Top 10 Seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf – No. 5 – Cioppino’s – US

Top 10 Seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf – No. 5 – Cioppino’s – US

Top 10 Seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf – No. 5 – Cioppino’s – US

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Categories: ItalianSeafood 

400 Jefferson St
(between Leavenworth St & Hyde St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhoods: Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

(415) 775-9311

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Health Score: 
98 out of 100
Mon-Sun 11 am – 10 pm

Takes Reservations:


Accepts Credit Cards:




Street, Validated


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Full Bar
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Casual, Touristy
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Wheelchair Accessible:


About Cioppino’s

Many of the Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants are named after the family that has operated the establishment for generations. It is part of the charm of the Wharf, where the heritage of the Italian fishermen continues to this day.

Cioppino’s continues that tradition. Almost. We are third generation native San Franciscans who take great pride in both our city and our restaurant. The only difference between us and many of the other family-run restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf is that our family name is not Cioppino. We would have used our family name, but we were forced to admit it simply does not look good in lights.

So we settled on Cioppino’s, which is what we do best. Cioppino is a lusty and flavorful seafood soup which is uniquely San Franciscan. The origin of both the dish and the name came from the Italian fishermen in the early 1900’s, when Fisherman’s Wharf was still called Meigg’s Wharf. Someone would make the rounds of the moored fishing boats, calling out for for contributions to a common, festive stew. One fisherman would toss a nice, fat fish into the bucket, another would drop in a succulent Dungeness crab, another some herbs and vegetables. The cry that prompted each contribution was :Chip In!, Chip In!”. But coming from an Italian throat, this American slang had to end in a vowel. And the “in” was, of course “een”. So “Chip-een-o” was born.

It’s been 100 years, but the Italian fishermen are still here, and so is Cioppino, which is our signature dish. Our Cioppino is so good we named our restaurant after it.

Menu for Cioppino’s


try our delicious clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.

Sourdough Garlic Bread

Grilled sourdough bread brushed with our homemade butter, garlic, and parsley spread.

  • 4.95

Monterey Bay Fried Calamari

Fresh squid lightly battered and deep fried. served with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon wedges.

  • 9.95

Insalata Caprese

Fresh mozarella over a bed of vine-ripened tomato slices, fresh basil leaves, and drizzled with our own balsamic vinaigrette then topped with fresh ground pepper.

  • 8.95

Fried Seafood Platter

A combination of fried popcorn shrimp, calamari, and fried mushrooms. served with cocktail and tarter sauce. serves 2-3 persons.

  • 17.95

Dungeness Crab Cakes

Fresh crab cake patties topped with pesto aioli sauce and roasted peppers.

  • 14.95


Grilled sourdough toast topped with diced tomatoes, garlic and basil marinated in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  • 7.95

Popcorn Shrimp

Small tender bay shrimp, breaded and deep fried. served with cocktail sauce.

  • 9.95

Sweet Potato Fries

Deep fried and served with a side of chipotle ranch dipping sauce.

  • 6.95

Soups And Salads


Clam Chowder

New england-style white clam chowder. cream-based with potatoes and pancetta (italian bacon) seasoned to perfection and made fresh daily.

Sourdough Bread Bowl 9.95
Cup 5.95
Bowl 7.50

Classic Italian Minestrone

The classic italian soup of pasta, beans, and assorted fresh vegetables in a hearty tomato herb broth.

Bowl 6.95
Cup 4.95

Soup And Salad Combo

Clam chowder served wharf style in a sourdough bread bowl with mixed organic greens and your choice of dressing.

  • 13.95

Mixed Green Salad

Seasonal and organic gourmet greens topped with honey roasted walnuts, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and gorgonzola cheese. served with a side of our own balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Regular 5.95
Large 8.95

Classic Caesar Salad

Chopped heart of romaine lettuce with house-made croutons and tossed with fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, and caesar dressing.

Regular 5.95
Large 8.95
Add Bay Shrimp Or Gr… 4.95
Add Anchovies 3.50

Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach topped with sliced red onions, mushrooms, feta cheese, and croutons. served with a side of honey mustard and bacon dressing.

  • 9.95

Blackened Salmon Caesar

Blackened filet of salmon with cajun spices served over our classic caesar salad.

  • 17.95

Fisherman’s Wharf Louie

Tender bay shrimp & dungeness crabmeat with black olives, tomatos & a hard-boiled egg served on a bed of lettuce with our house-made louie dressing.

  • 19.95

Seafood Salad

A medley of bay shrimp, mussels, and calamari served over seasonal gourmet greens. garnished with pineapples, fresh tomato wedges, and a side of raspberry-orange vinaigrette.

