Alamo Square Seafood Grill

4.5
1495 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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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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normando
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. One of our favorite places. We will return.

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BarbaraG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Vaccination status not checked. Decided we will not go back. Outdoor seating is available but tables and chairs are very slanted as sidewalk descends a hill.

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vipDiningD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wanted to finally try out Alamo Square after hearing good things about it in the neighborhood. Clientele vibe was fine but food was average (chewy octopus salad, average Sole Provencale using canned tomatoes, here in California at this time of year?) Service was lacking. Waiter couldn't care whether we were there or not. Finally, this is the first restaurant we've visited where staff wasn't masked. I wouldn't recommend.

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BBSF
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was CLOSED! There was no sign of life, no sign on the door - NOTHING! I had sent an email earlier in the day and also left a phone message as I wanted to change the time of the reservation, but wanted to confirm the hours for their three-course dinner special. So I did change the time on Open Table. It is now three day later and still no response to my email or phone message. I wonder what happened?

Previously I had a very enjoyable meal and good service, so I was excited to take my friend for his birthday dinner.

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ToddD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restraunt is quaint and located in a neighborhood of apartments. The seating is small tables with long bench seating with chairs for the diners opposite the bench, and since the place is small, it is possible to get to know your neighboring diners. We ordered a bottle of Viu Manent Cabernet to start. My wife’s starter was a spinach salad while I had the mixed greens. Her entree was the crab cake meal while I had the fish & chips special. For desert we had crème brûlée. All was excellent and at a very affordable price. We both highly recommend this place!

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vipJohnS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood place and outstanding value. Outdoor seating is noisy and cramped - pick indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new happy place. Food and the service was soo good!

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ChristinaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav bistro in SF - great fresh food in a relaxing atmosphere

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vipAndrew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing value for the prix fixe menu. On the day I went, the prix fixe was cauliflower soup, salmon and risotto, and a dessert.

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Jeff
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have lived in Hayes for few years now and never got a chance to visit. Heard good things about this restaurant from friend few times. And it is exactly as I expected, great neighborhood restaurant that produces great tasty food. Owner is super friendly and service was great.

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BBSF
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

What a gem! We found it while looking on Open Table for a seafood restaurant. While small, the menu is more than adequate, and the fixed-priced three course offering is an amazing bargain for San Francisco at $17.50. The curried soup was delicious, the snapper was nicely prepared, and the meringue dessert was a treat. Service was friendly and prompt, and our server had a very good knowledge of the offerings, including the specials on the chalk board. We ate outside, so there was some street noise. Oh, parking was easy, to my surprise.

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vipTylerF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is incredible and very affordable. Highly recommend to anyone who likes seafood. They have some of the best french fries I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honour the reservation so we didn’t go

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Johnkat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the prices are excellent. I had been there once before and was thrilled for another reason to go eat there!

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WaywardForeigner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in the neighborhood and found this place online. It is a hidden gem and we are so glad we decided to check out. The food was so delicious and the entree prices were great. The salad and dessert prices were a bit higher than we expected.
The staff was friendly and when we got there it was pretty quiet so service was great. When it got busy, they were a bit short staffed and the service suffered slightly for us, but we were just about done so it was ok.
I don’t live nearby, so I’m not sure how often I will frequent this place, but I would recommend it to anyone who’s in the neighborhood.

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Allen
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great to be back at one of our favorite little San Francisco neighborhood restaurants. The hostess was so gracious, friendly, and welcoming. There was no rush at all throughout the evening, although our wine and food came pretty quickly. Everything was delicious, especially the night’s special appetizers, a smoked salmon salad with capers and a shrimp ceviche. I ordered grilled Snapper Provençal, my husband had Fish & Chips. Those were the best chips I ever tasted. Highly recommend this restaurant, especially on weeknights when it’s a little less crowded and noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and the space was cozy. There was a group of people in the restaurant that were very loud and distracting.

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GalfromSTL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food! The service! Some reviews suggested service was a bit slow but we found that was not true at all. In fact, the staff were both attentive and helpful and the wait for our food was just right. Our family of four all enjoyed the authentic French atmosphere and the well priced and interesting wines by the glass. And did I mention the food? Wonderful seafood and excellent non fish options too.

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JayS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best neighborhood restaurants in the city. Great seafood at very affordable prices. Excellent service and ambiance - not too hectic

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vipDelaney13
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice but still casual restaurant with excellent food at surprisingly reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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vip1CHS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! Great food and service. The staff is friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our evening and will return.

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vipBobM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of my most favorite restaurants in the city. Reasonably priced but not bargain basement - with consistently one of the best waitstaffs of any other eatery. Knowledgeable and candor to say what's "not the best choice" and what is "best choice on the menu tonight". I first went here when I moved to the city in 2006 - and I'm a regular customer. I've converted folks that say "I don't like fish" by bringing them to this one of a kind beautiful restaurant.

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Guythatwent
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truth in reviewing: service was mediocre and seemed unfriendly at times. I think part of this is the guy who was running the show, probably the owner, was training a girl as a server/busser/waitress and she was very new to the type of work.

Food was higher in sodium than it needed to be. The menu has very limited seafood selection for a "seafood grill."

I have it 5 stars all around the above factored in. The price was great for the quality of food. A nice bottle of dry Riesling was priced reasonably and complimented the fish well. The food was well prepared.

Birthday dinner for mom: bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, soup, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, 1 espresso (which was pretty good I must say): $170 with tip at about 19%. Well worth it and I will go back.

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Marg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the Alamo Square Seafood Grill because it had a neighborhood feel to it; the service was very good—friendly, helpful about the menu, and fast; the food was good (I loved my tomato basil soup and the grilled sole was cooked to perfection, moist and juicy); and very reasonably priced. I was bringing an out-of-town visitor to eat there. Now I plan to let SF friends know about this find. It may not be slap-up fancy in looks and style but I like that it was simple and unpretentious and served a good, solid meal at a very decent price. Hope it doesn't get too "discovered"!

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VanessaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately this restaurant experience has been a huge disappointment. I’ve been there about 12 years ago and had a great dinner. Went back this week with my daughter for my birthday and felt really let down. Food was average at best, service was very slow and inattentive, and the price tag really didn’t match my experience.

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PennQuarterdiner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Delicious French-style bistro menu, with an emphasis on seafood. A delightful evening out!

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vipErikaSF
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The special family meal for four people was an amazing deal at $75. The beef bourguignone was amazing. The chocolate dessert was a chocolate-lovers delight.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the appetizers and desserts. Entrees are reasonably priced.

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vipBiteReport
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I'm afraid this restaurant needs revamping in all categories. It's painfully average.

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HeatherK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The tuna carpaccio was amazing. The mussels only so so. The fish soup was stellar. The beef and mashed potatoes was out of this world. The salmon and sole were excellent. Dessert was so so. Fun place. Excellent value. A local gem.

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vipTimM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in SF

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LJSC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great neighborhood restaurant! Had a lovely night.

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vipSidneyL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Noise loud and service average but great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and overall experience was top notch. Food was out of bounds and the service was even better. Would recommend to everyone!

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KathyK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh and tasty fish with provencal sauce. Great price, great value

RB
RebaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local place with quality food and friendly professional team. They also don't rush you out the door like most restaurants these days. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
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
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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.

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vipSusaJ
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out first time here and wont be our last.

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Alamo Square Seafood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1495 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.