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Johnny Foley's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Union Square
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243 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
+1 415-954-0777
11:30 - 01:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is just a fun atmosphere to be in. I've had just appetizers here but the bar staff is fantastic and the beer selection is great (of course, these guys know how to pour a Guiness the right way). A "feel good" kind of bar.

Thank mark m
Fountain Valley, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there for St. Paddy's Day with two friends. We range in age from 37 to 50, and this crowd was spot-on. Very lively, fun crowd our age who just wanted great company, perfectly poured pints, smashing Irish fare all in a warm, welcoming, traditional (wood, stained glass, huge glass, brass and wood bar, ornate ceiling) setting.

Thank dutchgirl1009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Irish pub. Perfect pour of Guinness. Great beer selection and service. Ate the Bangers and Mash and my life will never be the same again.

Thank Jonathan M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, the cottage pie and Irish soda bread amazing! Has entrees that are not Irish, so an excellent choice for everyone in the group!

Thank Michele G
Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Johnny Foley's is a great place to grab a bite and a beer. The place has an authentic Irish vibe, and is usually pretty crowded. They have a large selection of beers.

Thank Dnivie
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pub with a great atmosphere which seems packed every time of day. I never ate here though. Every other person seems to be Irish or British, which might explain why its packed at every time of day.

Thank MIADangerous
Manlius, New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shoulder to shoulder dining, OK food, friendly place. I can't blame the waitress-- the place was so crowded, but she had trouble getting my order straight. I ordered the Guinness beef soup, and Finan Haddie. What was I thinking?

Thank beasdaughter
Exeter, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Irish pubs and Foley's is a good example in a foreign land. Excellent selection of beers on tap but of course it's all about the Guinness. Pleased to say although it ain't Temple Bar it's drinkable if very expensive. Food is good too and we went 3 nights running. Can get very noisy when crowded. Staff get a bit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we had found this place earlier. Great atmosphere, good staff and very tasty food. A must for that true pub experience, we will be back next time.

Thank Ernie K
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here for dinner - place is much bigger than it looks, great atmosphere, very lively. Food is excellent, service good

Thank CookGang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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