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Balboa Cafe



3199 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

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(415) 921-3944

  • Sun - 9:00am - 2:00am
  • Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Sat 9:00am - 2:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Cafes


4.5 of 5.0 from 81 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Balboa Cafe Reviews

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  • Sean StenstromWe need daytime bars too, right? Balboa is at its finest in the daytime, when you can drink Bloody Marys to your heart’s content and people watch from outdoor tables on the corner.

    55555 by Sean Stenstrom


  • Ibraheem JAwesome and good coffee.

    55555 by Ibraheem J


  • Roxy A.Great people watching

    55555 by Roxy A.


  • Kelsey MBreakfast Burrito and a Bloody Mary.

    55555 by Kelsey M


  • Zennie A.Everything.

    55555 by Zennie A.


  • James TOld school, but the food feels like it hasn't been updated In a while.

    33333 by James T


  • Hannah G.Great spot for brunch in the Marina. Grab a mimosa and Benedict!

    55555 by Hannah G.


  • Georgia KI spotted Gavin Newsom here

    33333 by Georgia K


  • Helena L.The number of "boys" in here waiting patiently for the door to open is funny... #hello #cougars

    22222 by Helena L.


  • Megan ZClassy and tasty drinks. Good crowd

    55555 by Megan Z


  • Thomas C.All these reviews are completely on point. Great food. Good drinks. Older women.

    55555 by Thomas C.


  • Michelle S.Freshest grey hounds, amazing huevos rancheros, roast chicken and burger

    55555 by Michelle S.


  • Jason L.Burger. Just, burger. Also see if they have Pliney the Elder beer in a bottle. They only get 3 cases of the stuff a week (per brewer's choice). One of the best beers I have had!

    55555 by Jason L.


  • Jack LeeneyEverything. Life. Happiness.

    55555 by Jack Leeney


  • Tony A.Great Irish coffee

    55555 by Tony A.


  • Brad T.Very knowledgeable and capable bartenders and the food is good too.

    55555 by Brad T.


  • A E.Великолепный бар!!

    55555 by A E.


  • Scott S.The corned beef hash. The crayons.

    55555 by Scott S.


  • Peter B.Strong cocktails, a good burger and delicious huevos rancheros.

    55555 by Peter B.


  • Craig ThigpenClassic full length SF bar with killer gin Martinis

    55555 by Craig Thigpen


  • Minjae L.rye and cougars

    55555 by Minjae L.


  • Sean D.Try the calamari with the Caesar salad - it is a great combo for lunch.

    55555 by Sean D.


  • Ana F.One of my favourite places in SFCO. I love to sit in the bar with a Bloody Mary and a burger. This place is a must.

    55555 by Ana F.


  • Ben F.Come here for the drinks and the crowd. The food is not very good and it is overpriced for what it is.

    33333 by Ben F.


  • Verna D.Holy cougar den...I guess that makes me a cougar.

    55555 by Verna D.


  • Lord BardenAwesome front door.

    55555 by Lord Barden


  • Ashok B.Great place.. Nice crowd.. Must go

    55555 by Ashok B.


  • Sean D.Sit at the bar for brunch - Kevin is the best bartender in the City

    55555 by Sean D.


  • Zennie A.Sit at the end of the bar next to the side door for better service!

    33333 by Zennie A.


  • Zennie A.For best Balboa Cafe service, sit at the corner of the bar!

    55555 by Zennie A.


  • Jon F.The password is: Comeandgetme

    33333 by Jon F.


  • Todd DefrenTry the Vesper. What a mellow martini. Well done, Mr. Bond.

    55555 by Todd Defren


  • Mariano GarciaBest original

    55555 by Mariano Garcia


  • John P.Purity Martini. Game, set, match.

    55555 by John P.


  • David L.Best burger and best bartenders in town.

    55555 by David L.


  • Devin Q.They have pliny. Its rare & delightful

    55555 by Devin Q.


  • Pablo MelchorLos mejores Bloody Mary de San Francisco: tip de Hugo Giralt :-)

    55555 by Pablo Melchor


  • Andrew K.Try the wild cougars. Off menu, but definitely in abundance and also the house speciality.

    55555 by Andrew K.


  • Pacific Union InternationalGreat eggs benedict at brunch!

    55555 by Pacific Union International


  • Zennie A.Go to the end of the bar for faster service.

    33333 by Zennie A.


  • David V.Great place (and nice people) to chill after a long walk at the Marina. Good service.

