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Scoma's is a San Francisco icon and the only restaurant located in Fisherman's Wharf with a commercial licensed Fish Receiving Station. Freshness and high quality are the main reasons the restaurant has been successful for more than 55 years. Whether guests want to watch the commercial fishing boats in action or enjoy the view of the Bay from the cocktail lounge, come in an join the Scoma's family for one of the best dining experiences San Francisco has to offer. For updated operation information, please visit: https://scomas.com/operations/
PRICE RANGE
US$31 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can describe our entire experience as "outdated". Outdated interior, outdated décor, and outdated recipes. It has the feel of an old diner with it's faux-leather seats and faux-wood paneling. Hundredth of pictures of long dead or really elderly celebrities are not recognizable by younger...or even middle-age generation. The recipes are boring and uninventive. If you are familiar with oysters from East coast then do not order them here - you will be disappointed by smallish size and lack of taste. Crab cakes were not bad but everything else we ordered was bland and left no memory what so ever. Finally, and my apologies to senior citizens, all waiters are elderly. It might be a complement to the overall theme of this restaurant or owners intent to provide jobs to the senior citizen. But one thing you notice quickly how tired they all look - the lines in the face, the shuffling feet, the hunched backs. At $100 per person for 2 drinks, appetizer, and main course you will find that you money is better spend elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a once in a lifetime trip to San Francisco and other parts of Northern California we made advance reservations to dine outside. We were kept waiting for a long time while others without reservations were ushered inside. We were finally escorted to our table...outside. Lovely weather until the sun went down. Each table outside is equipped with a heater. Thankfully that allowed us to continue to enjoy the ambiance. Someone brought us water and we waited and waited for our server to come. Finally one member of our party asked for the manager and a server showed up! This was a birthday celebration dinner, planned months in advance. When our drinks and dinner arrived, all was good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor will remind you of the 1970s. The food is generally above average however. I write generally because my wife and I got the same entree and we have only been there once. The crab cakes appetizer is probably best viewed as the bread...dish though. Some places may bill their crab cake as "all killer, no filler". Scoma's could take a lesson from that. Maybe best advertised as a hush puppy? I digress, it was only the appetizer for us. The mixed grill saved the day with three ample portions of fish and some shrimp for good measure.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

We went to Scoma's in S.F. for my Son's birthday. We drove from Monterey to San Francisco Scomas because over the last 40 years, this place has always been a special place for my Family to celebrate Family celebrations. Today was no different, it was...my Son's birthday. First of all, the service was absolutely outstanding. Our server recommended the Halibut as fresh. I ordered the Halibut and my Son ordered the "Whole" crab. The Halibut that I received was overcooked and dry. My Son's crab was served as overcooked crab parts, not a whole crab (I think it may have been equivalent to whole crab). His crab was so overcooked that the shell was super soft and none of the crab once taken from the shell maintained its form. It simply fell apart. He ate about 2/3's of the crab and left the rest. My "Fresh" Halibut was overcooked and dry. When I reported this to our server, he asked me if I like my fish "Well done"? What is well-done fish? It's called overcooked. So I sent it back to be replaced. The replacement was just ok. Note: In over 35 years I have never returned one item at Scoma's. Hence the title, "disappointed!" Scoma's has always had a history of not good food, but Great food. Not on this day. On the bright side, my other Son had Waygu American style 8 oz, steak which was good!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2021

Covid has wiped out many of the classic restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf, yet Scoma's has kept the spirit and quality alive, and they have been doing so for decades. Take some time to view the photos of celebrities, etc along the walls--this was the place...to get seafood in the City and it still is. Many of the servers have worked here for decades, their knowledge of the menu and preparations are amazing. Our server was Sal--friendly, happy, helpful and knowledgeable. Ask for his section when you make the necessary reservations. The food is prepared and presented superbly. The servers are attentive, yet respect your space and pace...always monitoring, not interrupting. This is a great place for a high end romantic seafood dinner in the City. You cannot leave this place still hungry--very generous portions of all dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Located right on the waterfront with nice views. They even have their own fish receiving station to prepare fresh catch for the restaurant. Food was excellent and decent portions. Staff was seasoned and highly attentive. Prices are high.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

Probably my all time favorite for their variety of local caught fresh fish. Scona’s has their own fishing boats snd staff that go out daily for fresh catch. Whenever I want to enjoy fresh seafood, I head to Scona’s

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

We lived in the Bay Area in the 60s and 70s. Moved to the East Coast (big mistake) but returned every so often to visit friends. First visit since the pandemic and we were absolutely thrilled to realize that Scomas is still the best around....Very disappointed to see that many of the best known wharf restaurants are gone. Also, new to us that Scomas was accepting reservations. Since we were just visiting it made our scheduling easier. A must visit if you are looking for the best dining experience in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 August 2021

I wanted to love this place. It offers classic seafood dishes. The atmosphere on water is comfortable and casually classy. There are lots of seemingly seasoned staff. It just seemed like things were a bit tired? Our main server was friendly but not attentive, we...continually needed to remind him for water, bread, remove dirty plates and glasses, etc. Easy stuff. I would expect a little more effort. The place wasn’t crazy busy. I ordered a signature market grilled seafood platter that looked like it sat under the warming lights too long and then had fresh greens put on top to cover up the fact. The accompanying sauce had developed a “skin” from sitting out too long. I was with a couple of lady friends we were well dressed and well mannered and celebrating a special event. When you dine out you want to feel treated a little bit special and it just didn’t feel that way. And yes, I do understand that we are in a time of stress in the world and I am grateful I can dine out but can we all agree to make just a bit of effort?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

The food here was really tasty, albeit the prices were a bit steep. The only real issue was how hard the bread was, I was definitely hoping for a nice soft loaf of bread but it was probably the hardest-crusted bread I've ever encountered. We...got a lot of appetizers and an entrée and none of the food was disappointing. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly, and they topped off our water every chance they could get.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Ramona M
21 December 2020|
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Response from Hane G | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure the answer is no, why would you want to? It's not that far, get in the car and have a long weekend.
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CharlaC29
5 December 2018|
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Response from rc1078 | Reviewed this property |
They have valet parking. There is also a public lot at the head of the alley to go down to Scoma. The lot is at Jones and Jefferson. Bring up your Google map and do an aerial view of the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scoma's Restaurant

Yes, Scoma's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Scoma's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4