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The Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121. +1 415 386 3330. The casual Bistro Restaurant is on the main level and the elegant Sutro's is on the lower level at the Cliff House. Zinc Bar. email . MAP

Sutro's, The Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121. Excellent views. MAP

Java Beach Cafe, 1396 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94122. +1 415 665 5282. MAP

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, 1000 Great Highway (between Lincoln and Fulton), Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA 94121. +1 415 386 8439. The Beach Chalet is a unique gem located on the Western edge of San Francisco where Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific Ocean. Mon to Fri: Open 9am. Sat & Sun Open 8am. Sun to Thurs until 10pm. Fri & Sat until 11pm. Spectacular ocean & garden views.

Institute Cafe, 55 Music Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118. +1 415 379 8000 MAP

Louis' Point Lobos Dining Views

Louis' Restaurant

Louis' Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121. +1 415 387 6330. Killer views. Mon to Thurs 6.30am-6pm. Fri to Sun 6.30am-9pm. MAP

Seal Rock Inn, 545 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121. +1 415 386 6518. Great views. MAP

Golden Gate Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94123. +1 415 346 2628

Greens Restaurant, Fort Mason, Building A. San Francisco, CA 94123. +1 415 771 6222. Waterside. Vegetarian. Golden Gate views. Lunch Tues to Sat 11.45am-2.30pm. Brunch Sunday 10.30 am-2 pm. Cafe Dinner Sun to Fri 5.30pm-9pm. Prix Fixe Dinner Saturday 5.30pm-9pm. Greens to Go Mon to Thurs from 8.30am on. Fri & Sat 8.30 am on. Sun 9am-4pm. email

Scomas, Pier 47, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 771 4383. Sun to Thurs 11.30am-10pm. Fri & Sat 11.30am-10.30pm.

Aliotos  Dining Views

Aliotos

Aliotos, 8 Fisherman's Wharf (bet. Jefferson & Taylor Sts.), San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 673 0183. At the Foot of Taylor St, facing the San Francisco fishing harbor. Great sunsets! Video. MAP

Fishermens Grotto, 2nd floor, 9 Fisherman's Wharf (at Taylor Street), San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 673 7025. The second-floor dining room, with its cobalt-blue carpet printed with fishermen wearing yellow rain slickers, affords views of the activity on the docks, the cityscape and the Golden Gate Bridge. Wharf legend with unforgettable bay views, MAP

Red and White Cruises, Pier 43 1/2, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 673 2900 MAP

Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Pier 43 1/2, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 362 7733. On the waterfront and offers a view of Pier 39 and the wharf. Reservations are recommended for dinner and during the summer months of June through August. CA 94111. +1 415 397 8880. Excellent. MAP

Nonna Rose Seafood Trattoria, 7 Fishermans Wharf, 2829 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 359 1200 By Pier 39. Tables next to the window allow you to watch the boats. MAP

Forbes Island Restaurant, from H Dock, Between Pier 39 and Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 951 4900. The Complimentary Private Shuttle Boat is the only access to the island, and runs continuously from "H" Dock (Left of Pier 39, directly below the pedestrian overpass) after 5pm. The shuttle boat can also be called directly from the small grey telephone located at the entrance to "H" Dock. MAP

Hana Zen, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. Sun to Thurs Lunch 11.30am-4.30pm. Dinner 4.30pm-10.30pm. Fri & Sat 11am-4.30pm. Dinner 4.30pm-11pm. Happy Hour Daily 3pm-7pm. MAP

Neptune's Waterfront Grill and Bar, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 434 2260 Panoramic views of beautiful San Francisco Bay. MAP

Sea Lion Cafe, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 434 2260 Best view of the world-famous California sea lions barking and cavorting right outside the window. MAP

Luigi's Pizzeria, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 433 0400 A great view of San Francisco Bay. Mon to Sun 11am-11pm. MAP

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Swiss Louis, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. Get a window seat for great views of the bay. MAP

Fog Harbor Fish House, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 421 2442. Excellent. Entrance 2nd level email . MAP

Crab House, 200C, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 434 2722

The Crepe Cafe, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 318 1494. Small. MAP

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 781 4867 Breathtaking view of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. MAP

The Eagle Cafe Dining Views

The Eagle Cafe

The Eagle Cafe , Pier 39, Space A-201, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 433 3689. Originally located in a less conspicuous spot across the street, this authentic seaman's pub now sits among the tourist mayhem of Pier 39's mall. Luckily, it has retained its character, not to mention its delicious, affordable seafood. Come in on a weekend night to sit amongst the sailors, fishermen, and dockworkers drinking and watching the fog roll in. Live folk music on weekend nights. MAP

