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Starbelly, San Francisco, CA

Starbelly

4.3
4.3
1438 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Starbelly is a modern, urban restaurant that serves California Comfort food in the heart of The Castro. Our garden patio and fun atmosphere make Starbelly a neighborhood favorite, serving lunch, brunch and dinner. Our craft cocktails, beer and wine lists all play well with our seasonal menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 252-7500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Adam Timney
  • Neighborhood
    The Castro
  • Cross street
    Market Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Castro Metro Stop, 33 & 37 bus line.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,438 Reviews
  1. notoa1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated right by the back patio door and the bathroom, there was only a curtain hanging there but it was still very drafty and wet.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The burger and pork dishes were both served well done when we ordered medium rare. The steak was great!

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  3. SanFranciscoDiner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family loves Starbelly! Casual atmosphere and delicious food! We love the salads and pizzas, especially the Starbelly pizza!

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  4. wilthefinn

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every meal here has been wonderful. The welcome, the service, and most importantly the food combine to make every visit excellent.

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  5. irishlass

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was delicious and a nice variety. Our server was good. The restaurant is far too cold with cement floors and both front and back doors open creating a kind of wind tunnel. Also, the music was too loud as we had to shout to hear each other talk.

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  6. ptyronesmithcunha

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently good food and service. Great patio!

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  7. catherine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 always! Lovely staff, food, drinks, ambiance and vibes!

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  8. Kahlan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was nothing special, and the service was quite slow.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Came today for brunch. It was busy when we came (party of 6). We ordered the sausage pizza and bacon which was delicious. My server was pleasant and food came quickly but my only complaint is that the music was too loud. I had to flag down the hostess and ask her if we could move. She apologized and was sweet enough to put us on their patio which we appreciated. Overall we enjoyed our experience and their staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok brunch, slow service … We (six people) felt very rushed throughout our time there, but with that our drinks came after the food. I said thank you and goodbye to the hostess while leaving and she did not even bother responding back …

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service for last minute Valentine’s Day reservations.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in SF. The food is amazing, the cocktails are absolutely delicious. Service is great and it’s so pretty!!! 10/10, no notes!

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  13. MCharp

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in a wind tunnel but we were ushered to a warmer table outside and everything was just great from there on out. Yummy, easy, not rushed. well priced, right size, cool , cute, real people interacted and took care of us. It was really nice. Nice that prices were not jacked up for the <3 Holiday. Lovely all around. Thank you!!

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  14. Redwood007

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starbelly is a favorite neighborhood spot, whether it’s with the family or a few friends or a date night with my husband. The food is always prepared perfectly, and the service is truly the best — it seems like everyone exudes joy. We also love the seating options, from sidewalk or patio outdoors, intimate tables, or the social counter.

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  15. AbsolutePerfection

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the ambiance. Great service too. Will definitely return.

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  16. Seth

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Starbelly has a great atmosphere, is well decorated, and good drinks. I recommend this place to people who might want to catch up and socialize. If you care about food, I would not recommend this restaurant. The food is very mediocre.

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  17. SFmama3ft

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I love going to Starbelly because of its food and ambience. I feel like the service is hit or miss. Some are super friendly and provide good service, whereas if you take your order and then disappear.

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  18. Robert

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We did not get a quality check after getting our meals. We ordered the steak and it was not cooked to the doneness we asked and our plates lingered empty for a long time after we finished. It was ok but will probably not come back.

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  19. SFKath

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant, it was unbelievable. I brought my son and my elderly mother for lunch. We sat down and realized there was food stuck on two of the forks and the knives were sticky and blotchy with food or oil and my plate had some dried reddish food stuck on it. So we asked the waitress for new flatware and plates, she walked away did not say anything to us she just turned and walked away rudely. The busboy came by and took the dirty things and placed down new flatware that was also dirty! He said it went through the dishwasher. We didn’t feel comfortable staying so we got up and left. On the way out we spoke to the host behind the bar and told him what happened, he said “alright”. It was unbelievable no “I’m sorry” or anything! Then he said everything was washed through the dishwasher. I then said “that may be true but the flatware had dried food on it. Would you eat with that?” I couldn’t believe it! The service does not deserve a rating the people working are extremely rude! Will NOT go back.

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  20. LOVEtoEATinSF

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to go. They always have fresh and enticing food and beverages on the menu

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  21. Eirini

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been here for a long time and had forgotten how amazing this restaurant is! Excellent food at fair prices (for SF standards!) and the best service. Will definitely come back soon.

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  22. Drew

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious (nicely prepared, generously portioned, and beautifully presented) but extra shout out to the bacon arugula pizza with just the right touch of green goddess dressing. Perfect balance of flavors without affecting the consistency of the dish. Highly recommend the very comfortable and relaxing outdoor terrace! Very friendly and well paced service - definitely look forward to visiting again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious cocktails and pizza…great service!

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  24. JuliaS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    pros: great outdoor patio seating, good drinks cons: the food is just not that good. we ordered the starbelly salad which had just three toppings (apple, tomato, goat cheese) and it was completely missing one of them. i probably wouldn’t have ordered if i knew 1/3 of the toppings were unavailable. they gave me extra dressing after i asked which tasted just like plain olive oil to me the other thing we ordered was the burger - we asked for medium rare and it was pretty over cooked (more than well done). it was $16, and $2 extra for cheese, so it felt like it should have been better. they didn’t really check in to ask how the food was until we flagged them down about 45 minutes in so at that point it felt too late to reorder overall i would go back for drinks with friends but not for food! maybe the pizza is better?

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Take was ready 30 mins late. Thanks V vvsassa

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  26. Zozo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was horrible, waitress was lazy. FOOD wasn’t seasoned

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  27. Dio1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful mixed drinks. Love and appreciate their outdoor seating. Service is very attentive. We just had drinks and some nibbles, all great!

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  28. Alfie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been coming here for 10+ years and have never been disappointed...keep up the great job!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Starbelly. The server was fabulous- great suggestions for menu items and drinks. Checked on us frequently. Could not have had a better experience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, delicious food, slightly too loud music.

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  31. Sara

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My third visit (and first during pandemic) was even better than before. Wait staff was very attentive and patient since 2 friends were at least 15 minutes late :( My chilaquiles dish was innovative, beautifully presented, and delicious. My friend also enjoyed her Smoky Joe’s. Great value for the price. A bit noisy on patio but understandable given people want to eat outdoors. I’ll definitely be back!

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  32. Alba

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was ok, nothing remarkable. I thought the French toast was a bit dry and the dipping sauces that came with the fries were disappointing. My friend really enjoyed the Italian eggs, however, and the cocktails were pretty good (Doctor's Orders and Bloody Mary).

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  33. SanFranciscoDiner

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starbelly has a great ambiance; service is casual and relaxed. I had the strawberry alarm clock cocktail, which was watered down, but it was refreshing. The Starbelly salad was way too overdressed and dripping with oil. However the 3 bean dip, Starbelly pizza and the burger were sensational! Overall we had a good time and enjoyed the food.

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  34. travellingdiningdrinking

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal. attentive service! the burrata was standout.

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  35. DylanPhile

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Food was great, lovely under the awning in back, and terrific service.

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  36. dave

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a "neighborhood gem" without a doubt. The dishes were consistently good to excellent, and the service attentive and pleasant. Recommended (and the patio is nicely balanced between well ventilated and not too breezy to sit in).

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  37. AdamB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service! Food was amazing and the staff was personable and lovely.

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  38. Saba

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasty -- fresh and generous portions. A great spot for a date or a small group!

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  39. DonnaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a 5:15 reservation for 3 to be seated inside. When I arrived, the hostess tried to seat us on a high top table near the window. When I declined, she offered to seat us outside in front of the restaurant. When I declined that, she said she would seat us at a table, but had to be finished by 7:00. When we left at 7:30, there were plenty of empty tables and she made a point of saying to me, "oh, you're still here?"

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered a sangria (red, as was on the menu) and they came back with a white one. They were completely unable to make a red one. Fine - whatever. Asked them to split the bill and they came back with one single bill. Not the worst experience, just a little false advertising and complete inability to accommodate simple requests. The chilaquiles and the chicken liver pâté were delicious though.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Starbelly using the Order Online button. Starbelly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-7500.

Starbelly is rated 4.3 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Starbelly

3583 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Market Street
  • Neighborhood
    The Castro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Castro Metro Stop, 33 & 37 bus line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Timney
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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