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Beach Chalet

Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
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Address: 1000 Great Highway, at Ocean Beach, Between Lincoln and Fulton, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 386 8439
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: This restored roadhouse landmark now houses the Golden Gate Park Visitor...
This restored roadhouse landmark now houses the Golden Gate Park Visitor Center.
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Great view - tasty beer

Lunch with hubby - went on recommendation from a friend. Lucked out on both a prime parking space and window table. Beer was cold and tasty - food hit the spot - arancini app was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Mountainlizzie
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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San Jose, California, Usa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 7:00 PM for my scheduled reservation, confirmed by phone with the restaurant at 7:30 PM. was told to wait to be seated by 8:00 PM. Come back and check with hostess. Came back at 7:55 and table was still not available. Was told then that they had overbook resulting in the waiting time.

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ocean Beach is beautiful. This place was recommended to us by a local person on the bus and we thank him! Three of us had different meals-seafood linguine, veggie bocatelli, and fish and chips. All fresh and delicious. Beautiful views. Quick service. I am a beer snob and the beer was pretty darn good as well. Thanks!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lunch with hubby - went on recommendation from a friend. Lucked out on both a prime parking space and window table. Beer was cold and tasty - food hit the spot - arancini app was good - as was my crab cake - thought hubby's fish and chips was so-so.

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vancouver
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I rank the food average but the view is excellent if you can get a window table. The building is an important landmark and you can read its history in the room below the restaurant. A nice place to lunch on a sunny day at the beach.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Sept. 7 2014, For my birthday. Our waitress was great, but when you have bad help from kitchen to table it reflects on her! My crab eggs benedict was brought with not crab as well as my other quest. It was brought back to the kitchen, and we were still waiting for the rest of our party (12) to get... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Only had to wait 5 minutes for a window seat for 4 at noon on Saturday. When we left if was a much longer wait. Great view of the beach and the ships coming into SF Harbor. I had an oyster stout beer which I think is brewed on premises. Pretty good for $5. Friend had a house Bloody Mary....$11.50!... More 

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Tracy, California
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It’s funny how people, tourists, and others who are just curious go to a place and know nothing about its origins. Take this place as an example. Today, it serves as a restaurant and a place where you can observe murals from long ago. My visit was much more than seeing it as a place to dine, but to look... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here for dinner with friends. Great location overlooking the beach. The ribs were good, but the crab cakes were mediocre and Cobb salad was really bad. It takes real effort to ruin a Cobb salad. They delivered the mains while we were still eating the appetizers. Overall, the only good thing about being rushed was that we weren't tempted... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Classic piece of SF history that shouldn't be missed. Not anywhere near the view at the Cliff House, but frankly, a better value if you want to have a meal. Solid variety of casual dining, but nothing really original. Can pretty crowded during peak hours, as it's not just popular with the tourist crowd. Definitely worth a visit, but try... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Recommended to us by a friend as being the only place to get good beer, similar to English Real Ale. And indeed the beer was excellent! Food was usual stuff you would expect in this kind of place. Very busy with long wait for a table, but I guess that was our fault for not booking. Fab location with great... More 

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