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Players Sports Grill & Arcade

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Bar, Pub
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PIER 39, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Beach St. & The Embarcadero)
+1 415-981-6300
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a $5 coupon off a drink from our big bus ticket so thought we may as well use, the host was real helpful and took us through to the bar at the back which looks out onto the ocean, a real sur prise fromantic what you think is just an arcade. Absolutely beautiful, we went back for dinner... More 

Thank Diane W
Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full disclosure: we didn't eat or drink here. This was purely an arcade adventure. We purchased new game cards loaded with $10 each and started off in pursuit of our entertainment. Most games are surprisingly expensive so we didn't get much out of that first $20. We loaded up with another $10 apiece and set off for other games. We... More 

Thank knepbra
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around the city, we happened to be in the pier 39 area around the time that our stomachs we reminding us that we had skipped breakfast and that it really was time to eat. Looking like somewhere offering "Americana" it seemed like a good choice and walked in. The greeter took us to a table, however, it was near... More 

Thank HardwireTag
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted ok and the service was OK. I had the Fish and Chips and my wife had the Vegan Burger. Her's didn't look as good as it read in the menu. Anyway she was up all night with a very bad case of food poisoning. Means we have lost the complete day in San Fran. I hope she's... More 

Thank rick3115
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Dinner at Players after our Alcatraz trip. Food was good but a bit on the pricey side for the portions. Service was good but tended to deteriorate as time went on and the place was not that busy so that was a bit puzzling. We didn’t play any of the games but it did tend to get loud at times... More 

Thank FrankBDiving
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Service started off great, but then our server disappeared to the point we had to chase someone down to give us our check so we could leave to check into our hotel.

Thank Oohoohooh
Sydney, Australia
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205 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Players was not too busy and we were seated in a quieter corner of the restaurant to enjoy the various NFL games on the screens. We needed a place to relax and soak up a bit of America and this was the perfect place for us.

Thank Star_Trekers2000
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The worst culinary experience of my Californian holiday and probably of the last 5 years - bad food, bad service, bad prices and issues with the bill. Rude, incompetent staff delivering poor, under-cooked burgers and overcharging for the privilege. San Francisco is so big, with so many great restaurants, you don't have to eat here...

Thank RichH6109
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We were there on New Year's Eve, got right in a little bit after lunch time. We were seated back in the bar area even though we had two minors with us, guess that's okay as there were other families there. The bartender/waiter was not very attentive and we almost got up and left do to him not waiting on... More 

Thank Tufstuf71
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Our family wanted a decent restaurant on the Wharf that wouldn't be to expensive for lunch. We decided on The Players Sports Grill and Arcade because the atmosphere and menu seemed to be good. Service was extremely slow. We ordered 2 club sandwiches, a pulled pork sandwich and a burger. We waited more than 45min for the food to arrive.... More 

Thank Tammy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PIER 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Beach St. & The Embarcadero)
  • Public Transportation: Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-6300
A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade. For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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