Going into this, I was already warned that I probably won't find the best clam chowder on the Wharf. However, Cable Car Guy and AZee used to work here and they found the chowder at Pier Market acceptable and non-offensive. With not a whole lot of time to search for the best chowder, I settled for safe and predictable. What is not predictable is the availability of free parking spots nearby and we ended up parking at Safeway. You get 1.5 hours free parking if you purchase something. I haven't been back to the Wharf in quite some time; but those loud and smelly seals brought all the memories rushing back. I attained my bowl of clam chowder and decided to take some scenic shots. I guess much like any place that serves seafood, a location near the sea does add to the experience. The chowder itself was a bit thin and weak. I saw the bacon and clams; but did not get any bold hits of either.
- Great location
- Not overly expensive given it's location
- Pretty average chowder
- Since it's touristy, good luck finding parking