Starbelly

4.6
1259 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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Bell
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and great food. Loved the mussels with chorizo and lamb meatballs. The outdoor dining was cozy and private with a heater so we felt comfortable.

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Rich
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good and the prices are appropriate. Be prepared for bar-like noise level. The music was being played very loud which then as always makes everyone yell over it.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience.
Everything was tasty. Portion size was good to share.
Great service!

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SusieK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service is fantastic, food is great, it was oddly loud EDM music for an early supper? The volume of the music made it hard for me to hear my companions.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a same day reservation in the AM for 7:45 PM. They were right on time, sat us without our full party (which was great!) and we had a drink once we got settled. Then our friends joined, and we all ordered a meal and drinks. The Doctors Orders cocktail was super potent and very tasty - enough that three of us ordered it.
I got the Starbelly pizza — amazing. Will definitely order again.
Two friends got the burger and loved it. Not sure on the ahi tuna entree but seemed like my friend enjoyed it. The large bean appetizer was alright…the dressing was good and the beans were basically just cooked beans.
Our waiter was gorgeous and super prompt, funny, and helpful.
Overall an excellent experience! I hadn’t sat inside to eat in a long time and it still felt airy and not too crowded in the back table where we were at.

Thank you Starbelly!

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Nick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. The place when we went was very loud, couldn't hear myself think. Drinks were awesome. Our waiter wasn't that attentive, seemed to cater to the large parties more. Best food ever, every dish was to die for.

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DonnaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A wonderful indoor experience post COVID. Nick, our server, is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Host was a little rude/sassy. Loved the food and server. Drinks tasted inconsistent

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vipNaomiL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had to wait over 1/2 hour to get our table that we had made a reservation for. I used tp think Starbelly was a good spot and it's just gone downhill.

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lmlcc
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Did not get 1 of the 3 orders correct and had to wait for service to straighten out order

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rhuangie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprising decent price for a brunch place in SF ($19 per person after tip/tax). Got the chicken and waffles - yummy, would get again. Also got the loco moco - okay, not much flavor, wouldn't get again.

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AurelioF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Overall, I think there are aspects which the establishment could work on to make dining at Starbelly’s a more pleasant experience. The Moco’s burger order was nearly raw despite my asking for the meat to be medium. Seating (despite being in the patio) resulted in my being placed less than a foot alongside other diners. This was very uncomfortable. The patio area was a bit too crammed for safety during a pandemic, and the noise emanating from the adjacent indoor seating was an unpleasant pounding techno beat that made conversation difficult. I am not in line to return for a dining experience given the noise, food preparation, and cramped seating.

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vipVVSS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Delicious brunch menu, though very limited vegan options, which is surprising for San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a blast here. The liver pate dish is to die for.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veggie burger and fries were delicious, as was the soup and salad. Only request would be to offer more vegan options. Fun and great service.

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vipDylanPhile
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall very good and I look forward to returning. We ordered salads and entrees and the entrees were delivered two minutes after the salads. The server made a joke that at least the salad is already cold … I would have preferred at least an acknowledgment of the coursing error.

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vipSusanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from Nick. We had tons of fun in a joyous atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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AdG1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with and old friend and had a great dinner on the back patio. The heaters kept us warm and the food was delicious as always!

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vipMissionFoodie
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is uneven here; we had a very nice gazpacho, but the "seared" tuna had never been close to a heat source and was barely seasoned; the olive tapenade that was supposed to come with it was barely visible.

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SFTomBoy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, great food. Music was a bit too loud for conversation, unfortunately.

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ucfjunior
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! The food was to die for! Will definitely return next time I visit!

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Shiva
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience! Perfect ambience to catch up with friends/family.

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great space and wait staff. Honestly the brunch was kinda disappointing.

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vipFOODIE
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience we always sit outside they always have the terrace covered so don’t get too hot outside thank you everyone for a great service the food is always nice specialty drinks special tequila drinks are amazing can’t wait to come back see you soon

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vipBreakawayBabs
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables seem a little close but overall awesome food.

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MichaelS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best dates my partner and I have ever been on. The entire staff was friendly and obviously enjoyed their jobs, despite the place being absolutely packed our service was prompt, cheerful and very helpful.

The bloody mary was delicious, my bf had the strawberry alarm clock cocktail and loved it. He also had the burger with aged cheddar, a truly absurd amount of bacon and avocado (the avocado never came but he was still very happy" I had the summer corn pizza, intending to eat only half of the rather large pie but it was so delicious I ate the entire thing and I regret nothing.

Extra kudos to our server Alex who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

We will be back for dinner soon.

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vipGarthS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Room temperature chilaquiles. Awful! Others had good meals - not a complete loss. The stuff on my plate looked awful and tasted even worse

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as always.

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MayraaV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

French fries were very small, hard to eat..
Drinks were okay..

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shawnn
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday. Everyone enjoyed the food and the space.

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Greg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Would have preferred the music to be a bit lower. Dining outside on the back patio the music loud.

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vipGlutenFreeFoodie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service wasn't great and the food options were minimal.

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MaureenJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Weather was extremely hot. I was seated outside on the patio. The first thing I said to the host was I am really hot and while I wait for my friend at the table I would like to order a cocktail. 20 minutes later I was still waiting order a drink. I finally asked a waiter if I could order a drink which he seemed annoyed that I asked.

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vipJ25Borg
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great consistent menu. Fun drinks.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The staff is great, the food well-prepared and delicious.

Favorites are the flat breads (pizza), and the spaghetti entré.

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Carly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was my first time going to Starbelly for dinner and, overall, it was not an enjoyable meal. The food was poorly prepared and executed, and service was inattentive.

To start with service, after we sat down our server came to the table at the start saying "I'm here for anything you need" but then very quickly left without offering water or checking if we had any questions. We laughed about it with a couple sitting next to us because it was so contradictory, but the inattentiveness was consistent throughout the duration of our meal.

As for food, to start, the water jug we received tasted really strange, like they had filled part of it with sparkling and part of it with still. For appetizers, we got the goat cheese dumplings and grilled octopus to start. The dumplings were fine but the octopus was undercooked and the overall flavors of the dish were completely off. For our main dish, we ordered the roasted corn pizza but were served the margherita pizza instead. While we were able to return the pizza for the one we ordered, at that point, I was already disappointed in the dinner experience as a whole.

I'll give their brunch a try next time but won't be returning for dinner anytime soon.

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franklink
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive without hovering over our table. Great service

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DanaP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. A bit pricey but worth every bite! The service was great, fast, courteous. We enjoyed it so much! Too noisy for our taste, but everything else was so wonderful and so close to the Castro... it was worth every penny.

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wilthefinn
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sitting outside on the street, very urban. As always, excellent service and food. Been coming here for years, always consistently excellent.

FAQs

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

Starbelly is rated 4.6 stars by 1259 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.