Scoma's Restaurant
Scoma's Restaurant
  • Address:
    1 Al Scoma Way
    Pier 47, Fisherman's Wharf
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Neighborhood:
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $31 to $50

Scoma's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scomas.com/
  • Phone: 4157714383x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm
    Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Scoma's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
508 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (293)special occasion (273)fit for foodies (186)neighborhood gem (163)great for lunch (135)romantic (133)good for groups (108)notable wine list (103)hot spot (70)kid-friendly (52)great for brunch (43)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was disappointing and one course had to be sent back because the salad had been drenched in water and not dried and was I edible. Most dosppointing as I have been pleased before with the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Birthday Celebration
    kosron
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    While on a vacation trip to San Francisco, my wife and I decided to celebrate my birthday at Scoma's. Enjoyed our dinner and Scomas as much as in the past. Very busy atmosphere. Plenty of food and nice service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scomas San Francisco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have not been there for 40 years and it was still good. This was a gift certificate for our 50th Wedding anniversary. Love the complimentary valet parking. We had sword fish picata and san dabs Both were good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood Find
    PenquinVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As a frequent visitor to San Francisco we had always had another waterfront seafood place we visited for lunch but this trip a friend suggested Scoma and when we return we will always return to Scoma. Great food, gracious service, appropriate surroundings. We were "hooked" and we will bite there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FatmanVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I found the server congenial, the decor very dated, and the main element of my dish, wild king salmon on lobster ravioli, obscured by the saffron cream sauce. The salmon (purportedly freshly caught) was delicious as was the accompanying shrimp. However, the lobster ravioli was lacking. That said, I would try Scoma's again, but probably focus on "simpler" or "plain" seafood dishes as the fish lived up to my expectations set by the online reviews and hotel concierge's endorsement.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was very good, it's to bad the service didn't match. The service was really slow at the start, it was busy, however the table next to us had the same server who took their order and brought out their appetizers before even taking our order. We found the server to be very fake and insincere and her attitude was very poor at the start of service but did improve towards the end.
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  • Not completely satisfied!!!
    RTT2343
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our meals were just okay. I ordered a variety plate of fish and shell fish. I asked the waitress what came with it and she said" oh nothing". Well, it came with all kinds of vegetables, a lot of rice and some pasta. Not as much seafood as I imagined....DISAPPOINTED. My wife's cioppino was also very soupy....over flowing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Scomas never disappoints; their food is outstanding and very fresh seafood and their service is terrific. Most of the servers have been there 20+ years which is so rare to find these days.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had been to Scoma's several years ago and were much more pleased on the first visit. This past visit, the prices seemed too high for the quality of seafood provided, we wish a place on the wharf like this had more seafood selection. The waiter tried to over charge me for my wine order too.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A San Francisco Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Scoma's has a traditional feel to it. very old school, vintage feel and something all San Francisco first timers must experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    JRizVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had been at Scoma's many years ago and when I saw it was still rated highly, decided it would be a nice place to take my son. Luckily we had eaten our appetizer and dessert earlier in Little Italy, so we werent starving, even though we had late reservations (8:45 pm) at Scoma's. Thank goodness we did, because the portions were very small. The lobster ravioli and king salmon dinner was 3 raviolis and a tiny piece of salmon for $37. The caesar salad dressing had so much vinegar that I couldnt finish it. The wasabi fried oysters (6 pieces) were not nearly as good or plentiful as what you get in New Orleans or Charleston. I think we could have had a much better meal for less money somewhere else in San Fran.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Justsohappy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went for dinner and had a great experience. The waiter was excellent and helped us choose our meals by suggesting the specials and other things that were on the menu. This restaurant was suggested to us by a friend and we were not disappointed in any way. We were not rushed in any way and as we had made a reservation which I would suggest our table was ready for us when we walked in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous seafood & great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    If you love seafood then you can't go wrong here. It is a bit on the pricey side but it's worth it. Fantastic service & the clam chowder is to die for, not to mention the lobster ravioli... Really enjoyed our evening here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the wait!
