39 Pier 39 Concourse

San Francisco, CA 94133

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Today, I had tasted the best clam chowder ever! Unfortunately, Chowders is located at Pier 39, so the area is full of tourists and parking is a rip off. Luckily, if you live in Sacramento or many of the counties near San Francisco, you qualify for Pier 39’s Local Advantage, which includes a buy one get one free coupon for a classic clam chowder bowl. Since the bowl costs $7.75, this is a great deal, making this clam chowder bowl cheaper than the ones by Fisherman’s Grotto.

Today, we ordered two clam chowder bowls in sourdough bowls. The consistency of the soup was perfect and consisted of standard celery, potato, bacon, and clams. I would say there was an adequate amount of clam. The sourness of the bowl went perfectly with the clam chowder. The flavor profile of the chowder was perfect, and portion size was agreeable.

Overall, Chowders is definitely worth a stop if you are at Fisherman’s Wharf. The only downsides is that Chowders is in a heavily populated tourist destination, and that the price of the bowl is high compared to other restaurants in the area (if you don’t use the coupon). If you go, make sure you print out a coupon so that you can get a second bowl for free. If you want great tasting clam chowder, head to Chowders at Pier 39.

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