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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
17:00 - 22:00
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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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy coming once a month when in town for over 30 years; we look forward to the fresh seafood, delicious fresh sourdough and meals come with soup or salad. Although lines are long the complimentary glass of wine makes the wait more comfortable. Hint: get there before 5PM for guaranteed first seating on weekends.

Thank jf3132017
Oakland, California
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great seafood venue!. Every dish is sourced and prepared as though this was the Tour D'argent.in Paris. I had the swordfish. Far too many line chefs cook swordfish until it is tough. Not at Pacific Cafe. The wine list is modest, but they've made good choices. The place is often packed. On a weekend night youmay have to... More 

Thank C2000Consulting
Martinez, California
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They take no reservations, but when you show up to put your name on the list you are greeted with a nice glass of wine to ease the wait. Menu is not huge but the selections are always fresh and delicious. Service was spot on and we never felt rushed even though we knew there were folks waiting for our... More 

Thank Martinezman1025
Bay Area, California
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216 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I used to eat at Pacific Cafe once a month when we lived in The City 30 years ago....ahhhhh those were the days. Pleased to report one thing hasn't changed from those many years ago - dinner at the Pacific Cafe! We showed up on a Sunday night at 6:00 pm and there is always a line.... More 

Thank CruisenFamily
Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at dinner the Pacific Cafe on two separate nights. I was told to go to the cafe early since a line forms quickly. Both nights, we arrived around 5:30pm and had a short wait. While you wait, they provide complimentary wine. The restaurant is small, but cozy. The food was excellent. The clam chower was fresh and the... More 

Thank cas250
San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The owners offer folks a free glass of wine while they wait - which definitely got me to linger my first night living in San Francisco! Located far out towards Ocean Beach around 38th and Geary, parking can become iffy in the evening so if you want to make the trek either take the 38 line or catch a Lyft.... More 

Thank spooncherry
Olympia, WA
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Pacific cafe is better than wonderful. A small, local community restaurant that has been serving up the same excellent seafood for years. There is always a line out the door and they serve you free wine while you wait for a table. The Fish is fresh, and cooked to perfection. This is a "must do" for anyone visiting The... More 

Thank mjfoster
Stafford, Virginia
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I traveled from Virginia to San Francisco and made a bee line for the Pacific Cafe. The calamari steak is a melt in your mouth wonder. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank NFC_food_guy
Seattle, Washington
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great neighborhood gem. They have a limited menu, but so what!. What they do do they do it well! Starts off with a free glass of wine at the door. They are very friendly and do not rush you to turn the table. We will go back time and time again!

Thank KAOSeattle
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Tuesday night, 45 minute wait, but the waitress kept us in wine. We were entertained by the happy, well fed people leaving. We asked what they would recommend and everyone would just gush about each dish. Finally, when our name was called and we were seated, nothing disappointed. The bread was amazing, the soup delicious, and the main course, very... More 

Thank Kayakwilltravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?