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Nick's Lighthouse

Seafood Restaurant · Fishermans Wharf
2815 Taylor St (at Jefferson St), San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
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Based on 104 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Luis L.
    "Get de Boston crab chowder, it's really good!"(5 Tips)
    Jorge O.
    "Lobster bisque, halibut with butter and garlic"(5 Tips)
    "The clam chowder bread bowl here is to die for."(4 Tips)
    elena h.
    "Lobster bisque and cannelloni"(2 Tips)
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49 tips and reviews.

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  • crab
  • bread bowls
  • good service
  • cannelloni
  • blue point oysters
  • scallops
  • spicy food
  • fettuccine
  • pasta
  • shrimp
  • good for a quick meal
  • lively
  • fish and chips
  • linguine
  • family-friendly
  • cocktails
  • authentic
  • casual
  • garlic
  • lunch
  • Eduardo G.

    Great place! Super service!

    Eduardo G · 3 weeks ago
  • Jorge O.

    Lobster bisque, halibut with butter and garlic

    Jorge Olavarrieta · October 16, 2015
  • Zira

    Deep fried calamaries are good

    Zira · August 22, 2015
  • Alonso P.

    The food is JUST OK. Not bad, not excellent.

    Alonso Perez · March 12, 2015
  • Puu K.

    Steamed whole crab, please do it

    Puu Kampolratana · February 14, 2015
  • Mars

    The clam chowder bread bowl here is to die for. The lobster chowder is worth sucking a dick for. Good atmosphere and drinks.

    Mars · January 6, 2015
  • Mouza

    The place decoration is so tacky but they have one dish that i liked mixed seafood plate with rice forgot the name it come with yellow rice

    Mouza · October 14, 2014
  • Nikolas R.

    The best clam chowder I've ever had!

    Nikolas Rofos · May 27, 2014
  • Spencer C.

    Food was excellent and very you'd expect of seafood in San Francisco.

    Spencer Crume · April 1, 2014
  • Ellie l.

    Crab chowder is disappointing...

    Ellie liao · February 15, 2014
  • Angela G.

    Save your money. Lobster bisque has tons of shells in it, the crab cake was undercooked and hardly filled with meat, and the chowder wasn't that great either.

    Angela Garza Offoegbu · February 8, 2014
  • Muthanna A.

    Regular, overpriced sandwiches. Go for the crab soup.

    Muthanna Al-Hasan · January 6, 2014
  • Janice T.

    Good food and good service but be careful they may tell you a cheaper price outside to reel you in then charge you a higher price inside:(

    Janice Tong · January 1, 2014
  • NorthBeach U.

    The cannelloni is fantastic! Tip: take an Uber in North Beach for FREE (up to $20) anytime between now until Friday 12/20/13 using the promo code NorthBeachSF. (Excludes TAXI). #NBSF

    NorthBeach U · December 18, 2013
  • Tina C.

    Clam chowder was great but the service could've been better.

    Tina Cacha · November 6, 2013
  • cyndi m.

    Oh wow. I got a special shrimp scallops linguini Alfredo. I recommend trying a special. Yum!!

    cyndi masters · July 6, 2013
  • Daniel H.

    You could bypass this place easily: not fancy, nothing special and so on. But the food was awesome and the staff very friendly. Loved the pasta with garlic sauced jumbo shrimps!

    Daniel Huamani · April 11, 2013
  • Patricia L.

    While all the big restaurants close early, this little place stays open 'til late at night. The food is very good! I've tried the Bay Shrimp & Scallops Fettucine and loved it. Best of all: low prices.

    Patricia Leite Huamani · April 11, 2013
  • Vanessa M.

    Staff is indifferent to your presence.

    Vanessa Meyer · April 8, 2013
  • Michaela N.

    Gr8 chowder !!!

    Michaela Novotna · March 11, 2013
  • Luis L.

    Get de Boston crab chowder, it's really good!

