Alamo Square Seafood Grill

4.8
1444 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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Safety precautions

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
What 1444 people are saying
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vipEllenF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside during pandemic and it was wonderful.

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Paul
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to the restaurant in years and was looking for someplace different for dinner. Remembered I enjoyed it in the past so decided to give it a try. Totally enjoyed it! Will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first restaurant we’d been to in a year(!). It was highly recommended by our daughters, and they were not wrong. Of course, the four of us had to sit at a table on the sidewalk, and it was a bit of a challenge keeping things from sliding off. But the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. And the food was outstanding. It’s French, with a little California influence, and beautifully done. I’m allergic to seafood, but there were several options for me anyway, including that day’s special of beef bourguignon which was very good. My daughters have celiac disease, but the server knew what that is, and all but a couple of menu items (like the crab cakes, which my husband said were among the best he’s ever had) are gluten free. There was even more than one choice of gluten free dessert. If the combinations of fish, preparation, and sauce are daunting, you can count on them to tell you the best ones for you, but not in a snobby way. The wine list is good, including a nice selection of dessert wines. All in all, this was a lovely little place, and we’re already thinking about taking visitors there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The host did it all, greeted, seated, took our order, checked in on us all with ease and gracefulness. Felt very welcomed. Good was amazing! Look forward to coming back here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Loved this place.. the food was excellent. I had the blackened shrimp over risotto and it had so much flavor. The owner is so wonderful and staff is attentive. I’d definitely recommend and come back to this place😍

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foodguy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak frites and crab cakes were delicious. Great service.

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Emily
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at surprisingly very affordable prices. Great cozy romantic atmosphere.

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vipSteveB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the octopus salad and the lump crab cake entree.

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Robert
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really tasty and a great value. We were the only ones that dined in.

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MinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, great service, unassuming restaurant with a good ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and the value was insane. Wonderful service and cozy ambiance. Highly encourage this spot to anyone and everyone. Will be returning and recommending. Thank you for an awesome night!

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delightful and priced right. It is an affordable meal out that feels decadent. My only criticism is that there was only one waitstaff person for the whole restaurant, but I understand they are trying to get back on their feet after the shut down.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out I've had in years. The cauliflower soup was heaven and the sole was perfect. Suzie was the BEST!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steamed mussels and the salmon was perfect, rice portions and vegetables also delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is a great deal and quiet location.

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vipCMac
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very friendly service. Food was ok. Both of our fish dishes were incredibly salty.

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TrishaK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dined during pandemic so atmosphere can't really be rated accurately. Food was delicious! It was a very quiet neighborhood and nice quiet dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place to go- Andre is the best! Every experience is fantastic

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AngeloP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time I am here memories come back of places in the outer arrondissements of Paris which I used to frequent ..... a true neighborhood brasserie-type eatery featuring quality fish dishes with just the right price and relaxed candle-lit environment. Love those crab cakes and the warm bread with pesto dipping oil!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alamo Square Seafood Grill had some of the best food I’ve ever eaten in all of the restaurants in SF.

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JoshW
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fantastic service and good food, with lots of specials

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely return when in San Francisco.

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vipFredB
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I’ve driven past this restaurant many times but this was my first visit, largely because for me it’s a “between neighborhoods”, being between where I’m going to and where I’m coming from.

Covid was the reason for our visit on a cold Friday night, which of course meant outdoor dining on a street with buses running by. They have done a good job of making the outdoor dining work, with space heaters, etc.

Despite its name the restaurant, which is more of a bistrot, doesn’t exclusively serve seafood. On the night we went they had a coq-au-vin special, which we almost had since it was so cold outside, but we opted for seafood.

We shared the calamari starter which was good. It was served very hot, with a crispy coating that wasn’t too heavy. I followed with moules marinières and frites which were good. The mussels were tasty and had the right balance of shallots and thyme. My partner had the fish soup which he liked; this was a good sign, as he’s a fish soup lover. The portions are generous.

The place is run by an affable French guy who was running the show, greeting customers and generally keeping a eye on things. There were several French parties there which was also a good sign and reinforced that the food in genuinely French.

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The seafood was fresh and everything seemed to cost $17.50! I ordered the seafood pasta, which came in a blue cheese sauce and was loaded with shrimp, mussels, and fish. We topped it off with a "Floating Island" desert that was heavenly. The service was perfect, attentive but not obtrusive. This place is a neighborhood gem. We will be back!

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vipDennis
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food quality at Alamo Square Seafood remains at a very high level. We have never had a bad meal there and last night was no exception. Sitting outside, as mandated, is not as nice as inside, but our table was ready for us before we arrived.

I definitely recommend dining at Alamo Square Seafood Grill. Always good food, great prices and choices, and the dipping sauce for the wonderful bread is addictive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service is over the top!

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yanS
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little gem.. Outdoor seating was charing on a rare warm SF summer night. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced.

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Rachele
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here with a few friends to celebrate my birthday. The tables were spaced out safely. The only issue is they need to build something to level tables. Our champagne flutes we’re sliding around during dinner and silverware flew off the table a few times. The owner/server was very attentive and friendly. Overall perfect spot to celebrate a birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood place.

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MarnaT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

with Covid-19 happening, outdoor dining is a must. The food as always was excellent. The server helped us in choosing the right way to prepare the fish I chose that night. Thank you, it was delicious! Loved the smoked salmon salad that was added to the menu for the week. Arrived a bit early, since we didn't know how parking would be (btw, we parked less than a block away) and we were seated right away. 5 or 6 tables in front of the restaurant, although on Fillmore with a bus stop right there, it was pleasant and traffic noise was not bad at all.

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vipSkinDoc7
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place in the city- labeled as a seafood place, it was more of French bistro with plenty of seafood options, as well as ribeye and chicken dishes. We ate at sidewalk tables, a bit unbalanced but it is pandemic dining and the food made up for it. Fresh bread with an olive oil pesto dipping sauce started us very well. The ceviche appetizer was fresh and full of flavor. The salad was decent and my shrimp risotto was great. I had a taste of my wife’s ribeye and my son’s salmon, both of which were perfectly done and accompanied with a flavorful sauce. The wine we chose was a rose’ and was just ok and a bit overpriced- but the entrees were reasonable - overall a great experience and a place we’ll definitely visit again.

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vipAMAZING
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing staff.

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vipAMAZING
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the most amazing restaurants in SF. Can’t say enough about the chef and staff. They are incredible! Some of the most delicious French inspired cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible all around

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience all around with social distancing. Please support this local gem to keep their doors open during this challenging time.

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vipJacques
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff. Outside has a small view of the city

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vipterry
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service and food. Outdoor seating was a little cool to start but was OK a little later. Outdoor heaters could be needed at sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, homemade-like, fresh, yummy food at a very cozy, little, local restaurant.

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ReeseW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I live around the block and visit fairly often. Food and service is consistently good.

They've recently added outdoor dining on the sidewalk due to COVID-19. We got one of the slanted outdoor tables (the only option for parties of 3+) which was a bit awkward, but manageable.

The Prix Fixe is a good value, although I do wish there was a bit more variety (dessert is always the same and fish / sauce rarely changes).

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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 4.8 stars by 1444 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.