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The Pub at Ghirardelli Square

851 Beach St, (Between Polk and Larkin), San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #576 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pub, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Cross street: Polk/Larkin
Transit: Take the MUNI 19 to the Polk street stop. The F line also stops by us.
Description: The Pub at Ghirardelli Square serves your BBQ & Southern favorites such as jambalaya, fried chicken and pulled pork. Food is served until 1:30am daily. Enjoy outdoor seating along the SF waterfront!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had the fish tacos and a side of Mac and cheese. Food was good. And a perfect size to go have a Ghirardelli sundae after. Mac and cheese was very good. Service was good and there is a wonderful view of the water. Nothing fancy but a good place to sit and recharge for a walk around town.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited here on a Saturday evening as the menu looked good. I was disappointed on all fronts. Service. Was only ok, cleanliness was below standard, especially toilets and the food was not great at all. My friend had brisket that was barely edible and the ribs which I had were smothered in this over thickened sickly sweet sauce that had... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was lucky enough to get a seat by the window, probably because we didn't show up at exactly lunch time. I really enjoyed looking out at the water and the clear view of Alcatraz. The service was a little slow, and the food didn't come out all at once. Unfortunately, my son's lunch came out last and he was... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon the Pub at Ghirardelli Square on our first day in San Francisco. We sat on a tall table by the window on a beautiful sunny day in early July. What a wonderful find this Pub. We loved the food, the drafts, the service and the atmosphere. The owner came to our table and we... More

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Nanjing, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our family just happened along The Pub while doing some touristy stuff in San Francisco. I didn't know anything about it when we stopped in, so had low expectations that were quickly allayed. I found the home made chips and the tots to be quite surprisingly well done...not that they were gourmet in any way, just done the right way... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Located in bustling Ghirardelli Square, this bbq restaurant has a great view of the bay and all of the action. It has sportsbar-esque vibe. The bbq was so-so, but perhaps that's because I'm from Texas; it's probably good by California standards. The service was fast, friendly and helpful; the atmosphere fun and upbeat.

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8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Yelp had a free coupon for chips and dip appetizer. Chips were in house made potato chips. They were greasy and basically tasted like a stale thick chip. Dip was tasty, like a French onion dip with a cayenne pepper kick. Pork Sando had the coleslaw on the sandwich. Decent portion of meat. Sauce was a thick traditional tomato base.... More

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Reims, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend came here to watch the world cup final and we were delighted we did. The service and atmosphere was excellent. We ordered chicken wings and given how busy it was it didn't take them long and they were so tasty.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Pub BBQ is just that. It's a pub, and it serves BBQ food, very good BBQ food at that. Service was excellent too and we had a great night, although left absolutely stuffed. Our waitress was wonderful, happily reciting the list of draught beers for me and advising us on orders. My wife and I went for Dakota's Duo,... More

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San Jose, California, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went late at night after watching a show, so the place was quiet but still had enough people around to give it a friendly atmosphere and not feel completely dead. The beer selection was on the short side for non mainstream options, but what they did have was great. If you are in the mood for BBQ food you... More

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