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Bistro Boudin

160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
+1 415-351-5561
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boudin” (434 reviews)
“clam chowder” (451 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
160 Jefferson St, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best bread bowl I've ever had. Great views from the second floor and the bakery gives this place an amazing atmosphere. The oysters were great, the soup incredible and the fish taco's we're delicious. Highly reco!!

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had great expectations for this place... Unfortunately regardless the promising reviews Bistro Boudin is a tourist trap with average food and service a bit overpriced.. what to say? There are much better chowder in town...

Thank 671stefano
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast downstairs several times at Bistro Boudin whilst visiting San Francisco, and enjoyed each meal. In addition, we visited the bistro upstairs for happy hour one afternoon, and were delighted with the oysters and sparkling wine! The Bistro Boudin is an icon of...More

Thank cab-80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed delicious clam chowder in a bowl of sourdough bread. It was super busy but the lines moved very quickly. Service was also fast and price was low to reasonable, don't have to spend a lot to enjoy a good meal here. Right at Fisherman's...More

Thank Leeann N
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are two different areas to eat in the Bistro Boudin building. There is Baker's Hall on the first floor and the Restaurant on the second floor. I took the family to the Restaurant knowing very well it will cost more money than the grab-and-go...More

Thank flickyfixer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has delicious clam chowder and sourdough bread. The shop inside the restaurant is a great place to buy quality souvenirs to take back home. They have a little something for everyone back home.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very enjoyable to eat a hot soup on a cold San Francisco on a late afternoon. The Bistro is very busy though.

Thank sanfordheike57
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves sourdough bread and when we drove by Boudin on a bus tour, he was itching to go there the next day for lunch. Going into the main factory style space is a little overwhelming, There are multiple checkouts, a restaurant upstairs and...More

Thank Familytravel70
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the wharf area early Sunday morning - didn't want the occasional breakfast food. We had clam chowder in sour dough (fresh!) bread bowls. This is an amazing place. We saw bread that looked like turtles, alligators, teddy bears, etc. The bread is...More

Thank Marlee319
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were just looking for somewhere to eat lunch that wasn't the Applebee's or a Subway, and this restaurant at the Boudin Bakery was just right. We had window seats with a good view, and the service was great. I ordered the...More

Thank Connie R
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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Questions & Answers
14 March 2017|
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Response from bbon2ur | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Be sure to make the reservation well ahead of time.
11 August 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Hi AlexWynn1212, The best way to order a sandwich to-go would be downstairs at Boudin Bakery & Cafe Bakers Hall. Simply place your order with a team member and pick it up a few feet away. If you're looking to order a... More
27 July 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Hi lollieanddave, We're sorry you didn't have a chance to try our Original San Francisco Sourdough during your visit. We hope to serve you next time you're out this way. Thanks, Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View
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
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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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