  • 17.95

Mediterranean Salad

Organic gourmet greens tossed in an extra virgin olive oil and feta vinaigrette, with red onions, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, penne pasta, and goat cheese crumbles. topped with tender bay shrimp.

  • 14.95


all sandwiches come with your choice of french fries or cole slaw. available on whole grain bread upon request.

Chicken Breast Sandwich

Mesquite grilled on fresh foccacia bread with a pesto aioli sauce. (all sandwiches come with your choice of french fries or cole slaw).

  • 10.95

Dungeness Crab Sandwich

Homemade dungeness crab salad topped with roma tomatoes and served on sliced sourdough bread.

  • 15.95

1/2 Lb Hamburger

100% angus beef grilled over mesquite charcoal. served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.

With Cheese 11.95

Salmon Sandwich

Fresh filet of salmon served on foccacia bread with a side of pesto aoili.

  • 14.95

Blackened Pacific Snapper Sandwich

Fresh pacific snapper pan seared and blackened, dressed with cole slaw. served on fresh foccacia bun with sweet potato fries and a side of chipotle ranch dressing.

  • 13.95




Our signature dish. a bountiful seafood extravaganza of dungeness crab, clams, mussels, snapper, calamari, shrimp, and tomatoes braised in a fennel scented stew. served with sourdough toast.

Regular 21.95
Classic 31.95

Whole Dungeness Crab

Traditional, wharf-style in our own special spices and fresh herbs. served with your choice of one side dish.

  • 34.95

Shellfish Medley

1 1/2 lb. of dungeness crab legs, jumbo shrimp & mussels roasted in garlic & extra virgin olive oil. served with red roasted potatoes & garlic sourdough toast.

  • 31.95

Mussels Three Ways

Your choice of mussels prepared with either roasted garlic, pancetta basil or garlic cream.

  • 19.95

Dungeness Crab Cakes

Fresh crab cake patties topped with our special pesto aioli sauce and roasted peppers. served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.

  • 22.95

Fisherman’s Platter

A seafood feast of fried shrimp, calamari, and snapper fillet. served with french fries, cole slaw, and cocktail and tarter sauces.

  • 21.95

Fish And Chips

Fresh pacific snapper lightly battered and deep fried. served with french fries and tarter sauce.

  • 16.95

Prawn Scampi

Tender large shrimp sauteed with roasted garlic, tomatoes, and scallions in a lemon butter sauce. served with pasta and fresh seasonal vegetable.

  • 19.95

Blackened Pacific Snapper

Fresh snapper pan seared with cajun spices and topped with a sun-dried tomato and basil butter. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.

  • 19.95


Grilled to perfection over mesquite fire. served with a side of mango salsa along with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • 27.95

Mahi Mahi

Grilled to perfection over mesquite fire. served with a side of garlic lemon butter sauce along with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • 26.95


Pan seared and topped with tender bay shrimp, sauteed in a lemon-herb butter sauce and served with rice & seasonal vegetables.

  • 16.95

Fresh Salmon

Your choice of having the filet mesquite grilled, smothered in our fresh pesto sauce, or blackened with cajun spices. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.

  • 22.95

Pacific Snapper

Grilled to perfection and topped with a light piccata sauce of capers, fresh parsley, butter, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.

  • 19.95

Seafood Risotto

Fresh scallops and a generous portion of mussels steamed in a reduced shellfish stock and then tossed with risotto milanese and garnished with chopped tomatoes and scallions.

  • 19.95

Chicken Risotto

Grilled chicken sauteed with fresh garlic, tomatoes, and scallions tossed with risotto milanese.

  • 15.95

Surf & Turf

Tender 8 oz. n.y. steak accompanied by deep fried prawns. served with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • 29.95

New York Steak

Center cut 12 oz. steak grilled to perfection over a mesquite fire. served with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • 29.95

Chicken Marsala

Grilled chicken breast stuffed with fresh mushrooms, scallions and garlic in a light marsala wine sauce. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.

  • 16.95

Seafood Cocktails

fresh seafood served chilled with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon wedges.

Bay Shrimp Cocktail

Tender bay shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.

  • 9.95

Prawn Cocktail

Jumbo shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.

  • 13.95

Combo Cocktail

A combination of fresh dungeness crabmeat and bay shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.

  • 14.95

Chilled Seafood Platter

A selection of bay shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, and dungeness crab legs. also served with a pesto aioli sauce.

  • 21.95



Spaghetti & Meatballs

Homemade meatballs in a hearty garlic tomato sauce and topped with romano cheese.

  • 13.95

Salmon Fettuccine

Fettucine tossed with salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and scallions in a creamy parmesan sauce.

  • 18.95

Three Cheese Tortellini

Small ribbons folded and stuffed with ricotta and parmesan cheese in a three-cheese reduced garlic cream sauce.

