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The Monk's Kettle

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mission District
American, Bar, Pub
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3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
+1 415-865-9523
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great find in the Mission District! Not just a place to satisfy your yearning for a multitude of unique craft beers, but this cozy, fun place also has an excellent, diverse menu under the supervision of a new executive chef. My husband and I sampled the daily specials today and both were so tasty, we couldn't pick a favorite-pork... More 

Thank Deshulma
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last day of an eight day vacation in Sonoma/San Francisco around 4:30 pm we needed a welcoming place to have a good beer and a late lunch. We were met by a knowledgeable and very friendly bartender. We had a local salad and a chick pea burger which were both outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere and chill 60-70's music. We got just... More 

Thank GarfinkelFamily
Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here for afternoon drinks. It was busy but the staff was exceptionally friendly and got us a table. The beer selection was fantastic and the food was good. The atmosphere was laid back and casual. Bartender was able to make recommendations based on our likings. Overall a very good experience.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

They have an extensive beer list and great service. The food is just mediocre, however. We don't recommend the fried pickles.

Thank travelingr0cks
Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stopped here for the extensive beer list, but was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was too. The servers were extremely nice and the outside seating was great.

Thank MicheleFaith
Flower Mound, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Found this joint whilst walking around Mission Dolores, decided to stop in. While a little on the pricey side, the food was great, the staff was exceedingly helpful and attentive (including the guy who I assume is the owner/manager), and the beer selection covered many styles. What we ordered: Pretzel knots - portion was kinda small, but the mustard is... More 

Thank Aaron H
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

fairly crowded spot for a reason! the food was excellent and great service right at the bar. bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the beers and made superb suggestions based on patron tastes. personally, the ABT was the best! portions are spot on for the food an would definitely recommend to anyone checking out SF.

Thank travelG74
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We just happened to be in the area and needed to feed the family. Very friendly and helpful service with an interesting selection on the menu. All of the food was cooked to perfection and some dishes I'd never had before. Try the Fried Pickles with Aioli - very nice surprise - along with the Corned Beef Hash. I don't... More 

Thank Sapper909
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great place for an extraordinary list of beers and food not to bad either. Enjoyed a good few hours sipping some wonderful brews I can't find other places. Especially liked the Scottish Rye beer. Staff was friendly too!Will be back.

Thank sffoodcritic007
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We wanted to find a casual place to eat within walking distance. This was it! Fantastic. Light food to share. Bowl of marinated olives and fennel for starters was delicious. Charcuterie plate was fantastic and steamed mussels in beer also very good. They have a beer menu with about 5 pages worth of beer to choose from. Everything was great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-865-9523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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