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Firewood Cafe

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4248 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2410
+1 415-252-0999
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

For dinner, I needed to balance my vegan lunch with some cheese, and after walking in SF all day, my body craved carbs, fat and salt. Enter Firewood cafe - I had the Mushroom pizza. It was a great choice, came with a good tasting, balanced sauce, just the right amount of cheese, 3 different kinds of mushrooms and caramelized... More 

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Thank visitorfromelsewhere
San Francisco
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A simple cafe - almost a cafeteria - One orders at the counter and pays, can take drinks to your table, and the order is delivered with silverware when ready. Basic pizzas and sandwiches, well prepared. Also pasta dishes. Small dessert menu - strawberry shortcake was excellent, and very rich. Pleasant large room, well-lit, and not too noisy. A great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a wonderful dinner, the ambiance is nice, family friendly. We had pasta and fish. Very tasty! The portions are large so we had more than enough. Go!!

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Thank Susana3528
San Diego, California, United States
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The Castro is not exactly gourmet central, and Firewood easily falls into the category of restaurants that provide well turned-out meals at a decent price. They offer a modest array of pastas and pizzas, and they are usually pretty quick to get a meal to your table. On this visit my guest and I each ordered a pizza. Mine was... More 

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Thank Ken H
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

From the big smiles that greet you when you walk in the door to the super fast efficient and friendly staff the Castro's firewood really puts the mix between quick easy casual food with a sitdown restaurant feel. Well I tend to favor the prosciutto and arugula pizza with Side of roasted butternut squash and. Last night they teased me... More 

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Midwest
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326 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The honey dijon chicken is great. It's served with fire roasted potatoes. We also tried the chicken Parmigiana served with capellini. We had a side of the Swiss Chard with white beans, and pancetta. Service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed everything but we felt the food prices are on the high side; but that's San Francisco!

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Thank Curly
Pacifica, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Smelled great walking by, so we tried it, and definitely don't regret it! The salads were huge and very fresh, the Jambalaya spicy enough to be almost like real Cajun, but the tortellini . . . astounding! I had the house tortellini with the white wine cheese sauce. So tender and the sauce, unbelievably good. We will be going back.... More 

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Centerport, New York
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Didn't expect much from this restaurant in the SFO airport, and I was right. Ordered a margarita pizza which seemed like tomato sauce on some pita bread. Surprised other reviewers think this pass for pizza. At least there was some good, although limited beer options. One beer, and one tiny pizza $24.

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Thank MPJensen68
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were a bit famished after a 12+ hour flight. I had the tomato basil soup in a bread bowl, my wife a made-to-order pizza. They were both EXCELLENT. Prices were reasonable as well. This is honestly great food anywhere, let alone an airport terminal.

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Thank Holden236
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Our brunch consisted of a crossant breakfast sandwich and the veggie omlett. There are many other choices in this area but we went twice coming and going from our home destination. Good coffee is available across the isle.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4248 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-0999

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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 The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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