Alamo Square Seafood Grill

4.7
1483 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We specialize in fresh seafood in generous portions. Come and visit us on Wednesday evening when you can "Bring Your Own Wine" and corkage fees are waived. In the last nineteen years, we have become a neighborhood favorite for a delicious meal at a great price. When Michael Bauer reviewed us he said, "Good seafood value at Alamo Square." and "The owners of Alamo are veterans at offering good food at great value." as well as "Snapper, salmon, tuna, swordfish, and petrale sole are all priced at $15.50 for a generous half-pound portion. Even with nothing else on the plate, it would be a good deal, but when you add the myriad side dishes, it's astounding."

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most affordable delicious food we have had in the Bay Area. Daily wine specials, tasty menu, and good prices; almost impossible to find in San Francisco

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hansv
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time here. Very nice Father’s Day dinner. Had a good bottle of wine, fried calamari, which was one of the better preparations that I have eaten, and I get it wherever I go for comparison sake, and potatoe celery soup which was very hot and delicious. The main course we had snapper with Green pepper corn sauce. They tell you the fish they have fresh and you can pick and have it prepared either grilled or sautéed with your choice of sauce. Green peppercorn sauce was very good on grilled red snapper. Overall a very nice, lower key restaurant at reasonable prices.

SJ
vipSusaJ
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Great food, good atmosphere food was delicious
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out first time here and wont be our last.

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vipDennis
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. It was nice to be dining inside the restaurant again. The food is very affordable and tasty.

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NickA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place; and fantastic service. Would visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the owner. He is just full of energy and so friendly, even after 22 years of being open up. The cuisine is so delicious and the French sauces with the entrees are amazing. Great price too. Will keep coming back.

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stevenb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very comfortable very local. Food very good and suggestions were welcomed for improvement. Fun and enjoyable experience

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vipDKaye
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I somehow managed to live in San Francisco for 3 years before discovering this wonderful restaurant. The food is outstanding and I wanted to sit in the lovely space for hours sipping a great wine. This is my new favorite place.

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, nice atmosphere and super friendly service. What more could you want? Really enjoyed our selection of shared dishes: escargot, mussels (tiny & tender), tuna carpaccio, salad, shrimp risotto… all done really well. We will return here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was quite good but the time it took to get it was a bit too much. Restaurant apparently understaffed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal wait staff compliment the taste bud delight. Daily specials highly recommended.

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Joanie
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience. We had the mussels, petrale sole and chocolate cake with good dry riesling wine. Good value and delicious.

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vipAMAZING
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Incredible food. Nice selection of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was serviceable. Can’t imagine how this place gets 5 stars from anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service.

The fish soup was excellent, I was hoping it was going to just be a bunch of seafood and not have any noodles or “filler” and it was exactly that. Densely packed soup, super good and filling. My fiancé had the shrimp risotto which was also excellent, perfectly blackened shrimp.

Crab cake and mussels were also very good. Good wine selection as well. Cost of food was very fair, and portion sizes were good.

Server allowed us to take time between aps and dinner, which I like. I prefer to enjoy my night out, rather than feel rushed.

Great ambiance. Would definitely return to try other things.

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vipPickyDiner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful unfancy French cuisine with a lot of variety. Good wine selection too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Au top ! Amazing and wonderful service ... waiter so nice.
Love the moment.

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Suzy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Andre is hilarious and the food was delicious. Great value and many laughs enjoyed.

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vipAnuta
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood French restaurant. All fish is freshly prepared. Good wine selection to match the flavors. Don’t skip on the dessert.

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Sherry
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ended up having to wait for our reservation for about 15/20 minutes. Perhaps a bit of the adjustment post covid rules -- but the waitress did offer a complimentary pour.

Food was decent. Some dishes had really amazing flavors and I found others were bland. The olive oil medley for the bread was amazing!

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DanitaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience at an affordable price. Charming ambience and was like eating in a cage in Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have to say this is a diamond in the rough. Really great value and excellent service.
Prix fixe menu for $17.95 was a deal. Mushroom soup was excellent, sole meniuere was great and the oeufs a la niege was one of the best I’ve had. Really fluffy. The $17.95 salmon was superb. I sampled my friends.
The octopus salad appetizer was a bit tough. Try cooking it with a wine cork and a lot of lemon slices with the peel on. That’s a tip I picked up in Venice Italy. The cork does something to soften the octopus
Overall, great. Most places do not make octopus soft anyway butt it was tasty, but chewy. I prefer it to almost melt in my mouth.

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Tony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Alamo Square, but we will definitely return.... early and often! The restaurant is definitely a neighborhood spot with many locals and regulars dining there on a Friday evening. It is somewhat small inside, but there is a good amount of seating, including the extra outdoor seating. The atmosphere was lively (a large table next to us was celebrating) but there were plenty of cozy, intimate tables for two. The food was excellently prepared and well-seasoned. I had the sole in a burre blanc sauce and it was possibly the best I've ever had. My friend had a shrimp risotto that was outstanding. The service was excellent and very attentive. The gentleman who was our primary server also warmly greeted us upon entering, and wished us well as we exited. I didn't catch his name, but he was likely the owner. My friend and I both agreed that this restaurant was a definite "secret gem" and would be in our regular rotation going forward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience. Best seafood in town and the prefixe is unbeatable!

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vipMarkSnyder
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem with fabulous fresh food at a great price, and the owner - who you'll meet - has a great personality.

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vipotdiner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Delicious! What a Gem! Superb escargot, fresh seafood entrees/choice of sauces, crab cakes...warm french bread with olive oil/pesto dip complimentary to start. White wine a generous glass. Irene served us with charm and professionalism. Unique cozy atmosphere, albeit w/ door needing to be safely open at this time, used small airline blanket I brought with me.

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Mike44
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maybe the most under-rated place I’ve eaten at in SF. Food and service is fantastic and value is second to none. Fish is great priced and delicious.

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vipJbell
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this spot! Nothing too fancy: just great food, service, and cozy. The ribeye with fries is phenomenal. The bearnaise sauce is worthy of Julia Child. I am not kidding that sauce is so good - I asked for 2 refills! The escargots are just what they should be: buttery, parsley-soaked, and yummy!

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vipHelenW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is true gem, just a few blocks from Hayes hectic restaurants area, Alamo Square serves excellent food at a very reasonable prices. It feels like a small Parisian bistro somewhere in the very residential area far from tourists routes. We loved the place and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

VN
ValerieN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, service was fantastic, food was delicious and a good value. We were a party of 6 (3 generations) and everyone was happy! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maitre d was hard working, pleasant, and inviting. Seafood soup was next level. The atmosphere was utopian. A singular experience and honor to dine at this fine establishment.

AH
AlamoHog
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic staff, food and value. This is my favorite neighborhood hidden gem with a charming friendly staff and quality bistro cuisine.

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vipdeborahoak
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Good food, good vibe, good service. We will be back.

TL
TriciaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and prices that are exceptionally reasonable for SF. Very neighborhood like environment with friendly locals. Will definitely return again and again. Thank you for the amazing experience

HA
HaywardA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service..., only four stars as it was a bit chilly

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened salmon plate was a nice portion and flavorful. They unfortunately ran out of mussels for our seafood pasta but it was made up with additional shrimps.

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Jean
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem of a place will super cool staff and awesome atmosphere. That being said please don't come here bc it's my special place and I want to keep it to myself.

EF
vipEllenF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside during pandemic and it was wonderful.

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You can order delivery directly from Alamo Square Seafood Grill using the Order Online button. Alamo Square Seafood Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 440-2828.

Alamo Square Seafood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.