Ironside West Coast BBQ
Ironside West Coast BBQ

Ironside West Coast BBQ

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironsidesf.com/
  • Phone: 4158961127x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Bob Cina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Townsend Street
  • Public Transit: CalTrain & Muni within 2 blocks.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Widely available street parking right in front of the restaurant. No meters after 6:00pm.
A word from Ironside West Coast BBQ
Ironside West Coast BBQ is SOMA/South Beach's go-to BBQ spot, located 1 block from AT&T Park. West Coast BBQ means we've taken the best rubs, sauces and BBQ cooking techniques from across the country and put them on a single menu for you. BBQ many not have been invented on the West Coast, but we'd like to think we perfected it. Come see for yourself!

On weekends, we serve Bottomless Brunch. Start your weekend off on the right foot with all the breakfast fare and mimosas you can handle for one low price. Or create your very own breakfast cocktail at our Bloody Mary bar. Voted one of San Francisco's top brunches year after year.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Ironside West Coast BBQ reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (14)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (9)great for lunch (5)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • liquor licence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    start with fried avocado and chicken wings-lightly battered and crispy. BBQ was tasty... they need a liquor licence
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunches/Not so great Dinner
    AmyS
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was great but don't expect great service at 5pm. Counter ordering, limited menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    WhodatwhodatIGGY
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bottomless mimosas, bottomless Bloody Mary base, plus buffet breakfast was awesome. Waiters never let our drinks go empty. Food was better than any buffet I've ever been to. Made this stop before a giants home game, best decision of my trip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noh8rdi
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ironside changed to more BBQ items on the menu. Two of us had tacos. They were tasty. Nothing special. The beans that came with them were too spicy. Service was fine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless Mimosas
    jmhetzel1VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You can choose from several flavors of bottomless mimosas! And they do bottomless make-your-own bloody marys too! Great choice before a Giants game or if you are in the area. Brunch is only a buffet option but reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch review
    KaysMama
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It wasn't as great as the hype was set up to be. Service barely existed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch Not So Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch is mediocre and uninspired: cold potatoes, overcooked sausage, lumpy grits. There are not many items from which to choose, just the basics for the most part. All this for just $18! We won't be back.
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  • Great food and service!
    MotherlodeGiantsfan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Family ordered a bunch of menu items and they were all great! Memorable start to a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Fast Service
    gogiants3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a group of four, for an early dinner, before the Giant's night game. I made reservations, being it was a Friday night and we had no problem, and were seated right away. The wine, food was very good, as was the service. As it was my best friend's birthday, I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a dessert menu. Online, I saw some delicious looking desserts and was hoping to try some. I would recommend Ironside to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Coffee
    chrisk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I feel like the owner of this place opened up Ironside to cater specifically to my interests. They brew delicious Four Barrell coffee, serve up some pretty good BBQ (for being outside of the southern United States) and their brunch was quite good as well. I work nearby and come in here at least once a week for something.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ near AT&T Park
    MargaretBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dined here on a Friday night. The place was busy but not packed. I ordered chicken and my partner ordered brisket. The sides we tried were cole slaw, grits, and beans. The portions were very reasonable: we both cleaned our plates but we were not hungry afterwards. The slaw was spicy and awesome. The BBQ sauce was the kind we like: smoky not sweet, mildly spiced. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indifferent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Giants game night, Aug 12. On OpenTable we could only reserve for a maximum part of 8 people. I called and left a message telling the restaurant we would be fine if they needed top split our party. Never heard back. Our group showed up at different times. They seated the first four to arrive. When the remaining six arrived, a hostess was nowhere to be found. I asked a member of the wait staff for assistance and was brusquely told to wait for "Ginger." From that point, service was indifferent, borderline rude. Added an 18% gratuity to the check. We paid in cash. One of the staff chased us down the street claiming we had shorted the check $20. More likely the person confronting us pocketed the $20. Not going back.
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  • Great before a Giants game!
    Winner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Convenient for a pre-game bite to eat. Their vegetable Cubano sandwiches are terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 276 reviews are from the Ironside West Coast BBQ reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was cold and tasteless. The ribs and brisket were dry and gray looking. We got there around 5:00 pm when you expect the food to at itsa best. Also I doubt the meet was even BBQ'd! The server was just as bad as the food. I will never go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The staff was all super friendly, and the food was amazing! We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A LOT OF FUN!!!!!
    KenyaDigIt
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This place was fun and accomodating! I highly recommend brunch this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tempura Fried Avacado
    KASSanFran
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The tempura fried avocado is so good. However the BBQ & Pulled Pork needs improvement; I would not recommend ordering either of those. The service is great, very accommodating; a member of our dining party was one of those difficult types, however the servers were very patience & courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sports bar w/very average bbq
    befofsf
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    this place is really a bar that serves food. there are picnic tables, mostly near the door, which is left open to the cold night air. there's a tv w/sports on, so it's noisy, depending on the game. the food was no great shakes, with the exception of the fried avocado wedges, which were exceptional, and seemed pricey. the sides looked interesting: mac n' cheese, cowboy beans, but not so much. they do have salads, rarely found at bbq places, but didn't have them. bbq ribs and chix was ok, sauce thin and harsh-tasting, which is an important component in bbq. if you want a sports bar ambiance w/some food, it's fine. if you want serious bbq, I'd go to baby blues bbq in the mission. much better, good sides, except for the cornbread.
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  • Great brunch food, service so so
    uoftexgreg95
