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Lefty O'Doul's

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333 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
415-982-8900
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 167
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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A happy, party atmosphere!

This was close to our hotel and looked busy, so we tried it. There is a glass counter where you can see and choose your meal. I got corned beef, and my husband got a sandwich. Together the meal was under $30 which is excellent for downtown S.F. The atmosphere is upbeat and casual, typical Irish-bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy H
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have eaten there when in San Francisco. Cafeteria style service with a full bar. Reasonable prices for healthy portions of great food.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was close to our hotel and looked busy, so we tried it. There is a glass counter where you can see and choose your meal. I got corned beef, and my husband got a sandwich. Together the meal was under $30 which is excellent for downtown S.F. The atmosphere is upbeat and casual, typical Irish-bar fun going on in... More 

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Thank Sandy H
Ontario, Canada
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259 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a lunch spot and this spot looked reasonable for the light lunch we were wanting. It is counter service and the place was packed due to football games going on and they only had one or two waitresses on duty. So getting food was pretty quick due to the counter service, but if you wanted a... More 

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Thank StanleyandMarie
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned about the place because King George hotel has free continental breakfast using this restaurant. We just added additional order to the continental breakfast. The host of the restaurant named Dory is very friendly so with the rest of the employees.We went back the second day and Dory was there again to greet us. Excellent service.. The food is... More 

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Thank j0yce60
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun old Irish bar with strong drinks.... not the best if you are looking for French martini.... however. Beer and hard liquor... greasy good food. And the piano player - was amazing! definitely worth the stop in for a pint and sit by the piano!

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found Lefty's by accident and I'm glad I did. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and the food was very good. It's a place for good value, good quality cooking that doesn't need "fancy".

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Thank Charlene M
Arroyo Grande, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great gathering place in the middle of Union Square. Huge, well stocked bar and food too. Amazing baseball memorabilia. Fun bartender and after 9:00 pm a Piano Bar!

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Thank Krebsy724
Merced, California
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here to enjoy a hearty fill-me-up before visiting a few bars. The food is served cafeteria style but they do offer table service for drinks from the bar.

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Thank tonyirish
Laguna Beach, California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guess we were expecting more of a pub fare but it is a buffet style sandwich shop with a bar. Sandwiches are ok. Service a bit abrupt but it was a lunch crowd.

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Thank John D
Sacramento CA
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is cafeteria style: grab a tray and get in line. The portions are large with sides of various type available. For those so inclined, there is a full bar which serves drinks to help digestion. For SF, the prices are very reasonable: you can get a full meal with a piece of pie for around $20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-982-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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