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“VERY casual, but very good fish & chips.”

The Codmother Fish & Chips
Ranked #24 of 5,859 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
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Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We went to Codmother's based on the TripAdvisor reviews - otherwise we would have never considered stopping here! This restaurant basically consists of a food truck with tables. My husband was dubious about the choice. It's located just about half a block from Fisherman's Wharf, inland. It was crowded when we arrived with no place to sit at all, but the lady taking the orders assured us that by the time our meal was ready, there would be a table open up. It took a while for our food to be ready and by the time it was, there was, indeed, a place to sit. We only got 1 order of Fish & Chips, based on the reviews, and it was plenty - especially since we'd had a late lunch. I'm not usually a big fish eater, but this was really good. I ate more than I usually would have. The pieces were huge. It was one of the better meals we had on our vacation. I would definitely recommend this funnily little "cafe".

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Thank Saxeygirl
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We visited this restaurant three weeks ago.

Its a very small unassuming restaurant with tight seating.

The girls behind the counter are very friendly, very pleasant.

Coming from Massachusetts, we are very picky about our fish & chips.

The fish was delicious, reasonably priced and big enough to share.


1  Thank joannefry
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a small trailer restaurant located near Fisherman's Wharf. Seating is very limited but it seemed there was quick turnover. We decided to get our food to go and eat at a public sitting area a few blocks away. When we got there, there was a line of people. They cook the food made to order. So there is a bit of a wait. I think it took about 15 minutes. The ladies/owner who works there were very chatty and friendly. The menu is pretty simple but oh so delicious. We ordered the fish, shrimp, and chips. The fish was huge! All of the seafood was cooked really well. Not too bready or salty. They do cook it fresh so be careful not to burn yourself! Very hot! The fries were delicious. I think overall it was a bit pricey but certainly delicious and worth it!

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Thank jookie818
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Tried Codmother Fish and Chips our last trip to San Francisco. We loved it! It is a trailer with outdoor seating. There isn't a lot of seating, but everyone seems to eat and move on to free up space. They cook the fish fresh so you will have to wait for your order, but for us it was worth it. We enjoyed the Fish and Chips...be careful not to burn your mouth, it is hot when it comes out, but so good!

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Thank J35Aus
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

It's cheap and the pieces of fish are HUGE! The service there is super friendly and gives it that personal touch. There's not a lot of room to sit and eat so if it's busy, expect to take your food elsewhere to scarf done. Then start walking to burn off those calories!

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