Fishermen’s Grotto Menu, San Francisco, 1940s

Crab Cioppino, Fishermen’s Style… $1.90.

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Submitted for your approval today is a post-war menu from San Francisco’s famous (and once proud) Fishermen’s Grotto. Aside from the super-low prices, clues to the age of this menu include a $10 bottle of 1941 Ruinart Champagne on the wine list, as well as a “Victory Dinners” option in the main menu.

Fishermen’s Grotto was founded by Mike Geraldi in 1935, and was a operated by the same family until 2016, when the slumping restaurant was sold to new investors. Actual menu size is about 9 inches by 12 inches. Enjoy!

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Back page wine list.

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