    55555 by David V.


  • Cristin Z.Chicken Paillard Wednesdays are the best. Great people watching, always a fun crowd

    55555 by Cristin Z.


  • Benny S.The Balboa burger

    55555 by Benny S.


  • Adam F.Great white russians

    55555 by Adam F.


  • Zennie A.Want a good dinner on a budget? The basic salad and The Balboa Burger's a great combo. And follow @zennie62 on Twitter to let me know what you think!

    55555 by Zennie A.


  • Party EarthYeah, the Balboa Burger comes on a baguette. But if you close your eyes, it will quickly become apparent that this thing – complete with grilled onions and zesty spiced pickles – is ridiculously good.

    55555 by Party Earth


  • The Bold ItalicMr. Marina contestant Chris Clark's favorite restaurant is Balboa Cafe, 'cause "You know exactly what you’re getting – great food, stiff Bloodys, and excellent service."

    55555 by The Bold Italic


  • Tal T.Order the baguette!

    22222 by Tal T.


  • Ashley H.Watch out for girls with Louboutin's.

    55555 by Ashley H.


  • Pacific Union InternationalOur favorite happy hour spot in San Fran!

    55555 by Pacific Union International


  • Rob R.Get the Marty Burger. Seriously.

    33333 by Rob R.


  • Blake E.Take off your tie, B squad finance guy. Wall Street is pretty far from here.

    33333 by Blake E.


  • Marina C.Prophet Pinot Noir is fantastic. Small producer and hard to find!

    55555 by Marina C.


  • Natasha K.Cougar town!!! Lol

    55555 by Natasha K.


  • Justin B.They're great about refilling your soda – but they're also charging you for each refill.

    33333 by Justin B.


  • Kyle P.The best old fashioneds in San Francisco. Nothing comes close. Just make sure you don't get taken down by a cougar or manther en route to the bar.

    55555 by Kyle P.


  • Wade S.Greyhound is the only way to go here.

    33333 by Wade S.


  • Carrie T.100.00 dollars enjoy

    22222 by Carrie T.


  • Zennie A.What bothers me about sitting here eating is that the waitresses just act like "well he did not order from us so screw him". That is bad

    22222 by Zennie A.


  • Zennie A.If it is crowded and you order from the bar , ask to sit in the dining area. But make sure the waitresses are attentive.

    55555 by Zennie A.


  • Keegan Y.Yes, there are cougars...but the food and drinks are great!

    55555 by Keegan Y.


  • Alex M.This is a great place to grab a drink and meet new people! It's a total social hub on a Saturday night with the late 20's early 30's crowd. However-you may end up spotting a Jerry Garcia clone! Hehe!

    55555 by Alex M.


  • Morgan M.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.

    33333 by Morgan M.


  • PUIOur favorite happy hour spot in San Fran!

    55555 by PUI


  • Christina P.Best burger in town. It comes on a baguette, and is super delish with grilled onions and avocado.

    55555 by Christina P.


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

    55555 by ToryBurch


  • Matthew J.Salmon is delicious but a small portion.

    55555 by Matthew J.


  • Kevin B.Ordered Balboa Burger, med-rare -delivered well-done. Sent Balboa Burger back -re-delivered raw with soggy, undercooked, greasy fries. What else can I say....

    22222 by Kevin B.


  • Allen R.Main bartenders name is Lance. He's also at the Matrix on Mondays. Good guy. Befriend him for better service.

    55555 by Allen R.


  • Mister A.a lot more fun when n pelosi is here.

    55555 by Mister A.


  • Timothy B.Not a good place to go if you're trying to avoid lubdog. I speak from experience.

    33333 by Timothy B.


  • Jocelyn S.The burgers are delicious.

    55555 by Jocelyn S.


  • John D.Great watering hole with local SF flair. The burgers are great.

    55555 by John D.


  • Stephen PBest Burger and Bloody Mary in the marina.

    55555 by Stephen P


  • Jayne P.Top notch coug hunting

    55555 by Jayne P.


  • Toby C.have fun on the safari!

    55555 by Toby C.


  • Tom MCome for the cougars.

    33333 by Tom M


  • Suki K.The hot toddy is just the thing for taking the chill off.

    55555 by Suki K.


  • Zhao L.I'm with Jake

    55555 by Zhao L.


  • Brendan F.Always the best bloody mary's in town!

    55555 by Brendan F.


  • Eric Task Brian to make an old fashion...

    55555 by Eric T


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