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“Tasty Burger” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red's Java House

Red's Java House
Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-5626
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Ranked #1,129 of 5,004 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Belmar, New Jersey
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“Tasty Burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I think it was Anthony Bourdain's show that led me here. Of course the hard part was getting here. My fault, not there's. I used a transit app and for some reason they have this place located way south at Pier 96! I took the long, long trip from North Beach to Pier 96. There's nothing there. I did a little digging (like I should've before hand) and come to find it's on Pier 30. It would've been a 20 minute walk from where I was staying, instead of a 90 minute bus ride with transfers. Anyway.... I finally get to Red's. It's the dive place you'd expect. And I like that about it. Ride under the Bay Bridge. Scenic if you want to eat outside. Wasn't too crowded when I arrived, maybe around 2pm. Not the friendliest staff, but whatever. You almost expect that in this type of place. They're either gonna be over friendly or not at all. No middle ground. I got the double cheeseburger, fries and coke special. It's served on sourdough. I'm not a big fan but it worked here. Burgers were perfectly cooked. I like the fix-ins they've gone with: mayo, mustard, onions and pickles. I might start using that at home. $2 for additional can of coke was bit high. One of the best dive burger joints I visited on my travels by far.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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stillkc
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just go and people watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you do nothing else. This place was Zagat rated in 2012 but I didn't know it when I first walked in.

The food is good. I had a burger and fries and onion rings. The sourdough bun was a nice touch.

What you really want however is to go to the bar in the back and see the view of the bay and the people.

Since this is near AT@T park on game day especially the people watching alone is worth it.

Not really a kid friendly place unless you stay in the front part then it's great. Check out the pictures on the walls too and get a history lesson.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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PA
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“Classic summer time eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had wonderful burgers, fries, fish and chips, and beer after a long day of sightseeing. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the prices were great, and the energy was fantastic, as everyone was excited to walk to the stadium for a game (BEAT L.A!) It's location right along the pier was so cool, it reminded me of a movie. Loved it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Redondo Beach, CA
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“Más que Java!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

What appears to be a tiny coffee house along the harbour of South Beach (just across from AT&T stadium) is run by the NICEST people ever and makes GREAT burgers and WONDERFUL egg salad. They serve REALLY GOOD cafe and also offer several beers- including the TASTY local Anchor Steam Beer. Enjoy the harbor view, watch the locals and their dogs, and bask in the wonderful tastes and aromas of good food, I love this spot!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kuwait
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“Average resturant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I really recommend there breakfast since they open early in the morning about 7 am everyday . The restaurant lack cleaning . They have a nice patio behind the restaurant overlooking the bay & the bay bridge . Located in the embracadero & bryant street .

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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