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The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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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
"The Impossible Burger" - w/Daiya Vegan Cheese 100% plant based
A Char-Grilled Vegetarian Patty Served on a Toasted Bun (Tastes like ground beef, but it's not!)
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
The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant is about quality food, drinks and entertainment, a must stop while living or visiting San Francisco. Enjoy a really great lunch, brunch and dinner paired with an extensive beer selection, fine wines & cocktail menu.
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews fish and chips bangers and mash burger wings side salad range of beers excellent beer great friendly service cozy atmosphere visiting sf friday night irish coffee grub lager
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank eldera2
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Terrible. They came out white and soggy instead of golden brown. To hungry to make a stink unfortunately...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SirKad1
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Stan, we’re truly sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit. We wish you would have let a manager know while you were still dining so we could have made it up to you. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Solid Irish offerings - good Guiness and Fish n Chips. Friendly staff, good location, easy walking area. Small place, but big enough for some groups. No wait. Buffalo wings a bit hor for me, but fish and chips just right.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 763markr
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thanks for stopping in! We appreciate the five star rating, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Would love to provide a review of their food and service but despite calling the evening before to check if they would be open early to show the All Blacks game we got out of our $12 uber to find that they were closed. Waited...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

We are very sorry to read about your experience and we will certainly look into this further. We wish you all the best and hope you may give us another chance in the future.

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

A little off the beaten track, when we first got there - we went early to watch the Liverpool FC soccer game - it was all locked up and looked a little scruffy. Once the bars were opened up and we went inside we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 493traceyb
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Tracey, we're very sorry to hear about your experience. We certainly look to provide every customer with a five-star experience, and we apologize if that was not the case. Every customer deserves the best in service, and we assure that this is not indicative of...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We happened into this pub for a beer and discovered the BEST Burger we'd ever had. The Chieftain was absolutely filled with fresh flavor with the thick bacon, grilled onions, and fried egg on top. Just excellent! We chose a side salad rather than fries...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Traci M
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Traci, thank you for this awesome review! It means so much to know that our burger is now your absolute favorite, because it sure is one of ours. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope that you'll be back for more soon.

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Had beers at the venue. Plenty of choice. A good vibe and staff were very attentative. Harp Later was a good drop of lager !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Craig E
Debbie N, Manager at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Craig, we thank you for tasking the time to leave a kind review on your experience with us. It means a lot to hear your words and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Popped in with a couple of colleagues. Lively atmosphere playing base ball on the many TVs . Great beer Sierra Nevada

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1966cbuk44
Debbie N, Owner at The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

We're happy you decided to stop in and give us a try! We invite you and your friends back again soon for more :)

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