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Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314 (Hyde Street)
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Kincardine, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive, but that can be expected in a city. The food was average at best. We certainly don't mind paying the inflated prices if the food is good, but it wasn't worth the cost.

Thank Migal12
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family sat out on patio service was great food was delicious nice place to eat have a drink rest from the walking. Close to the wharf. The inside is very nice also

Thank kurt s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is adjoined to the Argonaut Hotel. We went for breakfast on our first morning in San Francisco. I'll summarize our experience for ease of reading; slow / poor / couldn't care less service, very average food, servers who seem to have forgotten how to smile, overpriced. There are better places for breakfast within a very short walk.

Thank Tartan T
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here before when we have been in San Fransisco. Decor is great. Restaurant was not busy but it was early for dinner. The service is very good but unfortunately we found the food to be average. We had the Manhattan sea food chowder and it did not have a lot of flavor so was disappointing.

Thank jengled
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience is nice at this warehouse looking place where you can have anything you like. Situated in the Argonout hotel but with street entrance we went in the evening for drinks and desert. They were very hospitable considering they were closing up but we managed a margarita and a chocolate cake. It's close to the wharfs and within shouting... More 

Thank garyparker231
Lancaster, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel here and stopped in for a bite to eat 3 different times. The crab and corn chowder is worth the visit! Also had the California chowder which was very good. The side of Brussels sprouts were excellent. Service was good.

Thank Julie S
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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275 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blue Mermaid is the restaurant located inside the Argonaut Hotel. It seems like their specialty is chowder. I had the sampler of three, two of which were excellent and one tasted more like vegetable soup. I got it with sourdough bread, excellent of course, and a root beer which I haven't had in ages! Service was not good. No... More 

Thank Felicia D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good clam chowder and Caesar salad!! Great mixed drinks and the service was good! Not pricey for the wharf!

Thank Pamela B
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high-end restaurant nestled below a high-end hotel on the edge of the Bay in Fisherman’s Wharf, across from the outdoor trolley station. With a full wine list, attentive service and a seafood menu to die for—how can the calamari be succulent and crispy at the same time?—The Mermaid offers a memorable dining experience. It’s perfect for a... More 

Thank Ted J
Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, her brother, and I received some free wine samples when we checked into the Argonaut. We decided to eat and were not disappointed. The Chowders were great. We also had Continental breakfast in the morning and was surprised how good that was. Especially the Fruit Cup.(Bowl)

Thank bonjoe2016

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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
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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 94109-1314
    (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: 14153455526
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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  • 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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