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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
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7:00 PM
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Blue Mermaid - Argonaut Hotel

4.0
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu, priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive homemade chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:30am Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-11:am Lunch: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 771-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Connolly
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Catering
Please feel free to Contact our Director of Catering Jordan Nimura at (415) 345-5552.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hyde Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking available in front of the Argonaut Hotel.

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Public transit
We are 2 blocks away from the F line stop at Jones St. and Beach St.
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Special events & promotions
July 30 - August 5th: Visit us under the main tent at Union Square for 2012's SF Chef week! For more information visit http://sfchefsfoodwine.com/

August - October: The America's Cup Trials begin in late August along the famous San Francisco Waterfront! Watch this space for upcoming events and special offers during the Cup!

October 4th-8th: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane...It's Fleet Week! Get up close to the action on the Blue Mermaid patio for one of the most popular weekends in San Francisco. For information visit http://www.fleetweek.us/
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Blue Mermaid Chowder House and Bar is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf next to Aquatic Park and Victoria Park. It offers fabulous settings for all types of private affairs.

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What 355 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was good but the service was subpar

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SuzieW (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We stayed at The Argonaut Hotel and visited this restaurant during our stay. The service was great. Wished the food had been flavored a bit more. I ended up adding salt and pepper to give it some more flavor. Overall good though and would probably return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and the food was outstanding

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LocalLV (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food for the most part was great ... good wine ... good service ... New York steak was basically a breakfast steak but other than that pretty good ....

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Brunch menu unti 5pm and is limited Food Quality is very good. Quite noisy.

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vipRose (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful location and decor. Unfortunately the food was cold and one plate came with half the egg shell. Staff was very nice, but should have replaced the dish or taken it off the bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and the service was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Though the food was fine, the service was awful. The hostess approached guest unprofessional and rude. The waitress would disappear for a long time and wasn't familiar with the menu. Our apps arrived long before our drinks. It wasn't busy to reflect such poor service.

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vipNelson (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Poor service
Rude waitress
Hostess not at the front, just wandering around and talking to waiters and bar people

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Great ambience. Unfortunately we saw our waiter three times - when he took our order, when he brought food and when he brought our bill. Never stopped in to see if we needed anything. Had to flag someone down for salt & pepper shakers and ketchup. Too expensive for the lack of service and hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved the ambiance! Fire pits, dinner and drinks.

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JulieN (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

I chose the Crab Corn Chowder in the bread bowl, along with a side of fried Brussels Sprouts. The portion sizes were very generous, the chowder was like a party in my mouth! So delicious! The bread bowl tasted like it had just come fresh out of the oven. The Brussels Sprouts were fried to perfection. I look forward to going back one day!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved the food and drinks. We were very impressed. The only thing was that it was a little dark when we initially walked in, but we got used to the lighting and quickly adjusted.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Great seafood! The crab/corn chowder is an award winner and was superb! The oysters on the half shell are a MUST HAVE.
Our waiter Eli was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. AS Arnold said.. "I'll BE BACK BACK"

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DallasGinnie (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Beautiful night on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great escape from wharf crowds. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent meal, quality amazing as always. Came with international visitors who were very impressed

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vipRegulardiner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Serviceable breakfast in touristy part of town. Waiter was attentive and food was fine. There are better places in other neighborhoods but this place is a good choice if you are stuck in this area.

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vipsfgirl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

We went for a staff appreciation dinner and had a great time. We opted for all of the appetizers and small plates, which were delicious. The craft cocktails were very good and the employees who preferred beer were happy with the selection. Extra bonus, we sat outside and the weather was perfect. We would go back there for dinner next time we visit the wharf. This place is not a tourist rip off.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Wow, perfect in every way! Ciopinno was truly amazing. Our server Eli was relatable and professional, the corn crab chowder was hands down excellent, and the prices were pretty fair. Could not be any better in any way. Oh and the outdoor seating was great with heaters.

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