Boudin at the Wharf
Boudin at the Wharf
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This bakery produces traditional San Francisco sourdough and French breads that can be shipped or mail-ordered.
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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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Figgysocks
Chelmsford, UK87 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A very good experience in the restaurant upstairs. Need to book otherwise you will need to wait during busy mealtimes. Service was good. Calamari is a very ample portion so good to share as a starter. Ribeye steak and the steak mignon was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Recommend.
Written September 29, 2022
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Bob M
Alexandria, VA72 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A quintessential San Francisco experience. From the demonstration window, you can see bakers fashioning dough into interesting shapes with the smell of sourdough wafting into the street. For my taste, the clam chowder in a bread bowl is a must, unless you’re gluten-free.
Written October 19, 2021
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cmkcmk
Fairfield, OH518 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a great place for a coffee / latte / tea. And if you re feeling, say, a chocolate croissant, well, they can hook you up.

TIP: look up! There is a conveyor system for transporting the baked goods around the building.
Written February 9, 2020
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Jo H
Selsey, UK103 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
When we went to book a table the man on the front door was very kind and helpful. When we arrived at 7pm for our dinner we were able to eat at a table with a view. The waiter was ok during the meal and we all enjoyed our meals.
I didn't like that the waiter started to clear the table before we had finished our food. He did offer us to see a dessert menu which we declined so he very quickly got the bill. We felt a 10% tip was enough but he clearly didn't like this as he then took my water before I had finished it. When we left there were quite a few people waiting for a table so they obviously wanted to rush us.
Written September 23, 2022
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ehartman
Moorpark, CA15 contributions
Jul 2022
We ate at Boudin Bistro recently on a family trip. The atmosphere was fine and the server was very attentive and friendly.
I ordered the halibut in parchment. When the plate was served, the parchment was burned and the fish was over cooked. This pretty much ruined the meal.
Others in my party ordered a sole in butter sauce, which did come out and was very good.
Overall, I think the restaurant is good, just not enough attention to individual entrees.
Written July 27, 2022
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Nelson G
West Kelowna, Canada53 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Initially I thought a 40 minute wait would be intolerable. However, they have a brilliant setup for those waiting. As a first timer, it didn’t feel like 40 minutes. You can read the interesting history and be mesmerized with the baking process. We loved the bisque in the bread bowl and the kids enjoyed the pizza’s. It also helped that we had a great server. Highly recommended.
Written July 26, 2022
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Travelin_Bear
Placitas, NM1,113 contributions
Jul 2021
Brave the crowds and have lunch here. Placing your order and waiting to pick it up can be bedlam, but the process works and you won't have to wait too long. My companion was after crab chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl but they were all out, so he opted for clam chowder in the bread bowl which he pronounced as great. Landlubber me went for the chili in a sourdough bread bowl and it was absolutely delicious. I never, ever leave food behind but there was no way I could cram in the last few bites. Just looking around this place at the sourdough bread creations is worth the visit.
Written July 31, 2021
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JS19772017
Kansas City, KS63 contributions
Oct 2021 • Business
Great place to visit. Lovely fresh food made to order. We got great sandwiches and lovely chowder in the sourdough bread. Lovely quick place to eat and lots of seats outside. Would definitely return some day. Bakery is a hive of activity also with bread being delivered overhead to the counters.
Written October 21, 2021
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Lengtan67
Kuala Lumpur1,060 contributions
Feb 2022
Famous for being the 1st sourdough bread in San Francisco, I really enjoyed its Calm Chowder served in its classic sourdough bread bowl.

I was there on different days since I stay nearby, and had tried its different bakery items off its shelves - rather tasty when they go with Peet's White Mocha topped with fresh whipped cream or hot chocolate from elsewhere.

There is also an observation window where we can see the bakers in action from the street but its Museum & Bakery Tour was unavailable during my visit due to Covid in which I believe can be pretty interesting.
Written March 27, 2022
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PamKFam
Los Angeles, CA70 contributions
Jan 2020
After having the necessary and yummy chowder in a bread bowl we went upstairs and spend some time watching the bakers work. You can see the dough being made and then pulled into loaves and then baked. Smells great and was fun to watch.
Written January 30, 2020
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