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Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Hyde Street)
+1 415-345-5526
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped there after visiting Pier 39, and I have to say that it was a great choice.The food is delicious, the service is great and the restaurant´s manager is always alert just to make sure that everyone is being served. Great restaurant.

Thank Héctor S
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great restaurant in the old Del Monte cannery. Indoor decor is very cool and there's a huge outdoor patio with fireplaces. We huddled around the fire pits with drinks while waiting for our table. Service was very attentive and the manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was to our liking. The Chef asked if he could surprise... More 

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Thank Betsy C
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though it is the hotel restaurant for the Argonaut it has both interior and street entrance. Had dinner doz oysters cup crab/corn and NE Clam chowder and crab cakes two mixed drinks $113 before tip. Oysters put it over $3ea. Food was sooo good we went back for breakfast. 2 cinnamon raisin French toast side bacon 2 coffee 1... More 

Thank Jerry5567
Napa, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped for breakfast before strolling around pier 39. Between the decor, music, and pleasant service we had a nice relaxing meal. Everything was well prepared and the salmon fresh. It would be good to come back for dinner, the seafood dishes sound fantastic!

Thank 22lott
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting and stopped for lunch. The outdoor seating was very inviting. The fire pits were on as it was in the 50's and locals thought it was cold out and we were able to have the area to ourselves! We sat at a cozy two person table beside the pit and were quite comfortable (being... More 

Thank Jerri L
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful little restaurant! This spot was recommended to us by the manager of the Roc, a bar right down the road. We easily made a reservation on open table and were seated right away. Luckily they had two open seats at the bar so we moved over to the bar. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in a nautical... More 

Thank RebeccaWCarmel
Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is along fishermans wharf far end. The restaurant is connected to a hotel. The food , drinks and service is very good

Thank l0tusdesigns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on New Year’s Eve and the food was excellent. The appetizer and then main meals were served promptly and were good size portions. Each of us enjoyed our selections as the meals were all delicious and well presented. The service was very good providing a friendly accompaniment to the soft atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank Baylovers
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is right on the street with all the restaurants in the Fishermen's Warf area it does not have a large storefront. The food and service was very good but prices are a little high. For three of us having a late lunch it cost $70 before tip. But after the bustle of all the tourist activity it was... More 

Thank Ed S S
Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An important stop for us on our vacation was to sample the famous Chowder in a Bowl, and we chose Blue Mermaid as our host. The New England chowder was velvety smooth, with all the right flavors, perfect, really. The Manhattan chowder soaked into the bowl, but the clams and fresh vegetables tasted great, and we caught up with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (Hyde Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks away from the F line stop at Jones St. and Beach St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-5526
Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu, priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive homemade chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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