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The Monk's Kettle

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
American, Bar, Pub
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3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
+1 415-865-9523
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12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

.....oh and Pliny the Elder on tap!! Had a great time, great atmosphere and we felt very welcomed for first time visitors.

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Thank Gord R
Denpasar, Indonesia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Frozen fries, pre-cooked mussels, poor quality bread, bad sauces, empty bone marrow. Terrible food. Service decent

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Thank Aaron2020
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went by on a weekday night. Crowded, but got a table (3) fairly quickly since we were eating dinner. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The beer menu has something for everyone (we headed for the Belgian beers) which are pricey, but Hey, this is SF and such a selection of beers is unusual. The food arrived fairly quickly and all... More 

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Thank plasmablip
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was loud but intimate and the beer selection was diverse. The staff was friendly and attentive without being pushy and if I was not leaving tomorrow, I would come back! The lobster Mac and cheese was phenomenal! Do not skip it if you come here. It is big enough to share, but you won't want to.

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Thank Christina M
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A great find in the Mission District! Not just a place to satisfy your yearning for a multitude of unique craft beers, but this cozy, fun place also has an excellent, diverse menu under the supervision of a new executive chef. My husband and I sampled the daily specials today and both were so tasty, we couldn't pick a favorite-pork... More 

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Thank Deshulma
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Last day of an eight day vacation in Sonoma/San Francisco around 4:30 pm we needed a welcoming place to have a good beer and a late lunch. We were met by a knowledgeable and very friendly bartender. We had a local salad and a chick pea burger which were both outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere and chill 60-70's music. We got just... More 

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Thank GarfinkelFamily
Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here for afternoon drinks. It was busy but the staff was exceptionally friendly and got us a table. The beer selection was fantastic and the food was good. The atmosphere was laid back and casual. Bartender was able to make recommendations based on our likings. Overall a very good experience.

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Thank STARHEEL
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

They have an extensive beer list and great service. The food is just mediocre, however. We don't recommend the fried pickles.

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Thank travelingr0cks
Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stopped here for the extensive beer list, but was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was too. The servers were extremely nice and the outside seating was great.

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Thank MicheleFaith
Flower Mound, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Found this joint whilst walking around Mission Dolores, decided to stop in. While a little on the pricey side, the food was great, the staff was exceedingly helpful and attentive (including the guy who I assume is the owner/manager), and the beer selection covered many styles. What we ordered: Pretzel knots - portion was kinda small, but the mustard is... More 

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Thank Aaron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-865-9523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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