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“Good place to watch the game”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lefty O'Doul's

Lefty O'Doul's
Ranked #219 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Union Square
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good place to watch the game”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Pastrami was good, roast beef was stringy and tough, french onion soup was what one should expect from an Irish bar, no cheese or croutons. Self service and the waiters were slow and catered to large groups.

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NorCal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Great spot to avoid the high-prices of Hotel Food. Got right in for Breakfast both mornings - long wait after ordered - food was great. Staff seems positively overwhelmed. Lunch was a mad-house. You don't sit & be served. Good to know. You get in a huge line to get your food like a Buffet - then, pay & eat. Not the cleanest establishment - but, they def go thru the people! Great Irish Pub atmosphere.

Visited December 2013
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Ind
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“Fun, friendly, and good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Lefty's was a great vibe in Union Square. It was rowdy during the 49ers game and had awesome snow on Christmas Eve. I loved the specials. Great place

  • Visited December 2013
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Snohomish
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Granny 109”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a vary good place to eat. I had the corn beef and the other in our party had a pastrami and they were really good. I love corn beef and this was probably the best I have ever had.
It is a cafeteria style, the wait staff for drinks, was vary vary slow!!
Highly recommend this place for a quality meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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Whitehorse, Canada
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“Leftys is right on!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Probably the place to go in downtown San Francisco at Unity Square for fun food and good times. The piano bar in the evenings is a hoot and their lunch bar is world famous...try their pastrami!

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