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The Grubstake

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Nob Hill
American, Portuguese, Bar, Pub
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1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4611
+1 415-673-8268
17:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Hillsborough, California, United States
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We want to Grubstake for the first time in 30 years and it was excellent. The burgers were very good and the service was excellent. The milk shake was delicious but a little pricey. The sweet potato fries were very good.

Thank Phil S
Kfar Saba, Israel
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128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SF turns to a ghost towen once that clok hot 12:00 If you still hungry and trying to catch aomething open, this might be the place. The food is simple and quick.

Thank zivgin
Tampere, Finland
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late night arrival to SF. Just wanted a quick bite after a long journey. Awsome burger with all my favourites - avokado, onion rings, bacon... and spinach salad with bacon and vinagrette. Couple of beers. Atmosphere was cosy as this place is rather small. Could come back for breakfast or try the Portuguese food.

Thank CZEkki
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn near The Grubstake, so it was very convenient. It's located in a boxcar, which was neat. The restaurant was a little dark and dingy, to me! The waitress/server/bartender was really nice, although she was coughing without covering her mouth (I notice things like that, because I work in food service and I'm a... More 

Thank Hazleyes1969
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221 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped in for a late dinner as were staying at a hotel around the corner and didn't feel like driving or walking too far. This is a small, quirky little spot on a busy street. Three is our group had breakfast (served all day), and while nothing too special, everything was served fresh and hot. I had the philly cheese... More 

Thank ToSquareBob1
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived in SFO on a very late flight and found this place was open till 4 am. Good menu selections, with awesome burgers, sandwiches and the NY steak nicely grilled. I chose to get the vegetables and grilled potatoes which were very good. At that late hour, it seemed populated with locals enjoying a late dinner or snack after a... More 

Thank 206driver
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on The Grubstake the first night of my trip to San Francisco. I had lost track of time wandering around Fisherman's Wharf and realized it was getting late and I was hungry. After a quick Google search for local late night dining, I decided on this spot due to its quirky setup in an old train car and... More 

Thank Meredith L
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the grubstake during a visit to San Francisco after finding it on google maps. The food is amazing, cooked to order and delivered fresh as can be! We shared the mozzarella sticks with a homemade marinara and each had a burger, both of which were great, we also shared sweet potato fries. A great range of beers and a... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Been out partying? Danced yourself to starvation? Need to make that awesome night out with the hot chick last a little longer? Grab some grub at the Grubstake. Open until 4am! Great food, great service and they have beer! If you don't try it because it doesn't "look cool" you're missing out!

1 Thank William B
JC94109, Manager at The Grubstake, responded to this review

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely atmospheric restaurant and bar housed in an old railway carriage. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Wide range of bottled beer and a traditional menu also with a Portuguese twist. Loved the roast chicken, burgers, salmon and ny steak.

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JC94109, Manager at The Grubstake, responded to this review

Yum yum yum... Thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
American, Portuguese, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-8268
A dinner & late-night legend of the Polk Gulch area in San Francisco, CA. Grubstake (in it's many forms) has a tenancy that can be traced back to 1919 & there's no end to the classic breakfast, burgers & stacks being served up daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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