Starbelly

4.5
1135 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNellieC
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SWilliams
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
6 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!

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BernadetteS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is beautiful, all weathered wood and a gorgeous back patio. I ordered the French toast with fruit compote, marscapone and pistachios. It was rich and well balance with sweet and savory flavors. My friend got the corn pizza which was also delicious. I would definitely go for brunch again.

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vipLeslieO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It’s a really cute spot with indoor and a few outdoor seats. Server took a while to get to me and then really didn’t do more than ask if I was ready to order. Food was great though. Did it really see the staff so much interacting with people. If your looking for good food and ok service then hit them up.

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VickyO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chicken and waffles, cheeseburger, Farm eggs and bacon

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charlaro
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My friend is allergic to gluten and I was under the impression that they had some options other than salad but they did not. The salad was basically just lettuce with tomatoes and oil so it was a little disappointing. The fries were good but the entrees were mediocre and expensive.

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CMM13
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Our waiter was on top of it and very friendly. Patio seating is very relaxed and we were allowed to stay beyond finishing our meal without getting the vibe that we had to leave - maybe this was due to the time of day, but we greatly appreciated it.

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vipJohnA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had friends in town from the East Coast and wanted a place to meet up and enjoy a special lunch. I go to Starbelly often, and usually sit inside or on the back patio, which are awesome. This was the first time I sat outside in the parklet, and I wasn't sure what to expect. But it was equally awesome. Service was great! Adam was our waiter, and I managed to knock his tray when he was bringing drinks (and spill Bloody Mary all over him), but he was cool and kind about it. I can always count on good food and service here.

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vipAlexC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Starbelly!

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vipDavid
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back ! Everything was phenomenal.Exceptional service by our waiter. The food was delicious! Thank you for an awesome dining experience.

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vipbohand
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and food as always. Love the park lets. Service was a little slow but really friendly. I understand staffing is an issue at the moment.

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Tslmn
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very fun and lively place. Food and drinks were very good too! Picked this place out of all the Castro area restaurants bec of th Cali cuisine menu, fun cocktails and pizza and patè. We’ll be back next time we visit SF. Well worth the Lyft ride from our downtown hotel. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

menu and atmosphere great overall

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Monica
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious (you gotta get the mussels!). The atmosphere was awesome (b90's house and pop music bumping, but it wasn't so loud that you couldn't have a conversation at your table). And heat maps were on in the patio (which was great b/c it was a little chilly). Our server was hilarious and really made our night! Only bummer, I called over a week ahead and asked to increase my party from 6 to 7 people. I was told no problem, but when we arrived our table was only set for 6 and while we were okay with adding a 7th plate/setting, the host seemed annoyed. Also when I called ahead the person I spoke with couldn't remember the crook fee and couldn't find this on the website.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Best liver pate and the FRIES were to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Made a reservation and was seated 20 minutes after. Mix up between servers which led to being forgotten about towards the end of our time. Food was great! Drinks were so-so, which is a shame since their bar looks nice.

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StellaB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate!
Nice wine and cocktail selection.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server rushed us out, cleared plates before we were done even though we had not been there that long and food was just mediocre

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elpfilm
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Back patio has a really nice setup for a relaxing lunch. Nice spot to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and hang out with friends/family. I had the fried chicken po'boy, which was delicious.

FAQs

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

Starbelly is rated 4.5 stars by 1135 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.