Waterdog Tavern

4.7
647 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Waterdog Tavern is offering Modern Comfort Food, Cocktails, Beer and Wine for Outdoor Dining, limited Indoor Dining, Takeout, and Delivery. When making a reservation please specifiy outdoor dining if you wish to dine outdoors. If outdoor dining is not provided as an option, it means there is none available at the time you are requesting.
When dining at the restaurant ALL ORDERING & PAYING WILL BE DONE CONTACTLESS FROM YOUR PHONE AT YOUR TABLE. We do not accept cash at this time

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 647 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLovesfood
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Drinks were awful. Fried chicken in every capacity was excellent. The hash was so so. The Huevos Rancheros were good. The service was spotty, but the ambience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice patio to eat good food and bring your dog.

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GordonS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waitstaff provided very little service--delivery of a water carafe and brought out the food. It was pretty much self-serve: order by phone app and wait for the food to arrive. No explanations, no notice of abridged service, not much of a good time. Four stars is a generous assessment.

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vipChesW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waterdog is a local treasure. We are lucky to have it! Glad it survived COVID!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Love the place but the food wasn’t great

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vipEliEats
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot!

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vipSharks77
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, but the service was impeccable. Great for a nice afternoon.

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Julie
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had dinner on the patio (with our dog). The patio is really beautiful and tables spaced in a way that we felt safe. Great dinner!

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vipTravelingFoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice to have a fun place to eat in our hometown.

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LiatP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really cool place! Great service and fresh food. Great cocktails and selection of food - even if you're GF or vegetarian - there's something for everyone. The place itself is pleasant and beautiful! Def recommended.

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Lynx
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why did we come here more often? We tried it the second time in a long time. To be honest, our first impression was ‘okay’ maybe 3 stars. We had dinner here about 3 yrs ago.

This time we came back for lunch, sat outside. With the running water, the outdoor dining so nice. They put many heat lamps to keep customers warm. The food was pretty good as well. Service was excellent. Maybe brunch is better than dinner? It became one of our favorite places!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Really poor attitude- did not make us feel welcome in any way. They made us feel that they were doing us a favor by serving us. Not going back

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Karen
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was not bad, but not good either...The ordering experience was painful and the wine choices were poor. It is a beautiful place, but the menu is not interesting and too expensive for what you get...Also, you have too many disclaimers about everything...Really? Restaurants should be fun and relaxing and it just wasn't

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LWDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful experience at waterdog! Like that you don’t have to stand in line at the counter in the Beer Garden any longer and can order on-line and food and drinks brought to your table. Everything was delicious as usual!

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CESAR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I was amazed by the atmosphere. The way this location is very covid safe made me feel quite welcomed. The food was amazing but the mac and cheese was magical! I hope to make this place a regular spot for outdoor dining and hope to return again!

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JaredA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice simple menu, great drinks and very attentive service. Social distancing ability is wonderful and the outdoor ambience is relaxed enough for a date but still enough to have a little fun

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JamesR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I"m so glad they're open again and happy to support - I've been there three times in 4 days with different people who feel the same. Lucky to have them in Belmont. Had the calamari two of the times - and it's good! Love the bed of greens - turns it into a fun salad mid way through. Got the grilled caesar, which I didn't read too carefully that the grilled was the lettuce and not the chicken I added. I'm a foodie and while I don't like too much char - this was way black, to the point you could taste "fuel" in the lettuce - not my thing. Food at WT to me has always been hit or miss. I know what to get to hit the "hits" but when I delve, I always seem to "miss". I got a shrimp and carnitas taco - the carnitas was ok - the shrimp was bland and the tortillas were soggy - and that's the first thing I got - it all fell apart. To me, as a self-described chef - it needed more flavor elements - marinated shrimp or crystalized ginger or lemon grass crackle - something to elevate it's boringness. That aside, I'll always be back - and I'll keep eating and sippin. WT is great in the end!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining, as always

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The level of service and quality of food has really taken a dive. The beer was good along with the pretzel. That's about it. My wife had the salmon which was cold and not much flavor. I had the ribs which were way overcooked and were also cold.

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TD123
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and I really loved the outdoor patio. It's great that there is a QR code that you can use to order and pay. The heat lamps were very helpful since it was colder outside. Cozy atmosphere as well. I would come back and try some more dishes. The french fries are delicious as well as the mixed greens salad. Great staff as well.

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vipJanet
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our evening however having never been there I found the ordering process confusing.
The servers were very nice but I think it would be better if someone explained the ordering process if it is your first visit.
When we had questions we had to try to flag someone down because nobody really checked back.
Other than that it was a enjoyable evening.

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LenaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love Waterdog tavern and it is one of my top choices in the area. However, the service the last two times has been very poor. And I think the restaurant is

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vipCorginut
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waterdog is always good. Nice staff, friendly owners and great drinks and snacks.

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vipChris
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great no contact ordering, nice seating, heaters. Good experience all around.

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vipSharks77
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Just need to request seating in the sun or near a heat lamp. Made reservation weeks in advance and froze because we didn't specify that when we booked our reservation. Needless to say, we didn't stay long because we were freezing.

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DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Outside has unmatched atmosphere next to the fire pit.

Terrific chicken sandwich, brussels sprouts and mixed drinks.

Highly recommended.

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jiml
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere, nice selection of food, very reasonable prices, great drink menu
what else do you want !???

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JessM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Waterdog Tavern! Super fun vibe and friendly service. Can't wait to go back.

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WalterD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterdog has great food and the beer garden is beautiful. Love that it's dog friendly, too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, service has always been great. Our drinks came swiftly after ordering and the server remembered us even though we haven’t been there since the last time the county was open for outdoor dining. Secondly, they’re using a new platform for ordering and love it because now you can keep your tab open. Food is always great. Mac and cheese and the Bavarian pretzel always worth the visit. Brussel sprouts and chicken wings always a favorite. Their Cesar salad is now wedge and grilled which was a delightful surprise. It was such a fun and happy experience to outdoor dine again and see all the different dogs come through. The experience was a great ending to a long work week.

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CarlW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there the first day of their 3rd reopening. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, service was minimized. Large portions of great food.

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vipGeorgeM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as good as always and we felt totally safe dining outside in their beer garden. The tables were far apart and there were lots of heating lamps to keep us warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation I arrived on time and the restaurant was closed with no warning

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CLC4
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and inviting dining experience during Covid with excellent food & service. Outside seating with water features and heat lamps very welcoming. Tried brunch menu for first time this visit and will be back!

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vipSharks77
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place for food snd drinks.

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WalterD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. The Beer garden is beautiful and a great heater was provided by every table. Highly recommend!

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BetsyC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to get together feeling safe!!!!!!

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andrewj
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, everything well thought out. The app for ordering is odd and they are replacing it shortly.

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MikeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind atmosphere unlike anything else on the Peninsula. Creative and delicious gastropub food. A true gem.

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LizF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it rained it was great experience, will be back.

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Waterdog Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 647 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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