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Bistro Boudin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor St.)
+1 415-351-5561
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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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favour and get yourself a soup in a sourdough roll next time you visit San Francisco. I'm always skeptical about famous, touristy places but the food here is excellent. I don't eat seafood so I had the butternut squash soup and it was so delicious I went back for a second helping.

Thank Vivacious_Lady
manila philippines
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bread is excellent! I froze the sourdough loaf I bought in SFO and brought it with me to Manila, and it was still A-Okay even after 1 week! ! I must say it has a pretty long shelf life! It is fantastic for grilled cheese sandwiches. The best! Simply because the tartness of the bread, reveals the flavor of the... More 

Thank annabanana70
Visalia, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always stop here once when in San Francisco. Breakfast is good here. I like the French toast The bread is amazing. I took a chocolate volcano home. Its sourdough & chocolate how can it get better?

Thank Linehand11
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a fan of seafood, at all, but felt that it was my duty to sample the traditional San Francisco fare of clam chowder. We popped into boudin's late one evening and opted for a casual dining experience. The clam chowder came in a sour dough bowl. Looked and smelt amazing. It tasted incredible. I finished the lot,... More 

Thank Lisa L
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the famous San Francisco bakery which makes it Sourdough bread daily from the 150 year old mother sourdough yeast. The clam chowder in Sourdough bread bowls is fantastic and the breakfast menu is great value. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank David1955QUT
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The bread is phenomenal and makes this a worthwhile destination for sure. To be honest, I had a Caesar salad and bread. The salad was good - nothing to write home about but very good - and the bread was phenomenal. Good service. My fork was dirty when I opened my napkin but they were appropriately apologetic and got me... More 

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Mogi das Cruzes, SP
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for a warm up drink since we had reservations for dinner with a large group but it was certainly a great place to dine. We had a good service and the atmosphere was a good come back call!

Thank Adriano757702
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly clam chowder and fresh sourdough is a classic San Francisco tradition. This bread is great! The chowder is passable but nothing to write home about. Upstairs has great drinks and views.

Thank Robin W
Winter Garden, Florida
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350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to grab a bite while in the area. First of all we ordered a sandwich to eat, and waited and waited for it to come out while people who came in long after us were getting their food. I go find someone to see what has happened and they have forgotten about us! They finally get our food... More 

Thank tkatl76
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this bistro on Fisherman's Wharf. Famous for its sourdough bread it was basically a must to try the clam chowder in the sourdough loaf. Lived up to its reputation. If can get a table overlooking the bay and across to Alcatraz which really adds to the experience. Look out too during the week for the Happy Hour (4-7... More 

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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
American, Seafood, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
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
    (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: +1 415-351-5561
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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