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Balboa Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
+1 415-921-3944
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balboa Cafe is fun, lively, reliable, and popular in the neighborhood. Cheerful people in a very busy weekend visit. Standard American fare: creative burgers, eggs benedict, home made hash. What's not to like? Good bar scene and tables outside if good weather.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have been to Balboa Cafe a number of times over the years and had the opportunity to go there with my family on a recent trip to San Francisco. The hamburger my daughter had was excellent. The pork chop I had we a bit...More

Thank howardfields2017
Reviewed 29 November 2017

As a change from Perry's, my wife and I decided to go the Balboa. Very disappointing. My buttermilk fried chicken was really not much better than a McChicken sandwich. The fries were OK. My wife had the enchilada special. We had to send it back...More

Thank Bigal1953
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Recommend the hamburgers, but add ons are $1.50 each. Order greens instead of mediocre fries. NY steak is average. Does have outdoor seating on two streets. Nice selection of beverages.

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday with friends who love the Balboa which had suffered in many areas recently. But, yesterday, the food was excellent. I had the salmon which one friend requested more medium rare than mine. Both meals were absolutely perfect. As always, the service was...More

Thank NancyGates_12
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Good place with good food and service. The salmon was great! The steak pretty good but quite thin and with an unknown sauce.

Thank blogsdon
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere & service. We were fortunate in dining on a Wednesday night with the special being chicken paillard & arugula/tomato salad. Light & crispy. The grilled artichoke was very good as well. Definitely a repeat visit next time in this area.

Thank MeNotDave
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Balboa Cafe has good food and good service. It is located off Union Street in San Francisco. It is good value and offers many choices.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an old favorite of mine. I lived in the neighborhood for 7 years and still go back when ever I can. I love the old SF charm, friendly staff, great drinks and food. I love it host at the holidays when the garlands...More

Thank HeatherWineCountry
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have traveled to SF for many years, with Cafe Balboa being my #1 casual culinary choice, always recommend to friends traveling there. My recent experience had me in such a snit over the unprofessional behavior of this, I was told, manager on shift. She...More

4  Thank phjfromnj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3451
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-3944
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