Scoma's Restaurant

4.4
2607 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm

The bar will open at 11am Daily
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Phone number
(415) 771-4383
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Efren Sandoval
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson Street (in between Castonogla's and Lou's Restaurant)
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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.
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Public transit
Muni - #10, #15, #30, #47
Street Car - F Line
Cable Car
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on October 2, 2017
Overall 2food service ambience

Bring back the old menu; at least some of it!!!!!!!!!

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Scoma's no longer uses Open Table so the hostesses said they would try to seat us. They did finally seat us after we reminded them we were waiting. The food was not worth the price nor wait.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME PLACE TO EAT! Meals are cooked to perfection.

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St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great out-of-the-way Fisherman's Wharf location.
Sonny was our waiter and he was wonderful.
Definitely worth a visit.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Still good, but may have slipped a bit over the 20 years that I have been visiting the restaurant.

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scoma's is an old favorite of mine, and every time I'm in the Bay Area Scoma's is a must! Right around the corner from tourist hell and tucked away nicely on a quiet pier where you can always count on excellent food and service.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Scomas for more than 40 years. Each and every time we have never been disappointed nor unhappy with the food, the service or the atmosphere. We chose to come back to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and were immediately shown to our table .
Our waiter whose name was Sonny was a familiar face and greeted us warmly. He had been our waiter in previous visits.
The cocktails and food were excellent.
Once again we left with warm memories and smiles on our faces.
Thank you.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a half hour early and sat with our party of 7 in one of the two lounges instead of the bar. We ordered drinks and appetizers that were served promptly by our designated lounge waiter. We enjoyed both appetizers. We were also seated at our reservation time and had excellent service. Dinner was delicious! Four of our seven family members are gluten free and had plenty of delicious choices. We also ordered desert. We highly recommend the mango sorbet and the salted Carmel gelato. Absolutely delicious and large helpings to share with our entire table. We also appreciated the valet parking which added to our excellent visit.

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DR
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Super expensive and fast-food grade food. We were so disappointed. Ordered special fried sole - was dried out and not good. Also ordered Cioppino and was worst I ever had. Can't believe they are well known for this dish. Mussels were old and nasty tasting, over cooked, and tomato broth was like V8 juice boiled and poured over the sea food. I would not recommend this place. This was the second time I've been here and both times were awful and outrageously expensive.

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M
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Consistent on both. Always try to go and eat whenever is SF. Long time fan.

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BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem. Just flew across country and had made this reservation. Went in tired. Was comforted by excellent service, great house Cabernet, a Caesar salad with a lighter very flavorful dressing, a wonderful seafood specialty dish with spinach and orzo on the bottom, and the scrumptious bread. Two of us shared our meal and we're beyond happy when leaving.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic seafood experience the Bay Area way. I was born and raised in the area but have lived away in Colorado for 25 years now, so it is always a treat to stop by Scoma's. Ciopino , crab, and staff are the best in the area and make me feel like I never left.

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LR
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were unable to make our reservation for Scoma's and I could not cancel on line. I contacted
opentable and let them know that we would not be there. I also called the restaurant and cancelled.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service. The ambience was great. It truly lived up to its reputation.
Our waiter was this nice Chinese man who steered us to some delicious food and a great dessert.

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Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

WAY overpriced. I had (the server's) recommended shellfish stirfry, a $45 mistake with an unfortunate taste and overwhelmed with sauteed onions (!). My wife had the Petrale sole, a generous portion that we both judged utterly tasteless ($30). Oh, and I started with an $8 bowl of New England Clam Chowder, so laden with flour I could have stood a spoon up in it. All this and a beer for about $190 including tip. This experience was oh, so disappointing after having read very positive reviews elsewhere. I went back and checked that site-all the very negative reviews were in the last 3-4 months. Clearly something has gone terribly awry. My wife and I are big seafood fans and we have, individually or together, lived in California, New York City, and Florida. Scoma's didn't cut it in any way.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Scoma's many, many times. It is always wonderful.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatndinner, best Petrale sole I've had
Bruce is a really good waiter
Super large portions