    Luis Lomeli · December 29, 2012
  • Shelby L.

    the seagulls can lick my nuts!!

    Shelby Lang · December 28, 2012
  • Al

    One of the very few places open for Christmas Eve's dinner.

    Al · December 25, 2012
  • Fernando E D.

    Nickslhr wifi password

    Fernando E Delfin · December 22, 2012
  • Maureen

    Food was ok, service mediocre, basically a tourist trap; don't do sit down, eat outside

    Maureen · October 15, 2012
  • Craig

    Go with the spicy garlic (whole) crab.

    Craig · June 20, 2012
  • Candice

    Great atmosphere and the owner/staff were over accommodating.

    Candice · June 16, 2012
  • Adam L.

    Be careful with the lobster bisque and the Neptune salad found many shells and bones, I understand to a point, there shouldn't be that many

    Adam Lamb · March 30, 2012
  • elena h.

    Lobster bisque and cannelloni

    elena herrero · March 22, 2012
  • Alexander S.

    The Boston Clam Chowder Rocks the House!

    Alexander Schek · January 25, 2012
  • Carlos P.

    Great food. Go to to leave a comment and learn about our incoming interactive menu system

    Carlos Paulino · January 25, 2012
  • Fernando F.

    Try the Blue Point Oysters - Soooo good. With lime and a shot of Tabasco

    Fernando Flores · January 14, 2012
  • Nor Badli M.

    Deep fried prawns & Spicy garlic butter crab is superb and simply sumptuous....Yummy!

    Nor Badli Mohd Alias · December 25, 2011
  • Tim C.

    Dungeness crab - and nothing else!

    Tim Cole · December 5, 2011
  • Lynn B.

    crab chowder n lobster bisque was a joke - go to another stand or restaurant. it is crowded because tourists eat here and we dont know any better.

    Lynn Buitoni · November 19, 2011
  • Ibnu S.

    U should try nicks's bouillabaisse.. It cost you 29.9$ but it's worth trying. :)

    Ibnu Syena · October 12, 2011
  • Grace C.

    3 hour parking validation

    Grace Chen · September 24, 2011
  • Peter L.

    Don't eat here. Just don't. I got sick eating 1/3 of the oyster po-boy after we made the mandatory Fisherman's Wharf stop while on business for one of the people who have never been to SF...

    Peter Lalonde · August 29, 2011
  • Star N.

    I came to eat alone at a busy time. The staff was quick to seat me ( even though only a big table was available) the service and food were the best I have experienced in California.

    Star Newman · July 26, 2011
  • Frank P.

    Got some to go and the service was great

    Frank Perkins · June 8, 2011
  • trinity s.

    crab sandwich was different than I expected. the bread was so big and hard so I couldn't eat. I just ate crabs with pork & crossain at starbucks

    trinity song · November 7, 2010
  • Gadling

    Grab a $6 crab sandwich and sit outside in the sun. That sandwich will taste sweeter than any crab sandwich you've ever eaten.

    Gadling · September 29, 2010
  • Hermann

    Staff is not so friendly. Calamari was terrible - not fried to the correct point, turned out to be a chewing gum. Tip is a mandatory 15% and included in the check. Try the crab chowder soup - just per

    Hermann · September 20, 2010
  • C D.

    crab chowder

    C D · July 25, 2010
  • Mitch T.

    Service was terrible. Party on my table got their food 40 minutes before me.

    Mitch Tam · June 4, 2010
  • Sean C.

    Get some chowder, amazing flavor!

    Sean Campbell · May 29, 2010
  • vlack c.

    Lobster Bisque with Crackers がオススメ。

    vlack cat · January 4, 2015
  • Tiberio C.

    pregunta por los meseros yucatecos si eres yucateco

    Tiberio Castillo · May 6, 2013
  • Kenny C.

    생각보다 줄이길고 주차는 일정시간까줍니다

    Kenny Chang · August 11, 2011

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