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The Pub BBQ at Ghiradelli Square

4.1
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
The Pub at Ghirardelli Square rests along the end of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Our heated patio is alive with liquid sunsets, Alcatraz sightings, and the Golden Gate silhouette. Of course, we're more than just a pretty facade with breathtaking views. Our Carolina-styled BBQ is smoked half days in-house. The bar is stacked with local brews, American familiars and borderless storytellers.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM.

Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 1:30AM.

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM.

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Phone number
(415) 351-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Broccoli
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Catering
The Pub can cater your next BBQ, party, celebration, office meeting, or game day!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Polk/Larkin
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Parking details
We validate the first 1.5 hours in the parking garage located next door to The Pub's entrance.
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Public transit
Take the MUNI 19 to the Polk street stop. The F line also stops by us.
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Entertainment
The Pub is also a great place to take in a game at the bar.
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Special events & promotions
The Pub is available for any type of party from rehearsal dinners to office celebrations. We provide beverage and food packages that we can tailor to fit your budget. We specialize in passed appetizers and and open bar for unforgettable parties everyone will talk about!
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

Whatever your next special occasion is, The Pub will make it happen. The Pub offers accommodations for up to 150 guests, a friendly staff, delicious food, wide range of cocktails and beer and the best view in San Francisco.

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What 235 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We found The Pub after a 13 hour day of traveling. It was pouring rain outside and a bit chilly. What we found was very comforting. We were greeted with, "Welcome. Come on in. " Our server explained things we wanted to know. We had a drink. My husband had the pulled pork which he found delicious. I had the barbecued pot roast which was so tender I didn't need a knife. We both loved the Mac and cheese. Comfort food after a rough day!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Apparently no host or hostess as we waited a long time just to be greeted. Restaurant was not crowded, so strange that there was no dedicated hostess. Server however was attentive and very friendly.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Horrible service. Horrible food. Total tourist trap.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We stopped here to get together with family, unfortunately there was a B-day party right near us and we could barely hear ourselves think. So even though it was quite chilly outside we elected to go there under the overhead heaters and eat. It was still cold but atleast we could talk. We ordered and our drinks came right away. When our food came they forgot 2 items and then forgot a 2nd round of drinks. So we had to flag our server down and remind her. The food was just OK. We probably will not go back again as nothing Wowed us enough to do so.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We waited at least 5 minutes for a server to great us and when we tried to order the brisket was sold out. We ended up just getting beers and the Mac n cheese as an app and went somewhere else for dinner. However, the Mac n cheese was really good, wish they had what we wanted for dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was horrible, very greasy fish and chips. Wine selection was really bad for being in wine country. Very little food for price.

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1.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was not good at all. Explains why it was so empty in there. Unfortunate because it’s a great location. Wish I would have listened to a friends recommendation and went somewhere else.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Headed to The Pub BBQ at Ghiradelli Square to get a place by the water. The restaurant was located at the foot of Ghiradelli Square with great views of Aquatic Cove and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The restaurant it self was a modern, stylish, pub-oriented place. Very "live" environment, which can make conversation difficult. Staff were friendly and, above all, honest. So we should have taken to heart the waiter's comment that "well, this is San Francisco bbq, not Alabama's," suggesting we keep our expectations in check. True to word, the ribs were a bit disappointing, but generous in quantity. Overall, the meal was saved by the incredible "Almost World Famous Tommy Tots" and the fun environment, location.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Delicious food, terrific beverages and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Love the food and good portion too!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great brunch food. Too bad they don’t offer a full menu.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Late night dinner with boo

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was ok price was pretty much in line with SF prices. The difference maker was the service, we were in SF for one day and night from Minnesota and walking in the door we were made to feel special and appreciated for our business. The host who sat us was friendly and engaging ,knew of my seating request and made sure that it happened. The waitress was efficient, happy, and outgoing. Said she was from South Dakota and engaged in Midwest banter about her home state. Those two persons are what set The Pub at Ghiaredelli Square apart from the myriad of choices to eat. Price? Ok Food? Ok
Service? Outstanding !

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

My cousin was in SF on a job assignment and decided to meet up to have catch-up conversation over some good bar food such as wings. Went on Open Table and saw this place and decided to give it try. The ambience was great however the wings although baked the taste was just so-so and being in fisherman‘s wharf I was in the mood for some delicious clam chowder which was just so-so.

Would I come back again or recommend… Probably not, but it was convenient to her hotel and T Fisherman’s Wharf and the drinks were pretty good.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Genuinely lovely staff, friendly and helpful. Food was tremendous. Uncomplicated menu, really relaxed environment. Large portion sizes.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2017

The staff was fantastic the drinks were good the food was good I just didn’t feel for the pricing on the menu to the plate of food I received it was worth ever going again which is too bad. The cornbread had no flavor whatsoever. The brisket was good but for the price there should have been more than 3 very thin slices, my husband ordered the ribs and again for the price there should have been more than 3 ribs. My grandaughter ordered the pulled pork she actually got quite a bit. Overall I probably would not return. I don’t mind paying for a good meal but at least make me feel like I’m getting my money’s worth

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I would definitely recommend the truffle mac and cheese and also the expresso Burger. They are both out of this world!!