    Brookdent
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We could not get a reservation until 9:15, which is late for an east coaster. The seafood combo was worth the wait. Our waiter was difficult to understand and the husband bashing women at the adjacent table were obnoxious, but the food and wine combination saved the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love Scoma's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wanted to top my husband's special birthday celebration in the city with a special dinner and this was a perfect choice. It was everything I had hoped for, excellent ambience, wine, his salmon was great, my shrimp excellent. Ray was an outstanding waiter. loved the view of the marina. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scoma's Outdoes Itself Again
    AZSuz
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We discovered Scoma's about 12 years ago. I used to travel to SFO on business for Wells Fargo. I'm retired now and every time we're in San Francisco, we dine at Scoma's. This time I was on a cruise with my husband and San Francisco was one of our stops. We had met a couple from Gilbert (AZ) at our dining table and we just happened to mention we were going to have lunch at Scoma's. They decided to join us and we had a really great time. Food was outstanding as usual. This is a wonderful seafood restaurant right on the water and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting mix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First of all, I will say that the food was really good and we did enjoy that. The decor is very very outdated and is a throwback to the 50's and 60's with cheap wood paneling everywhere. Tables are very close together so not all that romantic. Our service was interesting to say the most. It was a mix of surly, curt, and at times very helpful. Many of the staff have been there for many many years, perhaps too long for some. We also ate at Scoma's in Sausalito. The atmosphere, view and service was far better. we also enjoyed the food there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed and disappointed
    GEBJR
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Scoma's long in my memory. Disappointing, this trip. What I experienced from the menu: crab cakes--okay, but a more enticing sauce might have been better; Oysters Rockefeller--phoned in, to the point of tasteless: Petrale sole, okay per my wife; sand dabs--very ordinary, breaded and broiled, (I believe) a mistaken strategy for the chef, fish dry, breading obtrusive and salty to boot. Both entrees came with penne tubes and some conglomeration of squash, when I had been willing and planning to order more interesting sides--I should have. The wine, a moderately expensive California sauv. blanc, extolled by the waiter...meh. Could list ten better fish places where I live, Dallas, that notable Gulf Coast seafood Mecca.
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  • Fantastic sea food
    Suelizwill7950
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Tucked away down a side street but well worth hunting out. Everything faultless. Food excellent. Service efficient and friendly. I had an open table gift voucher to spend. This was managed efficiently and with a smile. Loved this place and would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blademan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ended our West Coast vacation with dinner at Scomas. Had the clam chowder which was excellent and the mixed salad which was very good. Entrees included wild salmon and Alaska halibut, both were outstanding. For dessert we shared a tiramisu ... a really nice way to end a great meal. Service was outstanding ... extremely pleasant and knowledgeable servers and great attentiveness without being overbearing. A wonderful way to end a vacation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Jban
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Made a 6pm reservation a few days in advance, lucky, line was out the door when we left around 7;30. Food was great, Crab was fabulous, had it sautéed, recommended by Waitress. Oysters Rockefeller could have been better, too much moisture with the Spinach. Seared Ahi Tuna was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always the best
    seafoodjunkies
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We live 40 miles from San Francisco but when we have friends visit from out of state and want to meet in the city, Scoma's is the first place we think about. Even our grandchildren ask to go to Scoma's for the wonderful clam chowder. It has been a family favorite for many many years. I guess that says it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 20 min wait for wine, again order
    sTL62040
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Sal was a good waiter but waiting was extreme. Still go back. We were STARVING so I am sure that did not help.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such tasty food!
