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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Food was tasty. Shared a salad and seafood linguine. Not the most amazing flavours but yummy. Nice spot for dinner and really popular.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

I would give this place a 3.5. Calamari appetizer was okay. Expected better flavor but it was fresh. The chowder was good, but they brought it out too late. They had already served our entrees. We were four of us and we shared the Classic...Cioppino and Mike's Wok Crab. Both were very heavily crab-oriented. The crab was good, but we were hoping for more of the shrimp and scallops (I think there were two scallops in the Cioppino.). The portions looked big, but we were still a bit hungry after the meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

I was looking for seafood in SF, and found Betty Lou's online. I had halibut, and Italian dishes. They were well prepared and delicious. There were many varieties of fish to choose from. The overall fare had an Italian direction to it. The service was...good, and timely. Parking is a little tough in the area, but that is not their fault. The pricing is reasonable.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Not every seafood restaurant in San Francisco has sand dabs, a small sweet tasting fish served with a fabulous butter lemon sauce. The service was 10+. it's location is right in the middle of Little Italy. Others were enjoying a hearty Cioppino.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

We went here as many reviews said great food and they were right. What the place may lose in curb appeal or location near a major road junction makes up for it with great food and attentive staff. I enjoyed my meal there.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

We went there for dinner on a Friday evening, it happened that they were not too busy. We were taken care of promptly, the food came fast and was simply delicious- I had the red snapper and my husband had the filet of sole. It...truly felt like a family run business, the three waiters tending for all the guests , depending on the needs not the “allocated “ section or table. Great experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in little Italy. Portion size is perfect for me, a couple of slices of bread per person (so you don’t fill up) and the meal filled me up without feeling stuffed or still hungry. Flavourful and authentic Italian seafood. Friendly helpful staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

Fresh seafood and sour dough bread! One of the best meals we've ever had. Everything was homemade and the owner made us feel like we were in her home.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

The place is very cozy and welcoming. The service was attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere was fun with many different people around us - I also think there were quite a few locals/regulars. The seafood platters were simply sublime with generous servings of actual seafood!...Not like 3 shrimps in a shrimp pasta dish - I had about ten of them! Was one of the best places we ate in!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

My sister and I were so excited to eat here after reading the reviews. First of all, finding parking is very difficult. We paid at a garage in the hopes that the dinner was going to be awesome. When we arrived, the restaurant decor and...atmosphere are underwhelming. There was a piano player playing outside, which was nice, but the inside is similar looking to a hospital cafeteria. Very plain and nothing memorable. We were sat by the kitchen at a 2 top table by the window. We both ordered the sauteed scallops with salads. My wedge salad was a quarter of a head of lettuce with a few tomato slices, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing. My sister's Cesar salad came with powdered parmesan cheese and Italian dressing. So avoid the salads as they are not worth the money. The scallops were good, however the scalloped potatoes were a small square of a potato casserole. The meal cost us $130. I could have had a much better meal for that price.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 13, 2021

The excellent reviews attracted us to Betty Lou's and we were not disappointed. Wonderful cioppino and san dabs. Excellent service. We'll be back.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service! Quick, friendly and efficient. Betty stopped by our table to confirm our happiness with the food and Etc. Lovely lady with a quick smile and for us “ a hug” as we left. Will be back when we return to SF

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we just had! We were greeted by Betty upon arrival and she made sure to check in on us as we finished. The service was terrific! Our waiter was so helpful, friendly, and attentive. Well done! The food was delicious! We...started with the clam chowder and it was the perfect way to warm up from our trip to Alcatraz. For our entrees, we did the halibut special & the crab cakes with a half order of linguini with garlic and oil. Yum! Be sure to grab a reservation in advance as it seems like a popular neighborhood spot! We will definitely come back to Betty’s next time we are in town!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Nice little casual place in North Beach. Food and service were excellent. We both had the seafood linguine; his with tomato/ pesto sauce, mine with tomato cream sauce. Would have liked anchovies on my Caesar salad, but other than that, everything cooked to perfection. Generous...portions and a good value. Will definitely be back. Thank you, Mihai, for your excellent service and recommendations!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

Heard many good things about Betty Lou's, plus read glowing reviews. Decided to drive from Roseville, fight that freeway traffic, and try it for ourselves. It was worth it! JR, our server, recommended the prawns and scallops saute, which were his favorite. Done to perfection!...Two in our group ordered the clam steamers. Meatiest clams they'd ever had. There were plenty, so they took the remainders home. Truly a gem of a restaurant!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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