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Nick's Lighthouse

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2801 Taylor Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
+1 415-929-1300
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried the crab sandwich and lobster bisque from the outside stand with my daughter. They were both excellent. The bisque in the bread bowl was amazing and perfect for a cool spring day in San Francisco.

Thank Jeff P
Mason, OH
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232 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had just gotten to our hotel a few blocks north and were hungry, so we came down to the wharf for lunch. We probably should've just grabbed food out front but decided to sit down and eat. The restaurant is right on the water. The booth we were at was on a slant and it was an awkward shape... More 

Thank carrie9678
Torquay, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited nicks lighthouse last night for our last meal in San Francisco, the staff were so friendly, the clam chowder delicious and we shared a seafood platter, so yummy. Thoroughly recommend

Thank lynaway
Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I ate inside here. It's a fun, retro vibe as long as you don't look up and see how dirty the ceiling tiles are! The waiters are good, old-school waiters who take good care of you. I had the scallops, which were good, with rice and green beans. My daughter's half crab had barely any meat on... More 

Thank Dantandkinemom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick's was recommended to us by one of the souvenir shop owners. When we got there, I was a little put off by how small, cramped and dated it was. As we entered, we were greeted and seated right away. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable about the menu. Now, to the most important part...the food! We ordered the... More 

Thank Hazleyes1969
Evans, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place we ate inside the first time and the food was over priced, the quality and taste left a lot to be desired. The seating was like packing sardines. I would not recommend this. The second time I attempted to order from the sidewalk fresh food area where there were 3 or four guys who all ran around talking... More 

Thank wranglernwss
San Francisco, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I live in SF. I come here frequently enough. One reason why is on my second visit the staff remembered my name, where I worked, and what I'd ordered...6 weeks prior...and this is a BUSY place. Both the spicy crab or shrimp are solid meals that stand out in Fisherman's Wharf. The chowder is creamy and you get a generous... More 

Thank Douglas A
Manassas, VA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Precious wanted a crab. She wanted one of those really big crabs with a lot of meat on it. We intended to get it at a market and ask her cousin to cook it, but when we walked off the SF Bay boat tour, she was hungry. There are a lot of restaurants in this area, and we walked around... More 

Thank ChubbyDave
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Serves all the regular San Fran foods but with an italian focus . . . cute tacky decor. Expensive but potions generous and you pay for the location. . . but no real view . . . Better off eating takeaway crab/soup from outside sidewalk counter.

Thank iamacdntraveller
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stopped here after seeing all the yummy food on the warf. It was ok. We were hungry and were not sure what we were ordering so we got two crab sandwiches. it felt like I was eating mayo and crab.. not sure what I expected. The bread was good but everything else just ok. Loved our server because we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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