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The Codmother Fish & Chips

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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496 Beach Street, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
14156069349
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 439
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  • 146
    Very good
  • 55
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  • 14
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A bit of England in San Francisco

Need a bit of England fish and chips? Well The Codmother Fish and Chips hits the spot, even down to providing tarter sauce and vinegar.The owner is darling and very enthusiastic. It is very convenient in that it is just around the corner from the end of the line for the Cable cars. I enjoyed my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jill G
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Midvale, Utah, United States
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Midvale, Utah, United States
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Need a bit of England fish and chips? Well The Codmother Fish and Chips hits the spot, even down to providing tarter sauce and vinegar.The owner is darling and very enthusiastic. It is very convenient in that it is just around the corner from the end of the line for the Cable cars. I enjoyed my fish and chips very... More 

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Thank Jill G
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fish and chips taste good, but not the best one comparing the ones I had before. In general, the food there is too greasy.

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Thank LXlj
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to get away from fishermans wharf and get great fish and chips or fish tacos. A little hard to find, but don't give up - yummy food, good prices

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3 Thank WannaTravel66
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 5 weeks in the US, I felt like some old school fish and chips, and this truck does it well! The chips are freshly made, as opposed to processed, frozen chips you find in most restaurants. Fish was fresh with great batter, and the fish tacos are brilliant to!

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2 Thank gibosity
Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking at the overpriced lunch options around Fisherman's Wharf and found this highly rated spot online. I love fish and chips and am often disappointed, but the fish and chips here were definitely first rate. On top of that, the service was exceptional with the extremely friendly staff happily chatting with the customers through the little order window.... More 

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1 Thank Robert G
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This fish and chip truck was highly recommended.do not be put off that it is served from a truck! The fish and chips are superb - The staff are fantastic and so friendly. The owner is English, and she is the best ambassador for English fish and chips !! Treat yourself to the best fish and chips ever, when in... More 

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1 Thank LANARKLASS1
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the mood for something that'll fill you up like crazy? Look no further than The Codmother. A friend and I were baking in the sun from waiting for the trolley (THAT BROKE DOWN), so we were famished by the time we rolled up to The Codmother. Even then, my 2 fish and chips gone crazy was a struggle to... More 

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3 Thank Jerry C
Sandy, Utah, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very few restaurants that can deep-fry things and make them taste not greasy. The Codmother seems to be among the best at doing this, IMHO. The fish was tender, flaky... obviously very fresh (not fishy-tasting or smelling) and the shrimp was also firm and fresh, the tails pulled right off. I wasn't a huge fan of the oreos,... More 

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2 Thank Jeff G
Modesto
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for this restaurant. It was NOT there. We ealked both up and down the block. Someone said it's like a taco truck.

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1 Thank TCWatson
Suzanne A, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Hello I am very sorry you had trouble finding us. As stated on Tripadvisor, we are located at 496 Beach Street on the corner of Beach and Jones street. Yes we are a truck, but we do not move, we are at this location permanently, Hopefully you will be able you come back and actually try our food and if... More 

Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real fish and chips. Almost across the road from our hotel. Get there early as they close as soon as they run out of fish. We had lunch as by tea time they had closed. Really nice people and food. Thoroughly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 496 Beach Street, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 14156069349

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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