San Francisco, CA
“Ick. Can we just cede this thing to San Jose and get it over with already?
Fisherman's Wharf has exactly two redeeming qualities: The Bush Guy and the sea lions. The Bush Guy can take his act anywhere, and I'm sure he has, and the sea lions didn't even live here until 1989. I'm pretty happy that they made so many Marina people angry, and they're very cute, but I miss sea lions on Seal Rocks.
People of San Jose, we have a very under-utilized and tourist-overrun piece of property to offer you. You'll get millions of dollars in tax revenue. All we ask is that you don't refer to this "neighborhood" as a part of San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf of San Jose. It has a nice, honest ring to it, right?" - John S.
“Gross.” - Kate F.
“This place is gross and it smells like stale lady parts and reaks of chain restaurants and poor examples of badly executed notions of Americana.
When I think of my city and where to avoid, this tourist trap is basically at the top of my list.
Also, one time I took a friend visiting here and against my advice, he ordered a street crab sandwich. He was legitimately sweating and pooping all day. Like, I was competing with every toilet in sf for his attention.
Half a star for the seals at Pier 39, because they are fun to watch when you are stoned. Other half of my forced star goes to the view out on the water, I guess it is pretty... But there are plenty of places that have pretty views in SF, so... Suck it, fisherman's wharf.
In sum - don't go here if you hate cliches, and don't eat here unless you like sweating and pooping without restraint.” - Valerie H.