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Johnny Foley's

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243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-954-0777
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11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 179
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  • 50
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good fun, good vibe, good music!

We had the most amazing time at Johnny Foley's. We paid a $10 cover charge and they have a two-drink minimum for each person at a table and it bought us some really good music (dueling pianos) where two piano players/singers play requested songs all night (for a $5, $10 or $20 tip) They also poke... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
TubOfRoses
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Manila, Philippines
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing time at Johnny Foley's. We paid a $10 cover charge and they have a two-drink minimum for each person at a table and it bought us some really good music (dueling pianos) where two piano players/singers play requested songs all night (for a $5, $10 or $20 tip) They also poke fun at people who... More 

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The panini was incredible. my mom and I were in love with it. My sister ordered a salad that she also enjoyed. Her boyfriend ordered a hamburger which was mediocre.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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388 reviews 388 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I visited San Francisco and we wanted to give this place a try. My wife said it was very good, I tend to lean towards an 'Average' rating. She had the Irish stew, which she said was very good. I had the fried boneless chicken breast and thigh with mashed potatoes/gravy, coleslaw, and snow peas/carrots. (It was... More 

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Martinez, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If in the area, you must stop in for a pint or a bite. Food is fabulous... Stews, pies, better than in Ireland! Guinness draught of course... Harp as well. God bless Johnny Foley's !

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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Trying hard to be "typical irish pub". Slightly run-down place, not a very warm ambiance, but one-of-a-kind. Not cheap: USD 7-10 for a glass of beer. Decent pub-food, decent service, and cosy-noisy.... Nice to visit once......

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a lively Irish themed bar and restaurant that has a great selection of draught beers and talented bartenders that will expertly make your favorite drink. A great place to go and relax after work.

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Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Absolutely beautiful food, couldn't fault it in any way. Great staff, great service and clean. A bit pricey for food and drinks but the best food I've had in my 3 city visit.

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L.A. Calif
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After long day walking around, we found this place next to the Union Square Hilton Hotel. We've walk by this place several times and decided to try it. The inside is large and though the lights were low, one could still see the area around. From the person who met us to our waitress, all had a smile and there... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The service is very good here but it is a bit on the pricey side. As your so close to the main shopping area it can be very busy in here on certain days. Good selection of beers available when I visited.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited 1 Feb 2015, dropped in for bite to eat, chose 2 small steaks, 2 side order of french fries, 2 glass of white wine and pint of Budwiser, bill was $127. Atmosphere was good but noise increased during meal, we eventual left, as could not stand it, as did most of the customers,(maybe staff wanted an easy night), meal... More 

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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, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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