San Francisco's Ferry Building is not only a transportation focal point; it is one of the city's most distinguished and multi-faceted landmarks to date. This 660 ft., two-story concourse, born in 1898, is not only a place to catch a vessel but encompasses an array of attractions ranging from varietal cafes and a specialty grocer, to bi-weekly farmers markets and a renowned wine bar.
The Ferry Building Marketplace located at the base of Market Street on the Embarcadero, is most notable for its clock tower center piece. Renovated in 2003, this sky-lit attraction captures views of Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower.
While on break from sight-seeing, be sure to indulge in the mosaic of eateries within the Ferry Building. If interested in an exquisite lunch, dinner or a cocktail, nationally acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant the Slanted Door, will prove to be a highlight to any palette. Those in search of the most San Francisco-esque treat, Hog Island Oysters and San Francisco Fish Company will leave you looking out the window for the fishing boat. If food isn't part of the agenda until later, consider snagging a sliver of brie at Cowgirl Creamery's Artisan Cheese Shop, a pound of sliced salami from Prather Ranch Meat Co. to squeeze between slices of a freshly baked Ciabatta loaf from Acme Bread Company. Ooh, but don't forget to accompany these divine a la carte delights with a nice bottle of Napa Valley Pinot Noir from Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, a perfect complement to any meal.
No matter what the time of day, the Ferry Building Marketplace will not disappoint with its plethora of dining opportunities, unique shopping possibilities and an indisputably charming San Francisco experience.
- Monday through Friday: 10am to 6pm
- Saturday: 9am to 6pm
- Sunday: 11am to 5pm
- Metro Stop:
- Muni train F: exit The Embarcadero/Ferry Building
- Muni buses 6, 9, 71
- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): exit Embarcadero
- Location: One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero & Washington)
- Phone: 415-693-0996
- Website: www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com