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Lou's Fish Shack

) #434 of 4,531 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
+1 415-771-5687
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on the waterfront and was too easy to get in which should have been our first clue! Waited forever to get our food which was mediocre at best! And there were flies everywhere. Poor service and not good food.

Thank mgalex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is right on the pier in the middle of everything. Fish and Chips were great. The batter had really good flavor and was cooked perfect.

Thank Stormy360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So my grandson and I chose Lou's on our recent vacation trip because it had both swordfish for him and dungeness crab for me. Big mistake. First, our waiter disappeared after taking our drink order. I finally went to the bar to get our drinks....More

Thank williambillp2016
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi William, I'm sorry to read you were dissapointed with your experience. We are always striving to provide a great meal for all of our guests. Your review has been brought to the attention of the staff in the hope that we can learn from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was pretty good at Lou's. It was very busy when we tried to eat and they asked if we would mind sitting outside. I think it was the best table in the house. Great view of fisherman's wharf and the weather was perfect.

Thank tjbrad
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great food - seafood, burgers and chicken options, reasonably priced. Live band upstairs. Outside eating area if weather permits.

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very nice place with a great location. I would highly recommend the fish and chips and the Bloody Mary!

Thank Cgent00
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We had dinner there once. It was good, clean and well priced. It didnt seem anything out of the ordinary, but apparently they have good live music on weekends.

Thank Ade I
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Right in the thick of Fisherman's Wharf. No view, but if you can sit upstairs by a window, you can see everyone below and watch people all day!! Staff was excellent. We enjoyed the best clam chowder of our trip here, and the best fish...More

Thank gail214
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you want to enjoy great music during your dinner, this is the right place! The food and service is great but the best part is the entertainment. During our evening we enjoyed Willie G on the stage. Wow! We had an fabulous evening!

Thank Inger M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Family lunch, decent menu. We sat outside and soaked up the sun. Live music played behind us. I got the griddles crab cake salad which was pretty good. I would have liked the cakes to be more meaty and light. Service was fast and friendly...More

Thank Justlynn J
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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23 March 2015|
Response from GoneDivingVA | Reviewed this property |
I went for lunch last time, but i just happen to know the answer unless things have changes. Lou's has live music on Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm and Sundays from 4-8pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-5687
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