Fun, good food, great staff!
Fun, good food, great staff! Nothing fancy, but very tasty
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very comfortable and pretty
Very comfortable and pretty room with excellent food and a variety of choices. Manager Courtney and her staff are going a wonderful job.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We found this restaurant near
We found this restaurant near our hotel in the busy fisherman's wharf area. This restaurant worked well for our family of five. We were seated right away. The clam chowder and both the chilled and hot seafood platters were excellent. Prices were moderate for the area and the service was fine.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was served in a timely
Food was served in a timely manner and was delicious. Our waiter was very personable. We enjoy ourselves in a relaxing atmosphere, which made for a great birthday experience for my fiancee....score! THANK YOU and we look forward to coming back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food especially the chowders. Friendly and attentive staff. Quaint dining experience.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were not overly crazy about the seating configuration, tables were right beside each other and no semblance of privacy was available in that you could hear what the parties on both sides were talking about. Because the noise levels are fairly high, people have to raise their voices to br heard. Since we had a reservation we thought we would have a better table.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood a plenty
Plenty of yummy seafood on the menu and at a great price considering you are facing Fisherman's Wharf. Nice atmosphere but casual dining. Tourist attire is fine. Loved that we could make table reservations online. That was a bonus!!!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ducked in there late after the Alcatraz night tour. We each had the chowder sampler and all were very good.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab chowder was excellent. I like to try just about any seafoods restaurant's clam chowder. We stayed at the Argonaut which is connected to the restaurant(which is a excellent kid friendly hotel right on fishermans wharf). Blue Mermaids was much better than most other places I have eaten. I also ordered the garlic crab which was a whole crab and the shell was crisp and not soggy and it had good flavor not fishy or old tasting. My 2 boys age 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 played outside on the patio. Which was good for people watching, and the gas lamps at night provided some warmth and added some scenery.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stay at the Argonaut Hotel when in San Francisco and the Blue Mermaid is the restaurant associated with it. Had we discovered this restaurant as a stand-alone, we'd still dine there on SF trips. The menu is not extensive but varied enough that someone should be able to find a suitable item for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The overall food quality is above average for the area and the prices are in line with the competition.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find by the Wharf! Everything was excellent, from the chowder, to the crab cakes, to the super fresh ingredients in the cropping! Even though we were full, we shared three different desserts, each one better than the next. Our waiter was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
jcm1 25 july 2013
the house specialty crab and corn chowder lived up to the pre-visit billing - excellent. shrimp appetizer was also very good with the portion amounting to almost a meal unto itself.
both of our fish entres were outstanding - kudos to the chef on the well prepared, truly fresh fish as well as the supporting potato and vegetable selections.
our server, stahl, was gracious, attentive, and knowledgable.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE SERVICE WAS GREAT.
THE SERVICE WAS GREAT.
THE FOOD WAS HOT.
AND THE CRAB & SHRIMP WHERE FRESH...
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great clam chowders!
If you're looking for a great clam chowder whether it's classic or different, this is the place to go. They have 5 varieties and you're able to taste them with the 'sampler' where you choose 3 different ones. The main entrees were acceptable. The crabcakes were not optimal as I prefer less 'filler' and disappointed considering being at Fisherman's Wharf.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chowders were to die for!
Awesome food, a bit noisy and informal, but that makes it fun if you're in the right mood.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
well done the Blue Mermaid
The location was so easy to find just at the end of the cable car run. The service was friendly and helpful and not at all rushed. The food was well cooked and absolutely delicious. To start I would definitely recommend the clam chowder. A really good selection of beers. Well done to all.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
bluemermaid dinner pre half maratho
We had a great night at the blue mermaid. We were staying at the Argonaut hotel so super convenient and literally steps to the start of the marathon.. the soups were great.. our favorite was the crab and corn chowder.. I LOVE clam chowder.. theirs was ok.. have had better. My husband and I shared the crab roll.. which was very good.. we didn't notice the noise level to be particularly loud.. we could hear our party conversing.. good dinner.. we'd just get a full bowl of the crab n corn chowder next time..
Service was great! our fellow.. sorry don't remember his name was attentive and gave us 3 checks which helped...
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good Service!
We stayed at the Argonaut and had a late dinner on a Friday night. The flat iron steak was great and the chowder sampler is a must have. We enjoyed it so much that we went back for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. The bartender was great and even recommended Jack's bar down the street when the Blue Mermaid bar closed. Highly recommend dining at the Blue Mermaid!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Several Steps Above Wharf Dining
Many restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf are successful solely by virtue of their location. Blue Mermaid, on the other hand, is successful because it consistently delivers very good seafood in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere at a reasonable price. The restaurant isn't fancy but the kitchen is first-rate. The service is attentive and friendly. Anyone wanting good seafood should visit.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood was top-notch, fresh
Seafood was top-notch, fresh and prepared just right.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM