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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Scoma's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
509 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (310)special occasion (283)fit for foodies (172)neighborhood gem (159)great for lunch (140)romantic (133)notable wine list (106)good for groups (97)hot spot (69)kid-friendly (55)great for brunch (43)vibrant bar scene (31)late-night find (18)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • Great seafood as always
    Chris
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Been going here for 20 years as part of a tradition on every trip to the Bay Area, and it's always an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My friend and I were in San Francisco to celebrate my birthday and she suggested that we check out this restaurant. I'm not a seafood fan, but I found an amazing dish on the price fixed lunch menu for not too much. I loved being in a fancy restaurant and being on the bay! It was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Fisherman's Wharf place
    TLYH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic "old school" white table cloth style seafood restaurant... white coat professional waiters who know what they are doing and know their cuisine. Picturesque view of the wharf the fishing boats. Excellent menu... food superbly prepared. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scomas special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Thanks to Mat (our server) for helping me make this a special evening. I proposed to my girlfriend - took a knee in the middle of the restaurant - with Mat taking pics of the whole proposal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest fish, beautifully served
    LVTREVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always return to Scoma's on our annual trip to San Francisco. The petrale is divine (and so is the rest of the menu) and the service is friendly and unhurried. A gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    Dave
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was one of the most enjoyable experiences we had at a restaurant --- possibly ever. The food, the service, the location --- all of it was Top Notch. We were referred to Scoma's in Sausalito earlier in the week but couldn't get in. We booked this reservation on the cruise back from Alcatraz and were very lucky to get a time that fit our schedule. Thanks for a wonderful experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wow! The staff really helped me out when my friend didn't arrive to meet me. After 30 minutes they let me use the phone as I forgot my cell. They also determined that she might be in Sausalito instead of the Wharf. She was, so we connected and she joined me another 30 minutes later. I was given a seat and offered drinks. The view was great so I didn't mind the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We booked Scomas for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner after a recommendation from a friend. We are so pleased we did! What wonderful service and wonderful food, John B was our server and did a terrific job. Thanks John B and Scomas for making our anniversary dinner very memorable. Matthew and Pauline Lomas, Bundaberg, Queensland... Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service and food are always great- came for anniversary dinner all the way from Los Angeles - my wife was looking forward to their lobster, but was told they did not have it due to supply issue - when the waitress say my wife's disappointment, she spoke to the chef, and hey put together some baby tails that were amazing - there was no stress, many laughs, and we felt well taken care of by our server - can't say enough what a pleasant experience we had -
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gus the Great!
    Justjill
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The drinks and food were fabulous, the bar and restaurant atmosphere were great, but our waiter Gus was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • phishlovr
    phishlovr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Freshest Salmon ever, perfect..... and same as well for the appetizer, another great experience........... Thank you...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    JRinLAVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ordered a shrimp & scallop combo. By the time my food arrived at my table, it was already cold. The mashed potatoes were hard, the steamed veggies were cold, discolored and unappetizing (they looked like they had been cooked quite a long time ago and were just now making it to my plate), and my seafood was cool as well. the scallops tasted quite gritty. It was disappointing, as I have eaten at the Scoma's over in Sausalito many times and usually take my family and friends there to dine when they come to visit. The food at that location has always been consistently good. This time we went to Scoma's in San Francisco instead, and it was disappointing. It certainly wasn't worth the hefty price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced for the quality
    shana
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Scoma's is not the same - truly disappointed especially with first-time visitors to the Wharf. The location and ambiance is still there. The wait staff is attentive and friendly, but the food didn't warrant the extravagant prices, even for its "name." Delicious bread and crab cakes. The oyster selection didn't include any local oysters which would have been better than what we had. My husband was looking forward to the Cioppino and he was so disappointed. Rightfully called "poor man's Cioppino" for the lack of seafood in it. Altho' my garlic roasted crab was tasty, it was very small, making cracking and eating difficult. Guest couldn't even finish her Ahi patty, all filling and little tuna. That sums up Scoma's - Too little for Too much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great dining
    prwlr99
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visit SF for two weeks every year and Scoma's is a must. We have been going to Scoma's for six years and it is always a high point of our trip. The seafood is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    JohnSutro
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Location, staff, food... all 'over-the-top' excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special night in San Fran
    RedsDining
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Anytime we are visiting San Fran, Scoma's at Fishermans Wharf is always a must visit. The food and ambience never disappoints. All of our appetizers (calamari, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder) were delicious! And, the entrees were amazing as well. The seafood tasted like it just came off the fishing boat. With the pierside ambience, lovely sunset, and wonderful service from Lillian, it was another fabulous meal at Scoma's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travelr
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A great place for any occasion. Have been here many times over the years and always find it wonderful. Just enough off the tourist traffic to not be over run by them. A nice mix of regulars and out of towners such as us. When people look down the alley they most often don't realize there is a fantastic restaurant on the pier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scoma's Scores Big
    chefjeff
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Scoma's SF birthday lunch was fantastic. The prices I thought were fair considering the location and history of the restaurant. My wife and I tried the hot appetizer consisting shrimp, calamari and two crab cakes. Breaded calamari was cooked with no rubbery texture and the crab cakes had plenty of crab in the mixture. We both had the scallops with a creamy saffron sauce. The scallops had an excellent carmelized "crust" and scallop was not dried out or rubbery. Garlic mashed potatoes and spinach were also great. Service was excellent as waiter and bus boy worked in a team. Bread, water, and clearing plates was spot on. The food was worth every penny and I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Scoma's food, service, and location( on Pier 47 Fisherman's Wharf), cannot be beat. We have been going to Scoma's for over 30 years and have NEVER had as good a sea food as we have enjoyed at Scoma's. The fish is fresh, served perfectly, and always with a smile from the attentive, but not overly pushy, wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really fun...
