A surge of new restaurants has visitors—and locals—taking San Francisco’s Powell-Hyde cable car to the end of the line at Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t expect bread bowls of chowder and checkered tablecloths: These new culinary destinations are ushering in an era of seasonal ingredients with unique twists and urban wine.
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco was today honored with an Experts' Choice Award for 2016 from TripExpert, which rates hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world based on reviews from journalists and professional travel writers.
The tourists may not notice, but Ghirardelli Square is undergoing a renaissance. More shops and restaurants are open than in recent years, and an impressive number of them have direct ties to parent or sister stores in other parts of the city.
These same immigrants settled near the wharf in North Beach(cioppino anyone?). While these days the wharf hauls in more tourists than it does fish, it’s still a working wharf with active fishermen. And while today’s fishermen may not sing in the fog to make their location known, many of them are descendants of the original fleets that fished these waters.