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Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar

471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-2222
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Ranked #460 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Chowder
Neighborhood:
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hyde Street
Transit: We are 2 blocks away from the F line stop at Jones St. and Beach St.
Description: Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu, priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive homemade chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.
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Miami Springs, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is new management since we were here in 2014. The breakfast and lunch menu no longer includes any crab dishes - totally unacceptable for San Francisco especially during the crab season. Pricing is now much too high for what you get. And service is well below what it used to be. Very disappointing.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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223 reviews 223 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Walked in here on New years day for breakfast.(Easy walk from Courtyard Marriott) Wish we would have found it sooner! Great breakfast. My husband an I opted to get clam chowder in a bread bowl and the kids got your typical morning fare. I would recommend you skip going to Boudin's for the chowder in a bread bowl and get... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great food and service on every occasion, I ate there almost everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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Névez, Bretagne, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Some of the best chowder (with several options) on the Wharf! In addition, the service is great! We also ate breakfast there (on Christmas morning) and the staff were patient, kind and quick. We would definitely return!

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Ahoy Lizette! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you visit to the Blue Mermaid! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to San Francisco!! Adam More 

los angeles
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Nothing beats the crab and corn chowder. The best I have ever had. This place gets really busy, especially after the free wine tasting in the adjacent Argonaut Hotel, but the service is excellent and they are very accommodating.

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Ahoy there, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time. We win awards for the Crab and Corn chowder every year. We hope on your next visit to San Francisco you come in and take a look at our new menu items. Happy New Year, Adam More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were recommended this place for their chowder, it did not disappoint! We couldn't decide on what to have so chose the 3 piece tasting a great option! The Dungeness Crab and corn really was a stand out! Every restaurant we tried after I had the same chowder to compare and this really was a stand out! The cup is... More 

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Ahoy there, We are glad that you enjoyed the chowders. I love the chowder sampler. It's so hard for me to decide on which one I like. We hope that on your next trip to San Francisco you stop and have some more chowder! Cheers and Happy Holidays, Adam More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Only had one breakfast here and it was delicious. Very pricey, but isn't most of San Fran? The portions were big enough to split if you want to save a few bucks.

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Ahoy there, Thank you for your feed back! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day! We look forward to seeing you again. Happy Holidays, Adam More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had our dinner here last night, was fantastic chowder with sourdough bread. Our waiter Brian was so welcoming, a must if you visit Fisherman's Wharf.

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Aloha!! Thanks for you feedback. We are happy to hear you joined us for most of your meals. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to San Francisco. Adam More 

Cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Quiete, friendly, good food, great chowder. I had the sampler with 3 chowders, all were great. Could use a little more variety in menu

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lino, Thanks for your feed back. We are planning on make some changes to the menu in the next year. We hope you will come by and check it out when you are visiting San Francisco again. Adam More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink before dinner. Had the Mai Tai on draft which was pleasantly good. Beers were about 5 drafts with some local crafts. Wines were good by the glass selections with large pours. Big TVs for sports too. Located in Cannery Row next to the Argonaut Hotel.

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Adam M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar, responded to this review

Ahoy Thomas, Thank you for your review. If you liked the Mai Tao you'll love the Smoked Pina Colada. We look forward to see you on your next visit to San Francisco. Adam More 

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Additional Information about Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar

Address: 471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: (415) 771-2222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Chowder

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