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Cliff House

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Address: 1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone Number: 415 386 3330
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Good if you're in the area

Worthwhile going to if you are in the area. We went after going to Golden Gate Park as it is a short walk from the ocean end of the park. Amazing history and incredible photos of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
SteveandSonya
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worthwhile going to if you are in the area. We went after going to Golden Gate Park as it is a short walk from the ocean end of the park. Amazing history and incredible photos of what Cliffhouse looked like prior to the fire in 1907. Has lovely restaurant with great views and a good bar where we stopped for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place to eat and drink. Otherwise, it's just a drive by. Historic location. It has been renovated. Far away location. Visit it if you are visiting the Pacific Ocean area. Expect to spend some money in eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place !!! It is situated in a special beach with beautiful views. Their food is really very good and their service excellent. They have live jazz and it makes it really special. Everytime we go to San Francisco we go to this place because we love it !!!

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A tourist trap with a very expensive place to eat. This is not the original Cliff House but a cheap imitation used to lure in tourists. Skip this overhyped place and walk up a bit to Sutro Baths instead.

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We literally stumbled upon The Cliff House while walking the trails at Lands End. We walked into this beautiful Old restaurant on a cliff, hence Cliff House, that was built in the early 1900's. The walls are covered with autographed pictures of celebrities that have dined at this establishment. This restaurant has a lot of history. The elegant old wood... More 

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Baker, Montana, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are pressed for time, I would recommend skipping over this site. It used to have quite a bit of allure and a more interesting attraction, but it has declined as it's aged. Two of it's most interesting aspects are, 1) the ruins of Sutro Baths, best visited on the Internet, and 2) the view of Ocean Beach, which... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great, but the seals have been gone for a long time, so please do not come here expecting seals. There is a great park to walk around close by, take a stroll

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in for a quick bite and glass of wine. I can't really rate the food on this visit since we only had the calamari. It was...well, fried calamari, what else can I say? At least it wasn't too greasy and it paired well with a Napa Chardonnay. We sat in the room adjacent to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was fine, but you probably won't remember much about it because you can't take your eyes off of the view. Beautiful Pacific Ocean panorama with a nice cocktail, and you will want to go back..

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Morelia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Is is a great place for sea views. I gues a sunset will be great. Bring your camera. Two resaturants near.

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