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“AWESOME!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Codmother Fish & Chips

The Codmother Fish & Chips
2824 Jones St, Between Beach St and Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf)
(415) 606-9349
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Ranked #31 of 4,523 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, British
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“AWESOME!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Got a tip from our hop on hop off tour guide that this was the place to go for the best fish and chips - thought we had nothing to loose so decided to try it out and he was totally right! No, its not fancy but it is delicious and after being disappointed by the fish and chips at the Boutin Bistro, this was such a welcomed surprise. The price was just as inviting (full order $9.95) as the owner (Suzanne, such a sweetheart) and absolutely delicious. It is cash only (which is probably why she is able to keep her price at an affordable rate on the wharf). If your looking for a small pit stop on your walk on the wharf and want some good fish and chips, I recommend this place. Thanks again Suzanne!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing, Michigan
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“Excellent Food Truck Dining in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Generous portions of fish and chips but you can order a junior size if you can't eat two very large pieces of cod. Prices are reasonable for San Francisco and the Fisherman's Wharf area ($9.95 for a full order and $6.95 for a half order).

We got there right when it was supposed to open on Sunday (11:30), and they were running late in opening, so they gave us some free Baja sauce. Wouldn't have normally ordered this with the fish and chips but we ended up liking it. It was a southwestern sauce and you could taste a mix of cilantro and cream cheese. It was great for dipping fries into as well.

Besides the food, the location is great. Right across from the start of the F Line on Jones St., between Beach and Jefferson. While you are eating in the enclosed patio, you can watch the parade of colorful streetcars go by.

Because this is a food truck with seating, this is a very casual place to eat. You order at the window and when food is ready, you pick it up from the window. Service was very friendly. The Codmother is only open from 11:30 to 7:00/7 days a week. Make sure you have cash because it is cash only.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newnan, Georgia, United States
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“Affordable and tasty food at Fisherman's Wharf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Codmother Fish & Chips is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area and serves some of the best fish and chips at reasonable prices. Other restaurants on the Wharf serve smaller portions at much higher prices and they aren't quite as good. The Codmother Fish & Chips is a simple operation that includes a food truck and outside tables and chairs. At Codmother, you can order fried fish, shrimp, baha shrimp tacos, fish tacos, etc. If you are wanting dessert, they even serve up fried delicacies. The fish is tender, flaky and juicy. Suzanne, the owner, is a Brit and very sweet and accommodating. They aren't open on Monday and Tuesday so be sure to get down there during operating hours of 11 am to 7 pm. The Codmother Fish & Chips is located on the corner of Jones and Beach, across from the Walgreen's and behind the Holiday Inn Express.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hudson WI
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“Great Shrimp Tacos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The owner/server at the Codmother Fish & Chips was so helpful. I went with the shrimp tacos and was very happy I did. Very fresh and very tasty. I would add this place to your list of places to eat while in San Fran.

Visited February 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We showed up right at opening time and that was lucky. Within 15 minutes the little yard of tables was full. These were BY FAR the best fish and chips we have had. Really it's the fish. It was very tender and juicy and fried to perfection. Prices are not bad either. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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