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The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi, Live Music
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Chieftain Hot Wings
With Celery Sticks & Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing (BBQ Sauce Option Available). 6 for $10.75, 9 for $15.95, 12 for $18.95, 18 for $25.95
Steak Cut Pub Fries
Make it a "Chili Cheese Fries" add cheese & lamb Chili with onions $ a side of sour cream ... $4.00 Add Garlic, Cheese or Rich Curry Sauce ... $2.50
Spicy Irish Potato Bites
Beer Battered Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Jalapeño and Melted Cheese. Served with Creamy Ranch or a Zesty Dipping Sauce
Crispy Fried Calamari
With Chipotle-Lime Aioli and served with a lemon wedge
Grilled Marinated Chicken Quesadilla
With Black Beans, Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, House-Made Tomatillo Salsa and Sour Cream. *Sub Steak... $2.95 Add Guacamole ... $1.95
Chieftain Nachos
With Jack & Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Guacamole & Sour Cream, Add Grilled Chicken ... $5.95, Grilled Steak ... $7.95, Lamb Chili ... $4.95
Brussel Sprouts
Pan roasted, seasoned with soy and honey reduction, chili flakes and garlic
Fried Zucchini
Crispy fried Zucchini strips with side of chipotle-lime aioli
The Chieftain soups are made fresh daily, please call ahead if you would like to know what is hot in the pot.
Fresh From The Grill, Top Your Salad With: Seared Tuna ... $8.95 Grilled Steak ... $7.95 Grilled Shrimp ... $8.95 Grilled Chicken ... $5.95
Cobb Salad
Loaded with Diced Chicken, Chopped Bacon, Tomato, Avocado, Bleu Cheese, Hard-Boiled Egg, Romaine Lettuce and Honey Mustard Dressing
Chieftain Caesar Salad
With Anchovies, Grated Parmesan Cheese and Croutons
Seasonal Salad
Spinach, watermelon, strawberries, manchego cheese with a light poppy seed dressing
Chieftain Soup of the Day
Served with Our Homemade Brown Soda Bread. Cup ... $5.75 Bowl ... $6.95
Chieftain Lamb Chili
Cup ... $6.95 Bowl ... $8.95
Mashed Potatoes ... $2.25
Green Peas ... $1.75
Guacamole ... $1.50
Sautéed Spinach ... $2.25
Homemade Coleslaw ... $1.50
Sautéed Veggies ... $2.25
Heinz Baked Beans ... $2.25
All Sandwiches & Burgers are Served with Pub Fries. Add Avocado or Smoked Bacon ... $1.75 each. Add Sautéed Mushrooms, Fried Egg or Grilled Onions ... $1.00 each
Grilled Angus Cheeseburger
A 1/2 Pound Angus Beef Patty Grilled With Your Choice of Cheese Add bacon .... $2.00
Chieftain Irish Chicken Burger
With Smoked Bacon and Melted Swiss Cheese
The 'Original' Chieftain Burger
A 1/2 Pound Angus Beef Patty Grilled With Melted Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Onions and a Fried Egg
The 1/2 Pound Lamb Burger
Fresh Ground Lamb with Melted Blue Cheese, Caramelized Red Onions and Grilled Mushrooms
Southwest Turkey Burger
With Pepper Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Salsa & Garlic Aioli
Beyond Burger - Vegan
A grilled Vegan patty served on a toasted bun with Daiya Vegan Cheese,grilled onions, arugula, garlic vegan aioli.
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Crispy Chicken Tenders Tossed In Buffalo Sauce, Wrapped In a Warm Tortilla with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Bleu Cheese and Ranch Dressing
Smoked Turkey BLT
Served on a Toasted Wheat Bread with Chipotle Aioli, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado
Delicious thinly sliced corned beef, thousand island dressing, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut on toasted rye bread
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
8oz's of crispy cod, beer battered with Irish Lager. Served with Chips and tartar sauce. Add an Extra Piece of Cod ... $3.95
Chieftain Shepherd's Pie
Baked with ground lamb, peas, carrots and onions with a mashed potato crust. Served with brown gravy and our home made brown bread
The Chieftain Irish Stew
Stewed chucks of tender beef, carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsnips and onions. Served with brown gravy and our home made brown soda bread.
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Slow cooked tender corn beef, simmered with green cabbage, potatoes, turnips, parsnips and onions. Served with our homemade brown soda bread
Irish Bangers and Mash
Two large juicy banger sausages with mashed potatoes, baked beans and gravy
Chieftain Irish Grill
The Classic Irish Breakfast with Two Fried Eggs, Irish Sausage, Irish Bacon, Grilled Tomato, Baked Beans, Chips, Black And White Pudding with Our Homemade Brown Soda Bread
Grilled Rib Eye Steak Dinner
8oz Rib Eye Steak cooked to order, pan roasted red potatoes, baby carrots, roasted garlic parsley butter
Add a scoop of Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream ... $2.00
Cheesecake ... $5.95
Bar Bites
Potato Bites
3 beer battered deep-fried mashed potato balls
Popcorn Chicken
Crispy Fried Chicken Pieces, tossed in buffalo or bbq sauce
Popcorn Cod
Beer battered pieces of cod served with tartar sauce and lemon
Cajun Fries
Steak Cut with Cajun Seasoning
Irish Nachos
Bite Sized English Bangers
2 bangers sliced & served with pub mustard
Fried Zucchini
seasoned griled veggie
Two Sliders
Corned Beef, Chicken or Beef
Chicken Tacos
2 tacos topped with pico de gallo and tomatillo salsa (sub tri tip ... $2.25)
Grilled Asparagus
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were in town for the ADA convention and got away between classes at the Moscone Center to grab lunch at the Chieftain. What a great spot! It was a busy lunch service, but we didn’t have to wait long for a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in San Francisco for a wedding and wanted to have an Irish breakfast. We found the Chieftain and could not have been happier. The Irish breakfast was great. The brown bread was excellent. The bottomless mimosa was wonderful. There was a lively crowd...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank pmclaug1
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you had such a great time, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed close by , and stumbled upon the bar. The food was authentic and the drinks were refreshing. I had Guinness and wings. . Our server Robin) was outstanding and served as our bartender. Great place for drinks and folk/ jazz music on the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Frank O
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the five stars, Frank! Stop in and see us again soon!

