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Lefty O'Doul's

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Neighbourhood:
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333 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
+1 415-982-8900
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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South Australia, Australia
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very sad to see that Lefty O'Douls has now shut down. We went there all the time in 2009 and had talked the place up to our new travelling mate. He was shattered when we found it had closed. Such a shame!

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Thank Leonie W
Oahu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have been spending our Thanksgivings in San Francisco for the past 5 years and there is no better place to get a Thanksgiving meal but at Lefty O'Doul's. Good Value, Good Food, and Good Service. Remember this is a cafeteria style eatery and bar.

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Thank HowardL82
Armagh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent pub in the centre of SF - good for beer and sports plus big food portions so you better be hungry going in here - maybe just me but I found the piano player to be annoying rather than entertaining but you can always sit further away

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Thank PaulM16
Santa Rosa, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one of those places that you should go to if you are a baseball fan. The Giants Dugout store is right there too. But I have to say that the food leaves a lot to be desired, especially since there are so many great places nearby.

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Thank rachaele30
Sydney
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went for a quick dinner, which which served the purpose but remained for the ambience and the live music by a group who were great. Even went back next night for a drink and the sole musician was very good.

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Thank SydneyFriend
Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Staying close to Lefty's and tired due to long flight. Have eaten here before and liked it. I had a salad large enough to feed at least 2 people and my husband had a roast beef dinner all up $24. Good pub, good music, good atmosphere. Sadly Lefty's is closing down in 2 days.

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Thank Positano15
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, excellent value, older style, inreresting American decor, vibrant Irish music on Friday nights. I always call in at least once whenever in San Francisco

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Thank Greg B
Sterling, Virginia
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633 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is as straightforward as it comes: a great location to grab a drink and some hearty comfort food at a reasonable price. My family of 4 had lentil soup and hot corned beef sandwiches with sides for less than $30. This is my 3rd visit to San Francisco, and each time I have visited this restaurant. Nostalgic period... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was the ONLY place we could find in the main drag of the Union Square area of San Francisco that didn't require us to be seated by a maitre d' and our food order taken. Seriously! We'd already eaten and were just looking for a night cap. Well, from the off, the bartender was very friendly and made us... More 

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Thank Suzy C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went with an big appetite as my husband kept telling me how good the food was. When we went they were out of just about everything. I ended up with a sandwich which was just ok. My husband enjoyed his sliced roast beef and said his potatoes were ok. Had dinner about 9pm on a friday so that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-8900

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