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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
Closed now
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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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St. Thomas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked in early on a Monday morning and the place was practically empty. The servers must have not been awake yet. Multiple times I asked for a hot chocolate and a Coffee. Three people came over trying to verify my drink order. Yes, I wanted both. We had to get our own coffee refills despite there being fewer than... More 

Thank smumba
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great staff, location, fresh food and ambience. They specialize in chowder and it is worth trying. The Chioppino was also delicious, full of fresh seafood.

Thank Julie M
Round Rock, TX
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this place many many times they have some of the best chowder at Fisherman's Wharf. The staff is friendly and always courteous. I would highly recommend if you love chowder

Thank jcravey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab chowder was divine. Ceasar Salad was also good. Location was perfect at the end of the pier next to the park and 1 block from Ghirardelli chocolate for dessert.

Thank Molly H
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here for our wedding anniversary as we stayed at the Argonaut Hotel right next door. The food was great and the wine was excellent, only because we requested a specific wine and year and they got it for us. Service was also great. Highly recommended place.

Thank Aldous S
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined alone and felt really comfortable here. Ordered the slider choice of chowders which was delicious and more than enough for one person. A bit pricey but what do you expect for it's location.

Thank jenfrT6696HN
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171 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

California Chowder was delicious.. Crab cakes were extremely tasty and an ample serving.. Great place to sit outside on a sunny Saturday. Service was excellent and I really enjoyed the ambiance of this place. Moderate prices.. Fun location.

Thank travelpilot65
Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one of my best breakfasts in town during the most recent trip. Service and food were excellent. Loved the oatmeal.

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Thank JVG0797
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have breakfast here since we were guests at the hotel attached. The menu looked promising with the typical breakfast items including our favourites of eggs benedict and french toast. The hostess was friendly and seated us right away, but the wait staff was brutal. By the time we had the waiter come to us, 15 minutes after... More 

Thank Jacqueline M
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Arognaut and decided for the sake of convenience to "dine in". The service was a little spotty and the food was just average. We expected more since this was a Noble House hotel. It was very expensive and the food lacked flavor and originality. Save your money go elsewhere.

Thank espresso_guy

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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