Reviewed May 27, 2019

So glad we stopped by here for drinks. Great little bar, very Irish. Great beer selections, did not eat but looked yummy.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KrissyandCody
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

We're glad too! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

I’m a huge fan of Irish food and this is some of the best I’ve had in a while. The restaurant was packed at 6 on a Tuesday which was surprising. We ordered a couple of the Guinness mixes. My husband did the anchor Guinness...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank oyl2017
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Thank you for deciding to stop in! Your review and generous recommendation are much appreciated, and we hope to see you and yours in again sometime!

Reviewed March 18, 2019

I was attending an after RSA show get together at the Chieftain Irish pub and was able to sample several of their dishes including their Shepherds pie. It had room for a good crowd but it was still had a cozy charm. They had good...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank johnllee
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the awesome review and for your feedback. We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Found this place on line showing the Wales V England rugby six nations match within walking distance of our hotel ( The Hilton) . The pub was opening early & confirmed breakfast was going to be available but there would be a $20 per person...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank thomas1066
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting us! It is unfortunate that your trip to the pub didn't help England win but hopefully they will the next time you come back.

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

In derie need of an Irish coffee. Low and behold I found this quint Irish pub. Nice clean atmosphere, and most of all Delicious Irish coffee's...

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank runnkid
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

We're glad you found us! Stop in for another soon!

Reviewed January 30, 2019

Being Irish, I always dread what version of Irishness is going to be articulated in Irish pubs, but this felt pretty authentic and didn't try overly hard to be Irish. It was mainly a good local pub with a flavour of Ireland. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us. Please stop by again soon for more.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

Visited twice during our stay in San Francisco. Chose it because it had live music in the evening and was a nice non-touristy pub. Our first visit was on a Friday night and the place was pleasantly busy. The live music was not what had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Angel57
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thank you Angel for coming to The Chieftain both nights and for leaving a review, your feedback is much appreciated. Hopefully on your next visit you'll dine with us also. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you again.

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