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PP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My family enjoyed the wine and food. The clam chowder was awesome but the main entrees were average. The service was good.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf tradition, good for visitors and anyone who wants a great meal.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual!! Our trip from So Cal always includes dinner at Scoma's! The best Italian/Seafood I have ever had!!!!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good front start to finish. Steve at the bar and Sal our server were excellent.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great, swank place that makes you feel glamorous just sitting in it. The atmosphere is somewhat quiet but not in a serious way - it's more like a muted elegance. Definitely memorable and well worth the visit. Book at least a few nights ahead.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood place near busy Fisherman's Wharf area in San Francisco. Off a side street and onto the quiet per area. Outstanding meals with prawns and crab dishes. I have been there at least 6 times over the past few years and have had great time every visit. Seafood is very fresh well prepared and the wait staff is always superb.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Scoma's is a Fisherman's Wharf icon. Fresh seafood and picturesque views from the comfy booths.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this long standing tradition. Try to make it to Scoma's on every trip to the Bay area.

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Hawaii
195 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cioppino all around! Fabulous seafood array in delicious tomato broth. They also made us a custom pasta dish - that was more than what we asked for. Highly recommend for any seafood lover! Don't forget to start with the calamari :)

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CG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The place was nice. Food was really good. We thought it was a bit over priced, but I would recommend it.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood right on the Wharf . Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great wine list. Would highly recommend.

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Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Have been to Scoma's restaurant several times over the years, was a bit disappointed with my most recent visit. We were seated promptly and we're given our requested window table. The challenges began with the wait staff. Our waiter was fairly cold and uninterested in our needs. My roasted crab was good, but not as great as the price would suggest. The other dishes were a disappointment. The mixed seafood grill had a couple of pieces of fish which were over-cooked and somewhat dry. My guest characterized the dish as bland and lackluster. The Pappardelle was well made and tender, however the Bolognese Sauce was under seasoned to our taste.

All in all, a disappointing dinner at a previously wonderful restaurant. I'll definitely think twice before going back next time through San Francisco.

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c
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food that we remember, love it!! Prices are so much higher than they used to be, which was a major letdown.

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Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and fresh. It was a bit noisy due to us being seated next to a private party room with an open door. I would recommend that you sit up front near the windows since the view is very nice.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Other than the chanting (and obviously NOT local) private party in the adjacent room bluring trump victory chants (really? they must have been oblivious to their locale), it was a fine meal with an attentive server. My favorite part was the eggplant accompaniment to the seared ahi appetizer. My 6 year old's linguine in marinara sauce was simple and delicious. The shortribs were cooked to perfection. The prosecco was served icy cold as I like it. I went in expecting one of those places that "gets away" with subpar food due to location, view or history - but was pleasantly surprised by the fresh ingredients and attention to detail with the presentation. The wait staff was incredible as well - all of them (front desk slightly bland and lacking a welcoming appeal with any enthusiasm or actual awareness however). The bar looked fun and lively. Maybe we will go there next time for a different vibe. Not sure about the upstairs but noticed it as we walked out. We have lived in SF for 16 years and with the abundance of offerings, have only been here 3 times and so I'm glad we decided to visit. Usually while at the Wharf (we are an anomaly of locals that actually go here!) we tend to choose the Franciscan.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We went for our first time to Scoma's. Service was slow and inattentive. The food was very expensive considering the quality was subpar and not very flavorful. The tomato base of the cioppino was bland. The two good things was the spinach salad with polenta croutons and the Manhattan. Overall I felt it was a lot of money for the experience.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Actually on a pier - small - views limited but the fresh fish was outstanding- even the butternut squash soup I wanted seconds!
Sal was an excellent guide as we ate our way through the evening from starters of oysters to a hazelnut chocolate cake for dessert.

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BS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very good service. Had the feel of one of those old time restaurants that's been around for decades.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Seafood was absolutely fresh. Cioppino
Is the winner, but could be shared. The food comes pretty quickly so it won't be a long romantic dinner. Also reservations are pretty much required. They turned away quite a few people while we were there.

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Scoma's since they opened in the 1960's and have never been disappointed. It is at the top of my list when dining in the City as the place I prefer. They have always maintained excellence in their food preparation and service.

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RO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

4 per cent employee benefit surcharge automatically added

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the place and service was excellent. My family had a great time

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