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

I felt bad for our server. i will start the review by saying our server was great. She was attentive, very pleasant, and didn't mind that we sat for a while before ordering our meal. We ordered two meals. One was ok. the other (the ribs) was awful. the ribs were over cooked and so tough she couldn't bite through them. We thought it was just our bad luck, but the table next to us, a party of 4, had to send one of THEIR meals back. That is 1/3 of the meals that were inedible. I do NOT know what they sent back. we all agreed the replacement meals were acceptable but when 1/3 of your party has to eat after everyone else, that is not good. And it was early, the place was only about 20% full, so there was no excuse that the kitchen was overwhelmed. And i can say, even for those of us that were able to eat our meals first time out, the best i could rate them was acceptable. This place likely draws tourists, as i doubt it could survive on repeat business.

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1.0Dined on October 23, 2017

We waited 20 minutes for someone to take drink order. Then after another 15 minutes, we walked up to bar to say we needed our drinks and we were ready to order. Food and service was horrible!!

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Mediocre food. Service fine. No need to rush back.

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was marginal. They did not give one single piece of lettuce, tomato, onion etc with a $16 burger! Their "zagat rated" espresso burger was very lack-luster. Good fries. Not going back. 😕

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

This is a GREAT PLACE for dinner. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The staff is GREAT. A must visit when in San Fran

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2.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Very few vegetarian options. Sloooooow service. Unreliable host wouldn't seat us, claimed to be full with an hour wait so we went across the street and booked instantly on Open Table. Will not return.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Would highly recommend. Burgers were cooked to order & fries were terrific

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food. Try the bbq pot roast. Also loved the beans and the potato salad.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2017

The menu at the Pub BBQ is one factor that sets this restaurant off from the many excellent eateries in San Francisco. As visitors, we found that the city offers great seafood, Italian, Italian seafood, and a few other ethnic choices. Finding a restaurant with a different emphasis offered a pleasant change.

Our meals (BBQ Brisket and a Salad) were tasty and nicely presented. Service was friendly and quick, but in no way rushed. One might describe the decor as modern industrial. Any way you describe it, the environment was comfortable. On Fisherman's Wharf at Ghidaredlli Square, the Pub is ideally located for San Francisco tourists.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Nice food, atmosphere and price. I would certainly go again.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We chose The Pub, looking forward to the BBQ, but as it was Sunday before 2 p.m., could only order off of the Brunch Menu. The only BBQ thing on it was the Pulled Pork Sandwich. The pig was good, but the slaw was inedibly salty. The fries were pale and undercooked, which, if they were freshly cut, made them taste frozen. Still, it was a good locale and in a pinch, I would give them another chance during full BBQ hours.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

On vacation with friends. Booked in advance so no waiting after a long day of sightseeing. Great good, staff was very nice. A good place to go if visiting San Fran with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We had hot wings and pulled pork!! Very good! Our server (Terry) was excellent as was the bartender (Curtis). Lots of fun! Great ambiance! We will be back next time we're in San Fran!!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great comfort food with a view of the bay with outside seating available. Perfect break from the touristy spots on Pier 39 and easy walk from North Beach area

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

The Pub was absolutely great for us. We were 4 adults, 2 kids and 2 babies, and the staff was able to seat us all comfortably. We all were very happy with our meals and able to enjoy conversation. The service was fast and friendly, and we were well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Loved this gem. Was visiting from out of town and wanted to go to a local spot with good views. The food was outstanding. I had the Buffalo Mac and cheese as well as the Brussels sprouts. They were delicious as were the meals of the rest of our table. Wings, regular Mac and cheese and a salad. So yummy and I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Will definitely go back the next time I'm in the bay area.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was okay. Service was okay. Host did not register me as showing up reserved using open table. He was too busy bussing and closing blinds.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Great spot near Fisherman's Wharf with awesome food!!!! Try to get there before they run out of tater tots

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Fun atmosphere. Great pulled pork. Nice craft beer selection on tap.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Had family in from Michigan and wanted a place that was close to Fisherman's Wharf but away from crazy crowd. This was perfect, service and food both good and they take reservations - which was awesome. We had one member of our party in a wheelchair and they were prepared to accommodate us.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Everyone liked everything ordered from drinks to mains and sides. Didn't try desserts. Server was friendly and just the right amount of attention without being a pest.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Server Greg was great! Polite, easy going and attentive. The food was good even though I wasn't a fan of the mac & cheese, the pasta seemed undercooked.

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