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Boudin Bakery & Cafe

Pier 39, Space 5-Q, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-421-0185
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boudin” (170 reviews)
“bread” (583 reviews)
“clam chowder” (317 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Pier 39, Space 5-Q, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to try Boudin's clam chowder!It is delicious and I am not exaggerating! I am not from the US so I've never heard of this food before but I am really glad I tried it first there.

Thank yiabi
Reviewed 4 days ago

The clam chowder bread bowl is really tasty. The sourdough bread is special and delicious. Boudin at the Fisherman’s Wharf it’s a good address if you like to eat something special and don’t want to spend lots of time. The service was quick and friendly.

Thank EdithTa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for the first time to get some pastries as we were told it was so good. It did not disappoint. We bought some bread and a sticky bun. We also loved seeing the bread baskets going around the store....More

Thank Mdecker17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick lunch stop on Pier 39. First trip for some in the family so we had to do the bread bowls. Anything less would not have been Pier 39! And if you are going to have bread bowls, you should really have them at Boudin!

Thank Camarofan5
Reviewed 1 week ago

For sourdough on the waterfront, this is THE place. While first impressions are a little touristy, we really enjoyed the self-guided tour of the bakery museum and I was mesmerized watching the bread being made, formed, and shaped. Topping the visit off with a chowder...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A delicious masterpiece in a great artisanal bakery, in front of Fisherman's Water and near Pier 39 in San Francisco. With an intersting bakery museum worth of a visit.

Thank ThePep1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chowder is very good. Definitely recommended. There isn’t much chowder though. The bread itself is quite big so would be better if they could increase the chowder volume. Ordered the mixed taco which comes with 1 x grilled fish and 1 x chicken. Both tastes...More

Thank myghetto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another iconic San Francisco tourist attraction. Plan to wait in line. They have a full menu of soups, sandwiches and salads. There's a big gift shop and a bakery to view. This is a big place with a busy vibe. If you don't have time...More

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bread tours, animal bread, great lunch, fun gift shop, divine treats! Try the amazing lemon bar, the bear claw, the almond croissant, the clam chowder and the chicken salad sandwich. Service isn't great, but it's passable. You can buy specialty chocolate and chukar cherries! So,...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time somebody mentions clam chowder, this place comes to mind. I had a wonderful experience the first time I ate in this place. We traveled to Seattle and along the way ate chowder in places that serves the dish. Sad to say, it’s not...More

Thank neborr357
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
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Hugh B
29 March 2016|
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Response from JLP2918 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know and I tried to check their web site, but did not see anything about gluten-free items. I found their menu by googling it along with their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 39, Space 5-Q, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-0185
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