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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
00:00 - 19:30
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Mon 11:30 - 19:00
Wed - Mon 00:00 - 19:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 19:00
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Orange, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Wiggins, Mississippi
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this spot after learning our beloved Sally's Famous Fishwich had closed since our last visit a few years back. We read lots of very high reviews and we left liking it but not loving it. I will say that the people that run the place are very nice and efficient at what they are doing. Probably will opt... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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236 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little place after reading rave reviews on here and they weren't wrong. Amazing, friendly service and fish and chips to die for. We loved it and it reminded us of New Zealand! Well worth the wait (or come at 2:30pm and there is none!) support local and eat at the Codmother!

1 Thank jemmah3
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this little gem was perfect for me as I was stopping in the holiday inn over the road it's simple you place your order get a ticket, and wait I don't mind waiting when it's cooked fresh every time!!! Then it's time to dig in be careful it will be lovely and hot💥💥

1 Thank garethg1982
Bengaluru, India
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh lord, this is delicious. Crispy, hmmmmm. - these were the words in my mind all through the delicious lunch. Towards end of the meal, I was full and took time to finish the meal. This basically is a food truck setup with seating option available for around 20 people. Do note this place is crowded so finding a seat... More 

Thank nairj
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited fisherman's wharf and found this incredible food truck. It opened at 11:00am and the lines formed. LUCKY we were there early. The fish and chips are phenomenal and very affordable. The owners were very friendly and proud of the quality and portions they offered. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2 Thank John T
West Lafayette, Indiana
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quirky kind of setting - a food truck but stationary with a little patio for seating. We were greeted by a lovely lady with an accent and attitude that could make the crabbiest person smile. Food came out quickly and was piping hot. We ordered way too much (wait a bit and check out the portions coming out of... More 

2 Thank Bev G

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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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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