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Johnny Foley's

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$$ - $$$
Union Square
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-954-0777
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Helena, Arkansas
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Grabbed lunch here because it was close to the hotel. Great service and my burger was excellent. As expected in a pub you have lots of drink selections. The only drawback was my Coke tasted like Pepsi and Pepsi sucks!

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Austin, TX
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a very good glass of wine and the choice of more than the typical pub food on the menu. Service was fast and attentive. Would return again.

Thank Ruddyduck
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foley's is near our hotel, and I've been wanting to try it. We went for drinks and an early dinner. The food was surprisingly sophisticated for an Irish pub, and the service is stellar. If you go on a weekend, get there early.

Thank Rachel B
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped on by accident, we were staying just around the corner, fancied a drink and dropped by. Loads of atmosphere, bright, bubbly and excellent IPA. Bar Staff were very switched on and gave good eye recognition followed by professional service ~ well impressed. Hit the spot in every sense, didn't eat but may go back to do just that tomorrow!

Thank LynnetteYorkshire
Half Moon Bay, California
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't go into San Francisco often, but a couple of times a year, we make a point of stopping in for dinner at Johnny Foley's. This is a casual dining Irish Pub. They have a wonderfully stocked bar, including probably 12 - 15 great brews on tap. Their food is excellent and reasonably priced. And, their staff is always... More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the last seat at the bar. I wish that the bartenders would ask you if you wanted fruit before you get your beer. Most do, but that didn't happen here. The food (cottage pie) was good but nothing spectacular. The portion sized was good though. I think I was asked how my food was about three times during... More 

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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant: Went here with some business colleagues and was pleasantly surprised to find they have Magner's Irish Cider on tap. Service was excellent. This is not a place for a quiet dinner, rather it is a rollicking pub. The makeup of the crowd seemed business-oriented, and people were out for a few drinks after work. The menu features standard pub... More 

Thank David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place - lots of atmosphere and pub ambiance. Food was good, beer was cold! Service friendly and prices reasonable!

Thank Andre B
Centerport, New York
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnny Foleys is a must visit every time I am in San Francisco. It is always very crowded, so expect to wait to be seated. It is also very noisy. So if you ar eloping for a quite place for conversation, this is not it. But the Irish Food selections are excellent. Sheperd's Pie and Bangers and Mash are definite... More 

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Waynesboro, VA, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two lunches and one dinner here. The food was great and so was the service. By eating there several times, we were able to sample many different dishes. All good. The beer is cold and it has an Irish pub atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-954-0777

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