Scoma's Restaurant
Scoma's Restaurant

Scoma's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scomas.com/
  • Phone: (415) 771-4383
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10:00pm
    Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm

    The bar will open at 11am Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alan Fairhurst
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Scoma's is located on its own Pier nestled among the local fishing boats in the Fisherman's Wharf District. We have several dining rooms that we can, at times, book out for private events. Contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Nick McGreevy 8884870332

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson Street
  • Public Transit: Muni - #10, #15, #30, #47
    Street Car - F Line
    Cable Car
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking at the restaurant on Pier 47. We also validate at the Fisherman"s Wharf 'Traingle Lot' located at Jefferson St & Taylor St.
A word from Scoma's Restaurant
Our Fisherman's Wharf seafood restaurant is steeped in a family tradition of quality and service. Still family owned and operated, Scoma’s opened in 1965, when brothers Al and Joe Scoma took over a six table coffee shop serving fishermen on the wharf. Using their mother’s recipe collection, the Scoma brothers' humble café evolved over the years becoming the quintessential San Francisco dining destination it is today.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Scoma's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
504 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (273)special occasion (245)fit for foodies (201)neighborhood gem (156)romantic (127)good for groups (124)great for lunch (120)notable wine list (91)hot spot (84)kid-friendly (43)vibrant bar scene (33)great for brunch (26)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had reservations, but arrived early. Even though we were early they were able to seat us fairly quickly. Ted was our waiter and was awesome. He and the wait staff took fantastic of us. We brought a bottle of wine which Ted asked to put on ice. The corkage is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old, tired and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had not been to Scoma's for some time and were looking forward to this "classic" wharf restaurant. We were somewhat disappointed. The service was slow. The restaurant's signature "Cioppino" could have been made with canned tomato sauce and was very bland. The menu was quite pricey. I think this one is best left to the tourists these days.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This place was recommended by a friend so I made a birthday reservation for the wife and I. The service was very good, the food was nicely prepared and the portions were very generous. The view was good as we had a nice window table. It was by far the most expensive place we ate at during our stay even though we dined at several high end restaurants during our stay. I would recommend this place to anyone however, make sure to place a reservation, which you can do on-line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just plain great
    ederfan1
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Had not been to Scoma's in over 30 years but then have been twice in the last year. Nothing that we ordered was a disappointment. In fact, everything we ordered was excellent. All seafood dishes were top quality and as fresh as they come. Side dishes were all inventive and satisfying. Be prepared to pay a price but every cent you spend will be well worth it. I've lived in the Bay Area for over 40 years now and I now consider Scoma's one of my very favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF standard doesn't disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Comfortable menu - very familiar, but well-executed. Attentive, well-paced service even when the dining room was packed. Would like to see a better wine list. Being so close to many different wine growing regions in Northern California, I was disappointed in the selection. The wine we ordered was fine -- a Zin from Seghesio -- but it was the standard 2013 Sonoma County issue when I know there are many others from Dry Creek/Sonoma (Seghesio included), Amador, Nevada, etc. regions that would be worthy of the food, ambiance and service here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scoma's - be careful what you order
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant, but for some reason, the Crab Louie was very average - no avocado, very little crab for a $38 salad, and no deviled egg. Had better there in the past. Chalked it up to a bad order on my part. Next time, cracked crab or fish, which are excellent. Waiter was good - no complaints
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciousness
    Essex
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I took my roommate here for his birthday! He has lived in the city for over 15 years and had never been! This is one of my favorite treat restaurants! Anyway he had the lobster ravioli with king salmon and I had the shrimp and scallops! Everything was delicious! We really liked the sampler appetizer! The crab cakes were especially delish! Everything was great! It was really sweet too because they brought my roommate a nice piece of decadent birthday cake with a candle. It was on the house. Soo nice! I had to try the key lime panacotta and it was amazing! I will definitely be back and recommend this restaurant to friends and travelers. 😊cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    swmona
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Scoma's has been around forever because the food, service, drinks and overall experience is very good. It is a San Francisco institution. The crab was particularly delicious as are the cosmos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Vegastraveler
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    What a great dinner!! The two favorites from the menu were the lobster bisque and the local favorite sole, they were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Lori
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Lots of people at the door, we arrived before our reservation. After our cell was confirmed, we went outside to wait. We were called almost immediately and before our reservation time. We were seated upstairs with a beautiful window view of the fishing boats being unloaded. Proficient, friendly and unobtrusive staff gave us recommendations and answered questions. Food was excellent. We stayed quite a while talking and relaxing. No rush. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old waiter
