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Fisherman’s Wharf
0.3 miles from Fisherman's Wharf
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

We were walking around Fisherman's Wharf and wanted something lite for lunch so we chose this place. I had the red chowder, and my other half had the white chowder. I enjoyed the Sourdough bread bowl the most! My chowder had few clams and no...juice that wasn't absorbed into the bread so I basically ate dried tomatoes with bread. There were a few clam pieces. The white seemed better and juicier with a few more clams. We got ice water for free using ice from the soft drink machine and the water dispenser on the counter. I would not return here as there are others to try for about the same price and most likely the same tourist food results!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021

I tried the white chowder and a crab melt. The chowder barely had a clam or two. The crab melt was COLD and tasteless. Go some where else if you are looking for good food. If you just need fast, it would do.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

You may sit inside and outside here. Also some tables have view on a bay with sea lions :) Fast service and good red chowder (with tomato pasta). Clam chowder is just ok not so tasty like in Boudin for my opinion.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021

We enjoyed all the food we ordered. We had chowder in bread bowl, fish and chips, shrimp and chip, crab melt, onion rings and fried mushrooms. Actually the mushrooms and onion rings were some of the best we ever had. Clam chowder in the bread...bowl was excellent as well. No complaints! Great food and service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

Fish and chips were very good. Not greasy or heavy and fries were good too. Fast service. Went twice in one day.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 19, 2021

My son and I both got the white clam chowder in the sourdough bread bowl. It was very good! We also got the crab cakes, and while they were okay, I've definitely had better. We would visit again for the chowder, though. I would recommend...as a way to grab a quick meal while visiting Pier 39.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 7, 2020

You might be put off because you order at counter and then call your name BUT my husband swears this is the best Chowder he has had. Nice and thin (not thick and gooey) with loads of clams. I have Fish and chips and was...NOT disappointed by the fish. Very fresh and perfectly cooked - not greasy at all.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Located in pier 39, there is a map of the the places in the resort so you cant miss it. Highly recommend to try the chowder.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019

Our third visit to SFO and my wife insisted that she wanted to keep her strike rate at 100% for clam chowder at Chowders. The chowder did not disappoint. Worth the effort to go all the way to Pier 39 from Union Square.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Decided to try the fish and chips here. Tasty enough fish and chips made it quite a filling meal. Bit pricey but you expect this at such a tourist area. Service was quick enough. Lots of choice nearby, but this is a fairly good option.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Chowders is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5