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Johnny Foley's

243 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
+1 415-954-0777
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cottage pie” (55 reviews)
“fish and chips” (80 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
243 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Foley's one night after a company event and it was a great place to relax, drink some beers and hang out. Live music started playing, the place is very roomy and gets active in the evening. We just had appetizers (wings, fries,...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice Irish pub. They poured a nice Guinness. Had other beers and wine as well. Great selection of appetizers. We loved the crab patties and the onion rings/straws. They also served a full menu of food. It can be a bit load, so not a...More

Thank ladyomaha
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for a pub to grab a late dinner after we arrived at our hotel and saw Johnny Foley's. We are used to *very* Irish pubs in Halifax, NS so we noticed the lack of Irish music, however we were quickly won over...More

Thank Mooma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the bar that you go to if you want to feel comfortable and perhaps meet some new people. Sit at the bar and order a drink. You will be talking to someone soon. The food is pub grub an is always tasty. I...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere close to Union Square to eat, but not a pricey restaurant. This was just right. Started with Jameson, went to cottage pie, and finished with bread pudding! Delicious. The walls are covered with photos and drawings of Ireland's famous and...More

Thank njoireading247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In search of a good burger , we ended up here. No Burgers but decent food, great athmosphere. We liked it and returned forca drink. Centrally located.

Thank Georges S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy downtown bar with a mix of locals (after work crowd) and tourists. Lively, noisy and some good music. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable of the beers on offer. I found the food to be disappointing, I'd recommend this as...More

Thank MartinAngloKiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant while staying at the Hilton Union Square looking for some home food. Got curry fries, wings and side order of onion rings. Wings were quite nice and some of the nicest iv had. However onion rings bits were bland, and the...More

Thank r0bmcnamara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips were ordered were fantastic and they came out so fast! Server was nice and efficient and the atmosphere was fun. Food was pricey but they had a nice list of draft beers. Mushy Peas are authentic but they were still good.

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night , great atmosphere, good beer standard (expensive) San Francisco prices. Also appears to be the only place around union square open late at night

Thank Christophechri
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Jennifer D
20 January 2017|
Response from mrabat03 | Reviewed this property |
I went at night. I don't know if they have shows during the day or only at night. Make sure you make a reservation at the bar, not the restaurant if you want to see the piano show.
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21 November 2015|
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Response from ggbrenna | Reviewed this property |
good food, good service, not too expensive. Before drinks, for two people $50-$60.
20 August 2015|
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Response from AndGuyer | Reviewed this property |
Yes - when we were there we saw many kids accompanied by their parents.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-954-0777
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