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Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Hyde Street)
+1 415-345-5526
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Plano
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall, the restaurant was very good. Excellent atmosphere, very good service, the chowder sampler was great. Our only compliant was the market price crab. While the garlic roasted preparation was delicious, the price was WAY too high for a very small crab (legs only) with no sides included.

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Thank Eric J
los angeles
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...you want to sit outside, over a fire pit and be away from the crowds. Happy hour starts at 3 sharp. Oysters Rockefeller is the best I have ever had. Calamari was excellent. Just around the corner form Ghirardelli Chocolate. My only issue? Ordered happy hour drinks at 2:45 and he brings them out 1/2 hour later. That was not... More 

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Thank Crupi
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for drinks a week ago and loved it, so i came back again. Great beer selection and excellent cocktails made by very friendly bartenders. Had a bunch of appetizers, they were all fantastic.

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Thank andreas_spreitzer1
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambiance and great service. We got a table by the front window. My husband got the clam chowder while I dithered on my decision, finally settling on the cinnamon raisin French toast and a cup of the crab chowder. My son got a great looking Caesar salad. The waiter highly recommended the French toast and it was outstanding. The... More 

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Thank Catherine R
Nikki A, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed brunch with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to San Francisco. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by locals to stop by. It was close to the hotel but still took a cab due to a chilly day. I was welcomed quickly by the staff and was shown to my table. It had a fun atmosphere with out being campy. Decent drink selection but I couldn't wait to try the food. I went with a... More 

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Thank danapetty6
Nikki A, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are glad you stopped and joined us for a meal. The Salmon dish is great and one of our favorites here. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to San Francisco. Hopefully it will be warmer and you will be able to enjoy your meal on the patio. More 

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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch and found our own seats on the patio, since no one greeted us at the door. Once the server arrived, we ordered drinks and I asked for a beer and water (we'd been walking all morning). The waiter brought a single glass of water - would it have killed him to bring one... More 

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Thank Tim M
Nikki A, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It looks like we were off our game when it came to the service but we appreciate you taking the time to let us know so we are able to work with our staff. We hope that you will stop by again on your next visit to Fisherman's Wharf. More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is nice, it's a warm place not crowded. Service was sort of slow (is that a SF thing?) But the food arrived quickly. Food was good quality and priced right. Friendly people.

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Thank R A
Nikki A, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We do our best to make sure that people are enjoying themselves without wanting to make them feel rushed. We are glad that you enjoyed your meals. We looked forward to seeing you again the next time you are in San Francisco. More 

PA
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder sampler was hearty and satisfying with a great variety of flavors. Mussels were HUGE: and while tasty with delicious broth, I'm not a fan of the largest of the large. Sourdough was also really, really yummy.

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Thank KitchnQ
Nikki A, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are pleased you enjoyed the chowder sampler. It is one of our favorites here. It makes it easy when trying to decide between one of our 6 delicious chowders. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Fisherman's Wharf. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The corn and crab chowder was AMAZING! So amazing, that I had it for both lunch (cup) and dinner (bread bowl).

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Thank Cami W
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on two occasions for dinner and both had the fish and chips and Caesar salad and fish and chips on the second occasion! We are not lovers of much seafood.....crab, lobster,shrimp etc so the menu was a bit limited but the food was of good quality ! The first occasion on the Thursday evening it was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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