Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days during the Gold Rush where Italian emigre fishermen settled in the area and fished for the Dungeness Crab. From then until present day it remained the home base of San Francisco's fishing fleet. Despite its redevelopment into a tourist attraction during the 1970s and 1980s, the area is still home to many active fishermen and their fleets.
The embarking and landing point of the city's many fishermen is located on Taylor Street at the Embarcadero. The wharf seethes with activity - fishermen and their gear, dealers, the shell fish stands, with their big iron caldrons where freshly caught crabs are boiled and the neighboring seafood restaurants.
The Outdoor Fish Markets and Restaurants of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, largely supply her with abundance of various shell and freshly caught fish. Here you may also come to enjoy a fresh crab, shrimp or lobster cocktail or a full course Sea Food Dinner, under most interesting and picturesque Latin environment.
This is a general view which shows part of the fishing fleet at ancjor, the inclined boat railway used for repairs - and the eating places, curio and souvenir shops in the background.
One of the principal industries of San Francisco is fishing and centers around this point. From Fisherman's Wharf the fishing boats leave each morning to make their catches of shell fish and other sea foods. Here too one may partake of the freshly caught ocean delicacies in one of the many outdoor stands or in the fine restaurants adjacent.