After roaming around Pier 39 all morning and part of the afternoon, I thought a stop for “linner” was in order. This time I chose the Pier Market. It had been a beautiful day, so I decided to sit outside and people watch as I enjoyed my meal.
It was packed with happy, smiling faces enjoying some of the most flavorful seafood I’ve ever had. Pier Market specializes in mesquite-grilled seafood, and, lest I forget, they are also partners with the Surfrider Foundation, the California Clean Business Network, and the James Beard Foundation.
They have an extensive menu, including Honey Barbecue Shrimp and Sweet and Sour Calamari. These alone will have you drooling instantly. The Clam Chowder is incredible and can be had in a bread bowl and accompanied by a salad.
Two of the best entreés are the Mixed Grill and the Lobster Tails. I chose the lobster with drawn butter because, why not? Though if you want to try a bit of everything, the Mixed Grill is the ticket.
With a dessert menu to die for, try the Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding served with vanilla bean sauce. Can you say, “I’ve died and gone to heaven?” It’s that good.