The new Exploratorium has a Cafe & Seaglass Restaurant you don't need a ticket to eat at. Ticket to the Exploratorium isn't too bad either - locals get a discounted price of $19, reg. $25.
Clam Chowder $6
Turkish fish stew $8
Seismic salad $9; with chicken $12; with caramelized goat cheese $11
Batter fried asparagus $8
crispy thai catfish in lettuce $12
Chickpea batter fried fish $13
banana bread slice $3
Snickerdoodle cookie $2.5ea
La Quercia ham & manchego sandwich $10.50
fruit salad $3.75
Clam chowder $6 is only 12oz with a small bag of crackers on the side. It's served boiling hot! I didn't find it very good, B. said to much cornstarch taste.
Seaglass Restaurant - cafeteria style, views of the Bay Bridge, lots of tables/chairs:
batter fried green beans, dipping sauce $8
crispy polenta sticks, gorgonzola dip $7
pork tacos (2) $9
black beans, queso fresco $4
cheese quesadilla $8.5
Sushi bar - made to order food:
rocky point oysters $2ea
spicy tuna roll $14.50
vegetarian roll $12
nigiri sushi 2 pcs $6
quinoa & hijiki salad $4
pickled rainbow vegetables $3
B. got the black beans $4 - served cold by the time we got it; crispy polenta sticks, gongonzola dip $7 - he said hot & fresh, tasty.
Location: Pier 15/17 - 10 min walk from Ferry Bldg.