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Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-345-5526
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (79 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are stopping at the argonauht so had to try this. The service was ok but got the order wrong but rectified this immediately. Meal was very good but felt rather pricey for just a breakfast.

Thank Alistair147
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed views of fisherman's wharf without as much foot traffic. We had both the crab and clam chowder bread bowls and were not disappointed. Our drinks were strong and worth the price.

Thank aleclaire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In terms of Atmosphere and Service the restaurant would imho only deserve fours stars. But the food was great and the Cioppino by far the best I have had on our trip on the west coast.

Thank familiebamert
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good location with friendly staff and excellent service. The food was excellent and what one one would expect from the location. Very reasonable priced. Clean facilities. A heaven in a tourist area.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge lack of service/ Impolite and ignoring us. The " waitress " ignored us. She will recognise herself ( 21 st July 2017 5 pm)! Avoid this place! We are staying at the argonaut hotel very nice .

Thank Igor P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed here right when we got in and we're pretty famished. The service was a little slow at first but I think it was just a communication error, because the service was good after. I recommend the calamari and the corn chowder bowl. My...More

Thank 9918ilml
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here most days as this was attached to the Argonaut hotel. My main comment is that the service an be hit or miss with it being occasionally painfully slow. Not cheap but fine.

Thank Sal_Winchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here around 7:30 on a Sunday night and the place was only about one-third full. The hostess said there was going to be about a 40 minute wait for the six of us. We thought that was odd since the place was so...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here two years in a row. My kids and I like the fish and chips and the fish tacos . This restaurant has a great patio and we have never waited for a table. Great place!

1  Thank Jrtm2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up eating at our hotel's restaurant due to it being 4th of July and there was an hour wait everywhere else. We should have known better. We got to the hotel, which had plenty of open tables and wasn't that busy, and they...More

Thank nwillis2
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
    (Hyde Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks away from the F line stop at Jones St. and Beach St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-5526
  • E-mail
Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu, priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive homemade chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.
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