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Pacific Cafe

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The Richmond
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7000 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1623
+1 415-387-7091
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh trout stuffed with crab? Salmon bisque? Homemade brothy clam chowder? All here! Plus fee wine on line while waiting for your table. This friendly family-owned seafood restaurant is pleasantly far from the pretentious places downtown both in spirit and geography. But it is only two short blocks from the fabulous Legion of Honor Museum and a great way to... More 

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Leyden, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

From the lovely free glass of wine while we waited to the wonderful service and incredible fish,.. A wonderful dinner. I had oyster cocktail (soooo good, fresh shelled oysters) and grilled prawns with lemon butter. Highly recommend!

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Thank PraDisss
South San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Before I begin I would like to let you know that they give you free wine while you wait! Who does that? I think they also give you a free glass of wine even if you don't wait. That was the case last night anyway. And now my review: (although I might've had you at free wine.) My sister and... More 

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Wisconsin
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We used to live in SFO, and ate here at least once per month. Now, we visit once every few years. Best salmon. Best bisque. Free wine while you wait. Warm, cozy atmosphere. Wait staff are quick and friendly. Homespun, local neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend. Researching my current book, "Cardiac Catch," in Sea Cliff, which is next door to Pacific... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'm not sure I should be writing this review, as it's very much a local restaurant for local people. Small, cramped, noisy - no booking - you turn up and add your name to the notepad hanging up. While you wait, a glass of red or white wine is brought to you, and you make friends with other people waiting.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We live in the neighborhood and love this place. Quant, cute and delicious seafood. While waiting, they serve a glass of wine. It is a unique and a pleasant gesture. Highly recommend it.

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Woodland, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I chose to eat dinner at Pacific Cafe on the evening of August 28 after reading favorable reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant has a nice way of putting people in line for tables (you sign yourself in) and serves complimentary wine during the wait; however, the wine was so undistinguished and flavorless that it was hardly worth... More 

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Vacaville, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is my all time favorite seafood restaurant in SF. Have been coming here for years and I have never been disappointed. The service and the daily fresh seafood options are fantastic. The atmosphere is open and friendly, with cozy booths & tables. Try the Pacific Clam Chowder along with your fresh seafood entree; you will not be disappointed. Can't... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Okay this is a one of San Francisco's lesser known Sea Food restaurants, and a Zagat rated one too. The food is very well prepared and the portions very good value. I had the Calamari Steak which was lightly breaded and pan sautéed. My wife had the grilled scallops cooked to perfection. Their cream-less Clam Chowder is very flavorful and... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Whenever we visit San Francisco which is quite often, we always eat at Pacific Café. The food is delicious, the service is tops, and the free wine while you wait is a plus. Out of the busy tourist areas, this restaurant is a place where the locals eat and I can see why. The fried oysters are my favorite and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7000 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-1623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-7091

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?