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Fog City

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££ - £££
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104 (Embarcadero)
+1 415-982-2000
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to Fog City is certainly different - a diner in appearance only...inside you'll find a classier dining hot spot, right along the main thoroughfare from Fisherman's Wharf to The Ferry Building. The environment is warm and inviting, if not a bit loud - we found a lot of the after-work crowd having fun...nothing wrong with that - but... More 

Thank jeffandvince
Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visit this diner at least once a year, when I am in the city, and it never disappoints. Nice atmosphere, good service, interesting combinations on the menu, something fancy but also a little but homey, which is nice in a city that has many restaurants competing with each other for originality.

Thank krubin
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good to come back to Fog City Diner. A true diner experience with more upscale food. Open fire hearth- serious meat plates. Big selection on wines, spirits. And a San Francisco Institution. If you're visiting this is a great place to get away from touristy Fisherman's Wharf.

Thank Florian B
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well...honestly... sooo blah and disappointing. It was sold approximately two years ago and completely renovated. It went from a great San Francisco establishment to just another overpriced mediocre fu fu SF restaurant. They had the BEST food before - now not so much. They upgraded the interior and it lost all of its charm. The shrimp appetizer was $17.00 for... More 

Thank stef20172017
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Fog City several times in the last 6 months and each time the food is really tasty -- unusual flavors combined in unique ways. Service is attentive, crowd is lively and happy, and the view of The Embarcadero is so enjoyable.

Thank Sherri W
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I guess I was dissappointed because I wanted breakfast food and was under the impression that they serve Sunday brunch but when I didn't see it on the menu I asked and was told, yeah, we aren't doing that. I had the fried chicken and it was ok, slaw was good. Two of us had clam chowder and it wasn't... More 

Thank arober
Toreboda, Sweden
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was disappointed to find that the diner is no longer a diner. It has lost its charm due to the reservation. However we had a great server in the form of Brittany, she was excellent! The food was still a good standard.

Thank naronsson1
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This was our first visit to Fog City since it was remodeled. The interior has changed somewhat, but the food is still inventive and tasty. My Bloody Mary was a meal in itself, garnished with a deviled egg, etc. The brussel sprout appetizer was one of the most delicious ways we've ever experienced them. It's a must. Great burgers and... More 

Thank 4N6_traveler
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We used to go here often, but for various reasons haven't been for a few years. They have remodeled and to us, lost all of the charm of the "Diner" which it appears they have removed from the name also. First thing we noticed when walking in was NOISE!!!!!! It was SO Noisy we could not even talk to each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The minute you get the "hair of the dog" menu first you know your in for a treat ..... order the bottomless mimosas at $18 great value! The eggs Beni and all the sandwiches are perfect .... yummmy experience and very relaxing booths. Will definitely return

Thank Simon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104
  • Public Transportation: Muni F line located directly across from the restaurant on The Embarcadero. The Muni 10 line stops at Sansome and Greenwich.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2000

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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