Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pompei's Grotto (San Francisco)

There are probably few places more touristy than the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, and like all good tourist we spent a few hours there during our trip. We had taken advantage of a free walking tour which led us to a crab fishery on the wharf. We didn't eat their crabs, actually, but the reason I bring it up is because the owner of the crab fishery said that when she dines out, she likes going to Pompei's Grotto. So naturally, that is where we ended up after the tour.

Pompei's Grotto is smack in the middle of the busy Jefferson Street. It has a fairly large seating area indoors but we opted for patio seating because, you know, San Francisco. We started with an order of Baby Cakes ($14.95), which consisted of two small Dungeness crab cakes with pesto aioli, and then we each had some Clam Chowder, mine in a regular bowl ($7.95) and R.'s in a bread bowl ($9.95).

Baby Cakes at Pompei's Grotto (San Francisco)
Baby Cakes

Clam Chowder Bowl at Pompei's Grotto (San Francisco)
Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl at Pompei's Grotto (San Francisco)
Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl

Overall, Pompei's Grotto is pretty low-key. There is nothing fancy or surprising about it, but the food definitely hit the spot. Not a bad option amongst the many touristy options.

Restaurant info:
Pompei's Grotto
340 Jefferson St, San Francisco CA 94133

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