Balboa Cafe
Bar/American bistro with outdoor seating
Bar · Cow Hollow · $$
The Zagat Review
4.0
Food
3.9
Decor
4.0
Service
 
From "socialites and politicos" to "frat boys and sorority gals" , everyone comes to these "reliable" , "comfortable" American hangouts to "meet friends for a drink and a burger or a steak" ; because there's "almost always a full house" of "colorful" "regulars" , table service "varies" , but you can count on "friendly barkeeps."
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
location 3199 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA phone +1 415-921-3944 website www.balboacafe.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Great cocktails
Drinks
Outdoor seating
People watching
Brunch
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Balboa Cafe
Google Reviews
4.1
(205)
The more things change the more they stay the same. In this case, that's good. The classic American menu is still tasteful and tasty. With its hub corner location in the "Triangle," picture windows filling the long walls, and cool crowd of tourists and locals, this place has timeless lively vibe.
Tony Firm · February 23, 2018
Excellent service by staff who were really accommodating playing along with a practical joke we had set up for my dad’s birthday. The place looks totally different on the inside than out - very prim and proper compared with the off-licence sign hanging on the building. The food was very good though I felt it was overpriced for what it was. Much more of a lunch than a brunch feel.
Jamie · April 1, 2018
Solid, classic style bar and restaurant with bar tenders that can make real cocktails and a kitchen turning out reliably good eats. Don't let the dated sign or 'saloon' title fool you, the food is excellent. The menu features many familiar favorites like pork chops, scallops, deviled eggs, and seared salmon, all prepared in a classic style with just a small, unobnoxious twist (unlike some places that try to reinvest familiar foods and wind up ruining them in the process).
Berend van Roijen · January 9, 2018