In its heyday in the early 1900s, before the construction of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, the Ferry Building was a grand terminal through which 50,000 commuters traversed the bay on the daily.
Today, while the building still serves as a ferry terminal, albeit on a much smaller scale, its current claim to fame is its marketplace of 30+ artisanal restaurants and specialty food shops serving up mouthwatering Tomales Bay oysters, green tea smoked duck breast and a seasonal cheese dusted with ground heirloom peppers, among others.
During your visit, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the architectural beauty of this historic building.
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Free guided architecture tour: Tue, noon & Sat, 10am, generally. Meet by the stairs, at the front entrance.
Muni Rail/BART: Embarcadero (F, J, KT, L, M, N, S), plus 2 block walk