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The White Horse Restaurant and Tavern

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635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
(415) 673-9900
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner

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  • 15
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historic detail & East Coast feel

What really puts this old-fashioned pub over the top is the ornate design and original decor. Out of all the bars/restaurants I've been to in San Francisco, this place feels like The Shire from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter's Tavern had a baby and it landed in SF. The rustic charm, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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English first
washington, dc
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Uncomplicated little neighborhood place with a great beer selection and even better prices-- $5-6 drafts in SFO is a steal!! Limited menu but everything they do seems to be done perfectly; one of the best burgers I've had in a long time, and my Mister's shrimp and chips were fantastic too (their tartar sauce is tops!). Friendly staff, very helpful.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What really puts this old-fashioned pub over the top is the ornate design and original decor. Out of all the bars/restaurants I've been to in San Francisco, this place feels like The Shire from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter's Tavern had a baby and it landed in SF. The rustic charm, the crafted seat/tables- and the food -... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This pub is good across the board- *Service great staff *Drink prices ok for San Fran, strength of drinks ok could be stronger for the price *Food surprisingly a 8/10, steak was great, sliders great, chicken a bit bland thou. Would defiantly be back......

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food here is very reasonable in price and the meals are a good size. Service is friendly and the bar is very warm on a cold day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stayed next door in The Beresford....This place was handy to pop into for a pint & Food.......pints only $5/6.....couldnt fault the food.....good service too

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Malaga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Old English Pub situated in the heart of SF. One of the oldest pubs in town, this little gem is a must for any tourist wanting to get a taste of a typical english drinking establishment. Bearing in mind it's location and being part of the Beresford Hotel, the beer prices were the cheapest we found. The food was traditional... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped for a nice break here after being on foot all day touring San Francisco. I had the Sierra Nevada beer and it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The two of us stopped in for dinner at around 815. There were plenty of folks at the bar and seating on the side and along the back wall left side with the long shuffleboard game opposite on the right side. I had the Adobo Chicken salad and my companion the chicken sandwich. I must say the combination of the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were booked into the hotel Beresford and enjoyed the attached pub. If you are a people watcher this local pub is a gem. The food was good too and the beer a good price for craft beer. Has a British flare with a suffle board. The wait staff and bar tenders work non stop and do a great job... More 

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My friends and I stopped in for drinks at The White Horse. What a fun place! The drinks were great, and we were served quite quickly. The popcorn hit the spot and went well with our shuffleboard game. I would recommend a stop off at this friendly San Francisco pub!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 673-9900

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  • Cuisine: American, British, Pub

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