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Balboa Cafe

36 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
I remember it as a place where we’d all go and hang out after work in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with a great bar scene. Back in the old days, it was a great pickup place. Now it’s a little bit of that, but it’s also a fun place to see and be seen. One of the best hamburgers in San Francisco. Because it’s owned by the PlumpJack Group, you’re apt to see the Gettys or our past mayor Gavin Newsom there on a fairly regular basis. It’s sort of like their private dining room they share with the rest of San Francisco. I always run into somebody I know there, somebody old-school San Francisco.
Carl
Carl
October 31, 2016
Location
3199 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Cow Hollow
Phone+1 415-921-3944
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
Serves the following meal typesBrunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Menus
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Dining Options
Delivery
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Tips from locals

Carly & Allie
Carly & Allie
May 28, 2019
The cougars come out at night!
Kimberly
Kimberly
December 28, 2018
Balboa Cafe is a local favorite serving up the classics, including the famous Balboa Burger that sits on many lists as one of the best burgers in San Francisco.
Jane
Jane
August 07, 2018
SF standout, very popular good food too
Bryan
Bryan
November 27, 2017
in Marina (far away) but quintessential SF in all the right ways
Sean
Sean
September 07, 2017
"Locals" spot good during brunch, lunch, and week-nights. Crowded bar scene Fri/Sat nights.