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Bistro Boudin

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202 (Taylor St.)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was great and fresh. But the oysters were out of this world! Great taste, texture was creamy and flavorful...Fresh...did I say fresh....let me say it again. If you love Oysters, these were great, fresh and creamy. Service was very good and the food was tasty, full of favor and serve how it should be. Ready to eat. Great... More 

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We waited a while till we got a server to take our order. Pretty good chowder, not cheap, excellent museum with an enthusiastic historian there after the meal.

Thank Tom S
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent! Clean! Tasty! Only issue is lack of indoor seating and the confusing lines to order. Clam chowder Bowls and pizza where a must have

Thank David R
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sourdough sandwiches are very good. You order and pickup on your own (think Panera) and then find a seat. Seating is limited but not so bad that you can't find something. Try the Italian warmed up or the grilled cheese with bacon. Also, no bathroom available for customers of the Bistro which is kind of a bummer.

Thank John S
Ventura, California
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here while on our family vacation. It took a little while to get us all seated, there were 10 of us, but some of us had just enough time to tour a small museum they have there. As you can imagine, we all tried a variety of things on the menu; Baby Clams, Shrimp tacos, French Onion soup... More 

Thank Dan C
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch there. Typical with the surdough break used as à plate for soup, it is very good and very well organized to be serves quickly despote a line. The tomato soup is excellent, the desserts look good (waffle) but are not the best in town. Worth a visit if you have never been there.

Thank Armand B
Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had eaten fish at another restaurant earlier and wanted something different. Got the hamburger which is around $14 and it was on the sourdough bun. The bun was extremely hard and I ended up pulling the meat off the bun and eating the meat only at the end so I didn't scrape the roof of my mouth. Fries were... More 

Thank djlanman
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were on our honey moon and the first place I said we have to go to is the Boudin Bistro and Bakery. Throw in 2 large sourdough bread bowls filled with clam chowder and a great bottle of California Chardonnay - Perfect. The museum is very informative on the company which started out in the 1800's... More 

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate downstairs. It was crowded but we still enjoyed it. Come 11:30 and you'll be better off. The sandwiches and bread bowl was excellent. I was annoyed by people hovering over our seats waiting for us to get up but I guess there is no other way.

Thank Jersey_Jet_Setter
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really friendly team, nice food away from the hustle of the street. Kids got given a surprise turtle sourdough loaf each - nice touch!

Thank Roger D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
    (Taylor St.)
  • Public Transportation: The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: 14153515561
Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Please check out our Visual Menu: bit.ly/1H6jDIM

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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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