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Balboa Cafe

Map & Directions 3199 Fillmore
San Francisco, CA 94123
  • American
  • Sun, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 5pm-10pm, Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

A bar and grill has been open at this location since 1913. The Balboa Cafe, flagship of the PlumpJack group, serves solid, pricey, upscale American food (salads, burgers, fresh fish, pasta, steaks, and chops) in a wood-paneled setting perfect for its Cow Hollow/Pacific Heights neighborhood. Among the standbys are a big burger served on a baguette and the reliable roasted chicken.

Member Reviews

  • lara69 wrote a review for Balboa Cafe
    on 11/25/08

    cougar central is what I like to call this place. I promise you if you bring a good looking younger guy (between 21 and 25) the 40 year old women will show no fear, have no shame, and be so aggressive its worth the $9 martini just to see the look on your poor friends face!

  • Kristan5
    Kristan5 wrote a review for Balboa Cafe
    on 11/24/08

    I haven't eaten here, but it's a pretty good bar to go to on the weekends. It can get really crowded and is definitely a pick-up scene.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Brendan F. on 09/09/09

    Always the best bloody mary's in town!

  • Ashley H. on 04/27/12

    Watch out for girls with Louboutin's.

  • ToryBurch on 05/06/11

    The brunch-time Bloody Marys are the best. So are the burgers on baguettes.

  • Jayne P. on 03/16/10

    Top notch coug hunting

  • Morgan M. on 07/27/11

    Be respectfully quiet of the residents as you leave at night, especially if youre waiting for a cab. 1.) Your voice carries through windows here 2.) You should have ordered an Uber.

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