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Kells Irish Restaurant and Bar

530 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5131 (Financial District)
415-955-1916
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Ranked #1,311 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Irish, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Financial District
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  • English first
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English first
Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited this place for the first time, with friends. I loved the liveliness of the place. The bartenders were courteous and helpful in helping us decide in drinks, there was ample seating despite a packed house, awesome music, an open dance floor, and a quaint little place downstairs too. The party goes on till late in the night (last bar... More

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British Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We ate here twice and enjoyed it both times. Our Irish waitress remembered us, and gave us excellent service. Their soda bread is tasty, as is all their Irish fare. Can't comment on the non-Irish food because we didn't try any. The bar that opens off Jackson has a nice ambiance, but when you use the bathroom you have to... More

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Wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I visited Kell's bar as we were staying at the Hilton Financial District and the bar is just round the corner on Jackson Street. Each time we went there we had a warm welcome by all the staff. Plenty of beer selection and the food was excellent and served very quickly.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This Pub lives up to the name, it actually is a pub as opposed to many American bars that are "pub" in name only. Quaint and cozy, it can get noisey during happy hours. Service is good and the sheppard's pie is very good. Beer and whisky selection is good too. I wish they offered proper chips instead of those... More

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Unusual Irish Stew (to me) in that it is made with lamb and has the strong flavor of fennel. The consistency is a broth rather than a gravy. It is served with a salad but no bread and is $9. My companion had the pulled pork sandwich with fries and she enjoyed it. It did amaze me that they ran... More

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Abilene, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This place is awesome! Great Irish atmosphere with great beer and awesome food! My husband and I went here with our 4 month old daughter, and the staff was so sweet and accommodating to us! Get there early...it turns into more of a bar scene and super crowded later in the evening...which you may want! ;-) The garlic fries are... More

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USA - NC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is a good place to go if you want an Irish bar that is actually run by someone from Ireland. A good place to watch a baseball game while having a meal and a beer at the bar as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2008

lots of drunk yappies on Fridays, very loud, though they played good music

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

Good to watch a game and order to go from the surrounding restaurants and grills.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

fun for dancing with a young (and drunk) crowd as expected

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