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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood risotto” (14 reviews)
“sand dabs” (10 reviews)
“crab” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
318 Columbus Ave, Corner of Columbus & Grant, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is small and packed but in a good way. I have the scallops and shrimp it was a huge portion my gf got seafood risotto also amazing.

Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant despite having a small and limited menu is the real deal. Excellent Italian food and large enough portions so that my wife and I were totally satisfied splitting an entree (seafood linguine) and a house salad. The house red wine was unremarkable. Everyone...More

Thank drpaulDallas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here on a Friday evening without a reservation. We were given a 45 min wait and so got to sit next door and enjoy a few drinks before. So worth the wait, great Italian food with a strong fish theme. The atmosphere inside...More

Thank Richard_On_Route
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on our waitress’s recommendation I had the sautéed shrimp and scallops. The scallops were the best I have ever had and I’ve had scallops all over the world. They were huge, succulent and flavorful. My companions had the risotto and seafood and linguini and...More

Thank Houston_family77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is small restaurant with some San Francisco climate. They offered fresh fish and sea food. We ordered salmon which was really good, and some pasta with prawns and sea food. Very good. The prices are not high so overall is good place for lunch.

Thank Tomek W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lou found a table for us even we had no reservation. Very kind service. Super food -oysters, salmon etc. Fairly priced.

Thank jeho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an quite expensive seafood restaurant. The food was good tasting, but the menu is a little confusing, at least if your not familiar with all fancy food-words. The wine that was recommended was a little bit boring. The restaurant was quite noisy even...More

Thank henalv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant and was surprised how packed it was- people were queuing out of the door! Great server- friendly and attentive. Had calamari For starters - huge portions!! Tasted good, but way too much!! Had San dish, which was lots of fish...More

Thank nicmad1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place with a very friendly staff and great see food selection. I tried their chowder and sea food pasta. All to die for. Portions are quite big so be sure to be hungry when you get there

1  Thank Zuzolek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian seafood. Generous portions full of flavor and reasoably priced. The host and staff are great-attentive and fun! Try the calamari and the seafood pasta!

Thank KimSawyer
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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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
Kids, Families with children
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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