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Nick's Lighthouse


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American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Reviewed January 16, 2019

My husband and I don't normally stop in the "touristy" area restaurants, but we decided to be touristy this trip while visiting Pier 39 and stopped in Nicks. We were looking for the chowder served in the sourdough bread bowl. There's a guy outside trying...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kg4clemson
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Had lunch and a beer here and found the food to be only average. I had a crab sandwich and Im sure that the crab had been frozen and lacked any real flavour. In saying that my wife had a burger and loved it. Ok...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Argy39
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Small restaurant and a bit crowded but still a favorite whenever we are in San Francisco. It was a cold and windy night so this was a safe haven. We love the fresh seafood on Fisherman's Wharf and go to Nick's for the seafood Cannelloni.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tammy R
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

A small cup of chowder a small calamari and a small shrimp cocktail cost me $23.00. When I asked about the price, took them a while to figure out. Not an honest business

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wenl660
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

They are dirty. The toilets, the floors, the tables. The food is not good, greasy and it’s has bad rate for value/money. Only the staff is nice, that’s for the 2 stars!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Voyager34
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Having spent the day at the waterfront including visiting Alcatraz Island, by the evening my wife and I were tired and very cold so we walked down to Fisherman's Wharf to find a warm restaurant - Nick's Lighthouse Italian Restaurant was just perfect. The tightly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank charles s
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is a tourist trap the tables are very tight and I could barely fit in. The clam chowder was full of potatoes and I make my own so I know the ingredients and the shrimp salad was disgusting tasted like just defrosted considering...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 624mariok
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Called in for evening meal on a Tuesday evening. Very popular restaurant near the waterfront so very busy, bustling kind of place. Our dishes were served in good time, cod in batter and mussels were very nice but the side orders of fries & linguini...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Blubeckers13
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Whilst wandering round Fisherman’s Wharf we wanted to sample the famous clam chowder so stopped at Nick’s Lighthouse. You can pick something up to takeaway from outside but we needed a rest so sat down inside. We opted for the chowder in a sourdough roll...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 364iand
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, the food was no so good. The waiter, an old guy (Edilbert) can’t wait for us to order as we ask a lot about the menu. Then he wrote an additional 15% to our bill !!. When asked, he said its the service charge....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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