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Fisherman's Pizzeria, S. F.'s Most Famous Pizza

When I was in the Fisherman's Wharf area this afternoon, I noticed the awning proclaiming "SF's Most Famous Pizza". The website for Fisherman's Pizzeria is a bit more modest, only claiming "Home of San Francisco Pizza". I'm wondering if anyone has tried the pizza here and can tell us if there's anything of note to back up the claim.

Fisherman's Pizzeria
2800 Leavenworth @Beach Street
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA

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  1. Haven't tried their pizza so no comments about its merits, but it seems like the claim of "SF's Most Famous Pizza" could be a slight exaggeration.

    1. Native San Franciscan, lived here continuously since '96. Never heard of it. It's most definitely not SF's most famous pizza.

      1. They can get away with it since most of the people walking down that street are not from the city and wouldn't know any better. I doubt if "SF's most obscure pie" would have the same pull. ;)

        1. Reminds me of a story. 3 pizzerias on one street. The first said best pizza in the city. The second said best pizza in the world. The third with a line out the door said best pizza on the block.

          1. And here I always thought Go Getters Pizza was "the best in town". LOL


            (I used to laugh every time I drove by this sign)

            1. Now we know - there is no law that says "truth in advertising" applies to words painted on an awning, LOL!

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              1. re: jaiko

                Maybe it's the guy's initials. "My name is Sven Fosberg, and this is my most famous pizza!"

              2. Huh, no idea about the pizza there, but some google connect-the-dots led me to the story behind Julius Castle closing down.

                Fisherman's Pizzeria is owned by Bruce Stinson, and his brother, Duane is affiliated somehow too. Duane and brothers Tom and Chuck/Charles own SInbad's Pier 2 (Chuck was also involved in the short-lived re-opening of Julius Castle in 2007. Google the lawsuit "julius castle restaurant inc. v. payne" for info about that).

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                1. re: hyperbowler

                  well, sinbad's might be the best restaurant named sinbad's

                  1. re: vulber

                    I'd like to think that distinction would go to the abandoned Sinbad's building on Santa Monica Pier; whatever it was! According to TA reviews of Sinbad's Pier II, any other establishment previously named Sinbad's was most certainly better!

                    1. re: OliverB

                      I actually like Sinbad's. Not for the the food, but just to hang out at the bar watching the ferries come and go and enjoying the view of the Bay. The staff is nice and the crowd at the bar is an interesting mixture of confused tourists and commuter regulars waiting for their ferries. The place definitely feels extremely dated and the food...better be in an extremely retro mode if you are going to order some.