The Franciscan Crab Restaurant Tips (7)

Franciscan Restaurant: Franciscan Restaurant - amazing fish

Quite an upmarket place. Me and my travel buddy wandered in in jeans and hoodys and did feel a bit out of place, but the staff didnt treat us any different. Its quite expensive, but the food is very nice and you cannot complain about the service. A good place to go to treat yourself on your last night in the Bay Area.

Favorite Dish We had the Seafood Platter. I dont know what half of it was, but it was all amazing! Then we had Creme Brulee which was possibly one of the nicest things I have ever eaten!!!

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Apr 04, 2011

Franciscan Restaurant: Fisherman's Wharf Water Views

The Franciscan is on Pier 43 at Fisherman's Wharf. A parking lot outside was free with restaurant validation. Wonderful tall windows look towards the water and Alcatraz Island in the distance. Alcatraz tour boats were tied up at the edge of the restaurant swaying with the waves. The bar is on the higher level and the restaurant on the lower level of a large open room you enter at the top of the stairs. Several of the booths in the bar sat up high facing the water which was really nice. The restaurant booths and tables were also comfortable and nice. The drinks were good but nothing special. Overall ~ the setting was wonderful and the food was good but not extraordinary. If I lived in San Francisco I'd probably go back some day ~ after sampling the other view restaurants.

Favorite Dish We had the mixed seafood grill with fresh fish, scallops, shrimp and pancetta whipped potatoes with the ginger-scallion sauce for $25. The seafood was prepared very well with a flavorful sauce.

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Apr 04, 2011

Franciscan Restaurant: Dungeness!

Mm..with a view over the whole bay, out on the pier, the fact that even if the food would've been awful, it wouldn't have mattered much, remains.
But the food didn't suck, not one bit. It was absolutely wonderful! I'm a sea-food addic and this completely satisfied my needs for quite a while. It's not cheap though, but what is, in San Fransisco? They have the same menu more or less for lunch and for dinner, and if you go there during lunch, you'll get whatever you crave for about 10 bucks less. Just a tip.

Favorite Dish Dungeness Crab Cioppino!!
Rock shrimp, bay scallops, lams, fresh fish (salmon and some white fish that day) tomatoes and pesto bread.
Can you spell

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Apr 04, 2011

Franciscan Restaurant: A must eat at while in SF!!!

From the location of the Franciscan you wouldn't think you'd have an A+ experience but we were so happy to be surprised. Its right on the water in Fisherman's Wharf with a great view. The style of the building is still in the 1950s style which at first made us think the food would've been old style also. The food is really great though. The menu is styled like a cookbook showing pictures and how to make everything. The service is excellent and friendly.

Favorite Dish The yellowtail tartare is so delicious!!.. and make sure to end the meal with one of their great sundaes

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Apr 04, 2011
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Franciscan Restaurant: Clam Chowder

Another wonderful place serving San Francisco's clam chowder in a bowl of sour dough bread.

This is a must taste when coming to San Francisco, but you can get it in plenty of restaurants down near the piers.

I also have enjoyed the Franciscan's fish and pasta selections from time to time.

The Franciscan is easy enough to find and there's parking nearby.

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Apr 04, 2011

Franciscan Restaurant

Franciscan Restaurant
Near Pier 39 with a view on the bay of San Francisco

Aug 25, 2002

Franciscan Restaurant: Seafood on the Wharf

An iconic S.F. restaurant- not the best place for seafood, and a little pricey, but a decent choice nonetheless in a very touristy setting. Great views, as it is on the edge of the wharf.

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Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133


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