Hornblower Dinner Cruises, Pier 33, (The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 788 8866. Hard to decide which view you would like while dining? How about a view that changes with the courses? These cruises feature gourmet dining on elegant yachts that lazily circumnavigate the San Francisco Bay and enjoy spectacular views. Options include a romantic dinner/dance cruise, a champagne-brunch cruise, the Monte Carlo lunch cruise, or the memorable Monte Carlo dinner/dance/gambling cruise. Reservations required. MAP

Butterfly, (Embarcadero/Fisherman's Wharf) Pier 33 at Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 864 8999. Locale boasts water views. Lunch Tues to Fri 11.30am. Dinner Tues to Sat 5pm. Brunch Sat & Sun 11am.Closed Monday. email . MAP

Pier 23 Cafe, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111, +1 415 362 5125. MAP

Waterfront  Dining Views

Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurant, Pier 7, (corner of Broadway and The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 391-2696. 11.30am-10.30pm daily. Along the Embarcadero just north of the Ferry Plaza, this is a restaurant with a spectacular view. +1 415 332 5625. From the minute you step inside, you will feel that you have entered a palace of fine dining. The surfaces gleam, huge windows look out onto the Bay. email

The North Room, Upstairs At The Waterfront Pier, Pier 7, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111. Reservations +1 415 391 2696. 11.30am-10.30pm. daily. email

Il Cane Rosso, 1 Ferry Building, Marketplace (Embarcadero at Market Street), San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 391 7599 Mon to Fri 9am-9pm. Sat 8am-9pm. Sun 9.30am-9pm. Bes for lunch. Eat outside with bay view.

Boulette's Larder, 1 Ferry Building, Marketplace (Embarcadero at Market Street), San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 399 1155. In the reborn Ferry Building, practically in the shadow of the Bay Bridge. This bar and restaurant on the Embarcadero side of the Ferry Plaza is in a vibrant market setting. The bar is also a great place to relax and enjoy a drink overlooking the water. Views. Breakfast: Mon to Fri 8am-10.30am. Lunch: Mon to Fri 11.30am-2.30pm. Beignets/Brunch: Sun 10am-2.30pm. Sat closed.

Carnelian by the Bay, 1 Ferry Plaza, CA 94111. +1 415 391 2660 Mon & Tues 4pm-9pm. Wed to Fri 4pm-10pm. Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 11am-3pm. Stunning waterfront setting and great views of the San Francisco Bay and city skyline. email

Mijita, 1 Ferry Bldg (Market St.), San Francisco, CA 94111, +1 415 399 0814. Number 44, San Francisco  94111. +1 415 399 0814. Great view. Right outside the Ferry Building, along the water, with nearly 180 degree view of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and Treasure Island. MAP

Slanted Door, 1 Ferry Bldg (Market St.), San Francisco, CA 94111 +1 415 861 8032. Lovely corner window view overlooking the bay. Mon to Sat 11am-2.30pm. Sun 11.30am-3pm. Dinner 5.30pm-10pm daily. MAP

Hog Island Oyster Co. & Bar, 1 Ferry Bldg (Market St.), San Francisco, CA 94105, +1 415 391 7117. MAP

Sens, 4 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level (at the top of the spiral walkway) at Sacramento and Drumm Streets, San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 362 0645. For the view request a window view of the Ferry Building / Bay Bridge, near the patio balcony. Mon to Fri lunch 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm-close. Happy Hour 3pm-8pm. Closed on weekends for private events. MAP

Simbads  San Francisco Seafood Restaurant Dining Views

Sinbad's

Sinbad's Restaurant, Pier 2, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, 141 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, +1 415 781 2555. Open Daily 10am-11pm. MAP

La Mar, Stamford Pier 1 1/2, 328 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111. +1 415 397 8880. Peruvian. Lunch Daily 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner Sun to Wed 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Thurs to Sat 5.30pm-10pm. Happy Hour 7 days a week 3 pm-6pm.

Chaya Brasserie, 132 The Embarcadero (Mission St), San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 777 8688. The views of San Francisco Bay are divine. email . MAP

Epic Roasthouse, 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 369 9955 Magnificent view.Outside seating available. Sun to Thurs 5.30pm-9.30pm. Fri & Sat 5.30pm-10pm. Brunch Sat & Sun 11am-3pm. MAP

Waterbar SF

Waterbar

Waterbar, 399 Embarcadero South, San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 284 9922 Panoramic views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline. email . MAP

Boulevard, 1 Mission St (between The Embarcadero & Steuart St), San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 543 6084. Magnificent. Ask for seats in back section for bridge views. MAP

