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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
+1 415-606-9349
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide on a Segway tour recommended this place. I'm glad we listened. The fish and chips are dynamite. The junior portion was plenty for me (1 large fish and fries.) The fried oreos were yummy.

Thank Margie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place (food truck) is a very cute and quaint outdoor eatery close to Fisherman's Wharf. The Cod and Shrimp are very fresh and fried to perfection! It melts in your mouth. I will definitely return. The owners/workers are very friendly and courteous. It's just a very clean, cutesy, artsy little outdoor eatery with benches to eat on. Don't be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. The fish and chips are amazing. They are super crunchy and fresh. I think they make everything fresh because it took awhile to get my food but it was worth the wait. Coming back again soon!!! Hopefully the lunch crowd isn't too crazy

Thank mandyrus1104
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish tacos were okay but the fried Oreo's intrigued me and they were pretty great as a treat. Service was fast and friendly!

Thank LaAnn
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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208 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking toward the piers for a boat trip, we stopped here for a (fairly) quick lunch. It did take 15 minutes to get the food, so despite the appearance it's not exactly fast food per se, but it's worth the wait if you have the time. I had the fish tacos and fried Oreos. Yes, like some festival they have... More 

Thank Davewise
Lancaster, Texas
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish was fresh and hot and the chips were plentiful. The Baja sauce was a spicy, Cajun sauce with fresh, minced garlic slathered on top of the chips. There was a line and it took about 20-30 minutes or so to order and receive our order. It was worth the wait.

Thank Catrina M
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Great review - thanks so much for coming to visit! Madeleine More 

Richland, Washington
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fish and crispy chips what more could you want. Well let me tell you. I got the combo it came with shrimp these honestly may have been the best fried shrimp that I've ever had. Be prepared to wait. The afternoon that we went there were at least 50 people in line when we got there. Good news is... More 

Thank DJSparks45
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Great review - so happy you enjoyed it! Madeleine More 

Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, i just love the logo, so colourful! Then i tried the main "player" the fish n chips, oh my giddy aunt! Although my experience with fish n chips are not measured up to my sister who lives in England, i can say with conviction, this was the mostest of the bestest (well, it was that good, i think... More 

Thank vinaboe
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Love your review - thanks so much!! Madeleine More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a great stop for lunch! Such quick and friendly service! Yummy food! Happy to recommend!

Thank jenndarcy
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Great review - thanks so much! Madeleine More 

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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked a local where to find the best fish and chips and they recommended this place. It is cheap and fresh and delicious. They get fish fresh from the markets each morning and hand peel and cut their chips. Unlike the tourist traps on the waterfront who serve up frozen fish, likely imported, this is the place to eat... More 

Thank Somone B

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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 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: +1 415-606-9349

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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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