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Fresh Bay Cafe

Marina District
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3659 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-1708
+1 415-928-8868
09:00 - 20:00
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Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent but more importantly staff were very friendly and went above and beyond when they found out I was feeling unwell (not due to the food at the cafe!) They helped to call a cab and also gave me a free tea and ginger to take with me. My boyfriend forgot to tip as the cab suddenly arrived... More 

1 Thank Hayley J
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

San Francisco is a city with so much going on, day or night. Restaurants all over the city which serves up a great diverse styles of cuisine. Surprisingly, near the Fort Mason Center and Marina Blvd., there are very few restaurants within five minutes of walking, unless you are willing to walk almost a mile to get to a plethora... More 

2 Thank kndy2099
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Small and delightful cafe. Get a salad, a sandwich, Asian noodles or wonton soup. Four of us had varied tastes and the cafe catered for all :) the owner came out and had a chat, she was lovely. The food tasted wonderfully fresh and the house salad sauce was very tasty!

Thank Christina S
New Mexico
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174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We popped into the Fresh Bay for a light dinner before a show at Ft. Mason. Helen tucked us under her wing, sending hot chicken soup and spring rolls our way. Fresh Bay is neat, clean and the food excellent. It's out of the way, but well worth a visit.

Thank puckerstoppled
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237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

We stopped in after arriving at the marina. We were hungry and ordered a couple of Greek salads. The food arrived quickly and was good. We even had couple deserts that were pretty good. The place is small and homey.

Thank WaynemegSC
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

Very fresh and selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Nice music, not too busy and friendly. Vietnamese spring rolls good.

Thank Bongard20
Valrico, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Visiting SF for the day, we walked down away from the tourist trap marina area and came across this small cafe in a residential area. Absolutely the best choice all day! Great veggie omelet, fresh cooked to order sandwiches and very friendly service. It's nice to be welcomed into a small local place, especially when you're the tourist stopping in... More 

1 Thank saratoga2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This little cafe is wonderful, with fresh made sandwiches, soups and salads at an affordable price. Unusual for a tourist town like SF!!

1 Thank Slae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3659 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-1708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-928-8868

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

Staying in Marina District

Neighbourhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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