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Feb 22, 2007 02:12 PM

cheap to moderately priced non-touristy seafood in SF?

hello foodies.

I am looking for cheap to moderately priced seafood restaurants in SF. I am trying to find some good places that aren't anywhere near Pier 39. Any suggestions?

thanks for the help.

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    1. Can you put a number on your price range?

      There are lots of Vietnamese and Hong Kong Chinese restaurants with great cheap seafood.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I wouldn't call Sam's cheap, but one of my favorite meals is a plate of sand dabs swimming in melted butter...with or without the ubiquitous boiled potato.

            1. re: OldTimer

              I would also recommend Sam's (Pine Street). It is a classic old SF seafood house, not nearly as touristy/crowded as Tadich (which is also very good). You should be able to have a nice dinner there for under $40 per person. Stick to the daily specials or have you fish simply grilled.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I would also recommend Plouf. While classically San Francisco should you be bringing in out-of-towners, the food (specifically seafood) is very good.

            1. re: Tatum

              You mean "not classically SF," right? Plouf is quite French.

          2. well, I would say price range anywhere up to about $30-40 a person. These are friends that aren't that adventurous taste-wise, so I would have to say the less ethnic the better...unfortunately. More basic american-kinda grub.
            thanks again!

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            1. re: blankpower

              North Beach Lobster Shack
              Woodhouse Fish Company
              Bar Crudo