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Johnny Foley's

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Union Square
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243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Good food!

Had a few meals here on my trip and the wings were amazing. Just the right amount of kick and the service was excellent as well. I look forward to coming back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a few meals here on my trip and the wings were amazing. Just the right amount of kick and the service was excellent as well. I look forward to coming back.

Thank SRaskie
Fremont, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for lunch during a 49er's game. The place was very full. The service was very good despite the crowd. There were two entrees- one was the spinach salad & the other the Caesar. Both were very good. Excellent selection of beers.

Thank Bob O
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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176 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pretty big and busy. You definitely know you are in an Irish Pub when you walk in. I was never able to find room at the bar, so I ended up at a far back table. There is a good selection of beers, as you would expect from an Irish Pub. The food was average but was... More 

Thank MartinJLD
Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here several times on our trip and was awesome both times. Recommend the Cottage Pie and Bangers & Mash. Had the Cheese Steak on French Bread with Barley Soup - out of this world! Great place to meet friends or just catch a meal. Missed the dueling pianos, but would go back again.

Thank Wayne H
Shawnee, Kansas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last day at a conference I found this place. I went in, had a glass of wine while they fixed my soup and baby kale salad. Everyone was very friendly from the hostess who greeted me to the waitress who helped me with the menu and answered my questions. Once I got back to the hotel the food was delicious-... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent tried corned beef and cabbage of which only complaint too much. The staff very friendly and obliging. Put soccer on TV for us. Drink we'll presented.

Thank Castigli0ne
Lafayette, California
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this pub after dinner in the city. There was a great band playing and we danced and danced. The dance floor is small - this is not a club atmosphere - it's a bar. And, if you don't want to dance, set up great for people watching. Will return!

Thank Ts_Travel_Adventures
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to watch the dueling pianos one evening. It was a very fun evening (a few drunken college students tried to take over, but the pianists were firmly in control). get there early or you'll be in a line up and might not get in. And the tables and chairs get snapped up fast. I highly recommend the lamb... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beer and the food were good – local IPA, wheat beer, calamari, fish & chips – but the atmosphere was ghastly – dark, loud, echoey. And you don't get to pick where you sit. Might be OK for a group outing, but not good for a couple.

Thank Mark S
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here drinking and eating The " boss" lady was very genuine with a lovely Irish twang - she generously allowed us to take a couple of their great glasses enjoyed it so much had to go back the next day for cocktails !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-954-0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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