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Lou's Fish Shack

300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
+1 415-771-5687
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“snapper” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped on a whim to grab a couple drinks and appetizers. Ordered the 60 oz. Mai Tai which was delicious and fun to share with this husband. Ordered the garlic Parmesan French fries and popcorn shrimp- all was very good and service was good. A...More

Thank pbat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is well situated on Fiserman's wharf and a popular spot to visit. The food and staff were excellent and the friendly service was great for tired visitors to San Francisco. This restaurant has nice facilities and the atmosphere great and inviting. Surely a...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff and good beer as well. Happy hour starts at 2:30. Has a full bar. Some items a little pricey but your close to pier.

Thank Kari M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here for dinner. Was surprised at the going rate for something as simple as fish and chips. The fish along with the New England Claim Chowder lacked seasoning. The table across from us were making the same comments on the clam chowder...More

Thank jjones4180
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I stopped here for lunch and it was a great meal. The staff are friendly, the food is fresh and reasonably priced. You also get to experience the hustle and bustle of the city. The restaurant is right by the water. Even though the restaurant...More

Thank Quills G
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great, cosy little bar with fresh beer on tap and easy food (fried shrimp, popcorn chicken, etc) as bar snacks. There was live music upstairs on the warm evening when we visited, which was talented and casual enough we could still all...More

Thank Abi K
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The San Francisco wharf area is pricey in general, but Lou's is over the top for just average food. When you walk in you can see the kitchen to the left. The sad thing is that in that kitchen you can also see tubs of...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

While walking around Fishermans Wharf we poped in it sit and imbibe. All the staff have the same name on their shirts. Yep it is Lou. And we settled into a booth and decided to order food . Both of our choices were good,fresh and...More

Thank mikeoly13
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Clam Chowder was very good. Looks and felt very much like a chain. Doesnt really stand out or offer anything unique. Draft beers are flat and wouse wine is gross. There is a happy hour though at 3 or 4pm.

Thank Carls W
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Sign says Wold Famous Crab Roll. Don't get the crab roll. We thought it was quite bland and very expensive. Fish and chips were edible but can get just as good in land locked Texas. Beer was good and service was fair.

Thank agtduke
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23 March 2015|
Response from GoneDivingVA | Reviewed this property |
I went for lunch last time, but i just happen to know the answer unless things have changes. Lou's has live music on Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm and Sundays from 4-8pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-5687
  • E-mail
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