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Balboa Cafe

) #653 of 4,533 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American, ,
3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
+1 415-921-3944
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Good place with good food and service. The salmon was great! The steak pretty good but quite thin and with an unknown sauce.

Thank blogsdon
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere & service. We were fortunate in dining on a Wednesday night with the special being chicken paillard & arugula/tomato salad. Light & crispy. The grilled artichoke was very good as well. Definitely a repeat visit next time in this area.

Thank MeNotDave
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Balboa Cafe has good food and good service. It is located off Union Street in San Francisco. It is good value and offers many choices.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an old favorite of mine. I lived in the neighborhood for 7 years and still go back when ever I can. I love the old SF charm, friendly staff, great drinks and food. I love it host at the holidays when the garlands...More

Thank HeatherWineCountry
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have traveled to SF for many years, with Cafe Balboa being my #1 casual culinary choice, always recommend to friends traveling there. My recent experience had me in such a snit over the unprofessional behavior of this, I was told, manager on shift. She...More

4  Thank phjfromnj
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A heck of a difference between day and night. Dinner at the Balboa Café was very good. My pumpkin and mushroom risotto was delicious, as was my wife’s crab cake. A side salad and Italian brown bread contributed to the delicious dinner. A few days...More

Thank Alfred M
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I've been there with my clients. And boy , the place is always crowded. But they don't disappoint in every aspect of my dining experience. The crews are friendly as well as the customers. The food is beyond belief at a reasonable. It's a great...More

Thank lianitoi
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner and had a table in the nicer part of the restaurant. One part is more pub and the other part more restaurant. We were very Well attended. We had the Balboa burger, and it Was really good. Had some good...More

Thank Bastianmis
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It's not our first visit to the Balboa but it's a magnet for us if we're in San Francisco. On fashionable Fillmore, the Balboa is a loud, noisy eclectic mix of fun-seeking locals who occupy every available seat and table in this busy bar. The...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

for over 4o years this Balboa was great, wonderful inexpensive food famous hamburgers, and people watching, Daniella Steel and Gordon Getty lunching at the long bar,Alas now under bad management ,poorly prepared food ,even the Friday fish and chips we had were tasteless and over...More

1  Thank 650rocket
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-3944
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