Gordon Biersch, 2 Harrison St (The Embarcadero), San Francisco 94105. +1 415 243 8246. MAP

Cheesecake Factory, 8th (top) floor of Macy's, Union Square, 685 Market Street, (between Powell St & Stockton St) San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 391 4444 There's an outdoor section that overseas Union Square. Mon to Thurs 11am-11pm. Fri & Sat 11am-12.30am. Sun 10am-11pm. MAP

South of the Bridge

Hi Dive, The Embarcadero & Bryant St, Pier 28 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 9770170 Mon to Wed 11.30am-11.30pm. Thurs & Fri 11.30am-1am. Sat 10am-1am. Sun 10am-11.30pm. MAP

Red's Java House

Red's Java House

Red's Java House, Pier 30 (Bryant St., off The Embarcadero), Bryant & Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105. +1 415 777 5626. Longstanding greasy spoon right on the water. Mon to Fri 7am-5pm. Sat & Sun 9am-5pm. MAP

SB40, Pier 40, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107. Mon 5pm-9pm. Tues to Thurs 11.30am-9pm. Fri & Sat 11.30am-11pm. Sun 11.30am-6pm. MAP

The Java House, Pier 40, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107 +1 415 495 7260 At the entrance to South Beach Marina where Townsend St and the Embarcadero meet, right next to AT&T Park. Every day 7am to 5pm. MAP

Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108 +1 415 616 6916 The legendary sky lounge lays the city at your feet with near-360 degree vistas that showcase the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.


Bistro Boudin, 160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 928 1849. Panoramic sights off Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin. MAP

Tarantinos, 206 Jefferson Street (Taylor), San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 775 5600. Upstairs bay view. email . MAP

Joe's Crab Shack, 245 Jefferson St (between Taylor and Jones streets), San Francisco, CA 94133. + 415 673 2266 1st class view of the bay. Daily 11am-12 midnight. MAP

Castagnola's Seafood

Castagnola's

Castagnola's Seafood & Chophouse,  286 Jefferson Street, CA 94133. +1 415 7765015 Right on the water. MAP

Fior, San Remo Hotel, 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. +1 415 986 1886. email . MAP

Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Hwy. San Francisco, CA 94121. +1 415 386 8439 Mon to Fri open 9am. Sat & Sun open 8am. Sun to Thurs until 10pm. Fri & Sat until 11pm. Bar open Sun to Thurs until 11pm. Bar open Fri & Sat until 12 midnight.

Trader Vics, 555 Golden Gate Avenue (Van Ness), San Francisco, CA 94102. +1 415 775 6300. Take home: 1 800 200 5355. MAP

Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero (Brannan St.), San Francisco, CA 94107. +1 415 512 5179. MAP

Rotunda, rooftop Neiman San Francisco, 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Store Hours: Mon to Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12 noon-6pm. +1 415 362 3900.  +1 877 634 6264. Overlooking the city's Union Square. MAP

Grandviews Restaurant, Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94108. +1 415 398 1234. Breakfast: 6.30am-11.00am. Lunch: 11.30am-3pm.  Dinner: 5pm-10pm.  Mon to Sat. Closed Sunday. Wonderful views. virtual tour . MAP

Grandviews Lounge, Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94108. +1 415 398 1234. Lunch: 11.30am-3pm daily. Lounge menu available 3pm-11.30pm daily Friday & Saturday last call: 12.45am. Live Piano, 8.30pm-11.30pm. Great city views. MAP

Tonga Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108. Dinner (5 days a week) Sun, Wed & Thurs 6pm to 10pm. Fri & Sat 6pm to 11pm. THE HURRICANE BAR Open 5 days a week: Sun, Wed, & Thurs 5pm to 11.45pm. Fri and Sat 5pm-12.45am. A rain storm (with thunder and lightening) every twenty minutes! email . MAP

La Pasta, Fisherman's Wharf, 900 N. Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 749 5288. MAP

McCormick & Kuleto's, 900 N. Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 929 1730. MAP

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, 900 N. Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 771 4903. Sun to Thurs 9am-11pm. Fri & Sat 9am-12 midnight. MAP

Crown and Crumpet, 207 Ghirardelli Sq, 900 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 771 4252. Get a corner table with Golden Gate views. Mon to Thurs 11am-6pm. Friday 11am to 9pm. Sat 11am to 9pm. Sun 11am to 6pm. MAP

Anna Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 771 6800. Stunning views of Alcatraz. MAP

Gary Danko, 800 N Point at Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 749 2060. Dinner nightly 5.30pm-10pm. Reservations email . MAP

The Buena Vista, 2765 Hyde St ( Beach), San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 474 5044. MAP

Rosamunde, Mission St or Haigh ? San Francisco, CA 94110. Best city views.


