Starbelly

4.6
843 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipNYCMSL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and felt like they have good COVID practices.

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vipRileyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a fun back patio full of heaters which was perfect for the chilly SF day. The food was delicious and reasonably priced too! My friends and I went for brunch and I ordered the chicken and waffles. So yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Could do a little more to make the interior more welcoming. Was looking forward to sitting on the patio but got stuck at a table by the waiters station. No ambience just a lonely table.

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vipTYGK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SF. Excellent food, ambience and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Covid protocols in place and made me feel safe and comfortable. Food was excellent. Service was great

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DirkB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service is very good. We were seated right on time and the waiter was very attentive. The menu is very limited but We had two wedge salads, cheeseburger with fries and a chicken “po-boy” plus 2 margaritas for my friend and an ice tea for me. $99. The burger was cooked as ordered but it was rather tasteless as if it hadn’t been seasoned at all. The po-boy was a plain chicken sandwich. Both were dry. The salads were good but I wish there was a bit more of that delicious green goddess dressing. All in all, an unmemorable dinner.

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LuannW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have eaten at Starbelly twice in the last couple of weeks. I was super disappointed with this last visit. Food was just okay, service was not great, and it is over priced for what you get at this time.
I won't be back again soon.

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RomelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Starbelly with one of my best friends. The ambiance was perfect, it was quiet with the soft sound of music in the background. It was a good atmosphere to catch up with my friend and to say my "See ya laters" as I will be moving away.

I had the fish tacos and they were delicious! My friend raved about the spaghetti/pasta dish he ordered. For beverages, we both had the white sangria, which was nice to sip on as we were catching up.

I recommend eating here. The next time I come back to San Francisco, I've already got my eye on the PEI mussels and chorizo dish!

See ya later, Starbelly! Can't wait to come back to see you!

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Cinepam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. We were celebrating a birthday and it was perfect.

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vipLoveadeal
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and great patio. Good value. Cool crowd.

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AlyssaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

waiter was amazing! greeter not so much. food was great too! would come again

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vipSamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious variety of food at great value! Dumplings and Brussels sprouts were best appetizers. Solid cocktails and the date cake was superb. Fun to eat on the street and felt protected by the barriers. Service was excellent and everyone careful to wear masks. Packed when we went on a Friday night!

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vipLuisC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and amazing food and drinks.

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3Love
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I love Starbelly, but visiting during Covid is tough. They insist on you wearing your mask every moment someone comes near the table, which is not a good way to enjoy your meal. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate their commitment to safety, but I will wait until things are closer to normal before returning to one of my favorite spots.

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dora
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited previously and it is always welcoming, on many levels!

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Awesome
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was outstanding. Can't wait to go again.

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AdonesC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to have a brunch. Our server was very friendly and the place followed safety precautions.

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MarilynL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This is a great spot for brunch! Varied menu with the dishes you'd expect and some surprises too (chicken and waffles anyone?). The corn pizza is a customer favorite during the summer months. Interesting cocktails too! The service the day we were there was a bit slow -- think they were short-staffed. But the server was very nice and was obviously doing her best. We got comped on a couple of things due to the wait, which was nice. We understand that restaurants and their staff have it tough right now due to Covid and so we were understanding. Great overall experience and will be back.

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Jerseygirl13
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary 47 years.
Husband is in wheelchair. Staff could not have been nicer or kinder.

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ScottW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thankful Starbelly is open during the coronavirus pandemic. The service was outstanding in spite of all the precautions. Usually like the patio but this time tried their new booths on the sidewalk. Well constructed. They bar has always been very good. We had a nice bottle of sparkling Pinot noir from Italy.

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RWHSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanks to the Starbelly staff for continuing to be a great neighborhood staple with consistently good food - especially during COVID-19. You make it so we can all appreciate a moment of "normal life" and it is greatly appreciated.

