Experimenting with Gluten-Free Clam Chowder

May 10, 2018

When my good friend asked if I could make a gluten-free (GF) version of Clam Chowder to accommodate his girlfriend’s diet, I was initially dismissive since the classic recipe's use of a flour-based thickener seemed important to the flavor. But after thinking a few minutes about it, I realized that the chance to develop a tasty GF version was a worthy effort. I greatly underestimated how profound my experiment would be. ...

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Pier 23 Cafe’s Pier & Beer Dinner

May 4, 2018

Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar's Pier & Beer Dinner featuring North Coast Brewing Company. Get your tickets today, seating is limited. Call the Pier 23 Cafe to reserve your seats or visit EventBrite.com Menu   Hors D’oeuvres Avocado Crab Toast Jalapeño-Pineapple Glazed Bacon wrapped Scallop “Clam Chowder” Gouger Paired with Berliner Weisse Tart Cherry Brew Course #2 Smoked, Raw & Cured ...

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Celebrate Earth Day with Ocean Friendly Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar

April 22, 2018

We're excited to announce that the Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar is now certified by Surfrider Foundation as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant.   Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar has been a neighbor to the San Francisco Bay for over thirty years, and we deeply care about this Bay and our oceans, as both a seafood-focused restaurant and multi-generational residents of SF.   With our waters under siege from plastic ...

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Weekly Seafood Special

April 19, 2018

Hungry? Consider lunch with us this week. You can enjoy Poached San Francisco Bay Halibut with herb potato puree, sundried tomatoes, leeks, corn, and fava beans in a white wine butter sauce.  

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New Feature – Chef’s Corner

April 9, 2018

We're excited to have early crops of local asparagus (grilled with farm egg salad and salmon roe), fresh sweet peas and morels (under pan roasted salmon with lemon thyme butter) and what I'm most excited about is Shrimp and Grits with Green Tomato Salsa.

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Celebrate Your SF Rock ‘n’ Rock 1/2 Marathon with a Bloody Mary on Us

April 6, 2018

Running Sunday in the SF Rock 'n' Rock 1/2 Marathon? The finish is very close to the Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant + Bar, so come in with your race bib and enjoy a Bloody Mary on us. We have water, too, for hydration; the drink is for your celebration. Sunday, April 8 only, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. One complimentary drink per bib. Must be over 21 for this offer.    

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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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