Sausalito

Scoma's Sausalito, 588 Bridgeway, Sausilito, CA. +1 415 332 9551 +1 415 332 9551 Excellent. email

The Spinnaker, 100 Spinnaker Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965. +1 415 332 1500. Daily 11am-11pm. Outstanding views.

Mikayla, 801 Bridgeway, Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, Sausalito, San Francisco, CA 94965. +1 415 332 0502. +1 800 288 0502. The food here is delicious, but the view (180 degrees to be exact) of San Francisco Bay is astounding. +1 415 331 5888. defunct? MAP

Murray Circle Restaurant, Cavallo Point Lodge at the Golden Gate, 601 Murray Cir., Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965. +1 415 339 4750. email

Le Garage Bistro, Suite 109, 85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965. +1 415 332 5625


Berkeley

Skates on the Bay, 100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710. +1 510 549 1900 Excellent.

The Paragon Restaurant & Bar, Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd. Berkeley, CA 94705. +1 510 549 8510 Some of the best bay views.


Oakland      Alameda

The Terrace Room Restaurant, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA. +1 510 903 3771. Panoramic view of Lake Merritt. Lunch Mon to Fri 11am-2pm. Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm. Dinner Mon to Fri 5pm-8pm (to 9.30pm Thursdays & Fridays). Happy Hour Mon to Fri 4pm-6pm. MAP

Pier 29  Dining Views

Pier 29

Pier 29 Restaurant In Alameda, 1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501. +1 510 865 5088. Pier 29 has been located at its new Alameda waterfront location for nearly two years. It has already become one of the Island's most popular destinations. Diners come for the beautiful views of the Bay, north of Oakland. Sun to Thurs 9am-10pm. Fri & Sat 9am-11pm. MAP

Lake Chalet, 1520 Lakeside Dr., Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA 94612. +1 510 208 5253 Mon to Fri from 11am. Sat & Sun from 10am. Sun to Thurs until 10pm. Fri & Sat until 11pm. Bar open Sun to Thurs until 11pm. Bar open Fri & Sat until 12 midnight.


Tiburon

Caprice  Dining Views

The Caprice

The Caprice, The, 2000 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920. +1 415 435 3400 This is a fine seafood restaurant San Franciscans visit by car or the Blue & Gold ferry. Breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. A two-story seaside restaurant with unforgettable views of The City,

Guaymas

Guaymas, 5 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920. +1 415 435 6300 Sweeping bay views. Mon to Thurs 11am-9pm. Fri 11am-10pm. Sat & Sun 11am-9pm.

Sam's Anchor Cafe, 27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920. +1 415 435 44527 On the docks. Lunch Mon to Fri 11am-5pm. Brunch Sat & Sun 9.30am to 5pm. Dinner nightly from 5pm. The bar is open nightly email


Half Moon Bay

Miramar Beach Restaurant, 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. +1 650 726 9053. Wonderful views.

Moss Beach Distillery, 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach, CA 94038. +1 650 728 5595. Wonderful ocean views.


Jenner

River's End, 11048 Hwy 1, Jenner, CA 95450. +1 707 865 2484. Open Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week June 15 through August 31. Else closed Tues and Wed. email


Carmel

Pacific's Edge Restaurant, 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923.  +1 831 622 5445. An award winning, glass-walled restaurant with spectacular ocean vistas.


Montara

La Costanera, 8150 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara Beach, Montara, CA 94038. +1 650 728 1600. Tues to Sun 5pm to 10.30pm. Mon closed. Wonderful ocean views. email


Marshall

Nick's Cove, 23240 Hwy 1, Marshall, CA 94940. +1 415 663 1033. North of SF in Marin County MAP


Monterey

Chart House Restaurant, 444 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940. +1 831 372 3362 MAP


Big Sur

Restaurant at Ventana, 48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920. +1 831 667 4242. MAP


Bodega Bay

The Tides Wharf Restaurant, The Inn at the Tides, 835 Pacific Coast Hwy. Bodega Bay, CA 94923. +1 707 875 3652 Great taste and views in a casual wharf like atmosphere. No seats available….without a view of the bay! Restaurant Mon to Thurs 7.30 am–9.30pm. Fri 7.30am–10pm. Sat 7am–10pm. Sun 7am–9.30pm. The Tides Bar hours daily 9am–11pm.

The Bay View Restaurant, The Inn at the Tides, 835 Pacific Coast Hwy. Bodega Bay, CA 94923. +1 707 875 2788 Serves up sweeping bay views and spectacular sunsets. The Bay View is open for dinner Wed through Sun 5pm-10pm. 1-800-541-7788


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