Nettie’s Crab Shack Restaurant Review, San Francisco

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Nettie's Crab Shack

2032 Union Street (Near Buchanan St)

San Francisco, CA 94123


Nettie's Crab Shack Website

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Netties Crab Shack Patio Exterior

Nettie’s Crab Shack is a seafood restaurant located in the Union street shopping district of San Francisco. It opened in late 2008. They take reservations for larger parties only.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Interior

Decor, Vibe – New England themed interior with a bar area and large communal table. It was packed with well dressed folks from their 20′s to 50′s when we visited many were shoppers or nearby locals. Patio out front for sunny days.

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Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Cape Codder

Cape Codder ($8) Cocktail with Ciron, Housemade Cranberry, Love was a good strong drink with a fruit accent, on the rocks.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Fish and Chips

Fish & Chips ($17) was 3 big pieces of deep fried fish along with big wedged cut fries. A simple well done version of the classic.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Steamers

Steamers ($15) with drawn butter, in a huge pail was a nice dish. Lots of clams and broth that was good for bread dipping.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Oysters

Oysters ($1.75 each) were Skookum (Washington) and Marin Miyagi (Tomales Bay) and were fresh. Waiter missed that we also wanted to try the 3rd type of oysters, Sinku.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Fried Oysters

Fried Oysters ($12) were Hama Hama’s on creamed spinach. An interesting combination that worked ok. Oysters were pretty good size. Cream was not too rich.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder ($8) with smoked bacon had a lot of potatoes and some fresh clams. All in all a fine rendition of this soup.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Rosemary Shoestring Potatoes

Rosemary Shoestring Potatoes, Pile ($5) was a fun little pail full of deep fried goodness. It was great for the Clam Chowder.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Collard greens

Collard Greens ($6) with sweet potatoes, sunchokes, honey was a delicious southern vegetable dish. Somewhat sweet.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Cranberry Apple pie

Mom’s Cranberry Apple Pie ($7) with whipped cream was great. Good sized slick of pie with a very good crust and crumbly top.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Creamsicle

Creamsicle ($6) Vanilla soft serve and citrus slushie was a refreshing dessert with classic creamsicle flavor.


Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Seared Dayboat Scallops

Seared Dayboat Scallops ($14) Chicories, Blood Orange was an interesting salad. The Chicories were pretty bitter. The blood orange did not work as a combo with the scallops. Scallops could have used more carmelization.

Netties Crab Shack San Francisco Gulf Shrimp Scampi

Gulf Shrimp Scampi ($16) with white wine, Bucatini pasta had a ton of pasta and some big shrimp. The pasta had too much chili flake on it. The scampi tasted good.


Our server at Nettie’s Crab Shack did not seem like the most experienced in the world. He forgot a dish and had to be tracked down. This area is probably why this moderately expensive restaurant has done poorly on Yelp. Wine by the glass from $7, good selection of bottles from $27.

The food we selected was decent and we’d have no problem coming back. Prices are not inexpensive, we wonder why they do not have a raw seafood platter or more lobster on the menu. We avoided the crab as paying $40 a person for a crab feed is how much lobster should cost.

 Nettie's Crab Shack on Urbanspoon

Nettie's Crab Shack Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

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Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Mon-Fri 1130am - 230pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm, Sun-Th 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm.
Prices:$16 - $40
Posted on March 27th, 2009
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