    LucasP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service is poor due lot of costumers and tired waiter atritude
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun at Scoma's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a fantastic time, the food was excellent; I'm not a beet fan but half of our party of 6 were fans of the beet salad. Our waiter, Tim was well trained and our food came out promptly. We were celebrating being with dear friends, enjoying fine wine and great. We couldn't have had a better time.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KyleVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great location. Great view. Better food options in SF.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scoma's San Francisco
    JC2eat
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Cioppini was fabulous. The staff was very accommodating. Nice atmosphere in a good location at Fisherman's Wharf. Portions were good size. Tourist spot, good for both couples and families.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fisherman's Wharf must
    raraVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Scoma's always delivers a classic SF, old time restaurant vibe. The fishing boats outside reflect its lineage and geography.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very nice lunch; accommodating staff; lovely view of the harbor. Nice to have valet parking!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Was my first day in this city, I was walking near and looking online I found this place and with so many good reviews. ...... what could go wrong? Well.. everything went grong. The service, the food, even the attention: My choice there was the king salmon and my wife went for a "risotto". Salmon was anything, but king. Poor size, lack of flavor and nothing about presentation. My wife's rice looked more like a bad cooked dish of rice than a risotto. We always had to look for our waitress, he never came to the table to ask if everything was fine. No one ever offer a wine/liquor menu so I asked for a beer and no one ever asked if I wanted another one when I finished that one. My recommendation : Stay away from this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent As Always
    stukVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Excellent as always. This was the second time in three days that we dined here on vacation. Still the best place on the Wharf to eat seafood. Cioppino is still the best even though it is not as lasrge as it used to be. Menu has less items on it but waiters/kitchen modify needs and choices to the customers satisfaction!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment at all (except service)
    schnitzel83
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Just arrived in San Francisco we quickly checked on several different apps to search for a good seafood restaurant, scoma's was the result (main driver was that the restaurant buy fish directly from the trawler and crabs). We wanted to go for crabs, unfortunately the seasons hasn't started yet... So we shared some starters (Seafood chowder, Plate with fried calamari,shrimps in garlic, mussels) which were not too bad (nice dips, if you need this for fish). Then we took the catch of the day and the chefs recommendation as main dish, this were a total disappointment, the fish was fried to dead (might be good quality before) and the other dish has a tomato sauce which killed the fish at all, the shrimps taste not good (medicine taste) and the scallops was totally over the point.... By the way we took a 58 Dollar Pouilly fume white wine and expect at least a solid wine, even that does not worked out... The only good thing at this evening was Kevin our waiter, he was quite friendly, but that couldn't compensate the main dishes at all - the best were the rice and the beans :-(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the same Scoma's I grew up with
    Italianhearted
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I always enjoy visiting Scoma's, I've been eating here the last 20 years and it is the number one place I tell everyone to eat if they enjoy good Italian seafood. After this recent dinner I'm left confused, what happened to the "Italian" sized portions and the sauteed selection? No more mashed potatoes???? its the little things that I enjoyed and now its just a "normal" seafood option with wild grain rice. I will continue to visit, but will no longer have a hot spot to brag about. The only generous servings are at the bar,now.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood in SFO
    Markdave
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Never been better then now. Loved it Took first wife here 30 years ago new fiancé this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    stukVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dinner with the wife a step daughter was great as always. Menu has shrunk quite abit from the go-go on years and the portions are smaller which is a good thing as we get older.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I don't live in California but when I am in town I always eat at Scoma's. Always a great meal and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    Lakehouselady
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was so looking forward to a wonderful dinner at Fisherman's Wharf. I was visiting from North Carolina and came out to celebrate the Marine Corp Birthday at the Marine Corp Memorial Hotel. We had aparty of seven. My lobster tails were the first entre to come out. There were four small tails that were not fully cooked. I sent them back and they didn't return until the others in my party were just about finished with dinner. Our waiter did try his best to make up for it by bringing two desserts. Others in my party were not pleased with their dinner choices either and said they would not order it again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great day at Scoma's
    CapitolaBill
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My companion and I dined at Scoma's on Sunday 11/9/14. Excellent! Service could have been a little better but I would return in a San Francisco minute!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Seafood!
