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The Old Clam House

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299 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124-1322
+1 415-826-4880
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
299 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124-1322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a restaurant serving mostly seafoods, as hinted by its name. The cover of the menu says it started in the year when President Lincoln was inaugurated and has been staying at the same location since, although the bayshore has moved away long ago....More

Thank Rarvis
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the amazing review, Rarvis! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the fish an chips is always an excellent choice! We can't wait to host you again soon to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is far from the tourist path but worth the trip off the beaten path. It’s been there forever and offers good seafood dishes. I’m not going to call the food incredible but it’s good. The bread on the other hand is out of...More

Thank james L
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the stellar review, James! It's fantastic you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. It is great you found the bread to be so delicious, it is a real fan favorite. We strive to...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

First visit to this old San Francisco landmark and we couldn’t be happier. We started with the mussel and shrimp platter and garlic bread. Both of which are swimming in delicious combination of garlic and butter. The clam chowder is delicious. I had the crabzilla...More

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thanks for the stellar review, Ashish! It's fantastic you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. The Clam Chowder was a great choice, a real fan favorite. We strive to ensure our guests have a memorable...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

We've been here for meals. This weekend was for some hot clam chowder and garlic bread around 3pm since we were meeting friends for dinner later and didn't want to eat too much. I had the cup of clam chowder (white not red) and my...More

Thank Lia T
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you for sharing the outstanding review, Lia! It was a pleasure hosting you and providing you with a perfectly cooked meal. Serving our guests only the most exceptional cuisine is something we take very seriously and we couldn't be happier that you had such...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The historic Clam House is a local treasure with surprisingly delicious seafood, amazingly kind and generous service and a wonderfully appropriate decoration inside. We love to drop by on Sunday afternoons and are never ever disappointed. For us it is the most cozy spot for...More

Thank kweber2
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you always enjoy our mouthwatering dishes so...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Revisited this after several years. Still a delight to enjoy. Great menu and a nice atmosphere. I recommend this highly.More

Thank Ryan J
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thanks for sharing, Ryan! We're excited to see that you were satisfied with your meal. It's great to know that you were impressed with our vast menu options as well as the exceptional service provided to you in our cozy atmosphere. We're eager to welcome...More

Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Step back in time and enjoy a fish dinner in laid back environment of the good old days. They start you up with glasses of warm clam broth. Order the kettle bread for a warm, crusty loaf as you wait for appetizers. The crab cakes...More

Thank foodie50Ny
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thank you for the splendid review, foodie50Ny! It's outstanding you had such a fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed so many of our fresh and delicious dishes. You made some really spectacular menu selections. That's what we like to see! We strive for...More

Reviewed November 12, 2017

I was SO looking forward to having crab tonight. Started with the garlic bread, so greasy it dripped all over the table. Ordered the 1/2 pound of crab ($29 ala carte) and was so disappointed. The crab had been sauted in so much oil and...More

Thank Sharron G
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Sharron, we are very concerned to read your review. A member of our team would like to speak with you further about your experience at our restaurant. Do you have a phone number or email address that a member of our team can reach you...More

Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Ate at the clam house before flying out early the next morning. Food was very good and service was too. Parking was a bit of a challenge and did not appear to be in the best neighborhood.More

Thank Jason P
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thank you for sharing the wonderful review with us, Jason! We're happy to hear that you had such a pleasant experience with us! It was our pleasure hosting you. It's great to know that our great service and delicious food had such a positive impact...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We checked the reviews and had to visit. Their complimentary clam juice was a highlight and the staff was very attentive.More

Thank SparkyAurora
Dennis W, General Manager at The Old Clam House, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thanks for the great review, SparkyAurora! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124-1322
    (Oakdale)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-826-4880
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