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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 (Taylor St.)
+1 415-351-5561
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in here late November with a client for a simple hearty meal. Nothing other than a Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. They did not disappoint. The Bistro is located above the Boudin Bakery and centrally located in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf, on the edge of the parking lot.

Thank Ulwazi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the location is perfect to take a break and eating a soup. it is the iconic meal of the place. the services is very fast and you can enjoy the meal in a good envioroment . if you are in fishermans it is the best place to eat something even it's not a restaurant

Thank Gualu M
Morro Bay, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No visit to SF is complete without a visit to Boudin's. What a treat for our visitors to see and experience this landmark!

Thank judavh
Maun, Botswana
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134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there twice, that says it all. The first time we had the Clam Chowder in the bread bowl and a Crab Mac and Cheese. The food was great and the service awesome. The second time we had pizzas and they were also awesome. The restaurant is large, busy and vibey. A friend recommended to us that we go... More 

Thank NeilLMaun_Botswana
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast two days in a row and were able to get some of that fantastic sourdough to bring home along with their delicious clam chowder. Must go!

Thank Baue10
Phoenix Arizona
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times since the early 2000 year. The chili is always awesome and so good. My friend said the claim chowder was also great.

Thank RVBPhoenixArizona
Gold River, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There on a busy Saturday afternoon. Huge space so only a short wait. The service was excellent. Seated by a window so nice view. My wife had shrimp and it was very good. My meal was disappointing. Both had clam chowder.....Mehr! A little pricey for what we got in my opinion.

Thank RedFedora
Nashville, Tennessee
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245 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good soup and sandwiches. However, restaurant is very very small, very difficult to find a place to sit. You order your food and then you keep looking around for a table to sit. If you are lucky you will find one, or you have to wait beside a table until the people finish their food then you sit. While eating... More 

Thank Ashraf H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought a full loaf of cheese garlic bread, to eat in place of a sandwich. Big mistake. It was hard and impossible to pull into pieces. I hear Acme Sourdough is better.

Thank Needlep0int
Halifax, MA
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and waited about 10 minutes for a table. We got seated and ordered oysters and bread bowls with chowder. The oysters were served on a bed of crushed ice with cocktail sauce with a generous serving of horseradish and some kind of vinaigrette as well. The oysters were very fresh and delicious. The bread bowls... More 

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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, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-351-5561
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 neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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