    DrRC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food at Scoma's was absolutely delicious! The wait staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Profoundly disappointing
    norakozVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our experience on November 8, 2014 was so frustrating and disappointing that our friend, an East Bay resident who has been dining at Scoma’s and bringing guests there for 20 years, swore she would never come back. There were problems with being seated, even though we had a reservation. No one liked their entrees except me (I had the shrimp risotto) but, unfortunately, I had a gluten reaction even though both my appetizer and entree were listed as gluten free. The only bright spot was excellent service from our server, Bruce, and the other serving staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the wait
    tericat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our reservation was for 6:15 and when we arrived at 6, we were told it would be about 15 minutes and would be seated at our reservation time. At 6:30, we were told it would be about 15 minutes. We were finally seated at 7PM. The food was good but definitely not worth the wait and for that matter, not for the price. There are many San Francisco restaurants that serve better food for less and without the aggravation. The service, once we were seated, was very good but it will be a blue moon before I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome restaurant
    jobaggs
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great location in SF. Great history, and great food. the spinach was rocking good
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scomas Lives Up To Memories
    SanFranTraveller
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We found Scomas 25 years ago on a visit to San Francisco, and when we met one of my daughters in San Francisco for her birthday I checked to see if Scomas was still there. It was and it was as good as all our memories. Great food, good service, a decent if not spectacular view in the water near Pier 47. It's a bit pricey but the tables were not as closely squeezed together as I remember and the food has improved since the last time I was there (probably 15 years ago). Highly recommended for a great meal in the wharf district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuesdaypoker
    Tuesdaypoker
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    TABLE WAS READY ON TIME. CLAM CHOWDER WAS DELICIOUS. VALET PARKING MADE IT VERY EASY. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN ALL THE YEARS WE HAVE GONE THERE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I got the mixed grill, three fish in one! The salmon, tuna, and swordfish were the best I've had! The grilled vegatables were OK, nothing special but the fish was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food slow service
    Bannr
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We arrived a few minutes early For our reservation which was pointless since we weren't seated until 25 after our reservation. We received a free appetizer as an apology for the slow seating which was negated by the fact that it was another 20 minutes before our orders were taken. The food was great, but it was not so earth-shattering to override the extremely slow service. Scoma's I expected and deserved service on par with the food and reputation and I didn't get it. Any recommendations to others will come with a warning regarding the slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Joanne
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Tim our waiter was excellent as was Kevin. Always a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fish
    Umbo62
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    second time in San Francisco and second visit to Scoma's. Fish food is excellent and the wine list very rich. Service is friendly. reservation required
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and food
    Anita
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    You definitely need to have reservations. This is a popular place. The food and service were excellent. We will visit again when we are in San Francisco
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in San Francisco!
    Renee
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have been dining at Scoma's since it was one big room in a building on the street (maybe the 70's)! It has always been a shining star of Fisherman's Wharf and our latest visit (a group of 7) was yet another wonderful experience. The swordfish was juicy, firm and well-seasoned and the choice of wines by the glass was varied and interesting. The hostess got us a window table and the service was prompt and gracious. One small complaint: the staff cleared individual settings, bread and silverware much too soon - long before everyone else was finished.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    Lookn4balance
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Hi Haven't been there in a long time. Service was great! :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome dinner
    nightout4fun
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    words cant tell u how wonderful the people the food it was awesome laura was a gem and helped us so much
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a fabulous time. Waiter was great and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.