It sounds like a visitor's dream come true: a fabulous view of the bay from nearly every seat in the house, an old San Francisco atmosphere, a menu that changes daily depending on what's fresh, and dozens of different fish and shellfish prepared in every imaginable fashion. But not everything is rosy at this seafood emporium, part of a nationwide chain. Food quality can be uneven, so stick with the simple preparations like oysters on the half shell and grilled fish. Or
take in the bay view while fueling up on oyster shooters, ceviche, mussels, or bruschetta from the budget-friendly bar menu, all washed down with a cold beer.
Ghirardelli Sq., Beach and Larkin Sts., San Francisco, California, 94109, United States