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Nick's Lighthouse

2801 Taylor Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
+1 415-929-1300
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (39 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“fresh crab” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Soups, American
$$ - $$$
2801 Taylor Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were one of the last guests who landed on their door step and they were first very apprehensive to welcome us moreover we wanted to seat in the outdoor seating which was closed....eventually they agreed. we had a few quick beers and some awesome...More

Thank Deepak B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AWFUL! My husband ordered the sautéed seafood platter that was recommended by our server. The calamari was like chewing on an old tire. Our server said there was nothing she could do..management never came over and she disappeared after the complaint. My crab cakes were...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicks Lighthouse is quite grubby inside, and a little off putting. Having said that the crab chowder was ok but my wife loved her crab sandwich. Service was very nice and polite.

Thank AdrianJoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first ordered sole, the fish was not fresh and had a taste of ammonia, so we complained and got a halibut. That tasted like paper, without any herbs or salt and with uncooked vegetables and a dry rice as sides. This is one of...More

Thank Skytrade
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great place for a good meal. They also have an outside vending area with sandwiches to go. Those are delicious! Shrimp po'boy sandwich was very good.

Thank Yuvi925
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. Staff was helpful and pleasant. There was a special calmness in the restaurant despite being very very busy. The staff was efficient but not stressed or harried. The owner was present interacting with the customers helping the staff and checking on the...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Boiled crab, even if is precooked and re-assembled in your plate (I had 2 bodies -good- and 2 legs really overcooked and with no flavour at all) is good. All the other things that you can order and let them cook are poor. this year...More

Thank Iva A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Try your chowder bowl here. Is it the best in the city? No. Is it worth the price? No, but nothing in San Francisco is reasonable by anyone else's standards. We got 3 yummy sourdough bowls of chowder (2 crab, 1 clam). We ate every...More

Thank LeftPinky
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Our visit started off with a small cramped table. The food was expensive. The clam choweder tasted like they put raw flour in it. My drink was good But never got offered another one. Scallops were good but the sides were rice and broccoli. The...More

Thank Monique R
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after sight seeing in the area. The sole sandwich, clam chowder washed down with a couple of beers hit the spot.

Thank Phyllis K
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 Taylor Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-929-1300
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