Scoma’s Seafood Extravaganza

In a city where we’re constantly trying to find the newest places to eat and drink, sometimes you just want to take in one of the old classics. And that’s exactly what I did this past Saturday, when I had the pleasure of attending a seafood extravaganza with some fellow bloggers at Scoma’s in Fisherman’s Wharf, hosted by Nuffnangx.


Now, I know what you’re thinking…Eeek!!!…Fisherman’s Wharf!!  Get away from the tourists!!  Well, I promise it wasn’t scary at all. In fact, it was pretty lovely. (Granted, tourist season is really not in full swing yet).


Scoma’s is family-run restaurant that’s been operating at Pier 47 for over 50 years. They are not one of those horrific “restaurants” housed within the atrocity of Pier 39. If you keep walking past Pier 39, you’ll will find Scoma’s tucked off of the main street, perched right on the waterfront with a nice view of the bay. Scoma’s is all about fresh seafood, and they even have their own crab boat. In fact, the crab we ate that night had been caught by their crew earlier that morning.


Here are a few pics from the feast we dug into…



There’s just no sexy way to wear a crab bib, but they are a complete and total necessity when setting to the task of a crab feast…so just embrace the whole experience, and wear it with pride. And be sure to make it worthwhile by dipping your crab in extra loads of melted butter.



See what I mean…this is how it’s done…






Hard to believe, in all my years in San Francisco, this was my first trip to Scoma’s…and I really enjoyed it! Altogether, it was a fantastic meal, and I would definitely recommend it for those is search of the San Francisco crab experience. Definitely try to get there early though! The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, and by the time we left there was quite the crowd gathered outside.


Thank you to Scoma’s and Nuffnangx!



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