Boss wants a reasonable great seafood place
Boss going to San Francisco next week and wants a reasonably priced great seafood place , He does not want to dress up and does not want to make reservations! He said he would love to be on the water and be able to hear sea lions!
Haven't been in a long while, but I used to like Yabbies. No view, but it is casual and not too expensive. I don't know what the reservation situation is now. What day of the week. Maybe another poster can comment on a more recent experience there.
Otherwise, perhaps something in the Ferry building. How about a seat at the bar at Hog Island?
Scoma's was one of the first places that came to my mind as well. They don't take reservations according to their website
although the restaurant with the same name in Sausalito does. It's not inexpensive by any means, but if you absolutely want to be somewhat near the sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf, it's probably one of the better alternatives.
the seafood is pretty good , reasonable for the quality at Sotto Mare in North Beach, and it's very informal, with excellent service. not a hint of a view of the water. Fish in Sausalito is quite informal, on the water, excellent, fresh fare, and not expensive for the quality (considerably less than comparable food in a fancier setting). could take 30 min. or longer to reach by car from SF, depending on which part of the city is the departure point.
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Great seafood and reasonably priced are mutually exclusive in most parts of the US. Good luck finding it in a high cost of living place like San Francisco. Where has this boss been in the US that he felt was reasonably priced and great? Would love to know.
Pier 23 fits the parameters pretty well, although their seafood is more decent to good than great. Still a solid suggestion.
Pier 23 Cafe
The Embarcadero and Union St, San Francisco, CA 94111