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Bistro Boudin, San Francisco

(3.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Preparing what is now known as "Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread," Isidore Boudin opened Bistro Boudin in 1849. The master baker developed the sourdough recipe by combining his family's French baking techniques with a Gold Rush miner's bread recipe. You can pick up a fresh loaf at the original store in the Richmond District on 10th Street or at Fisherman's Wharf. The wharf location features a demonstration bakery with a glass wall that gives you a view into the magic behind the bread. An interactive museum exhibit shares details about the bakery's past. Put Bistro Boudin on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Francisco trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Service was impeccable, food size serving was just perfect, our waiter Juan was polite and very accommodating. Food was fantastic, would definitely return! 
  • Friendly servers, clean. Great find on the wharf. Soup, salad, pizza, chowder in the bread bowl delish! Avg price $10 pp. Pier 39 
  • We were visiting San Francisco for the second time (first time five years ago), and Boudin’s clam chowder sourdough bowls, was at the top of my husband’s to-do list again this visit. He was not disapp...  more »
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  • Several people in SF recommended this resturant. Last night in SF, we had to try it. We had the sourdough clam chowder and the sourdough tacos. Food was so so, service was lacking for a non busy Monday night. Dissapointed, would not recommend.
  • Great tasting breads and food. Excelent customer service & good prices.
  • Liked the food, good service, atmosphere was cool. It waz very busy although the line did go fast. It was kinda pricey.
  • Get in early for lunch, and find a seat along windows overlooking the pier. Get something sourdough and drink the ice water (not all SF restaurants have tasty water). It's still a tourist trap, but a fun one. If you eat in the upstairs dining room instead of at the downstairs eatery, you get a free (otherwise paid) inside tour through the sourdough museum and the actual bakery. Definitely one of the best accidental events of our trip to the Wharf was the free behind the scenes tour just for eating in the diner at Boudin.
  • If seated on the second floor - breath taking views to accompany your meal. Prompt service, clean and exciting atmosphere. With respect to the food, had the chowder bread bowl with pale ale, portions and presentation of meal was excellent - fyi, try the fish and chips... excellent mid-day meal.