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The Monk's Kettle

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mission District
American, Bar, Pub
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3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
+1 415-865-9523
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Traveled a long distance(from hotel) to have lunch at Monk's based on the reviews in the most underrated chef's in SF. The inside tables and bar were full so we had to sit outside. My wife ordered the crab sandwich and was slightly disappointed with the taste. I ordered the hamburger med and it came out rare. With all that... More 

Thank Charlie_Sharon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Take a look at the menu and try not to roll your eyes..are they trying too hard? Actually the effort is not unfounded. Nice food, and better beer. The intimate space and dark lighting create a cool atmosphere. Drink up!

Thank TravelAddict15222
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

Went here recently with some friends and walked out full and happy. It's all craft beers, no Budweiser or Millers, and the food is local and tasty. The prices are a little high but not out of hand considering you're in the heart of the city. Most of us had the burger and none of us regretted our decision. Definitely... More 

Thank AZTravelingcouple
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Outstanding burger. So juicy, and together with the golden crispy fries, that's one of the best burger I've had so far in SF. I thanked Chuck, my friend in LA, recommending this pub for me. Also the huge selection of beers, I had to turn some pages to see them all on the list. If I were to be stuck... More 

Thank ReviewerNo_2
London, United Kingdom
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364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

We got a late reservation on Halloween. The area isn't the best, especially with the "crazies" out to party. But this place was a gem. It is tiny but somehow they manage to pack in a ridiculous number of domestic and foreign craft beers. The burger was excellent, aided by the bacon add-on, and accompanied by some very good fries.... More 

Thank Brian L
Boone, North Carolina
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

I was invited to this bar with some business colleagues. I doubt I would have even known about this place otherwise. So glad I went. This is a great little bar. The beer selection is great and the food was amazing. They made several items to pass around for the guests of the party and they were all amazing. Crab... More 

Thank Oflieth
Sacramento, CA
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182 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Good food and beer selection, but overpriced especially for the crappy neighborhood it is in. Great beer selection, but even the beers are overpriced.

Thank petrod21
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service, great vibe! Great burger & daily pickle of the day! Mushrooms on toast a must try! Highly recommend in mission district

Thank wwwendysue
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Really good pub in the heart of the Mission. Quite popular so be prepared to wait, but worth it. Excellent beer selection, good vibe and good food. Great to see the bartenders really taking their time serving the beer properly.

Thank Jan_ATL
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is simply the best Gastro Pub in San Francisco... what an amazing beer selection! The folks are knowledgeable, helpful and NOT pretentious! You may come for the beer, but the food will amaze you. The selection is awesome and everything I have eaten was delicious! They have one of the top burgers in all of SF. The place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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