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Fog City

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$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104 (Embarcadero)
+1 415-982-2000
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Watsonville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Reservations for 6 - seat us at a table by the front door that seats 8 and has a giant pole separating some of the seats. Not great for conversing. They were NOT busy and they would not move us to another table upon our request. We thought ok move on. This is definitely NOT the same Fog City we... More 

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Chico, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We only visit the city a couple of times a year. This is the first time we've been to Fog City since it changed from the "diner". We were not impressed by the food or the service. We liked the appeal of the old style and upscale diner food it used to offer; for a fine dining restaurant there are... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Once you've worn yourself out on specialty foods, go to Fog City for just good food. Their specialty seems to be that they do regular food really well. There are a few surprises, the Ahi Tartare is really good, but don't order so much that you pass up the Mac & cheese. Ambience is fun, lively and very nice.

Thank A_Light_Sleeper
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service here are always exceptional. Today was no different. Fog City makes an ordinary lunch feel special, like you are at a vacation destination, even if you're a local.

Thank sanmarco
Hartford, Connecticut
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288 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Fog city continues to improve. Their menu is basic American but done well. Their bar is very well stocked and the service is very good. Their outdoor seating is not great, small 2 sweaters on the sidewalk. Gray for a coffee or cocktail, not so for dinner. Right off the embacadero its a great escape from the tourists. I enjoys... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
Chandler, AZ
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been to Fog City back when it used to be known as "Fog City Diner". I was aghast that to hear they were closing with a new concept. Luckily, that idea failed and the current Fog City doesn't stray too far from the original upscale diner concept. The Fog City Burger is always delicious and is what I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I am not sure why others have a problem with this place. I have been there four times and it consistently performs. Creative, good food. Location is great for a walk to Pier 39.

Thank Ludgatecircus15
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We ordered a red & a white Sangria loaded with apple & Asian pear which were delightful. Fish tacos were nicely presented with just enough to fill you up. Husband had Kale salad, he almost licked his plate clean!

Thank Bozo D
Phoenix, Arizona
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I find San Francisco to actually be a hard place to find restaurants, because there are so many places, and so many are either just for tourists or are too hoity toity for my tastes. i find it particularly hard down by the water front, but Fog City is a great alternative, really close to all the stuff on the... More 

Thank joelwakefield
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89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Pleasant walk from ferry building. Great corner building. Decor was upscale yet comfortable. Set in a private booth in the back. Started with deviled eggs and grilled calamari on a bed of corn and veggies. Entrees were enormous burger and fries, split crunchy salad and large plate of pork chops with arugula and lentils with another. Topped it off with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104
  • Public Transportation: Muni F line located directly across from the restaurant on The Embarcadero. The Muni 10 line stops at Sansome and Greenwich.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2000

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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 North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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