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Fisherman’s Wharf
0.0 km from Fisherman's Wharf
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best sourdough in San Francisco. We love the different shaped bread and the fresh clam chowder. Parking is available as well as indoor and outdoor seating. They have kind of a gift shop area that offer recipe books as well as other fun little...kitchen gadgets.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021

This is the first time I had tried authentic Clam Chowder on my trip to the States and Canada. Oh so good - thank you Boudin's. The price was very reasonably and a great serving. It is an extremely busy business but service was quick...and we managed to secure a table. You must go, especially fellow Auzzies.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

The bread is still delicious and the restaurant looks clean. However, the employees seem downtrodden. There is outside seating available, but it is a parking lot.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 July 2020

7 of us stopped for dinner, the food was excellent as usual! We ordered steak tacos, a couple chowder bowls, pepperoni pizza, and a chowder/salad combo. The kids also got little sour dough turtles. Customer service was top notch!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 April 2020

Sad that a company with such a good product has such incompetent customer service standards. Second time I have ordered a product and paid the expensive 2nd day shipping that is mandated when ordering their products only to learn that the product was not delivered...as promised. I called and messaged the company when the product was not delivered and nobody responded. Only when I called them AGAIN, a manager did not care that this happened in the past and would only talk about the current order. Apparently, they chose to dismiss the fact that this is a PATTERN; not a good pattern either! They also offered excuses as to why nobody addressed my concerns immediately. They may know bread, but they CERTAINLY do not understand CUSTOMER SERVICE. Will never order again from them and would NOT recommend them. Product without service is a waste of money. Can certainly do better than purchasing from Boudin.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 27 March 2020

I returned to San Francisco, after 9 years, for a work trip. I made sure to take my coworker to Boudin's which I visited during my first trip. The food, service, and quality was outstanding (just like I remembered). It was my coworker's first time...at Boudin's and she enjoyed the dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 14 March 2020

Fantastic options for cafe, breakfast, lunch, happy hour & dinner. We had all! Amazing sourdough but we spend a great deal of time upstairs at the bar enjoying the bar menu plus dining menu. Always something to choose from drink & food wise. Could not...fault, thanks Boudin!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Cannot leave SFO w/o buying tons of bread for our home and friends. That’s what they want from SFO! I love the bread shape and variety, the ease to buy when you have decided what you want, the friendly and quick service. We just love...the bread and having it is a must! You didn’t go to SFO unless you eat and take home the famous boudin bread. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

This is three places in one - it is a bakery and delicatessen with yummy delights It is a bakery museum (didn’t visit) and eatery - self-service bistro or upstairs a full service restaurant Went to upstairs restaurant after visiting Alcatraz for the Clam Chowder...in their own sourdough bread - absolutely lovely Dessert great - lava cake and great ice cream Nice atmosphere in good dining room and good friendly service RecommendMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

Yes,it is a touristy stop but it is BREAD HEAVEN! We stopped for lunch and the two of us Split a Bread Bowl with Clam Chowder -- amazing. Best chowder every and the bread is like no other sourdough.

Date of visit: February 2020
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12 January 2020|
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Response from SFKIDPACIFIC | Reviewed this property |
faint bells are ringing, but I don't know how helpful this will be...on one of our recent trips to SF, I recall seeing Boudain's signage, but I think it was for a store though not a restaurant...suggest you contact the... More
12 January 2020|
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Response from carlosrican | Reviewed this property |
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9 August 2019|
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Response from manytravels500 | Reviewed this property |
They do have bread in all kinds of animal shapes. They're open Sunday mornings - you can take out or eat there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe

  • Yes, Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe offers takeaway services.

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  • Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4