Who else craves seafood when they’re anywhere near the ocean? I sure do! We took a trip out to the Bay Area for Spring Break and had to have some seafood while we were at Pier 39. The last time we were there, we ate at Pier Market. This time we decided to try Fog Harbor Fish House which, it turns out, is owned and operated by the same people who run Pier Market.
Fog Harbor Fish House is located near the entrance of Pier 39 on the upper level with pretty good views of the bay. We had a nice semi-circular booth that faced the windows even though it was a little further away. We were there on a weekday between meal times and were seated immediately. If you have to wait, they have a really nice covered waiting area with a fireplace, comfortable seating, and a water feature.
As soon as Mr. Diner saw the menu, he knew he wanted the Red Chili Garlic Shrimp appetizer ($14.00), a saucy & spicy shrimp dish loaded with onions, peppers, garlic, & chili paste. There are just a handful of shrimp, but it is delicious & Mr. Diner said it was “worth every penny” & if we come back, he’ll order two! Ask for an extra loaf of bread to sop up all the saucy goodness of this dish.
The Sourdough Bread is thickly sliced and deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Cup of Clam Chowder ($5.00) – Deliciously thick, hot, & creamy.
Fish & Chips ($16.00) – The fish was really tender with a great beer batter – just how we like it! The coleslaw had a unique horseradish flavor, but lacked the creamy tangy mayonnaise that is typical of most coleslaws. Not our favorite. Fries were typical. We also ordered the Fried Combo ($21.00) which includes fish, calamari, & shrimp, but I forgot to snap a picture. The shrimp were large and good and the calamari was amazingly tender.
Crab Roll with Sweet Potato Fries ($19.00) – This sandwich was delicious with sweet crab, celery, & shallot aioli served on a really buttery toasted roll. It was really good, but quite small for the price. The fries (you know I love sweet potato fries) were delicious.
Two of the kids opted for the Kids Shrimp Meal ($6.95) & Little Diner chose the Kids Hot Dog Meal ($5.95). Both came with a choice of side. The hot dog, fries, & broccoli were typical. Although the shrimp looks delicious, both kids complained that the shrimp were overcooked and tough.
Overall, we enjoyed the food at Fog Harbor, but felt it was quite pricey. Pier Market is a little bit less expensive, but we did think the food at Fog Harbor was a little better. The service was good. As I eyed the dessert tray, I really wished I had room to sample some sweet treats; they looked delicious…especially the Chocolate Bread Pudding! Yum!
Fog Harbor Fish House
Pier 39 Concourse #202
San Francisco, CA 94133
Entrée Price: $$$
Average Fork Rating: 3.5
Mr. Diner: 5
Mrs. Diner: 4
Amazing Diner: 2
Sweet Diner: 2.5
Little Diner: 4
Guest Diner: 3.5