Our Fisherman"s Wharf seafood restaurant is steeped in a family tradition of quality and service. Still family owned and operated, Scoma's opened in ... More
Our Fisherman"s Wharf seafood restaurant is steeped in a family tradition of quality and service. Still family owned and operated, Scoma's opened in 1965, when brothers Al and Joe Scoma took over a six table coffee shop serving fishermen on the wharf. Using their mother's recipe collection, the Scoma brothers' humble cafe evolved over the years becoming the quintessential San Francisco dining destination it is today.
This restaurant is nothing than a tourist trap! First we had to wait for nearly an hour. We were 4 people and the table we got was way too small. The food was nothing special and sounded differently on the menu. For 29 bucks for the entree, you definitely expect something different. We will never go there again. And every local person we talked to feels the same.
We were there with some family and our two kids. After you get past Fisherman's Wharf and the Piers and grimy walkways you arrive to find the restuarant looking pretty nice. The staff was extremely nice especially with our two kids. The food was amazing. I recommend the Chiopino or the Calamari.
Welcome TOURIST suckers to this old burned out restaurant...a favorite for everyone from OUT of town....great reputation ....among TOURISTS. Locals would not touch anything on the wharf except Buena Vista for Irish Coffee....
The untold secret here is good old bribe. My mom who ate here in the 80's told me to slip 5-10 dollers with my buisness card(no words needed) , I had a party of 5 & it was crowded. I did it, we were seated in about 5 minutes in an area that looked like it was reserved. You need to order right here, You cant go wrong with the Lobster Thermadore!
On our first trip to SF in 2005, my fiancee and I found this restaurant listed in an airline magazine on the plane and couldn't wait to try it. UGH! Never been so disappointed - with the food and service. Although we did have a nice view - and you can't typically find THAT at Red Lobster.
Showed up around 9pm with a group of 8 including two kids and waited for over an hour just to be seated. No updates on seating were given, but the 30 minute estimate was pretty far off. The food was ok but not good enough to be awake trying to finish dessert after 11pm. Pretty disappointed after all the hype.
I used to work in SF and have lunch at Scoma's at least once a week.
I would always bring out of town guest there either for lunch or dinner. They always had nothing but praise for the food and always wanted to return on their next visit. Now that I'm retired I don't get into the city as often as I would like but when I do Scoma's is always our first stop. Our favorite dish is Patrale Dore. I can hardly wait to return.
Whenever out-of-town friends or relatives visit we take them to Scoma's then go for a walk around Fisherman's Wharf. We have never been disappointed in 20 years of going there. We go 6-10 times a year. You might see a San Franciso 49er there too!