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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
Today
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
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Mon 11:30 - 19:00
Wed - Mon 00:00 - 19:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 19:00
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Flic-en-flac
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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521 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 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 

Idaho
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best little fish and chips place on the Warf. The owner is a cute British lady that is super helpful. The serving size is generous and the price is inexpensive.

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

Thanks so much for your great review - really appreciate it and happy that you enjoyed our British fish n chips! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We order 4 regular size for 5 of us and it was perfect. Was piping hot with great fries and a bottle of malt vinegar. A great find in an overly touristy place.

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2 Thank ElHaKa
fremont ca
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place and wanted to go to see if it lived up to expectations and it did. Very basic place but fish was very good. The amount of fish is by weight and I was told that my fish was small so I was given an extra piece!! Friendly staff. Very little shelter so on a rainy day... 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 19:30
Monday
11:30 - 19:00
00:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
Thursday
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
Friday
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
Saturday
00:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
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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