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MarketBar

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1 Ferry Building, Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209 (Market St.)
+1 415-434-1100
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and wine are so-so at best, so don't expect your san fran culinary experience here, but its a nice place to sit outside on a beautiful evening. It had been years since I had been there. I recalled it being much better about 4 years ago. Also, reservations are for inside only and its about claiming a spot... More 

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Thank Kara M
Manila Philippines
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Celebrated a long time reunion here with a hearty brunch. Whilst my scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked, my companions burgers were...well...hearty! Our server could not have been nicer and more efficient. Sometimes you just know that a waiter is not just being pleasant for the sake of it, but this guy obviously enjoyes his job. I regret not noting his... More 

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Thank Kevin C
Stonington, Connecticut
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Singularly the rudest server I have encountered in San Francisco. Apparently "attitude" is included in the menu without being listed as an option. Too much competition in this city to offer that.

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Thank JAG2021
Iver, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a walk around the Piers - its located in the Fery building and we had small plates to share between us which was fine for a lunch as the sizes were good. Can definitely recommend the Shisito Peppers and the Nachos which were both very good. Definitely order the peppers as they were so good we ordered... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crowd of business people enjoying happy hour at the outdoor tables suggested to us the Market Bar might be a good place for an early dinner. We were delighted. The Caesar salad and mushroom ravioli were delicious, as was the carafe of pinot noir. It was fun eating outside and the atmosphere was much more sophisticated than the touristy... More 

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Thank Jeff D
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside and outside seating, part of the Ferry Building. Brunch menu on weekends. Food very good and plentiful service just a tad slow. I made reservations and once we were seated it took a bit of time before anyone came to take our order. Of course once we were done it took no time at all for them to bring... More 

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Paris, France
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500 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on a Sunday afternoon and had beer and nachos. Nice setting in the sun despite the street and pleasant food & drinks.

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Edmonds, WA
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568 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped in for afternoon drinks and appetizers and were seated immediately at one of the outdoor tables. Our server was efficient and pleasant. We ordered the guacamole with chips and the roasted Shishito peppers. The peppers were very good and the guacamole, though on the small side, was excellent. Within 30 minutes, the sun dipped behind the buildings and... More 

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Thank DP49
Charlottesville, Virginia
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319 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There are lots of places in the Ferry Building to get an informal meal. There's also an oyster bar with water views. This restaurant is a little more tranquil and upscale. Good service, very good salads.

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Phoenix, AZ
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872 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love the MarketBar in the Ferry Building, and especially the sidewalk seating (weather permitting). We’ve had both Breakfast and Lunch/Brunch there, several times, but this was a visit for Breakfast, and solo, as my wife was in meetings. I had already had a couple of Breakfasts at our hotel, The Palace, and wanted a change. Since the weather was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ferry Building, Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209
    (Market St.)
  • Public Transportation: BART & MUNI
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
  • Neighbourhood: The Embarcadero
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-1100

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