5 SF Restaurants To View The Blue Angels This Weekend

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly over Alcatraz Island during a performance for San Francisco Fleet Week 2011.
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly over Alcatraz Island during a performance for San Francisco Fleet Week 2011.

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It’s that wonderful time of year when the signature San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels provides us thrills from above for three consecutive days. From Oct. 9-11 we know you’ll want to take in the action and we’ve got five restaurants with terrific viewing. Also this year is the first SF Fleet Week Off the Grid Fleet Fest presented by Lyft, taking place Oct. 10-11 at Pier 80.

Here’s the schedule and our five restaurant suggestions:

12:30 pm U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team
12:45 pm U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Demo
1:00 pm Ace Maker T-33
1:15 pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Extra-330 flown by Matt Chapman
1:30 pm Red Star Pilots Formation Team
1:45 pm Michael Wiskus and the Lucas Oil Air Show
2:00 pm Patriots Jet Team Formation Demo
2:30 pm United Airlines 747 Demo
2:45 pm Sean Tucker’s Team Oracle Challenger III
3:00 pm United States Navy Blue Angels

EPIC Steak

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EPIC Steak

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EPIC Steak
369 The Embarcadero
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
For Reservations: reservations@epicsteak.com or (415) 369-9955

Located on the Embarcadero, EPIC Steak offers “Beyond the Traditional Steak House” dining with excellent views – perfect for Fleet Week! Relax on the expansive Bayfront patio or upstairs at the restaurant’s second floor Quiver Bar to be even closer to the action! Enjoy EPIC’s signature burger with a frosty glass of beer and take part in this annual event in style.




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399 The Embarcadero
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For Reservations: Call 415.284.9922

Post up at Waterbar along the Embarcadero to see the show! With unobstructed views of the bay and Bay Bridge, you can’t pick a better location to watch the jets go by. Order up some oysters and champagne with friends and cheer on as the air show commences!

Crystal Jade Jiang Nan

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Crystal Jade Jiang Nan
4 Embarcadero Center #1
Hours: 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
For Reservations: (415) 399-1200 or www.OpenTable.com

Crystal Jade welcomes you to their expansive bay-facing patio to enjoy some signature cocktails and authentic Chinese dishes (including dim sum) during this year’s Fleet Week Air Show! Crystal Jade is located in the Embarcadero Center with more than 4,000 square feet of unobstructed patio space perfectly situated on the second floor for optimal aerial gazing. Make a reservation or walk in to get the best seats in town.

Bistro Boudin

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Bistro Boudin

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Bistro Boudin
160 Jefferson Street
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday
For reservations: (415) 351-5561


At Bistro Boudin on Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll enjoy a thrilling lunch with a captivating front-row view of the San Francisco Bay, while delighting your palate with one of its signature dishes, prepared beautifully by Executive Chef Misael Reyes. Enjoy beloved classics like a Boudin Sourdough Breadbowl and Sourdough Baguette Burger, or choose from an array of innovative dishes featuring Boudin’s famous San Francisco sourdough, such as Sourdough Gnocchi al Pesto with Lobster, and the Sourdough Tortilla Tacos with grilled rock cod, spicy grilled shrimp and Dungeness crab.

Fog Harbor Fish House

Fog Harbor Dining Room
Fog Harbor Fish House

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Fog Harbor Fish House
39 Pier 39 Concourse
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
For reservations: (415) 421-2442

Located on the second level of Pier 39, every table at Fog Harbor Fish House offers spectacular San Francisco Bay views. The restaurant also has the distinction of being the first restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf to serve a 100% sustainable seafood menu that has been approved by Aquarium of the Bay and meets the standards of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.