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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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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, comfortable atmosphere

We started our visit to the Castro with a stop at Harvey's per recommendation by our Lyft driver. The staff was friendly, service was good, and the food was great! I especially loved the broccoli cheddar soup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have always loved Harvey's! So of course, it's the first place I had to come and eat when I came back to San Francisco. The place still looks great, the food is still wonderful, and my server Milton provided extraordinary service. What a great smile, genuine personality, and just a wonderful person. Thank you for a great lunch.

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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I am skeptical and still not convinced that Harvey's has done enough to live up to the name it carries. I know that it may not be fair to use higher standard to measure a joint. But I think I should, especially I just finish reading its history story on Harvey's own web page. This is definitely a popular place... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whenever I'm in San Francisco I always eat breakfast here. Located in the heart of Castro, Harvey's is bright and modern. Staff are polite and efficient if not warm and friendly. I enjoy Eggs Benedict here and they are always cooked to perfection with breakfast potatoes. Portions are generous. Prices may not be the lowest in the country, but this... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A great option to dine after visiting The Castro. The atmosphere was quite laid back and the waiters were quite nice. The bathroom was somewhat different, you need to ask for tokens in order to use the facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We started our visit to the Castro with a stop at Harvey's per recommendation by our Lyft driver. The staff was friendly, service was good, and the food was great! I especially loved the broccoli cheddar soup.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 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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Address: 500 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2512
Phone Number: 415-431-4278
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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  • 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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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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