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The Codmother Fish & Chips

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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496 Beach St, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1102
+1 415-606-9349
Mon 11:30 - 19:00
Wed - Mon 00:00 - 19:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 19:00
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owned and run by a lady from England. Little hole in the wall kind of a good truck by the wharf. Has the best fish and chips and fish tacos. We always fly into SFO when visiting and spend time in the city. The Codmother is a must every time

1 Thank DnJBell
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...it wasn't. I thought the batter was bland, too thick and the fish was cooked too long so that it was very rubbery and hard to chew. The people who worked there were super nice and friendly, I was just expecting much better fish and chips because of all of the great reviews. If you're looking for good fish and... More 

1 Thank Kacy M
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved how fresh the fish tasted, it was delicious! It was a good portion, bigger than I expected, and the service was super fast! Outdoor seating, which was nice for a good weather day. Definitely met expectations for F&C.

1 Thank L T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Staff are friendly. Fast. Excellent quality. Lots of sauce choices. Best value. Large portions, can easily share. Would stop by again.

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place on a walk back to the hotel and was pleased to get a good fish and chips and fish tank is which were delicious.

1 Thank Frisky_Kitten_86
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's Saturday 4:30 pm, not a holiday, their boats says they choose at 5 pm, but they are closed already. Take that into account if you come ask the way here just to have their fish and chips.

Thank igorjrr
Orange, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Found this place on Yelp and TripAdvisor with a high rating. Glad I walked away from the Wharf to get good Fish and Chips. Don't let the trailer that they operate out of fool you. The food is great. Large portions of Fresh Fish with large (not Shoestring) potatoes. I only wish that they had Chowder also on their menu.

1 Thank AveJoey
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I adore fish & chips. I have had many many fish and chips and this is by far the best I've had. It is extremely fresh, the batter is out of this world and the fish very tasty. I tried another fish and chips place in Fisherman's Wharf the day before, but this completely outshined it! The pieces of fish... More 

1 Thank CamRanc
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Had lunch today at the Codmother. Cooked fresh while you wait. Service was friendly and polite. Fish and chips were excellent and cooked to perfection. The outside eating area is small but adequate. With condiment's on the picnic style tables. The only niggle we had are the amount of feathered friends waiting for scraps. Don't feed them. Hugh and Lesley-... More 

1 Thank lesley68082016
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Of course no comparison to what you eat in England but it's pretty decent in the US. Hot fresh from the frier. Not too greasy and not heavily coated with batter. Worth a try.

1 Thank Piggybun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
00:00 - 19:30
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Beach St, between Jones and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-606-9349

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