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About The Pub BBQ at Ghiradelli Square

Head to the end of Polk Street, hang a right, and you will find yourself at The Pub at Ghirardelli Square. Ocean views and a glimpse of Alcatraz will go great with a beer or speciality cocktail at the bar. Dive into the menu, a comfy booth, and get ready for barbecue favorites, and combinations so outrageous they should be criminal: Buffalo Blue Mac 'N Cheese, Brisket Sliders, Tommy Tots, and much more! For entrees we serve classic comfort food from ribs, burgers, and fried chicken to fish and chips. Come to The Pub with an appetite and we can guarantee that you will leave very happy and completely full.

851 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM.

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

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

Cross Street:
Polk/Larkin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 351-0500

Website:
http://www.thepubsf.com/

Entertainment:
The Pub is also a great place to take in a game at the bar.

Catering:
The Pub can cater your next BBQ, party, celebration, office meeting, or game day!

Parking Details:
We validate the first 1.5 hours in the parking garage located next door to The Pub's entrance.

Public Transit:
Take the MUNI 19 to the Polk street stop. The F line also stops by us.

Executive Chef:
Scott Broccoli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch

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!

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.

The Pub BBQ at Ghiradelli Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Waterfront (8)
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Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 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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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 27, 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on August 23, 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 12, 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!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 31, 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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent Service and great food. Large portions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent Sunday evening dinner with a lively but friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This is one of our go-to places but we ended up leaving after 10 minutes... first, we were given a lackluster greeting and seated at high, four-top in the bar. The hostess dropped the menus and left without a word before we could ask for a different table. Too loud in the bar and there were other tables available. We then sat there for almost 10 minutes without anyone coming by. No water, no one giving the "I'll be with you in a moment" nod. Nothing. We left. Disappointing. We go to the Pub at least once a month. Hoping this was a one-off.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Good bbq spot with friendly and fast service.
You will definitely leave here stuffed! The serving portions are generous.
Overall good spot to grab some smoked bbq and a drink.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Dubai)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food here was ok, not sublime but totally edible. The quinoa stuffed sweet potato was unseasoned - could have been yummy but unfortunately tasted very bland. The pulled pork sliders were more flavoursome and the side of beans were tasty. Would not actively seek to return but it is what it says on the tin - Pub grub in a great location.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great food and service. Very accommodating with tuning in on our choice of sports channel.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Delicious food. Well priced. Excellent customer service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food and service were average. With so many restaurants available in the area, we probably wouldn't come back.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A little pricey, but that's the neighborhood. Food is great for being a tourist attraction.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Surprised to find a BBQ place in a town/area known for seafood but we were all happy with your meals. Good sized portions but not overwhelming. Friendly and helpful staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Went here for dinner and it was delicious. In town from Miami, Fl and we were looking for a kid friendly place. The giants were playing and although it was cloudy and raining the crowd did not disappoint. My husband and I share the triple meat plate. Brisket, spare ribs, and pot roast were tender and flavorful. We had local beers, mine was the 805 and that too was yummy. Best part kids were happy and made for an awesome outing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The service was fine but the food was bland. In our group, we ordered ribs, pulled pork and brisket. While the meat was prepared well, the sauces were not flavorful and overall were a disappointment. We had high hopes because the location and view are excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Was worried about this place since it's in the middle of the touristy area. Was pleasant surprise as the food, staff and restaurant itself. Portions were huge, BBQ pot roast was the recommendation from our waitress and I wasn't disappointed. Pulled pork sandwich was good too.

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