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Bistro Boudin

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202 (Taylor St.)
+1 415-351-5561
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, GA
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate here twice while in city. Had clam chowder and crab bisque in sourdough bowls. If you like crab and sourdough bread, this is way to go. Had the crab cake appetizer, crab cake sandwich, crab and shrimp pizza, tacos, beef stew and paella-all of which were excellent. Every dish is served with Boudin's just baked sourdough bread which is... More 

Thank John W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bread bowl is amazing. To be sure, it's more bread than soup but that's okay - the bread is amazing. The tomato soup is pretty good too... The breakfast taco left something to be desired as the waffle was a little too steamed for my tastes. It was soggy half way through the meal. Overall, a great spot to... More 

Thank MTmaven
Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, it was so exciting. My husband loved taking pictures of what they could create with sourdough bread. We enjoyed our sandwich and sitting outside to watch all the activities.

Thank Yolande B
Lexington, Kentucky
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a landmark in SF. I've been to the area a few times but never stopped in to Boudin. I decided to give it a try. There is a full service restaurant upstairs and downstairs is a fast casual version. If you are looking for just chowder or a sandwich then get it downstairs as it is close... More 

Thank Rick P
Bolton, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sour dough is amazing! They bake in front of you and have an awesome selection! I recommend the clam chowder in Sour dough it is quite delicious and it is a different experience of literally eating your bowl

Thank pspell87
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really good experience. Were there for vacation and ended up there a couple of days after Christmas. Really good food. Recommend the chowders. If you like bread...that is a must go. If you are celiac, like one of us....though luck. There's nothing gluten free based on the fact that there's too much flour around....or at least that's... More 

Thank Andrea C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here as a recommendation for our trip. Upon arrival, there were fancy animal shaped breads in the windows and it was quite impressive! We walked inside and it was bright and airy. It was really busy but I guess that's just how it is in this location - we ordered a chilli in a bread bowl and a... More 

Thank Rose D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant upstairs. A lot open tables and many of us waiting. After we were seated we were hurried to order. Then a few minutes into the meal we were asked if we wanted anything else because the kitchen is closing. We were rushed and spent $150 for 3 people. I expect not to be pushed out... More 

Thank bigtalon
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to get a nice bread bowl and soup for lunch. It is extremely busy and noisy but food gets to you quickly.

Thank Kmullins2013
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being at Fishermans Wharf it's only natural that clam chowder is on the menu. The dish is served in a bread bowl and the atmosphere is great. Get there early because it gets quite crowded. It is a fast food self serve restaurant. You go up to the counter, order your food and wait for your name to be called.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 94133-1202
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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