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Everytime I'm in SFO I land at Balboa. Whether its for drinks or most likely Sunday brunch, I will always make the effort to drop by. I love a place that has history, great feel, nice ambiance, amazing food and top notch drinks. Service is...More
Went here for a simple coffee sitting at the bar counter, so just giving my opinion on that.. 5 minutes stay, coffee wasn’t even good, charged me 5 dollars per single coffee. To my experience this already tells a lot about the place...
Went around 1 and they were serving brunch and lunch. Menu is not extensive but very high quality for the offerings. Great drinks! I was impressed with my food but I didn't realize that the tater tots were made with horseradish, ugh. Our server noticed...More
Visited on a crowded Wedn evening and we sat down after a short wait. Excellent menu filled with classics. The dinner special that evening was a delicious chicken paillard which was very flavorful with a perfectly light breading. I recommend the artichoke app and the...More
Not worth the wait. I think its overrated. Had their highly recommended burger sandwich which I found dry cooked medium well. My friends ordered Reuben and Chicken sandwich it was very ordinary nothing special for the price paid. Was a better restaurant in previous visit...More
I waited a while before I had myself a meal at the Balboa Cafe in San Francisco's Marina District. The owner was once former SF mayor Gavin Newsom. It is still under the umbrella Plumpjack. This is a preppy/businessman bar/restaurant in the Marina. You can...More
Dined at the Balboa cafe on Saturday night.
I lived in SF in the early 80’s and this was the place to be. It still is! The vibe and menu hasn’t much and that’s a good thing. Food and service was outstanding!!
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.