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“Great burgers!!!”
Review of The Grubstake

The Grubstake
Ranked #483 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Description: A dinner & late-night legend of the Polk Gulch area in San Francisco, CA. Grubstake (in it's many forms) has a tenancy that can be traced back to 1919 & there's no end to the classic breakfast, burgers & stacks being served up daily.
Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great burgers!!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We came with a toddler who was very grouchy and very jet lagged. Grubstake was the perfect remedy. Delicious burgers, friendly, tolerant servers, and quick service! Started our trip off right.

Visited February 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, Great Atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

This little diner has an amazing atmosphere which was very unique. Its waitstaff were very entertaining and polite. The olives on one of our dishes were grown by a man who worked there! Everything we ordered was fantastic and the wine selection was great and reasonably priced. They make their own hot sauce in house and it was fantastic. I bought a bottle to take home!

  • Visited November 2013
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Malibu, California
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Classic San Francisco Diner! Delicious Food!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Have enjoyed The Grubstake for 30+ years. Best burgers served with inimitable attitude that only this diner can offer. Delicious food in an ambiance that does not take itself or its visitors too seriously. Consistently enjoyable. The Grubstake serves from 5:00PM to 4:00AM. Sitting at the counter has always been our favorite. Many thanks!

  • Visited October 2013
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great late night dining”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

It opens around 4/5pm for dinner and closes at 4am after the early breakfast eaters. Good food, good service, good prices and a good atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“What a Diner”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Food here is excellent, if you stay at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway this marvellous diner is just around the corner.

Visited November 2012
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