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Red's Java House

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American, Diner
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Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415-777-5626
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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New Delhi, India
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Had breakfast here and it was a great place for an early morning, no-nonsense breakfast of eggs and toast and good strong coffee.

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Thank linuskendall
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path. Nice to get away from all the cheesy tourist places. Good atmosphere and jazz music on the patio. Well worth the walk

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Thank 154943Joe
Oyster Bay, New York
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142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I was fully expecting a divey kind of place, but thought the food would be good and that the place would be fun. Wrong. I asked for a breakfast by y mistake. The answer was we don't have that. Not would you like the quesadilla. Same thing when I asked for home fries - the answer was we don't have... More 

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Thank mribando
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I would opt to go somewhere else for food, stop by to have some drinks and I would leave it at that. We had breakfast and lunch here on different occasions and its always poor quality lacks flavor and feels like its all frozen food heated up. Much better food options near by, but the alcohol drinks are good on... More 

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New York City, New York
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

A little hut on Embarcadero, doesn't look like much from the outside. But good food and fast service keep people coming back. Grab a coffee and breakfast sandwich and head on out back to sit on the patio. Perfect way to start a San Francisco morning.

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Thank Ramirez-Sanchez
Palo Alto, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

It's always a treat to head to Red's. You can head over for a meal, or just spend the day outside at their back bar, or on the patio overlooking the bay. A favorite place to go and walking along the Embarcadero to get there and back is an added treat. The back bar has excellent and entertaining staff, great... More 

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Thank AmoebaCa
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I grew up in San Francisco and still love visiting as an adult. One place we make sure go to is Red's Java House. It is a San Francisco classic that has remained practically the same since it opened. Hole in the wall?? Of course! And that's what makes it great. If you want a simple, juicy and yes greasy... More 

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Thank maria c
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This place is a dive for sure, but the burgers are good and the beer is cold. Usually high on my list when in the city. we've visited several times, and usually meets expectations.

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Thank Steve C
Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Our fish and chips , meatball sandwich and chili burger were all terrible. The fries were good. Stale buns on sandwiches just no flavor. No seasoning. Sad, I wanted to find a fun, tasty dive. Not it.

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Thank cdarcey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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361 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This little place is no frills. They have a fun sign declaring no lettuce or tomato. I got a breakfast quesadilla which was boring, but my friend's burger on sourdough was awesome!

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Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-5626

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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