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The Bell Tower

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1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
415-567-9596
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 27
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting place to dine

The food was good and the staff was friendly. It did take a little while to get the food out but we were a party of 17. We did all sit at the same table and that was great

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Lee B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We walked from the cable car because this was described as a seafood restaurant on my tripadvisor app. We were disappointed. My husband had a hamburger and I had a salad. There was no seafood to speak of on the menu. The food was o.k.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was good and the staff was friendly. It did take a little while to get the food out but we were a party of 17. We did all sit at the same table and that was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were walking back to our hotel and were looking for a place for breakfast and a drink. This was the perfect spot. The Mexican scramble was amazing. The Bloody Mary had the right spice and the people there were as friendly as you could ask for. After 13.1 miles this was the right place! We will definitely stop here... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I really liked this place. I hate the prices in San Francisco, but this place was actually really good. The food and the wine was excellent and had a couple tables outside to enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The cable car from Market (Powell-Hyde) goes all the way to the Aquatic park at the end of Fishermans Wharf. Around ⅔ of the way from Powell coming down Jackson the cable car turns sharp right onto Hyde next to a great cafe called Nook (see separate review). Get off here and carry on walking down Jackson until you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Walking from my hotel to some previously researched TA reviewed restaurants but along the way I stumbled on here and it seemed more up my alley. It was mid-late afternoon and there was probably only a little lunch crowd remaining, along with some obvious regulars who were chatting with the bartender, who was very nice. Tavern atmosphere, comfortable, kinda dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were walking back from a nice sf guide tour and stumbled on this Polk street establishment and we went in and had a great meal. The service was excellent.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I wandered outside this restaurant and sat outside and had a couple of drinks. We then decided to go inside and eat. We were so happy that we did. We arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday 9th September then flew to San Francisco on Thursday 11th and this meal was by far the best we have had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by delicious lunch we had here. Chicagoans wandering the city, we discovered this cute corner spot and pulled up the reviews - which were promising - and the experience did not disappoint. Pleasant staff, comfortable atmosphere, and great food. Open face tuna taco appetizers were exquisite, French onion soup the perfect blend of salty and sweet, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just walking by and chose this little spot for a light lunch. We split a simple but yummy pizza and had a beer each, so not a huge meal but still super service. We sat outside and people watched.

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Additional Information about The Bell Tower

Address: 1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
Phone Number: 415-567-9596
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-567-9596

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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