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Boudin Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1308 (South Beach)
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Ranked #245 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Neighborhood: South Beach
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Neighborhood: South Beach
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76% Recommend
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our second time coming to Bourdin and both times we enjoyed the foods, the service, and the view of the Fisherman's Wharf. We liked the fact that the restaurant offered a free museum tour while waiting for our reservation. The price is really reasonable considering the views, excellent foods and superb service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I love a seriously tangy sourdough bread and this was perfect! My husband got the clam chowder in a sourdough bowl and I got the sourdough fish tacos. The tacos were so excellent! The chowder was ok, not the best I've had but the bread bowl was wonderful! We had to go back after our walk on the wharf to... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So neat to watch the bakers turn sourdough bread into many different animals. The sourdough was excellent. The sandwiches, pizza and chowder were delicious. Pricey, but location is everything

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North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Before you get there, you can smell delicious hot, out-of-the-oven bread!!!! We had breakfast there before going to walk on the Golden Gate...The sourdough bread bowls are delicious with anything that you put in them! My friend had the sourdough Belgian waffles with bacon, berries and whipped cream! Delicious!! We ate on the patio which was very nice!!

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Weston, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This restaurant has the best sourdough bread bowls with clam chowder. I've tried many. The chowder here and at Scoma's is by far the best. You can eat inside or outside in their fenced in patio or just buy some delicious sourdough bread. They also make it in a variety of shapes, like turtles, rabbits and even huge alligators. The... More

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San Diego, California
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244 reviews 244 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You are paying for the atmosphere upstairs because our food and service didn't even come close to the charge for the bill. The view is as good as anywhere else on Fisherman's Wharf and while the bread is good too, sourdough isn't a rare delicacy in this city; it's quite plentiful. The atmosphere is neat, but just expect to pay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ate here several times on our trip for lunch and breakfast. Sourdough bread and claim chowder were great.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on our exploration of Fisherman's Wharf on a mission to sample clam chowder in the famed sourdough bowl. Both the chowder and the bowl were delicious. As tourists, we also appreciated the attached gift shop which had a better than average souvenir selection themed around the bakery.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After leaving the craziness of Pier 39, we took a chance and walked into the large Boudin restaurant. So glad we did. Yes -- downstairs had the obligatory gift shop, but I must admit that the items were unique and delicious. Go upstairs to get away from the crowds. Raw bar, pizza counter, cocktail bar, and great seating with fabulous... More

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Boudin's Bakery and Cafe offered a gift shop as well as bakery goods--various breads, cookies, and muffins. My sister and I had a light supper--I had the delicous clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl, and she had a chicken salad sandwich. The servings are quite generous. We ordered at a counter and then picked up our food at... More

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