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“Great fish and chips!”

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #483 of 6,272 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: SoMa
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.
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been trying out the fish and chips at a few places in the area, and so far The Chieftain gets my vote as the winner. Add to that, reasonable prices and great service, and you get a place well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We tried this place for dinner after flying in from Wash dc. Stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel next door. Good food. very crowed inside. it was a friday night. Very loud. not bad.

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Thank N M
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Rating is good rather than average but TP don't have this.

This is the sort of bar you may think twice about going into as it doesn't look great. Inside it is fairly authentic with a good selection of drinks and a good bar menu.

Staff always friendly every time I have been here and on Sunday night there was the added bonus of live music.

So if you wander along and think on passing by because it looks a bit iffy, step inside and enjoy yourself.

Thank grwpl
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Food very good Irish Pub food and service was good. Beer selections adequate and draft was nice and cold. The pub is quite small and can be quite loud. My wife gives thumbs up on burger as she eats only no pink and that was what was served upon making that clear to server who may have been the owner. Would go there again.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very typical look similar to Pubs seen in the Emerald Isle. Expensive build out and the look of wood everywhere. Salmon for lunch was slightly overcooked, Shepherds pie, a traditional Irish dish was savory, comfortable but average. Irish stew, mostly potato and carrots included bits of beef and could have used more. An average place. Corner location, street parking, inexpensive prices. OK for lunch.

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Thank bill s
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