New! Pier 23 Gift Cards

February 10, 2018

Need a quick thank you for a friend or a client? Searching for a gift that's an experience and not one more thing to put in a closet or in water? Consider a gift card from Pier 23 Cafe. Purchase your card in amounts of $25, then pick it up here at the Pier 23 Cafe or order online. We can also mail it out for you. Give an experience that comes with a choice of fresh and delicious food, sourced from vendors at San Francisco's waterfront, one ...

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Happy Hour Gets Happier at the Pier 23 Cafe

February 7, 2018

Yes, Happy Hour is happier - with $1.50 oysters (six minimum) and a delicious new nachos dish. The Pier 23 Cafe's Happy Hour is Monday - Thursday, 4 - 6, so it's technically Happy Hours. Here's our new menu - See you soon.

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Just Out! New February Music Calendar.

January 31, 2018

February is short month but here at the Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar, we're not short on music. We've got your spot at the bar, on the dance floor or at a table. See you soon.  

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Eat Out. It’s SF Restaurant Week

January 23, 2018

San Francisco Restaurant Week is a celebration of the diverse and delicious food cooked up and served in our City by the Bay. Nearly 130 restaurants are participating and that includes us,  Pier 23 Cafe. We're all offering special prix-fixe menus to share our passion for really good food with you. Our chef has created two menus, lunch and dinner, for the fun.  You can see the menus here >> and read on for a quick listing. If you've ...

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Have a Healthy Holiday

December 12, 2017

We're in the thick of the holiday season, which means more food than usual and more rich food than usual. Take a break any time in December for lunch or dinner at Pier 23 Cafe and enjoy a seafood entree from our menu and add our fall salad special. Topped with roasted butternut squash, shaved fennel, persimmon, dates, pomegranate, and candied hazelnuts on a bed of arugula with ginger cider dressing, a festive, tasty and healthy salad. Being ...

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Lluís Coloma – Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano – Two Special Performances

October 26, 2017

  Pier 23 Cafe announces two shows (only) with the great pianist Lluís Coloma  on November 8 and 9.       Wednesday, November 8 - Solo Piano       Thursday, November 9 - Trio Known as the ambassador of Blues & Boogie Woogie piano player in Spain, Lluís is also known throughout Europe and Asia as one of the masters of these styles. After hearing the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes ...

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Live Music is Life

August 3, 2017

  Nana Smith, a member of the Gail Dobson Family Band, pauses during her performance on Monday, July 31. Celebrating Gail's birthday and celebrating a life of music, Nana "...tore it up." according to Gail.  Nana is 91 and still singing. We feature live music six, and often seven, days/evening each week. Each band brings something special to the Pier 23 Cafe and we hope, to our customers. Pick a night of music, you won't go wrong.

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More PANZANELLA Please!

March 8, 2017

Ok, the honest truth is, I just had this PANZANELLA salad yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it.  I’m craving more because, seriously, it’s beyond. It’s hard to put my finger on what exactly makes this dish so incredible.  Could it be the grilled octopus which is charred just enough so it’s tender but still has a crispy bite? So often the problem with cooking octopus is it’s either too chewy or hard as a rock.  But not ...

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THREE DAYS left ! SF Restaurant Week 2017 !

January 26, 2017

The countdown has begun.  We have just 3 days left of SF RESTAURANT WEEK 2017.  Three days left for you to come down to Pier 23 Cafe and enjoy some amazingly delicious meals at a phenomenal price. Just check out our LUNCH and DINNER menus and see the variety of apps and entrees you can choose from.  Perhaps a starter of BAKED OYSTERS and an order of FISH & CHIPS to satisfy your lunch craving?  Or come down later for a romantic dinner ...

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Octopus…Tacos!

October 17, 2016

You’ve had a thousand fish tacos but have you tried an octopus taco?  Come down to PIer 23 Cafe and try Chef Seamus' latest menu addition. GRILLED SPANISH OCTOPUS sits atop a corn tortilla brushed with black bean puree.  The black bean is made a little bit more rich and delicious with some bacon fat (of course!). The octopus is lightly charred giving the meat a smoky flavor which is tempered nicely by a fresh vibrant cucumber cilantro ...

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