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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood
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1965 Al Scoma Way, Pier 47, San Francisco, CA 94133-1004 (Jefferson Street)
+1 415-771-4383
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I'm almost hesitant to share this review as it's bound to draw crowds but, here goes ... Scoma's has the best garlic dungeness crab around. I'm a native San Francisco so, naturally, there is no better crab. I will sit and methodically pick through the shell, making sure not to miss one tasty morsel, the naturally sweet meat mixed with... More 

Thank Jessica G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant last week and was very disappointed with the service. It felt dated. The food was ok though, and with its nice location, it could be a good restaurant it once was.

Thank pineappleprincess92
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You do have to walk down an alleyway of sorts onto the docks behind all the tourist spots on Jefferson Street, but it is well worth it. I've had no trouble getting in without reservations soon after they open for lunch, though it does rapidly fill up. The bar actually opens before the table service, so if you are early,... More 

Thank Klenox67
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always crowded, great seafood! Fun to go when visiting the wharf. It can get a bit crowded, usually a lot of tourist... But it's all good!

Thank patria1
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can choose anything on the menu and you would be happy. The portion size is good too. The service is also great!! Will definitely be going back!!!

Thank Laverne M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed an appetizer for 2 (crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops and calamari). The calamari was the best we had ever had!! Not rubbery at all. We also enjoyed a caraffe of cabernet there too. It was reasonable at $25. But most of the items on the menu were pretty expensive... on average between $30 and $50. The ambiance was... More 

Thank Jennifer B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have to go to Fisherman's Wharf & likely ask directions from anyone NOT reading a map or trying to find it on their GPS. No reservations, but worth the wait. Abundant food and lot of SF sourdough bread. Yum.

Thank BarbMarty
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted a nice place to eat to end our stay in San Francisco and we found it at Scoma's. The food, the setting and the service were outstanding. They are located on their own pier and it's a little walk to them and well worth it. The Halibut is excellent!

Thank Donald V
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A friend and I ate here for lunch on a visit to Sausalito and were very impressed. The food was delicious, the waiter was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The portion sizes were also sensible and not too big. It is in a great location on the esplanade. It was a busy time of the day but... More 

Thank luabandit
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tip-there is a seating area next to the bar that is first come and first serve. We got lucky because there is ALWAYS a long wait without reservations. I had the chicken parmigiana which is new to the menu….it was EXCELLENT! My wife had fish (not sure which type) but she said it was excellent as well!

Thank Daniel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1965 Al Scoma Way, Pier 47, San Francisco, CA 94133-1004
    (Jefferson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni - #10, #15, #30, #47 Street Car - F Line Cable Car
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-4383
Scoma's is a San Francisco icon and the only restaurant located in Fisherman's Wharf with a working 46 foot fishing boat. Freshness and high quality are the main reasons the restaurant has been successful for 50 years. Whether guests want to watch the commercial fishing boats in action or enjoy the view of the Bay from the cocktail lounge, come in an join the Scoma's family for one of the best dining experiences San Francisco has to offer.

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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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