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The Bell Tower

$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
American, Bar, Pub
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1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
+1 415-567-9596
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were on a Road trip and wanted to experience American food and venues.This one was excellent,both in terms of service and atmosphere.The food was very good and not too expensive.Slightly away from the more Tourist areas it seemed to cater for the locals and we were made to feel welcome.We were staying on Union Street and this was not... More 

Thank james h
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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242 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely service and yummy food, not a tourist place but a gem for the local population. The chorizo mussels are special indeed, as is the Veggie burger. On a nice day the setting sun lights up the interior with a cozy glow and allows for beautiful al fresco dining on the sidewalk patio.

Thank Jeanne V
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Sweet little bar cafe in Nob Hill. We ordered a Cobb Salad w/o corn and dressing on the side, the salmon special and the quesadillas. The Cobb salad was an ok size and nothing special about it. The chicken seemed to have a pesto marinade on it. The quesadillas were huge and tasty. The salmon was good but done a... More 

Thank Terese C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We choose to visit this restaurant after reading other positive reviews on TripAdvisor and it definitely lived up to our expectations. The venue felt authentic, the staff extremely friendly and attentive and the food was delicious- one of the best steak my husband has ever been served. I had salmon and was only sorry my English size appetite made it... More 

Thank sueh2403
Casa Grande, Arizona
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275 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I have to say that for pub good this was pretty darn good. We had 3 different appetizers and all were wonderful. We had a small pizza, spring rolls and shrimp cakes. All were great and not over priced for SF! I would go back

Thank 46JimH46
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is good and there is plants of food. Their ravioli and pulled pork burger is recommended.

1 Thank Dorthevalsted
San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Such a great neighborhood place on a busy Polk St. corner with a few outside tables and big windows open to the street. Friendly service, casual setting, with local ballgames on the bar tv. Menu leans toward American comfort food, with nachos, great pulled pork sandwiches, fish tacos, Cobb salad, fresh salmon, burgers and pasta dishes. All dishes are generous... More 

Thank anne g
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My second visit and I had the most delicious jumbalya with lots of shrimp, chicken, and sausage with perfect rice and not too spicy. Loved it! Also had chicken stuffed with feta cheese and fresh greens, cauliflower and broccoli with mashed potatoes. Good friendly service and not Elroy expensive

Thank Pedalmasher2
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I run by this place in the early mornings quite often. The cleaning company is constantly dumping dirty/chemical water in the sewer that drains to the bay. I've reported this many times and it keeps happening...

Thank Abby2012
Sonoma, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Ahi tuna taco's with a bite of heat, specials including fish and an adequate Cobb salad. Full range of craft beers. Try it.

Thank dsr256

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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 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-9596

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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 Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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