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Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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471 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314 (Hyde Street)
+1 415-345-5526
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the Argonaut Hotel, we ate breakfast at this restaurant off the lobby of the hotel. The omelets and coffee were great and the portions were generous. Service was professional and very courteous.

Thank bminaai
New Orleans, Louisiana
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here several times over the years and always enjoyed it, despite it being in the heart of the touristy Fishermen's Wharf area. When I ate there in March 2017 with a friend who was also a fan, the menu had been greatly pared down and some of the old familiar offerings were missing. The crab cakes (which my... More 

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Stefan M, General Manager at Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I’m disappointed you didn't get to experience the service culture that we are so proud to deliver to our guests. Regarding the your experience; our upcoming restaurant, menu, and bar re-imagination taking place March and April 2017 has caused some of our favorite items to be reworked so that we could begin... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As hotel restaurants go it's not bad, but I'd recommend branching out to the many restaurants that are within a block or two. The crab chowder was nice.

Thank MickiElle
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious even though our menu was truncated due to renovations. The shrimp cocktail was worth every penny - order this! He had the half chicken which was tender and juicy, I had the salmon with kale - excellent buerre blanc sauce and gnocchi. I would go back although I'm looking forward to their post-reno menu and the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service are oriented versus turning tables quickly, service is no more than average (close to poor), food is uninspired and the restaurant smells of the kitchen. Not recommendable

Thank M_F_T2013
Bloomington, Illinois
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am in San Francisco often for work. This was my first trip to the Blue Mermaid, but it won't be the last. I asked my server Brian what he'd say if I ordered the corn and crab chowder and crab cakes, his response, "I'd say you made a good choice". For starters, the Anchor Steam Lager draft was nice... More 

Thank Jay H
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you've ridden the cable car to Fisherman's wharf. Time for lunch. Try for a table on the patio. They have heaters for the cooler days, or for when the fog rolls in, as it invariably will do so close to the Bay. I love the chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. All their chowders are delicious, the bread fresh,... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had fish and chips for dinner great size portion and tasted lovely not greasy well presented and not bad prised for seafood compared to other San Franscisco eateries

Thank cruise093
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Savannah was our server - she was wonderful! I highly recommend the crab corn chowder and the shrimp and pepper chowder. Great dinner!

Thank Jennifer D
St. Thomas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We walked in early on a Monday morning and the place was practically empty. The servers must have not been awake yet. Multiple times I asked for a hot chocolate and a Coffee. Three people came over trying to verify my drink order. Yes, I wanted both. We had to get our own coffee refills despite there being fewer than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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