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The Codmother Fish & Chips

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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496 Beach Street, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply delicious - homemade fries, tasty and fresh fish and also friendly staff. If you are tired of burgers, hotdogs, mexican or chinese, is this place the right alternative for you!

1 Thank hubiik
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the authentic English fish and chips served by an Irish lass! Delicious and fast! Malt vinegar for those that love it!

2 Thank NewfiegirlLori
Harriman, TN
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I split a fish and chips meal here on our short stay in San Francisco. There was very limited seating (all out on the street but we like that). We had to wait for a table to come open while we stood in line to order. My wife grabbed the first open table while I stayed in... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a food truck with outside seating. The fish and chips is great and was reasonably priced. You got a good amount of food as well. Food was hot and fresh.

2 Thank Cassie S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Employees were very attentive, the price was ok for san francisco. Is just something simple to eat during the vacation day. There were a lot of people because of the good reviews. I think is good but nothing to die for. If you dont eat a lot like me order the kids size, believe me it will be enough.

Thank Teck H
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this seafood truck based on raving reviews but left a little disappointed. Ordered the shrimp tacos. You receive two tacos with 2 large shrimp each; lightly breaded and fried (no grilled option so that was disappointing). Shrimp were fresh and great but they put too much of their sauce on (drowned). Also had cilantro on tacos with no... More 

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Longview, Washington
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't even mention San Francisco without my husband slobbering over the thought of going to the Codmother. My friend also says it is the best she has ever had. The owner is a sweetheart with an amazing accent. If you love fish and chips, you need to find this place.

2 Thank travelingT66
Fort Myers, Florida
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice surprise to find this gem in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf! Awesome fish n chips! Can't wait to go back for more!

2 Thank amy H
Terre Haute, Indiana
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get there it doesn't look like much. You'll order from a food truck and sit outside at picnic tables but it is delicious. Their baya sauce was their homemade sauce and it was really good. Go here for some really good fish and chips.

2 Thank c22hubb
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this place because of the reviews it got and for some reason was expecting an actual restaurant. Of course we couldn't find it because it is a chip truck! We decided to try it, as their was a lineup which usually means good food. We were not disappointed at. It was the best fish n chips we have... More 

4 Thank Joanne S

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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, Dining on a budget, 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 Street, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • 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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