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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
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Now we were on a tour, when we heard that the Codmother fish and chips was the best fish n chips in San Francisco. I was sceptical at first, but they quickly won me over! Very friendly staff, delicious food, and the unique atmosphere make this a must to visit! The fish and chips were light and very tasty, however... More 

1 Thank Alexander B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After walking for a couple of hours in fisherman's wharf my appetite was building but nothing seamed appealing, I had given up on lunch and was walking towards were i was staying and stumbled upon this place, the fish and fries were super fresh and tasty, and the staff was genuinely friendly and interested in my opinion of their food.... More 

Thank marc D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent casual place! Very unique atmosphere (food truck with picnic tables), great for a nice lunch. The fish and chips are second to none! Try the fish tacos too!

1 Thank MTTravelers1
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this gem by using the trip advisor app, it was a good meal at a good price. And super bonus points for friendly owners who were genuinely glad you were there!

1 Thank Wayne53578
New Ross, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food, worth a trip whilst visiting Fisherman's wharf in San Francisco! There may a queue as it is very popular but staff are very quick with getting out orders and very friendly - definitely worth the short wait!

1 Thank msutton123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very simple menu, but oh so good. It's located just off Fishermans Wharf but is easy to find this food truck. There's plenty of seating so don't let that deter you. The owner and staff were extremely friendly. Overall a great stop!

Thank Nikki R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outdoor permanent food cart with ample seating in a great atmosphere. Super friendly service from nice British ladies, large servings, delicious food and really reasonable prices. I had the fish and chips which came with two large pieces of fish and tons of chunky fries for $10.99US. Yummmm

3 Thank EatLaksa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learnt about this place from our tour guide on the Hop on Hop off bus while driving through the area, decided to give it a try as it was one of the more affordable ways to eat in the Fisherman's Wharf district. They serve fish and chips, shrimp and fish tacos. We opted for two lots of fish and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy! Doorman from the Argonaut recommended this "food truck". Wife had fish tacos, I had shrimp tacos and 17 year old son had fish and chips. Nothing is cheap in San Francisco but I don't mind it being expensive if it's good. This was good. Baka sauce did not disappoint. Nothing special on the outside, park tables with umbrellas but... More 

2 Thank Scott J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic! It was very tasty. You get the real potato and fish flavors. Suzanne was spectacular. Being stuck in a hot truck she was extremely pleasant and patient. Don't miss this delight.

3 Thank Roberta M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Fast Food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
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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