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The brunch food was great and I loved the set up but it seemed they only had two wait staff on duty that day-one upstairs and one downstairs. Our waitress upstairs didn't come to our table to get our drink order so we finally just went downstairs to the buffet and got our food, then I had to go locate the waitress to get our drinks. But the food was a home run. I loved it and would go back for that alone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still top notch brunch
    AmyS
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I'd love to review other aspects of this restaurant but haven't made it in for anything other than brunch. Great southern food, quick friendly service. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not great
    Tuttay42VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Serves me right for trying something other than seafood in San Francisco. This is a good place but not great in terms of BBQ joints. The portions are definitely good size but the quality of the BBQ is average. Good local beer selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot pre-Giants game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Service was great and explained their favorites. Food was pretty good, had the pulled pork (great) and brisket (not bad).
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • on your way to the game
    gman
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Great place to meet for BBQ fare on your way to a giants game. Very reasonably priced, solid BBQ selection (there is even enough things on the menu for a vegetarian - how about tempura avocado?) and a decent selection of draft beers too. What more can you ask for on your way to a b-ball game....
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    TTSFVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Delicious brunch buffet - the pancakes with banana rum syrup are one of my favorite brunch items in SF.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Brunch
    NSDQ
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Keep the bottomless mimosas flowing!! Everything was great!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Before the Game
    AmyS
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Really good food for a buffet, I think due to the fact they cook in small batches so it's pretty much always fresh. Great price & friendly servers, what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute little place, mediocre food.
    GamerBabe9
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Found this place after a Giants game one afternoon. Very cool restaurant, the service was great, and the feel of the place was very comfortable. The food however, is where my opinion went south. Unfortunately, the dry rub they use for their meats is just way too much for me. Even with sips of water in between bites I still had a strong coating of it in my palate. It was just way too many spices. It ruined my meal because I could no longer taste the rest of the food. I found myself trying to scrape the spices off because it was just very heavily coated. Would have been better if they didn't drown their food in all that gunk :( My date and I ended up going to a fast food place an hour or two later. Just disappointing...
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  • Brunch buffet & bottomless mimosas
    BehrbehrVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Found this place while looking for an alternative to pricey and stuff SF brunch buffets. Food was good, hand made sausage patties and yummy cheese grits. It's small enough that the food is still made in small enough batches to be fresh. Bottomless mimosas were a hit. Definetely try this for a casual brunch buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally dig this brunch buffet
    SfGiantsPrincess
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Made reservations for a couple of friends and myself. We were seated within 2 minutes! All the workers are friendly! Food was great. 1 of our group members is a vegetarian and was still able to have plenty of brunch options to choice from. The cheddar grits were amazing. Bottomless mimosas with more than two flavors. Can't wait to go back here! It was the perfect start to a day out with the ladies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the brunch
    xxxxxVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Bottomless bloody mary bar, biscuits & gravy, cheesy grits and pancakes with banana rum syrup?! What's not to like?!?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    seahawkdan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined here for Valentine's Day dinner.I ordered an Onion Soup as a starter, but it came out with my main course. So while trying to wolf down the soup, my plate grew cold. I guess I could have asked for them to 'nuke' the plate to get it warm, but I often feel funny about doing that. The mac n' cheese could have used more seasoning, and the greens tasted more like spinach to me. Desert menu was limited to ice cream only, so we passed on that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Spot
    sffoodie
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for brunch on a Sunday around 12:30pm. We really loved it. The selection was good- pancakes are delicious and the bacon is to die for. We also really enjoyed the ceviche and the bread pudding with homemade caramel sauce was super. Bottomless mimosas are the way to go. We had the Guava and then the peach ones. Our waiter brought us a 1L pitcher at a time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a rainy Sunday brunc
    CanuckStig
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Overall a pretty nice brunch buffet experience. Good quality food with a reasonable selection. Build your own bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas can make for a lively crowd. 90 minute table time when busy applies so don't expect to entrench for a leisurely gab with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless Brunch
    Howly
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Good food, good staff, and the banana rum syrup was delicious. The rest of the food was good as well except the sausage, which was very dry. But being a brunch bar there were so many other things to eat, so catching the kitchen on a bad sausage day didn't ruin mine. I would recommend this spot if you want to get a good brunch for great value near the Embarcadero.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Brunch..
    PortCostaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's brunch was nothing special to write home about...but brunch's are a hit or miss. It may been a good spot to try for dinner.
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  • One of my friends recommended
    Dmadison
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    One of my friends recommended this spot to take my boyfriend to for his bday brunch and everything was perfect. The both of us are foodies and are always looking for new places to eat. This spot was a cool location server was super friendly and the food was great. Good spot for groups of friends to go to on the weekend for brunch. I definitely plan to eat here again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their weekend brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food is solid with good variety. Love bottomless mimosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dining
    bigeater
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The Cuban pork sandwich was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Even though they were a little swamped when we got there, orders were taken and delivered quickly and efficiently.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This place is near AT&T park, or in our case the Cirque du Soleil tent, and we had a very good experience. Seems your waiter is the owner, he's very casual, low-key, but friendly. Nice interior, don't know if they have outside seating, don't think so. Food was very tasty, nothing extraordinary but a good solid pick for this area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Atmosphere
    RosieAVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We had a casual group dinner at Ironside. It's definitely a great addition to the Mission Bay/South Beach neighborhood. We shared plates and pizzas. Our favorites were the fried avocado (really!) and the mushroom pizza. The service was just right for the spot; efficient, casual, and good-humored.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.