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Betty Lou's Seafood and Grill

318 Columbus Ave, Corner of Columbus & Grant, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
+1 415-757-0569
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood risotto” (19 reviews)
“sand dabs” (12 reviews)
“crab” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
318 Columbus Ave, Corner of Columbus & Grant, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is an absolute must! We ordered oysters for starter - and had to order a 2nd set to follow since they were just absolutely amazing! Scallops and prawns were cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 868liisam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy spot located in the heartbeat of the city. The clam chowder is amazing! The lobster ravioli was outstanding, as were the crab cakes and the service was definitely on point.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank missyburton
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

A very popular place well deserved of its reputation. Monk fish was perfectly cooked and very juicy. The crab salad and tuna were also highly recommended. If your looking for great food and a great atmosphere, this is the place.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank cpc_fit
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding Food at affordable prices in a location with atmosphere at the verge of Chinatown. Very friendly staff. I expect food like this to be much more on the pricier side from a quality point of view- so run and get you a table!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lenzenbach
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Had lunch here with a friend while visiting from out of town. Seafood was very fresh. Met the owner who was lovely. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Will definitely come back! Can't stop dipping the sourdough in the cioppino! All the seafood taste fresh and servers are friendly

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vile10
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We came here from the recommendation of an Uber driver, and we weren’t disappointed. The atmosphere in the restaurant is wonderful, Betty and Lou are so pleasant it really made the meal! All the food we had was outstanding from the chowder, oysters, fish with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Georgie_Fresh
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular restaurant, seafood and Italian! the care is done by the owner and family, they attend as if you were family! the chef had no doubts in showing me the fish that would be served to me when I asked for a suggestion! all very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank atworkok
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The quality of the food is very good. And the menu is focused with just enough variety. The service is great. It feels like the servers and hostess are long lost relatives. They greet you as if you’re part of their family. The check in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AroundTheWorld8080
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a friendly, low-key spot with an open kitchen (finishing station, really) and very good service. We had seafood risotto and seafood linguine with tomato-cream sauce. Both were loaded with seafood: little clams, big shrimp, calamari, mussels, and one big scallop. Delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan B
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds
for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North
Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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December 2, 2018|
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Response from atworkok | Reviewed this property |
No, children of children properly don't have it, but they prepare their need
December 2, 2018|
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Response from AlohaHonolulu | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so; but prices are very reasonable and I'm sure you'll find something the kids would enjoy. The atmosphere is friendly and casual and food is good.
July 4, 2017|
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Response from Shorttallone | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you'd have to call to find out ! Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Columbus Ave, Corner of Columbus & Grant, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-757-0569
Casual, no frills, family restaurant with friendly vibe serving San Francisco classics including cioppino, sand dabs, wok crab and even a great steak. There's something for everyone!
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