The ocean has long been a stage for humanity's grandest achievements, from Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe to Columbus's discovery that lobsters look like tiny monsters. Set sail for seafood with this Groupon.
$35 for a Woodstone-Roasted Crab Dinner for Two ($76.90 Total Value)
- Two whole Dungeness crabs either chilled, chilled and marinated, steamed, or woodstone-roasted in a white-wine garlic sauce, each served with soup, salad, or a side of pasta (a $34.95 value each)
- One dessert (a $7 value)
Judging by the number of house recipes on their menu, the only shortcut that the chefs at Capurro's believe in is the fishing line that hooks their daily specials. A permit allows for the chefs to purchase fresh seafood directly from the local fishing fleet. Pasta—from lobster ravioli to crab rotini—provides a bed for recently netted morsels, just as discs of hand-tossed pizza dough cushion toppings of california black mussels and italian sausage. Those who prefer uninterrupted bites of seafood can indulge in a whole or half-portion of dungeness crab, served steamed, chilled, or woodstone-roasted with a white-wine-garlic sauce. Signature touches typify even the fish and chips staple: Capurro's cod is battered in firestone double-barrel ale before being served with tartar sauce and fries.
The Capurro family, which comprises much of the restaurant staff under patriarch Paul, has perfected these entrees over 66 years in business. Their convivial spirit and commitment to cooking fresh, locally caught seafood still unflaggingly defines the venue. Though their kitchen embraces San Francisco traditions, such as hearty cioppino stews, it also preps more modern oceanic eats, including fish tacos and barbecued oysters that each have their own Twitter page.