You can get cheaper chowders at one of the stands a few blocks away, but here you’re treated to views of actual fishermen (a rare sight on the wharf) and an Old San Francisco vibe. The chowder is delicious, too -- as thick as it gets and loaded with four different kinds of fresh clams.
The Market section of the Scoma’s website has what you’ll need from this iconic Italian restaurant, and the Sides, Beer, and Cocktail categories are the best for stocking up on gifts. Get bottled Manhattans and Negronis (for two or six people), Bloody Mary kits with house-made mix that come with Scoma-branded glasses, local brews like Firestone’s Union Jack West Coast IPA, and even 16-ounce tubs of cocktail and tartar sauces for the dip-lovers in your life. A new offering for the holiday season is a 500-milliliter bottle of Scoma’s vintage egg nog, which is definitely just for adults with its triple threat blend of rum, cognac, and sherry.
How to order: Online for store pick-up.