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The Grubstake

1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4611
+1 415-673-8268
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (34 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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American, Portuguese, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4611
Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grubstake is mainly awesome because it stays open until late, unlike most places in SF. Other pluses include the original style of the restaurant as a cable car replica, and the interesting people you get to see dining in the middle of the night. The...More

Thank Eirini P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a couple reasons. 1- it was close to the hotel and we were exhausted from being on the road all day. 2- it was listed on the Diners, drive-ins, and dives list as a good place to eat in San Francisco. The...More

Thank linzbonn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so tasty. You have so many options, it's hard to chose because anytime I'm in SF is nhave to come here and try it all! I can't wait to go back here with my husband and show him what the west coast...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, friendly group of employees running the place as a team. The environment is super cool; the restaurant is made of cable cars! The food was hot and came out blazing fast. It is a late night place so it can be noisy but it...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of this place is set inside an old train car and serves really good food. There are some Portuguese dishes available, but I had a hankering for Chicken Wings (which were amazing) and a medium steak (which was also amazing). We ended up...More

1  Thank MickeyThePikey
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We want to Grubstake for the first time in 30 years and it was excellent. The burgers were very good and the service was excellent. The milk shake was delicious but a little pricey. The sweet potato fries were very good.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

SF turns to a ghost towen once that clok hot 12:00 If you still hungry and trying to catch aomething open, this might be the place. The food is simple and quick.

Thank zivgin
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had a late night arrival to SF. Just wanted a quick bite after a long journey. Awsome burger with all my favourites - avokado, onion rings, bacon... and spinach salad with bacon and vinagrette. Couple of beers. Atmosphere was cosy as this place is...More

Thank CZEkki
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn near The Grubstake, so it was very convenient. It's located in a boxcar, which was neat. The restaurant was a little dark and dingy, to me! The waitress/server/bartender was really nice, although she was coughing without covering her...More

Thank Hazleyes1969
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped in for a late dinner as were staying at a hotel around the corner and didn't feel like driving or walking too far. This is a small, quirky little spot on a busy street. Three is our group had breakfast (served all day), and...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Portuguese, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-8268
  • E-mail
A dinner & late-night legend of the Polk Gulch area in San Francisco, CA. Grubstake (in it's many forms) has a tenancy that can be traced back to 1919 & there's no end to the classic breakfast, burgers & stacks being served up daily.