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The Codmother Fish & Chips

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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496 Beach St, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1102
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing fish and chips at a reasonable price - and the portions are huge! Much better than the sit down restaurant we went to the day before. The garlic chips are great too and there's outdoor seating.

Thank Ciara19
Sunnyside, New York
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

That was perfect lunch! One of the best fish and chips. We had shrimp tacos and it was great too. They have vinegar for the fish!

Thank Ayako M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously amazing fish and chips. You really get great taste and value for your money. Portions are massive. The fish is not greasy at all. Also the U.K. ladies are lovely.

1 Thank Seb S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Early in our planning stages for a long awaited trip from Houston to San Francisco we decided to go from the airport, at lunchtime, to The Codmother because we have no such authentic fish & chips truck here in Houston. The British who run Codmother really make delicious fish at the most reasonable prices in San Francisco. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Alan F
Morro Bay, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it was a little tricky to find. Just a little place on the street above Fishermans Wharf. Glad we found it though, great fish and chips. They are battered not breaded. No clam chowder though.

Thank rambuncious
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a special trip to eat at this fish and chips but we were shocked that the food is not as good as we expected. It was oily and not crunchy.

Thank ibtihaj1
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a big fish and chips gal, but the fish at Codmother's is amazing! The batter is light and the fish is moist, juicy, and meaty. The portions are huge! I shared half with my husband and son and I was stuffed. I didn't like the fries though, but liked eating the fish with the complimentary tartar sauce. I... More 

Thank M_Norstein
Seattle Eastside
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum! Make your way ASAP. I ordered the regular fish 'n chips which consisted of 2 very large ( 8-9 inches ) pieces of piping hot cod and a generous portion of fries. It came with ketchup and vinegar, tarter sauce was extra. No line when I went there around 2:00 during fleet week. Small outdoor seating area which was... More 

1 Thank chamoissammy
St. Paul Park.
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hours posted are not reliable. We tried to eat here four times. We loved it! Service friendly, fast, prices reasonable. Nice seating area. Great fish and chips. Be patient--come back if you must. Worth it!

1 Thank Julie F
New Brunswick, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish, too many birds flying over and around seating area and person beside us had a dog on the table. Friendly and efficient staff.

1 Thank M H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Beach St, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 14156069349

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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