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Red's Java House

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Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415-777-5626
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reds is a shack in a pier serving cheeseburgers, hot dogs and bottled beer, with a small bar added in the back. The decor is 1930s waterfront chic, they used to serve longshoremen on the piers before container ships took the traffic to Oakland. Pics of celebs, famous strippers, sports heroes, and historic pics of the SF waterfront and politicians... More 

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Thank John B
Windsor, CA
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My husband loves to speak of the "old days" when hamburgers were delicious, but inexpensive. Wanting to relive old memories, we had lunch at Red's and my husband was happy with his burger since he likes his meat half raw. Mine, on the other hand, was the worst hamburger I've ever eaten. The gray slab of burger was raw inside,... More 

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Thank Margarita878
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

I love this place despite the fact that the food is average at best. I love the vibe and the history and the nice folks.

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Thank Alzor S
Palm Springs, California
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

This is NOT “the Chartres Cathedral of cheap eats,” It's an OK joint. It has lots of character, it's not expensive, but the food is just food. The burgers at In N Out are better.

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Thank Joel S
Fallon, Nevada
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2 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2016

worked right across the street from Red's, ate lunch there almost every day sat at hedge of the bay with my feet hanging over the water, loved the burgers.

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Thank quimby999
Stockton, California
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165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stopped in for breakfast at the Java House and found this to be very quaint. Food was good, hot and fast. It is pretty much self service but the nice thing it is right on the water front and just down from ATT Park. It only serves breakfast & lunch.

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Thank Richard H
Los Altos, California, United States
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434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

If you want a place to take a large group after the game, check out Red's. A great bar in the back with a huge patio right on SF bay with a view of Berkeley and Oakland. The food is simple and well priced and service is good. It can get chilly while outside, so bring a jacket. It's a... More 

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Thank Rhett L
Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in at the Java House yesterday while I was in the city and had the crab and shrimp sandwich and let me tell you it was absolutely amazing, highly recommended, check out the Java House 👍👍

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Thank cabinetpat
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Strolling around the piers in San Francisco and came across this place. No nonsense - just traditional burger and hotdogs at their best - must be bouncing on a baseball match day with AT&T just along the road..

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Thank David C
Quintana Roo, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Red's Java House basically hasn't changed much in the years I've gone there for a great breakfast and super views of the Bay. They have a scrambled egg dish that they've been serving for decades that is tasty and sticks to your ribs. Try it. Also serve up hot dogs and burgers. Many locals bike there just to enjoy the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-5626

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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