Woodhouse Fish Co. has the BEST lobster rolls in town

  Posted by - January 29, 2015 - $ (0-20), Daytime, San Francisco

Lobster roll OR Crab roll? Lobster roll HANDS DOWN. No wait… Crab roll.

And what about the clam chowder? Or the fish and chips?

Ugh. Decisions, decisions.

Woodhouse Fish Co. is a serious seafood haven & awesome lunch spot located on Fillmore Street (across from Roam Burger & SPQR ). It has a fun + chill vibe with a simple, yet well-decorated interior featuring a huge fish hanging overhead, a sleek marble bar counter, and a few nautical elements.

Now back to THE most important question at hand.

Lobster roll or crab roll??

If I wasn’t worried about losing my figure, I’d totally get both.

But for now. Let’s talk about one of the best lobster rolls in San Francisco.

Lobster roll at Woodhouse Fish Co.

This Split-top Maine Lobster Roll is the way to go (insert: emoji with heart eyes). You get large chunks of lobster meat nestled between perfectly buttered bread. The lobster is so fresh that they only use a tiny bit of mayo and minimal dressing.

Which means… it’s kinda healthy, right? lol (whatever helps me sleep at night).

It’s served with a side of long thin-cut fries and a small bowl of coleslaw.

Side: it’s hard to find lobsters roll in SF that uses quality seafood and ingredients.

So. While this is somewhat pricey, it’s still considered to be moderately priced for a lobster roll of this quality in SF. $18 for a small,  and $26 for a large (pic above).

Woodhouse Fish Co

Anyone craving fish and chips?

I know this is a simple dish, but hey- this is actually one of the tastiest & BARELY greasy fish & chips I’ve ever had. It’s made with wild alaskan cod (super fresh) cooked in a anchor steam beer-batter.

The crust of the fish is so flakey, that it practically falls apart on your first bite. The fish was perfectly cooked with a moist, light, and wonderful flavor.

Also comes with fries and coleslaw ($15- three pieces/ $12- two pieces)

woodhouse fish co

To round out the meal, you gotta finish it off with a bowl of clam chowder. It was full of clams, thick, just creamy enough and full of flavor. I only wish I didn’t split a bowl with my BF. But since I’m trying to keep my figure and all… I didn’t mind.

woodhouse fish co

PS: On Tuesdays, they do $1 oysters! Come early because everyone else will be here too.

The oysters come with fresh cut lemons and cocktail sauce with a dollop of horseradish.

A fun thing they also do here is a create-your-own lemonade or Arnold Palmer. It comes with lemonade, simple syrup, and iced tea in separate container that you mix yourself.

To sum it all up…


But really though, everything is so fresh here that you just can’t go wrong with anything you order. Woodhouse Fish Co. is the perfect spot for a lunch date, it’s great for families with children, and its the perfect spot to fix your seafood craving. If you have anyone visiting SF, you should DEF bring them here for the lobster/crab roll. They’ll love you forever.

PS: lines get pretty cray here and they don’t take ressies, so avoid peek hours.

Woodhouse Fish Company on Urbanspoon

Share it--->Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail to someoneGoogle+


  • Crystal March 22, 2015 - 1:39 pm Reply

    I had the best oyster po’ boy of my life here. Usually, the fried oyster pieces are heavy on the cornmeal. Here, they were perfect and flavorful yet not overly greasy. Also, their cioppino was amazing- warm soupy goodness filled to the brim with so much seafood! I’d highly recommend trying it!

  • Mitchel February 17, 2015 - 12:33 pm Reply

    I am so hungry reading your blog! The lobster roll sounds fantastic. I would have gotten both too!

  • Manny L. February 10, 2015 - 9:03 am Reply

    They have really great and fresh crab rolls, I just wish it was more affordable.

    • CynEats February 10, 2015 - 6:56 pm Reply

      I know right?? But we are paying for the quality, so it’s totally worth it!

  • Lauren February 3, 2015 - 6:33 am Reply

    One of my favorite places in Fillmore! Everything on their menu really is the freshest seafood I’ve ever tasted.

    • CynEats February 7, 2015 - 9:27 pm Reply

      Definitely! One of my favs too :)

  • Tom January 30, 2015 - 7:12 am Reply

    I WANT IT ALL! It’s 1112pm, and you just got me very hungry CynEats!

  • Helen January 29, 2015 - 7:24 pm Reply

    The lobster rolls and crab rolls are out of this world good. I’m a little biased towards the crab roll since I think its slightly better!

    • CynEats January 30, 2015 - 6:59 am Reply

      I’m definitely going back for the crab roll!

  • Victor January 29, 2015 - 12:01 pm Reply

    I agree with you, one of the best lobster rolls in the city. The fries that comes with it are also surprisingly delicious

    • CynEats January 30, 2015 - 6:58 am Reply

      I loved the fries too!

  • Brittany Le January 29, 2015 - 7:57 am Reply

    omgggg that looks sooo yummy!

    • CynEats January 30, 2015 - 6:58 am Reply


    Leave a reply