    HBMB
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent service and seafood that was cooked perfectly and presented very nicely... it's just a bit off the hustle and bustle of the pier so if you prefer a quieter spot with water views, I strongly recommend this restaurant. Excellent, crisp salad, and a divine swordfish piccata! Outstanding service, too -- while we never waited for the next course, we were not hurried along as it sometimes happens in hot spots like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Too expensive given the location and lack of superior quality. We also didn't care for the excessive number of golfing photos.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    happyone
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Disappointed vs. what I had heard. The food was fresh but not kind of plain - not creatively presented or seasoned much. The atmosphere was also a little lacking - literally everyone around me was in jeans and tennis shoes. The view was OK - looking at a small boat slip with a side view of Aliotos and Grotto #9. One person, simple dinner $70 - Boudins Bistro is way better for the same money.
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  • Not worse it!
    Gingin
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overrated. So many more better restaurants to choose from. The fish was good , but nothing special.Pasta as a side was totally watery and over cooked. The vegetables were tasteless. Could not order dessert, since waitress did not return to take order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place to eat
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was great. Our waiter was a pleasure to deal with, and the crab was fantastic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Swordfish Dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Comfortable restaurant, they were extremely busy but the wait staff was attentive but not smothering. we both had the swordfish with lemon and capers. It was the best swordfish I've ever had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood dinner
    kenmin5VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A very good place for dinner. Glad we had open table reservations as the wait was over one hour. We were seated promptly and enjoyed a fresh seafood dinner
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    on2vaca
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a fantastic lunch. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Hass1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Scomas was an outstanding dinner in all respects. Service was excellent, as was the food! The lobster bisque and the clam chowder were fantastic. Shrimp annuzi and calamari dinner were perfect. The bread pudding is a must try, outstanding!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Finest
    SFFresno57
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was the finest seafood meal I have ever had in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beware of added cost to bill
    Lado
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food is very good but overpriced. The restaurant adds an additional 4% tax to cover health care benifits for employees (you can thank our President once again for getting the government involved). So beware of an expensive meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Served comfortable and relax time
    NYA2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were really pleased with the excellent service. Food was delicious and well timed service were given by gentle man who took care of our table. We want to be back when will go to San Francisco, again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scomas
    ddfoodreviews
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent - pricey - but worth it - go and create a memory!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    elnjay
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at my Hotel and it did not disappoint. The service was there when we wanted it but never obtrusive. The meals were well prepared and attractive and serving size was generous without being overly so. There is a good selection of wines to suit all tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scoma's is a must!
    AllieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our tour guide recommended Scoma's for the best place for seafood on the Warf. Scoma's definitely lived up to the recommendation. Outstanding food paired with impeccable service provided by our server Sal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCSE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was great until our server left for the evening. Once we received our food our steak was overcooked and took at least 25 minutes to get a new steak. I would not go back to this restaurant or recommend it. The amount we paid for the meal was to expensive for the quality of food we received.
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  • Special evening
    smoutseatout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner here, with our 2 kids, to celebrate our wedding anniversary whilst on vacation in San Fran. Food, service and atmosphere was all excellent, so glad we booked here. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ADCOMM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of those places that doesn't change. Haven't been there in years and it still holds up with good food and service. Has a much more local feel than most of the places on the water.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Arrived early for reservations and promptly seated. Wonderful staff and knowledgeable water who gave detailed descriptions. Food was delicious and drinks are not watered down. Could not have had a better evening after flying in from Dallas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic SF Dining spot
    MUWarrior97
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always a great spot to take SF visitors, have taken many family and co-workers here over the years and nobody has ever walked away disappointed in the meal or restaurant choice
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ibeshugie
    JoJo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The bartender was great. Our server was lovely. The food was mediocre at best. Had swordfish piccata. Don't. Loaded with sauce. Couldn't taste the fish. Very expensive for what you get. Sorry
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