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Boudin Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1308 (South Beach)
415-541-9156
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Ranked #239 of 4,949 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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Carrollton, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Every time I go to San Francisco, I make a trip to Boudin to get either an awesome bacon grilled cheese sandwich or a bread bowl with clam chowder. No matter how busy they are, counter service is fast and the food is consistently delicious. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is because seating is very limited,... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Just loved the bread shop, the smell, the taste, the look! And the bread is amazing and the price is just right! The services as fine and we didn't have a problem with waiting times! Can't wait to go back!

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this place. Yummy bread, pastries, sandwiches, etc. I even brought some bread home for the holidays. It's in the freezer until it's ready to thaw and enjoy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A landmark to visit while in San Francisco. ...The Clam Chowder in Sour Dough Bread is amazing. ..On a busy weekend,there can be hundreds of people in the store at one point of time, that speaks for quality but they are unable to control the flow of traffic. ..The service is slow and rude. ...How about being served cold Rustic... More

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Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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4 restaurant reviews
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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