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Johnny Foley's

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Union Square
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243 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you plan on talking during dinner don't eat here, you will be having to repeat yourself constantly. Couldn't here the waitress explain the specials which were OK priced but forget the steak. The prices are set at 5 star, was expecting a lot less for noisy bar

Thank Nathan A
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pub atmosphere and food. Close to the Hilton and was perfect for dinner after flying into San Fran

Thank Ben C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for lunch with a business colleague and we had a very good meal. Not sure I had enough of an experience to truly judge everything, but what we had was good. Decor is definitely irish, looks just like a pub overseas. Service was efficient, quality of food was good, prices were good. Overall a positive visit. The menu... More 

Thank Steve K
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't expecting much but this ended up being one of the tastiest meals we had in San Fran. Irish Pub in a bustling part of Union Square, pints and pub fare, plus the most sophisticated kids menu I've seen anywhere. Seriously. Make your kids order off the kids menu. Grilled cheese panini and Caesar salad was in no way... More 

Thank Elle_Jay72701
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While visiting San Francisco we decided to try out this pub what with being irish. I'm always curious to see how "irish" these places are. Well this didn't disappoint. From the decor to the feel of the place, it was like we were back home. We ordered fish and chips and it was lovely. Good portions and very satisfying. The... More 

Thank bredaclarke
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in twice and enjoyed drinks at the counter/bar. On each evening the place was hiving with a friendly,welcoming and buoyant atmosphere. The menu never tempted us to eat there so I cannot comment about the food but the drink and the buzz was mighty. Call in and make your own mind up!

Thank RJK010
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped mid-day into this Irish pub for a beer; great selection on tap. The whiskey and cream mussels were fantastic! I'm sure the atmosphere at night is even more fun.

Thank Cass F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely bar live music weekends food was excellent group of 8 of us ate there service was quick and very pleasant staff and doormen

Thank Lorraine B
Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't believe how busy and popular this pub was. Saw the menu on website and just fancied dome good Irish cooking. Weren't disappointed and all good. I had the chowder with filled potato skins as not too hungry. My husband had the cottage pie. Portion sizes really generous and the salmon, fish and chips looked lovely too. Good choice of... More 

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Killorglin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with family,very good food and good portions,staff efficient and friendly and a good atmosphere. We ate there a second evening during our visit to San Fran. only drawback was when the music began it was very loud and conversation became impossible.

Thank Martin35856

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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: 415-954-0777

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