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Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

2292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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Enjoy modern American cuisine at Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant. It offers scenic views of the ocean and a comfortable setting to dine. Owners Gar and Lara Truppelli along with Executive Chef Michael Baker have created a relaxing spot for families and friends to enjoy a good meal. Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant offers breakfast throughout the week with tasty fare like flat iron steak and eggs, crab cake Benedict or Greek yogurt with granola parfait. Its dinner menu serves entrées such as pan-roasted flounder with celery root purée or a seafood chowder.

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant features hand-crafted ale from its brewery and a happy hour. It provides brunch on the weekends and has outdoor seating. This eatery hosts events throughout the year and has daily dinner specials.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Brewery, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar: Daily: 9:00am +; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Fissel
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Cross street
Lincoln & Fulton Sts.
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Parking details
The Beach Chalet offers free parking.
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Public transit
The 5 Fulton stops at La Playa/Ocean Beach, just a few feet down the road, at the end of its line. The N Judah comes close at the end of its line and one can either walk or catch the 18 Bus that stops right in front of the restaurant.
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Jazz: Tuesdays, Blues: Fridays Check out our website and click the "Events and Music" tab for a full listing.
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Special events & promotions
Contact our special events department at 415-753-5260 or email to book a special event at the Beach Chalet. We're well suited for casual gatherings as well as formal dinners. Contact us and we will customize an event to fit your needs. More information here:
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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missfrenzy (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

BEWARE! BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS IF YOU VISIT AS THIS RESTAURANT IS THE FREQUENT TARGET OF SERIOUS CRIME... Our car was parked in the parking lot, right in front of the restaurant, broad daylight, bustling with alot of people around. 2 windows on our vehicle were smashed and of course all the contents were stolen (even though nothing was in plain sight). While walking around the parking lot after this happened to see if I could find any of our belongings I noticed another car also had their windows smashed. I talked with the restaurant manager, who wasn't surprised at all and acknowledged it was a very frequent problem though blamed it on the city since it is a "city-owned" parking lot and the city won't put up cameras. Obviously the City could and should do so, but if not the restaurant should to protect their patrons. Or the restaurant could hire a person to monitor the lot. Or they could mention upon check-in to make sure you've left no valuables. Alot more could be done to protect people since it's so frequent. No matter how great the view, it's NOT worth it if your car is going to be damaged and items stolen (or worse). While I understand crime can happen anywhere, given this is a targeted location for criminals I wouldn't suggest visiting until the restaurant takes it more seriously and takes action to protect their patrons.

rudysf (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants but the last three or four times we've been very disappointed in the quality of the food. Not sure if the restaurant is short staffed but things run slowly and it's difficult to get a hold of your waiter. Previously, we've had to return prime rib that was not properly cooked and delivered to our table cold. Evidently, food seems to sit a while before it's brought out. The last time we brought out of town guests and they too were surprised and the low quality of the food and service. My husband and I made a reservation yesterday (12/26/16). We ordered calamari for an appetizer and we had to return it as it was cold and not fully cooked. We made a special trip out to have the prime rib and particularly Yorkshire pudding. At first we were told they were out of Yorkshire pudding but after we expressed our disapproval we were told it would be ready in about 15 minutes. I ordered the chicken but my food was just warm not hot. Literally, I received about a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. Was very disappointed. This is such a beautiful place and it's a shame it's lacking in service and food quality. The place needs a food and service revamp. Has the potential to be one of SF's very best! Until then, very unlikely to return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

Food, service and ambience were nice. Photos of the beer selection were far better than the beer selection, not recommended for beer lovers.

vipBill (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Our food was excellent but the location and the view are the main reasons to come here, and they are truly amazing. Parking can be a little challenging so bring your patience, but this place is definitely worthwhile.

vipMichaelR (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

absolute WORST service I have ever received - DON'T take anyone here for a special occasion or you will be horribly embarrassed :-(

vipGreatspot (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Location was great. Food was good but the flatiron steak was a bit tough.

vipNone (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 25, 2016

I had a salad. It was only lettuce dressing & chicken. It was pretty bad. There was lots of lettuce, burnt chicken and salad dressing from a bottle. I had been there before and the food was much better.

Crfoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

The beach view was fabulous as we just caught the sunset. The restaurant was very noisy however, I could hardly hear the waiter. Food was very good and would recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

Excellent service, but felt the food was a bit overpriced for what you got. The shrimp and grits I had were just ok, a little too fancy for my taste. My date thoroughly enjoyed the Cioppino, and yes, it was very good. Ambiance takes a nosedive after dark, as the beautiful view of ocean beach disappears Our waiter was terrific. All in all a good experience. Would go back for sure.

ljinsf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

Had a nice afternoon lunch with friends. Have been to the Beach Chalet several times - usually for a brunch with the family. A nice venue and good food.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

Since we're locals, I want to say nice things. Maybe it was on off night. Basically, it was a rainy evening, so the view was not the draw. Once the waiter realized we were 'ice tea kind of people,' and we weren't going to be ordering any expensive bottles of wine, we were were ignored during the dinner. I don't have a problem with the overpriced nature of the food, it's an historic site, and I think everyone should go there at least once, but it should have been better.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 13, 2016

I've been wanting to visit the Beach Chalet for many years. I finally got there with my daughter and granddaughter. It was a very happy experience and the food was outstandingly delicious!

Yoly (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

My husband celebrated our wedding anniversary here recently and we enjoyed ourselves. We were given the best table in the restaurant which afforded us a clear view of ocean beach. Food was good and service wasn't bad. After all these years it's still a great place o go for a celebratory occasion!

Samantha (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

Always a good choice for lunch or breakfast. beautiful view, historic WPA tiles, artwork, carvings in lower floor. Dinner can be a bit sunny with glare on the ocean. If possible make a reservation so you do not have to wait.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

We discovered the Chlet via a friend while visiting San Francisco, and we loved it. The server was a sweetheart, ccktails good, and the food was just right.