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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 (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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with my family because we wanted sourdough bread from San Francisco. The location we visited was on Fishermans Wharf. It was pricey for bacon & eggs but it seemed like the thing to do. The employees were nice and the restaurant was clean. The bathrooms are located outside the restaurant and are public bathrooms. They have sourdough... More 

Thank bellastop
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely recommend sourdough chowder. Friendly staff great business lots of delicious bread, so fresh. A fantastic place to eat.

Thank ameraroundtheworld
Marietta, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I were exhausted after a day of sightseeing, and hopping (not really) on and off the tour bus. We were happy to see Boudin. During a 30 minute wait, we watched bread being made and learned about the history of sourdough bread making at the attached "museum". Sandwiches, fries and beer hit the spot. the place is... More 

Thank Bernadette W
Beverly, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick lite lunch and had a great grilled cheese sandwich. This place is a very busy tourist stop so plan on waiting in line. There are tables outdoor so you may want one of your party members to grab one while you take care of ordering. You must try either a sandwich or soup bowl.... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us had a lovely meal at Boudin's upstairs at the Fisherman's Wharf restaurant. Food was delicious very good service. Loved the chowder in the bread bowl and bought some of their wonderful bread from their downstairs outlet.

Thank MaggieK42
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The good things about Bistro Boudin are its location at Fisherman's Wharf and parking is free at the rear parking lot with a ticket validated by Bistro Boudin. Outside of that prices were high (normal for restaurants on the wharf) and the food was not exceptional (I have eaten there on three different occasions). Nothing special about either their clam... More 

Thank Living_Simply40
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love sour dough bread this is the place. By far the best. The chowder bowl is a good way to enjoy some great chowder and great sourdough bread. Good view and good place to eat.

Thank Andy M
Louisville, Colorado
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got into SF and we wanted to stop by Boudin's near the Wharf. If you're on a budget, order from the cafe on the lower level. Plenty of seating as well. We decided to eat at the restaurant, which is upstairs on the 2nd level. They have indoor and outdoor seating, but we chose to stay inside. The food was... More 

Thank willman80027
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are a number of Bistro Boudins around San Francisco. We visited the Fisherman's Wharf location. I enjoyed clam chowder and a burger. My wife said the flank steak was excellent. Not gourmet - just good food. Varied menu provides many options for families.

Thank francis54
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time in San Fran, 2nd time here. Both times we've gone upstairs to eat, you can sit outside, get a great view of the pier front and enjoy a cocktail. My boyfriend had the signature sour dough laof with clam chouder - amazing. I went for Mac N Cheese with Crab - also amazing. Great portion sizes, good cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Soups, Gluten Free
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
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: 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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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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