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The 5 Best Lobster Places In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Is there anything better than decadent lobster linguini or lobster bisque? These are the San Francisco spots doing lobster dishes right! We determined the greatest places for lobster dishes in San Francisco by analyzing millions of reviews from the best review sites. So go on and spoil yourself with decadent lobster mac and cheese or a cheesy baked lobster at these excellent eateries.

Find the perfect spot

Violet's

American, $$, Central RichmondAmerican, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Woodhouse Fish

American, $$, MissionAmerican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Inner RichmondJapanese, $$San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Don Pistos

Mexican, $$, Telegraph HillMexican, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks

American, $$$, Russian HillAmerican, $$$San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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  • USA Today

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How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Francisco and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what USA Today, Eater and Infatuation had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in USA Today - 10Best - Unforgettable Views of San Francisco (with a Side of Restaurant), Eater - 26 Excellent North Beach Bars and Restaurants and Infatuation - Where To Eat In North Beach. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Lobster

  • The ideal pairing for battered hake

    Experts often pair battered hake with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Grüner Veltliner and grilled sardine


    If your food palns include Seafood, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Grüner Veltliner, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts about Lobster

  • History lesson

    lobster roll has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from The United States. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • The United States's National Seafood Month

    The love for seafood is unlimited in The United States - that’s why they celebrate National Seafood Month every year.

  • Overpriced, much?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $3,082,610 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bluefin tuna?

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