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vipKCooper
London
86 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Starbelly is a good neighborhood restaurant in Castro. It's one of the few places with outdoor dining space with full menu and full bar to boot. Food is solid with good selection, from vegetarian to meat dishes. Selection of wine and cocktails are great and reasonably priced. Recommended if you plan to be in the neighborhood .

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dora
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Starbelly was great in terms of food and service and safety. The occasional street noise just added to the "atmosphere" and we will definitely return.
Thanks!

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vipTimeaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As we walked in, we were told we have 1hr 15min, so it felt a bit rushed, but I understand that given COVID the experience is a bit different. Great food and cute garden though.

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peters
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They are working hard to compensate, but COVID restrictions and a limited menu make it hard.

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RedUndead
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had lunch at a table on the sidewalk on the restaurant side which has clear dividers between tables - it was cooler on the hot Monday we were there. It was a very enjoyable lunch.

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Djdw2000
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, nothing rare or exceptional. Service was good enough but a little slow/slightly inattentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Seemed they forgot we had checked in. Got seated 30 minutes after the time of our reservation. They comped us one drink and apologized which was appreciated but maybe could do a better job of tracking guests and turning over tables.

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Juju
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was alright, veggie burger fell apart and was more like a quinoa patty. Skimpy on the ketchup for the fries and waiter kept forgetting what we asked for. Ordered a cocktail, that made the outing worth it at least. I would maybe go back, but not enthusiastically.

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vipGabriel999
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love starbelly Altho the small plates are overpriced. Great patio at back. Unfortunately this time four of us were herded into a small concrete square space seated at metal chairs and table flanked by a shower curtain out the front of the restaurant... but hey, Covid? Perhaps more ideal for a two top than 4.

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SpencerJim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at Starbelly with the brussel sprouts and french fries to start that helped kick start a taste bud bonanza. Covid-19 standards were in order with outside dining, and appropriate distancing. The staff was apporpriately cautious, but it did impact the experience (clearing table of used tableware), but kudos to them for taking protocols seriously.

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vipNikki6
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved everything about Starbelly. Felt safe with covid protocols. Our drinks: the margarita verde and the strawberry alarm clock were delicious. I was worried the strawberry would be too sweet but it was perfectly balanced. We had the chicken pate which was recommended by our server and I’m so glad he did. I don’t normally like pate but this was really good not too heavy either. We tried the chicken poboy, which coming from Louisiana this is absolutely not a poboy but was a really good fried chicken sandwich. The slaw was a little wet for my liking and the chicken was on the thinner side but still didn’t ruin the sandwich. Lastly we had the grilled corn pizza, while it was very good, super flavorful and mostly perfectly crispy crust I wouldn’t get this again the middle was almost* soggy with the corn and lime aioli. I also didn’t love the lime aioli but I’m not a big citrus fan. My friend on the other hand loved it and would get it a million times over. Overall a solid wonderful meal and we will definitely be back to try more.

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oexca
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It’s just weird eating in restaurants during Covid. Wearing masks, tables few and far. Missing all the energy of eating out it actually felt a bit sad. Understanding stsrbelly did the best they can in this situation. Next time will get take out!!

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Flora
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall, my party enjoyed our dining experiencing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating and fabulous staff. Love the host.

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camillep
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Service was great, food was delicious.

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andyh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Promptly sat for our reservation, we’re informed of they length we could maintain the table, which was also noted at the time of the reservation, quickly served and the food and drinks were delicious. Safe and spacious atmosphere.

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vipSFSam
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the Fried Chicken Po’Boy....definitely a poor boy. The piece of chicken they served me was the thickness of 2 slices of bologna. There was more Cole slaw than chicken. It was quite disappointing. But the fries they served with it was very good. At least they didn’t mess that up.

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N4tethegreat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parklet is well set up and adds more seating out front. Great food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The shaded patio was perfect this warm and slightly smoky day. The safety precautions were spot-on. Seating our party of 2 side by side is exactly what we’d been hoping for, too! The staff was kind and gracious. I can’t wait to come back

FAQs

Starbelly does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Starbelly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-7500.

Starbelly is rated 4.6 stars by 843 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.