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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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Louisiana, Missouri
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had the crab benedict. The food was cold and not very good. This was like a take out breakfast place and service was average. We also bought some pastries and they were excellent and the coffee was good. There weren't many good places to eat in the building, so we ate in their outside dining area. It was dirty... More 

Thank DavidO1901
Temecula, California
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121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in because we were craving pizza. The pizza is on the smaller side and it is oval in shape. Was not enough for 2 but with the basket of sourdough you get as well, it will fill the rest of your belly. Service was ok, a little on the slow side but no terrible. It did take 15... More 

Thank Steve R
Windlesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The margarita was ok the shrimp cocktails were ok nothing special. Just overall ok . A lot of fried fish and seafood though not to our taste

Thank pip t
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch here, nice Clam Chowder served in a Sourdough bowl, really nice food, atmosphere was nothing special and service was self service downstairs

Thank csjohnstone
El Paso, Texas
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived there near closing time I believe but they were very courteous and seated us upstairs with an excellent view of the piers.We ordered the famous and delicious clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and were not disappointed! We also had some drinks and I must say the service is excellent!! Our waiter was terrific and very prompt... More 

Thank ricklo777
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Boudin's Cafe and Bakery plenty of times but had never been to the Bistro upstairs. WOW. Excellent food, great service, a great San Francisco experience! Totally different menu than downstairs, with the exception of the chowder in a bread bowl.

Thank Mandi W
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is mainly the way I remember it. The bread was fantastic as always. Unfortunately the menu has changed and doesn't accommodate for vegans and the vegetarian options were limited. I always come here for the tomato soup. The upstairs bistro was unwilling to bring soup from downstairs upstairs. I ended up with a margarita pizza, which is not... More 

Thank Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in San Francisco. Great food, friendly staff and fab views of the bay and Alcatraz. I would particularly recommend the Fish and Chips - delicious!! The bread (which of course the bakery is famous for) is also really good.

Thank Kazylove
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had my first ever clam chowder here and it was delicious. Had a seat by the window with great views of Fishermans Wharf.

Thank Cerys P
Kirkland, WA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been my ritual lunch\brunch spot when I'm in San Francisco for the past several years. I order various things. This last time it was the pepperoni pizza. I was massively disappointed. It was a Pepperoni, Onion, and Tomato pizza. Not a Pepperoni pizza. It does say in the fine print that it has the other things so... More 

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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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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