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“Large portions good service”
Review of Scoma's

Ranked #47 of 5,664 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Cross street: Jefferson Street
Transit: Muni - #10, #15, #30, #47 Street Car - F Line Cable Car
Description: Scoma's is a San Francisco icon and the only restaurant located in Fisherman's Wharf with a working 46 foot fishing boat. Freshness and high quality are the main reasons the restaurant has been successful for more than 50 years. Whether guests want to watch the commercial fishing boats in action or enjoy the view of the Bay from the cocktail lounge, come in an join the Scoma's family for one of the best dining experiences San Francisco has to offer.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Large portions good service”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We went for an early dinner. We sat at the lounge until the upper level opened to have a better view. The bar tender was great. We discussed the wines and local beers. The local libations suggested were great.

The service was very good(but a little pretentious).

The food was great. I had the bouliabase seafood soup. Just the right seasonings.

The restuarant is very upscale, but on a wharf that is quite old an not an inviting walk.

We'll definitely go back

Visited September 2013
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The Best Seafood!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

For fresh, delicious seafood, go to Scoma's! We have been there so many times, and can't get enough. Located in Fisherman's Wharf, it's a great location. After your big meal, you can walk off your dinner and have a great time doing it! Scoma's offers many, many different kinds of seafood, all fresh and delicious. The sourdough bread is fanastic, and you can have as much as you want. Another good reason to go to Scoma's -- they have free valet parking in their own lot, so you don't have to go around and around looking for a place to park. That's not easy in SF! Just know, before you go, to bring your wallet. It's quite pricey, but it's worth it!

  • Visited October 2012
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Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The food was good but over proiced. Service was excellant with well worn veterans ofScoms im sure they have been their many years. Tables ate jammed in to accomadate as many as possible.

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Columbus, OH
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Had to come back!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Even when I was planning my trip to San Fran I was thinking about Scoma's. This visit included lobster ravioli and seafood linguini - both of which were delicious. In addition to having lots of lobster in the ravioli there were chunks in the sauce. My boyfriend wanted a spicy dish so the waiter said he could have the linguini kicked up a notch - it was really good.

This place is always busy so don't walk in expecting to be seated in under 30 min. They have a nice bar so grab a drink and enjoy the energy and people watching.

Visited September 2013
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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Seafood by the Bay”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We always visit Scoma's when we visit San Francisco, and weren't disappointed on this trip. It's a great location, right on the bay on the edge of Fisherman's Wharf with great views, so ask for a table near the windows. The restaurant tends to be very crowded, why wouln't be with such good food. It was extremely busy for our Thursday night dinner, with America's Cup in town. I recommend reservations, we made our well in advance and only waited an additional 10 minutes. The food is fresh and very good with lots of house specialities. Scoma's is a SF landmark and continues to deliver on their reputation......make it a stop for true Bayside dining!

Visited September 2013
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