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Blue Mermaid Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-771-2222
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (390 reviews)
“crab” (90 reviews)
“fish and chips” (68 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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Reviewed yesterday

Every time my husband and I visit San Francisco we must stop at The Blue Mermaid. We crave the Crab Corn Chowder with sourdough bread and a cold Anchor Steam beer. We always recommend this restaurant to our family and friends that are planning a...More

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Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a Local we don’t go often to the Pier Area but whenever we want clam chowder our go to place is Blue Mermaid. Their food selection is family friendly and restaurant is very comfortable. Strongly suggest the chowder sampler.More

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Date of visit: August 2018
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IrfanM710, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! Here at the Blue Mermaid we strive to provide both excellent food and guest services, to each and every guest. We are ecstatic that we accomplished that during your visit and have the Local approval as well !...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner and the menu was fairly limited. We were told they had the best clam chowder and that was the truth!! Lots of clams and a very rich and complex broth. My husband had fish and chips. Fish was ok, had a lot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GweninTX
IrfanM710, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 4 review! Here at the Blue Mermaid we strive to provide both excellent food and guest services, to each and every guest. Your feedback is very important to us as we are always looking to make improvements with both food and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were given a brunch menu on being seated but when i tried to order the american breakfast was told all that was available was salad or chowder until 11.30am (we arrived at 11am). I ordered a fruit salad and clam chowder. The fruit salad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa F
IrfanM710, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

First and foremost we would like to Thank You for your 4 review! We always strive to provide great service to each and every guest each and every time, and I apologize that we missed certain marks during your visit. I do hope that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first restaurant in SAn Francisco, after our flight from France. We loved the place where it is located, and at the entrance, there was a showcase with beautiful fish.The waiter was smiling and our order arrived quickly.A good experience

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tsipi2016
IrfanM710, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for a great review of the Blue Mermaid. I was so glad that you had a chance to enjoy the restaurant & service. Thanks again, and hope you have a great day! -The Blue Mermaid Staff

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing bad, but nothing impressive, either. Crabs in Cioppino was not fresh, which is surprising when you're surrounded with fresh crabs in this area. The flavor of Cioppino itself was good, though.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank meow_10
IrfanM710, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We always strive to provide great service & food options to each and every guest each and every time, and I apologize that we missed the mark during...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a good impression of this place when I walked in, with how clean the place is, and the ambiance was comfortable and romantic. We got a couple things from the menu and our party shared everything- I felt like the food was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank darlenechou
IrfanM710, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Again, thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. Have a great day in the meantime! The Blue Mermaid Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food menu prices are very reasonable. Chowder is below average. has indoor and outdoor seating and a bar.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank triprich22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast on a Saturday, after taking the cable car down from Union Square and walked the wharf area. Service was quick, though not especially attentive (coffee cups sat empty for a while). Attention to detail wasn’t especially strong either (for example, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank west0909
IrfanM710, Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. Have a great day in the meantime! -The Blue Mermaid Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for the chowder, and we were not disappointed. However, the rest of our experience was just mediocre. Service was fine. Our meal and drinks were fine. Nothing spectacular.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank skyebreaz
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I would expect so but would double check with the hotel
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Hello, KJOC49! We will absolutely be open for Thanksgiving - breakfast, lunch and dinner - including a full bar. Thanksgiving menu and regular limited menu options will be available on Thursday, 11/22 from 2pm to 10pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 100
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
    (Hyde Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks away from the F line stop at Jones St. and Beach St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-2222
  • E-mail
Description
Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu, priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive homemade chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.
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