15 February 2013

EAGLE CAFE IN FISHERMEN'S WHARF


A visit to San Francisco is never complete without indulging fresh seafood in one of the restaurant housed at the Fisherman's Wharf in Pier 39.

About Eagle Cafe
Since the 1920's, Eagle Cafe has been serving hearty breakfasts in Fisherman's Wharf. Within the wooden walls of this homey restaurant lies a rich history.
Eagle Cafe first started out as a ticket office for passengers traveling from San Francisco to ports in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. As popularity grew, the office transformed into a hash house in 1920 operated by Dan Andreotti and his family. In 1933 a full bar was added after Prohibition ended. Eagle Cafe became a favorite gathering place for local San Franciscans, mostly waterfront workers. They enjoyed sharing tales over simple home styled meals and 35 cent beers.
In 1978, the beloved haven faced threats of demolition. Mr. Lou Andreotti, who inherited Eagle Cafe from his father, pushed for the entire building to be moved from its original location (now the Pier 39 parking garage) to the new Pier 39 tourist development. Locals continued to flock to their favorite cafe as tourists discovered an unpretentious restaurant with amazing views and savory food served by the friendliest people.


A simple menu with all the catches from the sea


 Comfy and fresh air inside the restaurant or sit at the balcony overlooking pier view and yachts while enjoying your drink/meal



A must to have draft/beer...light and crisps
Fried Fisherman’s Platter with Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp, Oysters and Salad
Grilled Salmon and Mahi-Mahi and Salad

The three of us shared both fried and grilled platter. I find the fried breaded seafood without any trace of residue. My first time eating mahi-mahi fish and simply love the sweetness in the meat.  (Mahi-mahi are swift and acrobatic game fish with striking colours. Their sides are golden with iridescent greens and blues, and their belly is white and yellow). While I was upset with the 'shrunk' fried fresh oysters as I was expecting it to be juicy and big but delighted over the crunchy prawns and moist fillet salmon. Taste better when dipped with tangy tartar sauce. We tried to finish the huge bed of greens to balance up our meal but unfortunately there aren't any more space in our tummies.

 




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