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Fog City

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104 (Embarcadero)
+1 415-982-2000
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Great spot for lunch after an Alcatraz visit when you want to avoid Fishermans Wharf. Very friendly staff, I stayed for 2 hours because I felt so comfortable there. A tad noisy, but it wasn't bothering me. I had a good burger with fries at $17, so not the cheapest place in town. But definitely recommended.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my kind of place. Good beer list and just out of the ordinary food meant to share. Had three in our party and the afternoon crowd was light so We got a great table near the windows. Lots to see outside that glass... The food was excellent, namely the Deviled Eggs and the Crab Cakes. Don't let the... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

Liked location near Fisherman's Wharf but away from crowds. Take the trolley there near Pier 23. Food excellent. Intimate supper club atmosphere with wood fire aroma. $$$ but worth it. My wife and I enjoyed our evening.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had in our whole three week American trip. We were seated on bar stalls at a tall narrow table, and had a brilliant view through the panoramic glass windows all round the restaurant of bustling city life. I had chicken sesame salad with candied peanuts, husband had calamari, one daughter had crabcakes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

After an afternoon at the exploratorium, we walked here for dinner. Excellent choice. Nice,clean, happy environment with wood stove. Had a delicious burger; kids had ribs, macaroni and cheese . Much better than standard chain fare. Nice service. Nice ending to a nice day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were famished after spending time at the Exploritorium. Our teenagers woofed down their burgers like we hadn't fed them in days! Service was great - no waiting at all for a table at lunch time. It's a bit expensive, but we knew that going in.

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a rough climb up and down Telegraph Hill. We sat outside on a nice day, and the wife and I both chose different salads. She had an heirloom tomato salad and I chose the oriental chicken salad. The service was excellent, and the price reasonable for SF.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Much better than you're average diner food. I had the clams which were delicious as was everybody else's choices. Lovely waitress who was totally up to speed on all gluten free possibilities.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Sleek, modern diner that serves food that is well thought out and is a cut above of the old diners. It is a beautiful space and always a lot of fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a great place to eat in a town that is full of great places to eat! I started out with their famous Milk Punch cocktail which blends brandy, rum, with lemon and spices and some clarified milk. I normally do not order drinks like that from the menu being a straight Titos/soda kind of guy but that one sounded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $55
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104
  • Public Transportation: Muni F line located directly across from the restaurant on The Embarcadero. The Muni 10 line stops at Sansome and Greenwich.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2000

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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