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Bistro Boudin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202 (Taylor St.)
11:30 am - 10:00 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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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not disappointed We had great memories of a meal here with our sons and returned with friends - we had the same seats again - nice touch Good food including the distinctive Clam chowder in sourdough loaf

Thank Tomi61
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Neat place- fun to see the bakery in operation, service was a little slow, we had reservations and were seated promptly. Fish n Chips was great (flaky breading that didn't seem heavy or over oily - bread bowl of chowder was okay- not much seafood in the seafood chowder ;(

Thank Ruth L
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

$1 oysters were great. Calamari also good. Bread lived up to its expectation. We went in happy hour so selected bar food and drinks were cheap.

Thank Nick M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sour bread bowls of clam chowder are to die for. They are exceptional and so is the service. We really enjoyed our meal here and they also validate your parking if you're parked behind the restaurant.

Thank Brad Z
North Royalton, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very chaotic space-and to top it off it was raining the day we visited. Long lines and no place to sit, long wait time. Food was good and sourdough anything was delish!

Thank vabeachlover_2009
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just a little fast food place but one of the best places we went to for food. The clam chowder was delicious and the rustic tomato soup went so well with the sourdough bowl. Proper sourdough. Read too.

Thank ptbird66
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great tourist spot, was hesitant to try it because it seemed gimmicky. The Caprese Salad was a great way to start. Our entrees were decent. The service was great, very attentive and friendly. The sourdough wasn't as sour as I was expecting, still tasty. The view from the dining room was priceless. The skies were clear this... More 

Thank Denon M
Windsor, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not organized (order on left, pay on left then get in line to pick up the food prepared on the right). Service was terrible. We were asked what we wanted, he put in the register then when we went to pay he said "oh, cash? go to the next cashier". So we had to move down the line to the... More 

Thank lepera3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am impressed at the way Boys in has incorporated their stellar sourdough bread into many of their offerings. They have a good kids menu with about 6-7 options. The only drawback we had was our server. We couldn't tell if his humor was unusually dry or just had a bad attitude. My guess is the latter. Everybody else we... More 

Thank Allen M
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place, with very good dishes, including the famous soup in a bred, and a big diversity of brds, chocolats, sweets

Thank Diogo N

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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, 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, Kids, 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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