Starbelly

4.5
1153 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDougH
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. The food was delicious. We shared the three salads and they were all great..especially the strawberry salad. The spaghetti was truly tasty. We also shared two desserts. They were both scrumptious.

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vipShaadyS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 7 sat in the outdoor parklet on the street, which was lovely and felt private even though we were literally on the street. They were really nice about accomodating our group of 7 even though the parklet was technically only for six people. The food was great -- everything we tried was delicious, especially the chorizo and mussels and the corn pizza. Service was great. Staff were all super nice and responsive. I forgot how much I love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere & music was on point, & the service was excellent!

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vipFrench1977
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipMalverneFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find for brunch! We were able to sit out in the back patio on a beautiful sunny day, and enjoy a strawberry cocktail made with house strawberry infused vodka. The waiter was very friendly and had lots of suggestions. We listened a got the pizza with summer corn and chorizo. It was incredible- sweet and spicy. I highly recommend this restaurant, located in the heart of the Castro!

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vipDevenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious - lots of interesting options to choose from at brunch. Service was excellent. Food came quickly. Back patio is terrific place to eat during a pandemic (probably always terrific but makes me feel safer to eat outside).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Super rude host

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JessicaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and cocktails, nice ambience. Service was quick and friendly. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat at the park let on 16th so it was noisy though their outdoor space was very well done and felt clean and comfy.

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PaulL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzas were great and so were the cocktails !! Wait staff was so friendly and the outside patio was beautiful.

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vipLuisC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service at Starbelly is always fantastic.

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lauren
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Servers & staff terrific and fun. Food was uneven. Chicken liver pate fabulous. Strawberry, hazelnut, feta salad great conceptually, but served limp probably from sitting around too long dressed. Fried chicken a little dry. French fries great.

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vipsfsince1995
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nick my server, always ask to sit in his section-

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from beginning to end. Loved the dumplings, fried chicken and coffee cake.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Starbelly for years and was very happy that some of my regular menu selections (the spaghetti, house salad and pate) were as good as always. The pizza however was a disappointment. It is no longer something I would order again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food!

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MichelleS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed our meal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely. The food was awesome! We loved the parklet experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Quality food at a good price.

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vipellelle99
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience here from the consistently great food to the friendly staff. My ONLY comment or suggestion would be for them to change up the entrees mains every few weeks to keep things fresh for the locals ;p

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vipNellieC
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic server and our food was excellent. The roasted corn poblano pizza was delicious and my daughter loved the spaghetti entree. The ambiance is lovely, too.

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Adol
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Little loud. The pizzas are very good. The service was nice and kind. Thanks

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AndyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with interesting combos of fresh ingredients, food comes out really fast!

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SWilliams
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had drinks with the Olives & Nuts appetizer. All was yummy. And the service & server were superb. Thanks!

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BobbieB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza! Loved the cornbread and dumplings too! Really good, attentive friendly service. Also able to accommodate us immediately when we arrived quite early ahead of our reservation! Recommend!

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Angie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We made a reservation for 1:30. We arrived on time. The host said they are setting up our table. It was now 2:15 before they were able to seat us. What's the point of taking reservations if you cannot seat us on time are close to the time reserved. Food was delicious and so was the drinks. Our server was kind. But during our brunch a customer from another table came over to us and asked us to be quiet and not laugh so loudly. We did not appreciate another customer interacting with us in that manner. I do admit we may have been loud however it is a Sunday brunch, we are outside, and we were not saying anything disrespectful. Just enjoying our company with laughters. We had told that customer he should speak to the management if he has a problem with us. However that customer did and management did nothing. We appreciate that the restaurant did not see a problem with us. However they should have spoken to that customer and ask them to leave if they we're not enjoying their time at the restaurant.

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TylerS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great! The food at Starbelly is always delicious. Service is great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We requested an outdoor table and instead of being seated on the cute patio out back we had to sit on the street

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DavidA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Classic noisy Castro restaurant
Soggy French fries starter
Very dry chicken main dish

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ricks
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I took a good friend having eaten at the restaurant previously, and he thought it was the best meal he had had in a long time. The food is very high quality, interesting flavor combinations, and the cocktails are interesting as well. It was busy, busy, so sometimes the service lagged, but the servers were always trying to stay on top of things.

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LouiseK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Starbelly! Ambience is amazing inside and out on their back patio. Food is always amazing; got the fries w/3 sauces, liver pate, asparagus soup, cod, and pot de creme for dessert! Highly recommend this restaurant :)

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opentableSF12345
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food. Seating was a bit tight and uncomfortable (we were in the front window), but their summer corn pizza is delicious. Definitely worth the trip.

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NatalieH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal at Starbelly. We loved the small plates and cocktails. Definitely will be coming back. Keep in mind that even indoor seating is pretty cold since they keep the front door open so bring a jacket!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience.

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FabricioV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i always come here when im celebrating something important and
yesterday was not the exception.
i celebrated my birthday here yesterday.
the food is always good and the cocktails too.
i reserved a table for 4, but actually we were 5, but it was not a big deal for
the host that was very helpful and
accomodate us in a bigger table without being waiting too much.

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Jay1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First friend’s brunch post-pandemic. Star belly made it a very enjoyable experience

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vipdaveyfuzz
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and delish. Only suggestion is that the menu seems to be the same it's been for long time now, and no specials to augment it. Feeling like I'm getting bored with the same options. Would like a few more new choices in each category to round out their staples.

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Starbelly!!! Always delicious and wonderful service!

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vipcoltto
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy eating at Starbelly. I got the Bibb Lettuce salad which was great. Dining on the back patio is very pleasant.

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vipcynbaz
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Great wine selection and wonderful atmosphere!

FAQs

Starbelly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-7500.

Starbelly is rated 4.5 stars by 1153 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.