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Balboa Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
+1 415-921-3944
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A San Francisco classic spot with good character and vibe. Loved the burger and the bar was hopping. This is a must visit spot.

Thank shack12016
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I love the burger here. It's huge, (very easy to split) on delicious sourdough and the fries are great. This is a great neighborhood bar in the Marina. Near great shopping and the Marina green. Night time is a young crowd packed with young professionals....More

Thank yoginiflygirl
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Balboa Cafe is fun, lively, reliable, and popular in the neighborhood. Cheerful people in a very busy weekend visit. Standard American fare: creative burgers, eggs benedict, home made hash. What's not to like? Good bar scene and tables outside if good weather.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed December 6, 2017

I have been to Balboa Cafe a number of times over the years and had the opportunity to go there with my family on a recent trip to San Francisco. The hamburger my daughter had was excellent. The pork chop I had we a bit...More

Thank howardfields2017
Reviewed November 28, 2017

As a change from Perry's, my wife and I decided to go the Balboa. Very disappointing. My buttermilk fried chicken was really not much better than a McChicken sandwich. The fries were OK. My wife had the enchilada special. We had to send it back...More

Thank Bigal1953
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Recommend the hamburgers, but add ons are $1.50 each. Order greens instead of mediocre fries. NY steak is average. Does have outdoor seating on two streets. Nice selection of beverages.

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday with friends who love the Balboa which had suffered in many areas recently. But, yesterday, the food was excellent. I had the salmon which one friend requested more medium rare than mine. Both meals were absolutely perfect. As always, the service was...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed May 29, 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 May 18, 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 April 15, 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
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
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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