Players Sports Grill & Arcade

3.9
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade.

For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 113 people are saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevenL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations, paid $15 for parking & they were closed on a Saturday at 5pm!!

We called, left messages to confirm they were open & never got a call back.
Recording states they are open!!

Need to update your website & recording!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Son’s HS Graduation celebration

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Tone
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, drinks, ambiance, total package.

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YolandaM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Was a nice place to take the kids. Food was definitely not the best but it comes from an arcade.

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CurtisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Well first of all I had reserved multiple tables and requested too be sitting next too the big screen TVS. So I guest the dude I talked too forgot about it

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Cameron
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to watch a sporting event. Good food, great staff.

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ChristyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Only if my friend has children or likes arcade games.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, good was OK. The fish tacos were so bland.

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SheilaL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a terrific view of the bay. Very nice atmosphere!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great night, I was just sad that the Warriors lost

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simonw
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and staff was very nice and helpful. Food was nice and at a good price.

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TerryL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Noisy with mediocre food. Views obscured by filthy windows. While leaving we saw rodents crawling across empty chairs in the front enclosed patio adjacent to entry.

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CarlW
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watched champions league semi final. Screens were awesome. Service and food were excellent. Great atmosphere for the game.

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SummerW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food is WAAAAAYYYY overpriced! The bowl of scampi didn’t fill me up for the price of 18$ when I could go upstairs to Bubba Gumps for the same price for a larger portion and it would fill me up quickly. The waiter we had seemed like he hated his job and didn’t want to serve us. He was kind of snappy and rushed us a bunch. The arcade was probably the best part because it didn’t involve food or service. In all honesty, I would only return if the prices dropped lower.

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LCMTY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great place to watch the NFL games.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family night. Food was good. Service was pleasant but slow. View of the bay. Arcade. Drinks. Definitely will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here last week. Was sat in the Luau Lounge section of the restaurant. Lyndsee was our waitress and did an amazing job! Beautiful views, amazing tiki cocktails, delicious food (get the Kobe burger!), and an all around great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer and baka fish tacos. So good! Our server was a little weird, but overall a good meal. The place is dirty. It needs a really good cleaning and some love.

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AndrewH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to watch Warriors game. Super friendly staff and fun arcade for after game.

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vipjimcurtintennis
New England
117 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sports Bar, TVs viewable from almost any angle by the arcade; great for groups to get together to watch the game and have drinks and appetizers. Service was great, we were cetainly taken care of by the staff.
For those with gluten allergies; the chef here knows how to take care of you; simply ask and you will be assured of a gluten free meal.

Our party of 7 enjoyed our time there watching the NBA playoffs; this place must be rocking come football season.
Definitely worth a return trip. Have fun

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DaniG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took our 11yr old visitor here for dinner and some fun. Food was much better than I had anticipated. I had a bison burger that was juicy and flavorful. My husband had a beef burger with all the trimmings and our guest chose the pulled pork sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Not what I expected at this "touristy" bar food local. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive. The bonus of hanging out at the table while the boys played video and arcade games made for a relaxed easy first night of entertaining our young guest. And the stroll down the Pier to get to Players added to the night out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Extremely slow service. It was a Monday night but it wasn’t busy at all. Food was good and they were timely with the preparation. Menu had plenty of options for all. But it was pretty high priced for what we got. They do take reservations so that was helpful with our planning and schedule!

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RodA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Fun atmosphere! And everything was just as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! It was "sunday funday" for us.. And we decided to take a trip to frisco (from hayward) usually we would go to the rainforest cafe..kids love it there..but they're closed now 😫 players was the perfect spot to take the kids.!!!! Very stress free! Excellent customer service! food was great! And the arcade was a majorrrr plus. Spent a good amount of time in the arcade awesome game selections..and the prizes were cool too! Such friendly customers aswell, 3 espérate couples blessed our 3 kids with there game cards as they were leaving. Giving my boys extra tickets/points for prizes. We thought that was super cool of them to do that! We'll definitely be back!
Thank you for such an awesome experience.

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vipShaunN
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overdone chicken, sweaty waiter, dirty chairs, but the hostess was helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Family in town and wanted to do the tourist thing (Pier 39 and Aquarium). This place was open for a table of 7 and the arcade would be fun for the kids. The food was bland, the service was average. Big place. Good for arcade and sports.

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Cesalio
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great place for kids and fun and good food. Games for the kids and good drinks. Perfect place for group setting trying to catch the Bay Area Sports.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Warning - if you are seated at a table back in the bar area, be aware that the bartender is your server. He was buried filling drink orders from customers sitting at the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with friends. We were sat in the Luau Lounge. Beautiful views of the bay, excellent tiki drinks, and attentive service. Will definitely return to catch a Warriors game!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made a reservation for 5 people at 7pm to watch the Warriors game. Requested to be placed near the large screen television. When we arrived they said we missed our reservation at 5pm. I showed them my email from Open Table confirming my reservation at 7. They then sat us at a table, which did have a television, but was not near the large screen. Food was so so, but overpriced. If you want jalapenos on the nachos they actually charge you more. The kids enjoyed playing the arcade games, but the games were super expensive so their money didn't last long. Overall the atmosphere was ok. Bathrooms were run down and dirty. Not in a huge rush to return.

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AaronB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had reservations for bay view seating in the bar, greeter refused to seat us said all open tables were reserved I advised again we had reservations for bay view seating. He sat us in arcade area

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Jackie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience3

My family and I were seated in the Tiki bar area. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged by one of the 5 servers/bartenders/managers working.
Food was mediocre. Not great, but not horrible. I could see it as a cool place for adults to hang out at the bar. I didn't get a family feel though. There were more drunk adults in the arcade than children (at 7pm on a Sunday) fyi. The kids chicken tenders taste like curry. A little suprising for a 6 year old. Food over priced $145 for 4 adult meals (2 of which were sandwiches) and 1 kids meal and 5 sodas.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The overall experience was nice, it was a cool place to hang out for the super bowl I expected a bigger crowd, and towards the end we rarely saw our waiter .

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here for Super Bowl with 3 other guests and was advised when making reservation there would be a $30 per person charge if we were a no show. I agreed to terms but I was never advised there was a $20 cover! I feel I was absolutely fleeced and have expressed my concerns to AMX. Spent over $300 so they should have answered my request to speak to manager. AMX to the rescue I guess! They didn't say one word to anyone in my party about a cover charge until it was just included in my bill. Sad way to make a buck!!!

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eduardo
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Better than I was expecting. Good place for the New Year Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sports bars atomospheres I have ever been in. I am an avid sports fan and frequent sports bars often and this was one of the best

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, great food and fun games. If you can sit in the new lounge, do it, the view is absolutely beautiful.

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Janel
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can't actually review it here because despite taking my reservation for a corporate group of 14 people, they decided to close for the evening without telling anyone. We showed up and it was dark and locked. I called the next day they said oops, we had some kitchen repairs. A heads up would have been nice! Not sure how a business can run like that.

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JumpStreet1983
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a fantastic place for happy hour. It's right on the waterfront, lively ambiance from the tourists, and the value of the happy hour menu is great. No complaints!

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vipMAEP
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

STEAK A BIT DRY N HARD:(

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Players Sports Grill & Arcade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 981-6300.

Players Sports Grill & Arcade is rated 3.9 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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