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Searching for good spot near fisherman's wharf

gastrodoc Oct 7, 2008 04:16 PM

My wife and I recently moved to SF and our family is coming down upon us and booked into the Fisherman's wharf (not the ideal area) and would like to go to a restaurant within walking distance. Being a bit of a snob I was hoping to avoid the Bubba Gump fish company, any thoughts on good nearby spots? Also, my sister is bringing her 3 year-old son so kid friendly is preferred.

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    Anne RE: gastrodoc Oct 8, 2008 02:27 PM

    OK, I'm gonna get slammed by the locals for this, but speaking as a tourist, Scoma's is not a bad choice. My husband & I went there last year with his parents. Pleasant surroundings, good views, professional service, and surprisingly good food. Their cioppino is especially good. AND they have a children's menu. http://www.scomas.com/

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      wolfe RE: Anne Oct 8, 2008 04:08 PM

      From my read of this board you are perfectly justified, for lunch. Caveats appear around dinner time.

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        Stephanie Wong RE: wolfe Oct 9, 2008 12:13 AM

        My in-laws from Santa Maria regularly go to Scoma's for lunch when they visit and seem to enjoy it . Don't know what they order.

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      grantham RE: gastrodoc Oct 8, 2008 02:33 PM

      A second vote for Scoma's! Great seafood, crayons for the children.

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        goingoutagain RE: gastrodoc Oct 8, 2008 02:45 PM

        Haven't been to Scoma's in years, so maybe it's improved.

        Marche in Ghiradelli is quite good. And then you can take the kids to Kara's Kupcakes afterward!

        We also had a good meal at the Blue Mermaid in the Argonaut Hotel -- terrific chowder. Basic but good. And you might qualify for the local's discount, you need to ask for it.

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          mofo313 RE: goingoutagain Oct 8, 2008 04:16 PM

          You could look to take the trolley up the hill and check out Polk & Larkin (might be fun for the out of towners) but I can't think of anywhere especially kid-friendly off hand. It would give you quite a few more options, maybe some of the others on the board (with kids) can help.

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            wolfe RE: mofo313 Oct 8, 2008 04:24 PM

            Confused, what trolley and where with parallel streets?

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