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Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121
415 386 3330
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Ranked #53 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Grass Valley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food is great. Service is great. Friendly staff. The dinner special includes a main entree, vegetables, salad, and a bottle of wine for two from 4-6 PM. Well worth the price.

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Hudson, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You are paying to enjoy the view and history, but the clam chowder is good too. Generally its a stop on the iconic SFO tour, far more enjoyable on a sunny day when the Farallon Islands are visible. You can always see some seals and in the fall an occasion passing Whale or two. Do read up about the history... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The view is the highlight - especially when the seals are resting on the beach below. Cliff House is perfect for lunch and a wander around afterwards - although the view at sunset is also beautiful.

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice store and great history. Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. If the tide is low enough, you will see some ship wrecks in the area.

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Rescue, Ca.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are looking for lunch with a view in San Francisco this a great place to go. The upper restaurant has the better food and views. Plan on taking a walk after lunch to take in more views. A beautiful area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

To be honest, i was a little disappointed when i finally went to Cliff House. I am a local residence, and went to cliff house when a friend was visiting from Canada. The view was okay, and the food there was average too.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This use to be the bath houses. Full of history this place is touristy. Prices are a bit steep but food in the upstairs for lunch is good. Shrimp salad was delish. The goft shop is unique. Guys had burgers they enjoyed also.

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No. VA
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were visiting San Francisco with some friends who had never been there, so we thought that the Cliff House was a great place to visit, to see the beautiful scenery, the remnants of the old Sutro Baths and crazy surfers in the water at Point Lobos. They really enjoyed it. I'd highly recommend it, but be prepared, it gets... More

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A great place to watch the sun setting over the Pacific ... or have breakfast at sunrise ... or lunch ... actually at any and all times the Cliff House is a great place to be. Wonderful views, good service, history explained ... worth the detour and an ideal starting point for walks to the Golden Gate ...

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Napa, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Stopped in for a quick snack in the bar area of the Cliff House. Very unwelcoming right away. Our waiter had an attitude that was unappetizing. Our food mediocre. Calamari was so tough that we left the entire plate. When I walked up to another waiter to help with our check, because our waiter had disappeared, the person I asked... More

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