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“Good Service Okay Food”
Review of Golden Gate Grill

Golden Gate Grill
Ranked #1,375 of 5,922 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cross street: Sutter
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Ate dinner here over the Easter weekend. Nice room with interesting decor and tables are not all packed together. Menu is fairly simple pub food, but with a few more upscale items thrown in. Had the mussels in garlic sauce which were good. Not overcooked nor overpowered by garlic - just the right amount. Seafood linguine was okay, pasta cooked properly as was the seafood - squid, clams, mussels & shrimp. Wife liked the whole crab. Nothing spectacular about the food or the menu...meh...just okay. Prices are quite reasonable and the service was solid. Drinks were good.

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1  Thank Boris M
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

The only reason I didn't give this a terrible rating is the decor inside the restaurant is amazing. Beautiful old slot machines lined up by the pool table and other older decorations throughout. However, couldn't find anything on the menu that really interested me so I went with the BBQ chicken. OMG, the worst BBQ sauce I have ever tasted. Sides just ok. Wife ordered a burger, said is was ok and she is a burger lover and knows a good one when she comes acrossed one. Prices hefty, but again, San Francisco. The best part of the evening was taking the streetcar from Fisherman's Wharf at night and traveling and walking to the restaurant.

Thank Don S
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We came to this restaurant since it was near our hotel and we were tired and hungry after a long flight. The service was decent but the food was average. Typical pub/bar food. The atmosphere was fun and it seemed a bit under construction in some areas.

Thank GburgfoodieQ
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

In expectation of our San Francisco trip, I bought a groupon for this place for 2 breakfast entrees and mimosas for $10. Pretty great snag. When we got there, the waitress let us know that they no longer served breakfast at the place. I was expecting them to give us $10 credit towards a meal, but they went over and above.

The manager apologized (not that the change in menu is his fault) and gave us credit for two lunch entrees and mimosas! We got oj, coffee, a bacon cheeseburger and bbq pork sliders - both came with french fries that were PERFECT. That is definitely more than 2 breakfast entrees so I know they were just being crazy accommodating - we really appreciated it and left a big tip for our waitress. She was attentive and so very nice - my boyfriend asked for "extra bacon" on his burger and she came out with a plate and like six pieces. It was almost embarrassing.

This place is a great location (right off the cable car stop) but you might not find it if you're not paying attention - look up (way up) for the sign! I'd highly recommend - the food was great American pub food and the service cannot be beat.

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1  Thank Emily P
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

By chance we stumbled upon this door and stairs, 3 flights worth, to find a great lunch. Good service and food. Later, that night went back for clam chowder, excellent. Lots of clams in thick creamy bowl.

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Thank Dean F
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