The AmericaJR Web Team visited Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 during their recent trip to San Francisco, CA. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city’s early days of the mid to later 1800s when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush. From then until the present day the wharf remained the center of operations for San Francisco’s fishing fleet. Some of the restaurants, including Fishermen’s Grotto, Pompei’s Grotto and Alioto’s, go back for three generations of the same family ownership.
Fisherman’s Wharf encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street.