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Lunch at Fisherman's Wharf [San Francisco]

I've got to go to a 3 day class next month at a hotel on Columbus, off Bay, and I need someplace for lunch each day. Fisherman's Wharf is probably my least favorite part of SF and I rarely go there, as I think of it as tourists eating canned clam chowder out of stale sourdough bowls. I know Scoma's is supposed to be pretty good, but it's probably out of my price range. Is there anywhere decent that's not too far from the hotel? The lunch break will be an hour, at the most, so North Beach or FCD are probably too far.

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  1. The three "stationary" trucks will supply a different lunch adventure (with seating) each day.

    The Codmother
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9707...

    Tanguito
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6479...

    Then Carmel Pizza, that I've not tried yet,
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8543...
    http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_det...

    2 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Perfect! Melanie, I worship you, but you knew that. ;)

      1. re: JoyM

        Have to take care of the acolytes. :-J

        Al fresco at the Wharf sounds good to me. Please do report back.

    2. Tacqueria San Jose #3 is nearby. I haven't been to it, but the original on Mission St. is excellent and the Oakland branch is decent. I like the tacos al pastor and the tacos de chorizo at the original. If they're not carving the al pastor off a vertical spit I'd get something else.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        San Jose #3 doesn't have a spit. Too bad , I live nearby and love me some al pastor, but re-heated on the grill is. Not the same.

      2. Plus one on Codmother's fish (haven't tried the chips and the Baja sauce tastes canned) and Tanguito for the empanadas.

        Maybe Delise at 327 Bay? I've heard good things about their made-to-order sandwiches, though I've only had the very good baked items and ice cream. Closed Mondays.

        1. Whatever you do, just don't eat a Mission style "burrito." Egads, those cheaply filled carb bombs are an abomination.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I wound up wheedling out of the class, so I never did get to try out Codmother. At some point I'm sure I'll be stuck at the wharf, though...

              1. re: JoyM

                wheedling is good. I approve of wheedling (but whinging is pathetic). I learned when required to attend conferences for work, show up and collect your name tag (so it looks like you actually attended) and just go see a movie or sit in a bar or go back home for a nap.

                "al fresco at the Wharf sounds good to me"
                yes, just watching the sea lions cavort and bicker.