Lunch at Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf | San Francisco

Pier 39

After falling down at Lombard Street because of its unmistakable beauty, we headed to Pier 39 at the Fisherman’s Wharf to have our lunch. Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular tourist spots in San Francisco which can probably be considered as an icon of the city. The equally famous Pier 39 is a waterfront complex at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf offering shopping, dining and entertainment experiences for adults and kids alike.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

We parked our car at the far end of Fisherman’s Wharf so we had quite a hike towards Pier 39. We didn’t mind though as we truly needed to stretch our legs since we’ve been driving since the day before from Los Angeles. The only downside was, it was freaking hot that day. It was always showing that it’s going to be cold when we arrive when I was checking the weather before we left the East Coast but then the sun was shining quite mightily when we stepped out of the car. It was quite humid too, I had to double check if we were in San Francisco or was I back in Dubai? Totally kidding! San Francisco’s got nothing with Dubai when it comes to humidity. Lol.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39

We walked the whole length of the Fisherman’s Wharf towards Pier 39. There were quite a lot of people at the wharf when we were there, probably making the most out of the beautiful weather which the San Franciscans don’t normally get. Pier 39 was even more packed specially the waterfront restaurants and those with al fresco dining area. We chose to have our lunch at Fog Harbor. It offers an amazing 180-degree view of the pier and Alcatraz Island. As it was packed, we were unable to get a seat beside the window which would’ve put our dining experience a notch higher. Not that our experience was bad because the service was actually good. I had the famous crab sandwich of course, being a seafood lover, I loved it! 🙂

Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39

After our great lunch, we had a walk around the area some more before heading to our hotel for check-in. I can definitely understand why Pier 39 is famous for tourists and locals alike. I can see myself frequenting this place myself if I ever had the chance to live here. 🙂

Pier 39


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  • annie lee January 12, 2015 at 09:39

    those are some amazing photos. wow!! what camera do you use? 🙂 i believe i went there when i was little… not that i remember but i saw a photo of myself lol. i wish i could go back again. the sky is so clear and blue, ahh the weather looks amazing!!

    • Pinay Flying High January 12, 2015 at 09:46

      Thank you, I used my crappy iphone5. Definitely not as good as your photos. :p

      I don’t remember places I’ve visited when I was a kid unless I see a photo of it. Lol. You should definitely go back there, it’s one of my favorite US cities. 🙂

      • annie lee January 12, 2015 at 09:49

        no way those pics can be from your iphone.. seriously!! i’m in shock… oh and yesss it’s definitely on my list to go back! thanks for sharing! hehe

        • Pinay Flying High January 12, 2015 at 10:01

          I’m too lazy to bring a big camera with me so I only use my iphone whenever I travel. It takes good photos during the day but crappy photos at night.

  • maggiepea January 11, 2015 at 17:28

    Pinay: Thanks for a walk down the famous San Fran Pier! I haven.t been there since I was a child and remember nothing of it. Now, I want to go there. I, too, have the travel bug but my husband is a home body. (Not a good comnbo!) On my Bucket List is to get to San Diego (drive or fly) and take the Amtrac all the way up the coast, stopping wherever we want and totally not be in a hurry). I want to go all the way up to Port Townsend, WA then take the ferry up the inside passage (Alaska), then drive (rental car) through places I
    once lived in AK, then fly home. Someday…………
    I loved the photos you posted with a short review after a number of them. Very nice way to set up a blog! Very enjoyable!

    • Pinay Flying High January 12, 2015 at 16:44

      Oh wow! What an incredible itinerary you have there. I’ve heard a lot of great things about San Diego too, hoping to see it soon. 🙂
      Thank you for dropping by the blog. 🙂

  • thegreyeye January 11, 2015 at 11:30

    Beautiful..I totally wanna go there

    • Pinay Flying High January 11, 2015 at 11:31

      Definitely a must if you’re in San Francisco but I think this whole city is extremely lovely.

  • ewok1993 January 9, 2015 at 23:13

    Am surprised it’s not more crowded in your pictures. I live across the bridge (one of the 6 bridges) and I like coming here occasionally especially when I want to feel like a tourist in my own backyard.

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    • Pinay Flying High January 14, 2015 at 17:01

      I can imagine it to be very crowded but thankfully, it wasn’t when we were there. It’s a very nice place. I’d probably go there a lot of times if I lived in San Francisco. 🙂 you live in a wonderful city.

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