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Chowders

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39 Pier, Fishermans' Wharf Area, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
+1 415-391-4737
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on a cool day for a light lunch and everything was tasty. Shrimp Louie salad was huge, fish and chips were very reasonable and very good. Did not get a chance to get the clam chowder bowl but the girl gave me a sample and it was outstanding. Located on Pier 39 of Fishermen's Wharf, not fancy just... More 

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Thank gobber12
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place. If you are a spanish speaker, then speak spanish here! Nice staff, soda illimited refill and a great clam chowder that you have to try! They serve it with white and red sauce, they say that the white one is the best... we tried the red one and was delicious!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stop in for a big delicious sour dough bread bowl and their famous chowder! Absolutely wonderful and budget friendly for a good meal. Friendly and fast service, right in the heart of the pier and don't forget to visit the sea lions!

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Thank Andrea R
Homestead, Florida
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165 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't know if we just went on a bad day, but the Crab Cocktail was frozen, water logged crab, nothing fresh about it and the Clam Chowder bowl had very little clams and was served in stale bread bowl. Very cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for. Don't know how this place has so many good... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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429 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the pier 39. And we decided to grab something quick. The price is fair. I had a fish and chips and a bottle of water and it was good and fresh.

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Thank marumiya
Beenleigh, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular eatery at Pier 39 and it has great food at good prices. While queuing was necessary, they had sufficient staff to keep us moving through so that we did not wait too long for our food. The chowder in a sourdough cob was the best I have had and I loved eating the chowder soaked... More 

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Thank Jeffr22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bread bowl clam chowder is very tasty... Reasonable price, good service... I paid only 18$ for those.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say, if you don't have clam chowder served in a bowl made of bread no one will believe you really went to Fishermans' Wharf. It's great chowder and a fine lunch. Order a bowl and go watch the seals.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The clam chowder was fine, the breadbowl had obviously been cut some time before. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the way the server slopped the chowder in. There are tablets out on the boardwalk or on the outside facing the docks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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531 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice to find some original chowder in white sauce Served in bread bowl which is a bit messy but the quality if the chowder makes you forgive the bread bowl However I had the fish and chips which was very disappointing They are licensed so stick to the chowder with your beer!! Enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Pier, Fishermans' Wharf Area, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-4737

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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