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The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

198 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2917
+1 415-615-0916
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
198 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2917
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A great little Irish bar. Good beer selection and friendly service. Lots of options to mix with Guinness. Enjoyed wings and fries for food.

Thank mocha2
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Mocha, we’re happy you enjoyed yourself and we appreciate your review. Cheers!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and had the best burger I'd had for a long time. The chieftain burger is absolutely a must have. The meat is perfectly seasoned and the fried egg topped it off perfectly. Quick, friendly and attentive service. Would definitely visit...More

Thank Mary B
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for the five star review Mary! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our burger so much and great service. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Recently visited this Irish pub in San Francisco. Not a nice atmosphere in the place. Found the female English bartender not very friendly. I left and soon went to Johnny Foleys in Union Square. Staff there more friendlier. A better place to visit.

1  Thank frodoireland_11
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for giving us a try while you were in town. We're sorry to hear that it was not what you were looking for.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great food! The Irish Stew, bangers and mash, Irish grill were all great! Black and Tans to top it off. There was live music and the service was excellent! We had a hard time finding restaurants with good service in San Francisco on our trip,...More

Thank handypa
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Handypa, Thanks so much for joining us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our traditional Irish dishes, along with some Black & Tans, and live music! We are so pleased we could send you off from San Fran on a good note,...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great beers on draft, best lamb burger ever and awesome Wade behind the bar. Made us miss Ireland, we will definitely be back.

Thank Marsha L
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Marsha, we’re delighted to hear our lamb burger, draft beers, and awesome bartender brought back your fond memories of Ireland. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ok food, cozy atmosphere, good prices - such a relief from the extortion of the hotel just across the street. Good cocktails also.

Thank MichaelW87
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Michael! Stop in and see us next time you’re in town.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Solo traveler. Sat at the bar. Had a couple of beers and the Irish stew. Barman was very friendly and gave samples of other beers, which I asked about. Not too noisy. I would go there again.

Thank ChrisMorgan69
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Chris, thanks for joining us at The Chieftain! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to having you back in the future.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

As someone who was shocked at how expensive San Francisco is, I was pleased to find this pub across the road from our hotel. A beer will cost $8-9 which, when you're paying $3.50 at home, seems ridiculous, but it's in line with the area....More

Thank Philking64
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Phil, thanks for sharing a beer with us on your recent San Francisco stay! We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We walked over from the Intercontinental for lunch. As expected in an Irish pub the walls were wood paneling, creating a quaint, cozy ambiance. The menu includes typical pub fare, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Shepards pie but also includes salads, soup, chili, burgers...More

Thank Carylgb2020
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Cary, thanks for having lunch with us! We love hearing from first time guests, and are thrilled to know you enjoyed yourselves both times you were in. Stop back and see us next time you’re in town!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived on Sat evening, while other places are closed.. This is a warm welcoming place, great large plates food ! Great selection of beers. Only down side is the bad acoustic... A bit loud voices and the music is in the backround and cannot cover...More

Thank Shir_Aviv_Musikanth
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Shir, thanks for taking the time to share your Saturday evening experience. Though we’re happy to know you enjoyed our large portions and beer selection, we apologize for the noise level. Thanks for visiting The Chieftain!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-615-0916
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Description
The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant is about quality food, drinks and entertainment, a must stop while living or visiting San Francisco. Enjoy a really great lunch, brunch and dinner paired with an extensive beer selection, fine wines & cocktail menu.
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