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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
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00:00 - 19:30
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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to try this place on a recent trip to san francisco and decided to go there for lunch after a morning's sightseeing. This is basically a food trailer serving the best fish and chips I have ever had outside the U.K. the clients were a mixed and varied bunch, but every comment I heard was a good one.... More 

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1 Thank Gary C
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks Gary! Happy you found us and enjoyed your fish and shrimp! Madeleine More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Holy man, the best fish and chips I've had in a long time! So fresh, great sauces, and very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend for a lunch spot to anyone visiting the area!

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1 Thank Haley C
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Wow - great review - thanks so much Haley!! Come visit again soon :) Madeleine More 

Akron, Ohio
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very good and reasonably price fish/shrimp & chips. I ordered the shrimp and chips and my husband the junior fish and chips; he thought the breading was a little thick on the fish, but I thought it was fine. Outdoor seating only. As far as I know, there are NO vegetables available. This was one of the few reasonably priced... More 

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1 Thank carlakoo
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review - unfortunately we have very limited space in the food truck so we focus on the fish and chips - happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Madeleine More 

Flic-en-flac
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. Lovely fluffy and tasty batter. Delicious white flakey fish and thick cut chips. An absolute must for great Fish & Chips in San Fransisco

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Thank Wixters
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review! More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were married in England while at RAF Lakenheath almost 50 years ago and this is the best I've had since. Miserable cold Rainey day so took cab grabbed it and back to hotel to eat it If we were here longer would go again. British lady was great to talk and reminess with.

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Thank Jerry5567
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review Jerry - come see us again soon! Madeleine More 

Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

You would usually expect to wait a while when ordering from a food truck but that wasn't the case here. I ordered the fish & chips and the shrimp & chips. It only took about 7 mins from the time I ordered to the time I received my food. While both were good I favored the shrimp and chips more.... More 

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Thank BnLee26
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were visiting the Bay area and spent our last day on the Embarcadero by Fishermen Wharf. Our son had two final objectives before we departed 1) try another bowl of chowder and 2) Find Codmother Fish and Chips which he said was rated one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. Not an easy place to find but... More 

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Thank Steve D
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Wow - great review - many thanks!! Madeleine More 

Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The breading was great, and the cod did not have a bitter taste of some places. It was nice neutral taste. The fries were cooked well but did not have much flavor - I ate most of them. I did not think I was that hungry! I was still full at night so I did not go out for dinner.... More 

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Thank Larry R
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and glad you enjoyed our British fish n chips! Madeleine More 

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great tasting fish and chips! The portion size was great and the fries were just as good as the fish! It was cool sitting outside eating, but the fish and fries were nice and hot!

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Chicago, Illinois
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540 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food Truck with a little english lady inside poking her head out to wish you a cheery hello and checking to see if you loved your fish. WE DID!!!! Hot crunchy best best ever!!!! Fries were cooked to perfection. Loved the fresh fresh shrimp. FRIED SHRIMP WERE EXCELLENT-ER EVEN!!! Bucket list visit!!!

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3 Thank Rebecca C
Madcodmother, Owner at The Codmother Fish & Chips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review - so glad you enjoyed our British style fish n chips! Madeleine More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 19:30
Monday
00:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
00:00 - 19:30
Thursday
00:00 - 19:30
Friday
00:00 - 19:30
Saturday
00:00 - 19:30
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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