  • 14.95

Rigatoni Pomodoro

Pasta tubes tossed in a light tomato sauce with olive oil, fresh garlic, and basil then topped with romano cheese.

  • 9.95

Linguini With Clams

Thin, flat pasta tossed with fresh steamed clams in a garlic, tomato, basil, white wine, and lemon butter sauce.

  • 17.95

Linguini Aurora

Tender shrimp sauteed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and basil in a light creamy pomodoro white wine sauce and topped with romano cheese.

  • 17.95

Market Lasagna

The chef’s italian casserole of layered pasta ribbons, mozzarellla cheeses, mushrooms, onions. tomatoes, and fresh garlic and meat sauce.

  • 16.95

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

The classic roman pasta dish. a creamy egg sauce of parmesan, garlic, and pancetta.

  • 14.95

Fettuccine Alfredo

The classic cream sauce of garlic, parmesan cheese, butter, cream and a touch of ground nutmeg.

  • 14.95

Shrimp Gorgonzola

Penne pasta and shrimp sauteed in a strong, creamy gorgonzola sauce with a touch of garlic.

  • 15.95

Spaghetti Bolognese

Hearty meat sauce with fresh mushrooms, garlic, onions, and tomatoes and topped with parmesan cheese.

  • 12.95

Shrimp Capellini

Angel hair pasta, shitake mushrooms, and tender shrimp sauteed in garlic and white wine. topped with freshly grated romano cheese.

  • 15.95

Seafood Saute

Salmon, mahi mahi, swordfish, shrimp, mussels & crab legs in a creamy pesto alfredo sauce tossed with fettuccine

  • 23.95

Chicken Farfalle Pasta

Grilled chicken sauteed with pancetta, mushrooms, yellow onions, garlic, green peas and cherry tomatoes in a white wine cream sauce tossed with bowtie pasta and topped with romano cheese.

  • 15.95

Chipotle Penne Pasta

Penne pasta tossed in a mildly spicy chipotle cream sauce with red bell peppers and red onions. topped with tender strips of blackened chicken breast.

  • 14.95

Jalapeno Lime Seafood Pasta

Tender shrimp, calamari, green mussels and mahi mahi sauteed in a jalapeno lime sauce. tossed with angel hair pasta and tossed with tri-colored bell peppers.

  • 18.95


each personal size pizza is topped with the finest and freshest toppings.


The queen of pizzas. tri-colored with tomato sauce, fresh parmesan and mozzarella cheese, then garnished with a sprinkle of fresh basil and diced tomatoes.

  • 13.95

Pepperoni & Mushrooms

Pepperoni slices, fresh mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

  • 14.95


A little of everything. italian sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

  • 15.95

Shrimp & Pesto

Tender shrimp with a light pesto sauce and mozarella cheese.

  • 16.95

Four Cheese

Romano, mozzarella, parmesan and fontina cheese topped with fresh roma tomatoes.

  • 15.95


Fresh roasted seasonal vegetables, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

  • 14.95



Seasonal Vegetables

  • 4.50

Rice Pilaf

With almonds & orzo pasta.

  • 4.50




Clouds of light mascarpone cream on a coffee and rum soaked sponge cake, combed and finished with imported cocoa.

  • 6.95

Creme Brulee Cheesecake

The marriage of two great classics creme brulee layered and a mingle with the lightes of cheescakes. hand-fired and mirrored with burnt caramel.

  • 6.95

Chocolate Nut Torta With Nutella

Old meets new in te gluten free classic nut ttorta that sparkles with roasted hazelnuts and almonds and a milk chocolate icing and hand slathered with nutella.

  • 6.95

Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake

Our super naturally light but buttery vanilla-flecked cake has waves of caramel cake that make it a show stopper. drama builds with a salted caramel crunch layer, a creamy custard layer and a sexy caramel finish.

  • 6.95

Lemonade Cake With Meyer Lemon Curd

Using lemonade as an inspiration, we’ve layered lemon cake with a cool lemon mousse and meyer lemon curd to create the ultimate lemon cake.

  • 6.95

Molten Chocolate Cake

Our moist dark chocolate cake enrobed with dark chocolate filled with a dark chocolate truffle that melts out when heated.

A La Mode 7.95

Rustic Apple Galette

Our handcrafted apple tart is five inches of buttery, flaky french puff pastry. we layer fresh, ripe apples and bake it to a golden brown.

A La Mode 7.95

What’s Popular Here?


Learnee L. Note: I’m a local and love seafood. Came here Sunday early dinner because my out of towner, brother… Read more

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Hector G. I give them a solid 3.5 stars. Our dining experience was unlike anything I’ve experienced in quite… 

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