Restaurant Features: Counter Service
Location: (Fisherman’s Wharf ) San Francisco, CA
Address: 2803 Taylor St San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 474-8796
Links: The Crab Station on Facebook
Atmosphere: The Crab Station is located at #2 Fisherman’s Wharf, right next to Guardino’s. Similarly, there is no place to sit in the near vicinity but you can find a place to sit across the street near the Fisherman’s Wharf sign.
Menu: The Crab Station offers a variety of fried foods including Corn Dog, Crab Cakes, Fish N Chips, Calamari N Chips, Clam Strips & Chips, and Shrimp & Chips.
Sandwiches include Crab, Shrimp, and Seafood Mix, served on Sourdough. Also offered are Crab or Seafood Salad, as well as Clam Chowder.
Seafood Cocktail items include Crab, Shrimp, Crab & Shrimp Combo, Prawn, Oyster, Squid, and 1/2 Lobster.
Price guide: Clam Chowder$4.75+ Fried Items $3.50-10 Seafood Cocktail $5-9
What we ordered: My companions and I split this little cup of Crab Cocktail, which had three big pieces of claw meat on top and a cup filled with sweet crab meat. It was served with a tangy cocktail sauce and fresh lemon. The crab was very good and tasted as expected; the sauce gave it a welcome little kick.
Service: Don’t be surprised if there is somewhat of a line depending on the time of day you visit, but service is quick and efficient.
Overall Impression: I liked the variety that The Crab Station offered on their menu considering that it is a food stand, and I would have eaten more if I had more time in the area. As it is, there are many places to eat at Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39 and not enough time to try it all on a quick visit to San Francisco.