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Lou's Fish Shack

) #440 of 4,553 Restaurants in San Francisco ££ - £££ American, , Seafood
300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
+1 415-771-5687
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab bisque” (20 reviews)
“snapper” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying that the food was good though the clam chowder had quite a bit of sand in it. Otherwise no complaints Service on the other hand was very lacking. Asked for water after we were seated. Took 20 minutes for the waiter...More

Thank drmickeym
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you want to enjoy great music during your dinner, this is the right place! The food and service is great but the best part is the entertainment. During our evening we enjoyed Willie G on the stage. Wow! We had an fabulous evening!

Thank Inger M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on the waterfront and was too easy to get in which should have been our first clue! Waited forever to get our food which was mediocre at best! And there were flies everywhere. Poor service and not good food.More

1  Thank mgalex
LousFishShack, Assistant Director of Operations at Lou's Fish Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience. At Lou's we are always striving to improve the experience for all of our guests. It is dissapointing to hear that you had to wait for your food. Our team has discussed your review and incorporated...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Location is right on the pier in the middle of everything. Fish and Chips were great. The batter had really good flavor and was cooked perfect.

Thank Stormy360
Reviewed 29 June 2017

So my grandson and I chose Lou's on our recent vacation trip because it had both swordfish for him and dungeness crab for me. Big mistake. First, our waiter disappeared after taking our drink order. I finally went to the bar to get our drinks....More

Thank williambillp2016
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi William, I'm sorry to read you were dissapointed with your experience. We are always striving to provide a great meal for all of our guests. Your review has been brought to the attention of the staff in the hope that we can learn from...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

The food was pretty good at Lou's. It was very busy when we tried to eat and they asked if we would mind sitting outside. I think it was the best table in the house. Great view of fisherman's wharf and the weather was perfect.

Thank tjbrad
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great food - seafood, burgers and chicken options, reasonably priced. Live band upstairs. Outside eating area if weather permits.

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Very nice place with a great location. I would highly recommend the fish and chips and the Bloody Mary!

Thank Cgent00
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had dinner there once. It was good, clean and well priced. It didnt seem anything out of the ordinary, but apparently they have good live music on weekends.

Thank Ade I
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Right in the thick of Fisherman's Wharf. No view, but if you can sit upstairs by a window, you can see everyone below and watch people all day!! Staff was excellent. We enjoyed the best clam chowder of our trip here, and the best fish...More

Thank gail214
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
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2015|
Response from GoneDivingVA | Reviewed this property |
I went for lunch last time, but i just happen to know the answer unless things have changes. Lou's has live music on Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm and Sundays from 4-8pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-5687
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