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The White Horse Restaurant and Tavern

635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017 (Downtown)
(415) 673-9900
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Ranked #1,248 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, English, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Tempe Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Fun place, old and quaint. This is a neat place to visit for a drink, one of the oldest pubs in SF. It is old but has lots of character like and English pub.

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Monterey, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stayed at the hotel and ate here after a Giants Game. The Chicken Sandwhich is awesome prices are very reasonable for the city! Great place for Lunch or a not fancy dinner

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We searched for somewhere 'local' rather than touristy and found this place not far from Union square. Beers were good and reasonably priced, good background music, a nice buzz and open late. We didn't eat here but it was a really neat touch to have free popcorn to nibble on. Totally gay friendly.

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Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a small pub that was dark and noisy. It was rated so highly that we had planned to eat here, but decided after our arrival to just keep looking.

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North America
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I can't take credit for this quote- it comes from my Dutch son-in-law who laments the lack of "Proper Pubs" in North America. But the White Horse is a proper pub. Really - that is all it is. Don't go expecting amazing food, it is just pub grub, but well done pub grub with large portions. The beer selection is... More

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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was with a group and we tried a little of everything. Most entrees came with fries and were served in baskets. My favorites were the fish and chips and the wings sampler plate. The calamari was delicious and so was the caprese salad, which normally comes as a sandwich but we asked for it as a salad and it... More

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New Paltz, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Got the window table and had a few pints. Mostly locals there, but they didn't seem to mind us tourists.

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Hudson, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We didn't eat here but we came here often for a drink. Everyone was friendly, staff and patrons alike. If I lived in San Francisco this would be my hang out spot. Great atmosphere and the bartender, Steve, had great restaurant suggestions. Loved this place!!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I ended up here every night while in San Fran. Beer is nice and cold and the service was excellent. Had wings one night that were very very spicy, but still very good

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San Francisco, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Free hot dogs and popcorn. I could stop writing right now and be completely satisfied with my five star review. Anyone who serves free hot dogs and popcorn deserves five stars, period. Anyway, White Horse Tavern is a dumpy pub near Union Square. I usually hesitate to try anything near this tourist-ridden area, but I gave old Whitey a chance... More

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