There’s not enough room on a top 10 list—or a top 20 list, for that matter—for all the San Francisco seafood restaurants worth trying. Many, if not most, of the best restaurants in San Francisco harvest their ingredients from the nearby Pacific Ocean, and they aren’t all in the immediate vicinity of Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re looking for the best Dungeness crab around, for example, you’ll have to travel all the way to the Outer Richmond and grab a seat at PPQ Dungeness Island. Closer to the water is Pier 23 Cafe in North Beach, whose bacon-fried oysters are good enough to be the first, middle, and last stop on most San Francisco tours.

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