    luvfish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The lobster raviolis were Devine! The bar drinks were well made!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmbjww at Fisherman's Wharf
    Hmbjww
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was outstanding as usual. Unfortunately, the cioppino just didn't hit the mark as it has on very pervious visit. Not sure if it was an off night or what. My wife had the sautéed shellfish over pasta and it was beyond fantastic.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GeneJan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My deep fried seafood assortment was excellent. My wife tried to order a half crab salad but she was not impressed. The salad was ordinary and she expected a nice presentation but it wasn't. The rest of the meal and soup was excellent. Service was great. I'd come back but I don't think my wife will ask to go there in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Fisherman's Wharf Seafood
    kctomsheckVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Booked this for our 29th anniversary. The bartenders are old school classic mixologists. They know how to mix a drink and they make sure you're satisfied with the results. The seafood is (of course) fresh off the boat. The place has a mid-20th century nautical charm. We'd go back next time we're in the SF area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crab Cakes
    SRLSRVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The crab cake appetizer for lunch is very good. in addition, the portobello stuffed with crab is excellent. Will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iconic Classic Italian
    Darduggle
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The restaurant is in a classic dockside location and has an old school, classic feel - very much like Little Italy in any larger city. The waiters, food and ambiance feels as if it has not changed in decades. We enjoyed the experience for our Wednesday night dinner. We made reservations and did not have to wait - others were waiting at least one hour. Seafood was good and properly cooked but was nothing special. The entrees were not cheap - about $40 each. As out of towners we are glad we went but are not likely to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of food
    sunshine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were disappointed with the quality of food for the high priced dishes. Not well presented too. Atmosphere is great service was O.K wine and beer selection was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip it
    captainbob
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food used to be excellent; this time it was only okay and not worth the price.
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  • Aging Brit Foodies Adored Scoma's
    2britsdine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We knew we had to visit Scoma's when we booked our trip to the States. We weren't disappointed! from the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The hostess had read my booking notes and had a window table prepared for us. While we waited delicious White Cap cocktails were sipped at the friendly bar. Our table service was excellent; Ray our waiter carefully explained our options and offered helpful advice on wine selection. The wine list was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed every delicious morsel of food we ate. My highlight was the Oysters Rockerfeller starter but my husband refuses to differentiate between such yummy grub. We highly recommend and will certainly come again when we are next in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riverboat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant hasn't changed in 20+ years as thats the last time there. The food ordered was good but plated like it came from behind the counter at a diner. Table next to us from Italy as my son speaks Italian. They didn't like their drinks or their food. The service ,Kevin, was pleasant and knowledgeable. The facility itself is dated. Really needs an overhaul. Very worn out. The outside of the restaurant was not maintained as garbage was outside the kitchen door which was open. My comment regards to the kitchen was it wouldn't have passed a city inspection without a bribe. There is no doubt that Scoma's location makes this a special place
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    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From Denver to Scomas
    Denverdave
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been coming here since 1978. Always great food, service, and scenery. Order the Rich Mans, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came back for Seconds
    LauraLVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed our Lunch here so much the previous day that we came back and tried something else on the menu the following day. The Food and service (Chris) were great again! Will go back the next time we're in San Francisco!
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had lunch at Scoma's. The food was excellent and service was great. View of Fisherman's Wharf was great. Would return next time we are in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Secret
    foodcoma
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant is located away from a main street, which makes it a little more private. The view is great and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What it was 10 years ago
    Hopeful
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went with high hopes that Scoma had maintained it's reputation as a top class restaurant. Unfortunately like most older restaurants it is tired. The surroundings from when I visited in the 1990s had not changed. Not deterred I was looking forward to the seafood, which back then was in a class of it's own. I found the food common, cold and not much better then chain food. I was needless say disappointed and sad that I had to spend $250 on a meal that would have paid only $50. I am not doing this response with mean spirit but honest concern for a reputation that needs attention.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kenneth
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    There is not a better seafood restaurant in San Francisco great everything and NOT a tourist trap...does not get any better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Saturday Lunch
    LauraLVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. Although a little hard to find if you are walking, it was worth the search. The "Catch of the Day" which was salmon in a saffron risotto was beautifully plated; they had a twist on their caesar dressing (which was great!); and the cioppino was hearty and delicious. Our waiter Chris was fantastic. Loved it!
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