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Nick's Lighthouse

2801 Taylor St # 5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
+1 415-929-1300
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (41 reviews)
“chowder” (46 reviews)
“fresh crab” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Soups, American
€€ - €€€
2801 Taylor St # 5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
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1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

First came here last year and had an amazing night. The place was busy and the atmosphere was great. But what a difference a year makes.... Whilst I appreciate I last visited in May, the whole experience was a let down... The restaurant was not...More

Thank Cali1310
Reviewed yesterday

Much better food than any other restaurant we visited in the Fisherman's warf area during our stay in SF.

Thank Kristina E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at Nick’s Lighthouse, a fixture in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, in Oct./17, when our ship docked at Pier 27 for the day. Nick’s has a cozy, warm, old time atmosphere with friendly wait staff. We shared the fried calamari for appetizers, while I...More

Thank kenl461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s never happened to us before tonight, but this was the worst food and the rudest server at the same time. There are so many places to eat down here. Don’t ever choose this one Antonia - we’ll never forget you!! You are the worst...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cozy restaurante with a very particular atmosphere. Sea food was great. All was fresh and tasted good. The “eye-catcher” outside is great

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was OK, not great. Ordered the lobster bisque and then the Halibut mains. The bisque was like a canned tomato soup, hardly any lobster at all. The halibut was fantastic. Bench seats were broken, uncomfortable and extremely cramped. Developed backache in the 1-hour meal...More

Thank Ferenc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last meal of our San Fran trip and it was THE BEST dinner of our trip!! I had the dungenous cram linguini, it was seriously fantastic. The clam chowder that came with my pasta was pretty freagin good too!!

Thank AndrewEmelie
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Genuine old timer sea food at Fisherman's Wharf . Unbelieavable lobsters , oysters & clams . This is a must .

Thank Michel P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went twice for the crab. It was that good. Don't forget to ask for the garlic butter. The server forgot to bring us that dip the first time we were there. Makes a whole lot of difference.

Thank Bentarazero
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Husband had the crab legs which he loved. I had a crab sandwich on sourdough. I recommend getting it on the sliced sourdough because the roll was really huge and harder to eat (as the waiter later mentioned he tries to sway people to the...More

Thank Michele S
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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 St # 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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