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Harvey's

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The Castro
American, Hamburgers
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500 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2512
415-431-4278
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bar food, but good bar food!

This place is the center of the center of the Castro. Drinks are liberally poured, food is bar food, but really quite tasty. Service is almost always warm, fun, and ever-present.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Nicolas E
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San Francisco, California
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is the center of the center of the Castro. Drinks are liberally poured, food is bar food, but really quite tasty. Service is almost always warm, fun, and ever-present.

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Rochester, NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wonderful vibe to the venue. The staff is gracious and thoughtful. The locals dine here which is great to see. LOVE!

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El Paso, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I recently visited SFO for the first time. I went to Castro neighborhood to watch a classic film at the historic movie palace The Castro Theatre. We had about an hour before movie time, so we went to Harvey's for happy hour. Our brief 20 minutes at Harvey's was NOT happy. We were there on Wednesday, March 11 at about... More 

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My partner and I visited here on Tuesday evening. We were planning on making a night of it but the jet lag kicked in so it was quite a short evening. We'd been here before and loved the food so decided to go back to give it another go. It didn't disappoint. My partner had the fish & chips and... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is simply over rated. The food, while okay, is limited in selection. Prices are mid-range but reasonable. The service is typically slow and avoid this place on weekends as it's always crowded and impossible to get a table. It's a bit on the pretentious side but not too much so. I'm convinced this place is as full as... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to grab a bite at the bar, a quick bite or to experience some raw up and coming talent. Located in the heart of the Castro, this establishment hosts various night featuring comedians, musicians and anything else you can imagine. Food is simple bar food. Staff are willing to let you make modifications to your menu to suit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped here for dinner with the intention of staying for Trivia....but it was the wrong night! Nevertheless, we chose to stay for a couple of drinks and some nibblies, especially because our waiter, Caleb, was so lovely. We had cocktails, which were not stingy with the alcohol and quite tasty, and we ate the starter of... More 

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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Basic bar grub and nothing to write home about. Service was average. Was here New Years eve. This is a prime location there is great potential. I will return.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The place is nothing special. The chefs need to be better aware of the temperatures of the proteins. Average food for average prices. Nothing special!

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London
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very friendly bar right in the heart of the Castro, great crowd and good selection of wines and beer. Lovely chocolate martinis. Head there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-431-4278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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Staying in The Castro

Neighborhood Profile
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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