The Fly Trap

4.7
1112 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A word from The Fly Trap
At The Fly Trap, guests can enjoy a bustling neighborhood happy hour, dine casually at the communal tables, or delight in the elegant main dining area. An artisan cocktail list, innovative desserts, eclectic wine list and a warm, genuine sense of hospitality appeal to the neighborhood and out-of-town guests. The Fly Trap is located in the South of Market area, just 2 blocks from the Moscone Center.
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AngelaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for an after work apps & cocktails or dinner. Bundle up because it can get a bit chilly- but the amazing staff bring you warm blankets!

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WhitneyA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot with romantic vibes. The food is delicious and the cocktails are on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star covid outdoor dining experience. Noticed their website mentions every table has a dedicated heater :-) took my husband there for dinner. Service was excellent. Drinks arrived within 2 minutes each time, amazing. Food was delicious. Tipped $50 for outstanding service and effort. We were very happy to be able to enjoy such a nice night out during the second shutdown. Highly recommend, the individual table heaters are awesome!!

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant has a super cool vibe even with COVID! Small but great atmosphere with awesome heaters at every table.. really good menu and worth the small uber drive to visit. Owner has done a great touch on the place. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small table good for 2 people

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vipChrisT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint tables in the ally aside the restaurant made for a relaxing lunch. The burger and fish were delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and we have never had better Brussel Sprouts ever before!! We will be repeat guests!!!

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vipKenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprising good little neighborhood place. The alley is the real star of the show.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation, was seated quickly, service was great, food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clear COVID protocols in place. Delicious good. Great drinks. We’ll be back soon.

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vipRusselC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great atmosphere to bring a group and very chill for the area.

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vipwado13
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Flytrap for over 25 years and have always had a great meal, wonderful service and lovely surroundings.
Now with Covid-19, it is more important than ever that everyone support these businesses or we'll find ourselves with no place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited The FlyTrap several times and each time is a wonderful, warm, hospitable and DELICIOUS experience. The staff are so welcoming and personable. We look forward to our next return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For sure date night! Great Ambience and food

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vipbayareares
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun vibes, simple but good menu items. Enjoyed dining outside in the funky and intimate alley. Good place for outdoor dining during covid time.

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Qinnan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great flavors and rustic decor

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PaulM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere in the cozy alley.

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vipRichardD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see this restaurant open! Valen was very helpful and we all enjoyed meeting her. We'll go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, loved the outdoor seating! Dog friendly

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babybluetoy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely alley, nice and cozy. I can see they will have a good run with this tucked away alley until the rain comes. There is a heat lamp over every table and they will provide blankets if asked but we didn’t need it.

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vipMinS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was alright, nothing special. Ambience was very nice. Service lady was not very friendly.

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vipMicahT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had a party of 4 and sat outside. Very cute patio with a European feel. Very well though out spot.

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Cgorham
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What's not to be intrigued with at the Fly Trap, THE most innovative and creative use of a true alley EVER! My breakfast was delicious though pretty basic. Cocktails and wine excellent for a Sunday brunch. The inside looked amazing - very reflective of the late 19th century. My wife and I want to come back for dinner when things open up a bit more

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks are delicious!! They started indoor dining again and my friend and I had an awesome table by ourselves in the back. Very social distant. Staff is super friendly and the bar is so cool. Decoration on point I love that we found this place on a busy Saturday night.

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vipMarkF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth it just for the Brussels sprouts, but everything was excellent!
They’ve created a cozy outdoor area reminiscent of a Paris cafe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Loved the ambiance, food was good for value and enjoyed house speciality drinks. Service from our waitress was horrible, she was rude when we asked for recommendations, did not come to check on us, was friendly with every other table except ours. The busser took better care of use than the waitress. Would not return if we have the same waitresses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Super cute and doing great social distancing and sanitizing measures. Made their alleyway adorable and lit up with string lights since the pandemic.. so creative and definitely worth a visit!! Owner was very nice and friendly woman.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Super attentive and the ambiance is very cute. Already planning a happy hour

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vipJason
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating at the fly trap and we were seated in the alleyway. It was decorated very nicely and tables mostly for groups of two. It would be a very tight squeeze with more. This is a great spot for a date night. Solid food and definitely recommend the brussel sprouts. Great Mai Tai as well and the chocolate lava cake was delicious! Can't wait to go back and check out more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Entire staff was on top of every aspect of the dining experience. Spoke to the owner who said she’s just trying to stay open after months of Corona virus impact. Support this local SF restaurant- you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be coming back to The Fly Trap

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vipRoly
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valen West, the owner of Fly Trap, is an inspirational example of how SF small businesses respond to incredible, overwhelming challenges with creativity and class, with a dash of comedically quirky charm.

The alley between Fly Trap's building and their neighbor has been transformed into a gorgeous, relaxing, warm, safe, inviting space. From the strings of lights, to the individual overhead heaters at each table (with a cord so you can adjust to your needs!), to the art lining the walls from Valen's personal collection (each of which has its own story), to the little birds attached to the wall next to your seat so you can hang your mask while eating .... it's just AMAZING. Gave us flashbacks to romantic memories of Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Venice ...

The cocktails are, as always, terrific! Manhattans and Negronis are our usual go tos - Valen's bartending skills are top notch. You can also choose from an excellent selection of wine and beer as well.

Don't be shy about asking for recommendations from the menu - I doubt you can miss - but dining outdoors in SF can mean your food can go cold pretty quickly ... so be mindful! The burger is always a good choice, and the fried chicken will not disappoint!

Fly Trap has been our "local" for many years - and it's history in SF is just remarkable.
If you want to support a deserving, small business - and are looking for a little oasis amidst all the turmoil of these crazy times - THIS is your spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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vipHopk7791
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a location in SOMA that is worthy of six stars!

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MikeK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice little redone alleyway for dining and drinks during Covid. Great atmosphere.

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vipSouthParkFoodie
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the way the Fly Trap has adjusted to covid. The outdoor dining is terrific, with individual heaters at all tables. The food was excellent. I strongly recommend the Brussels sprouts- best in the city! We also had the burger, chicken skewers and a salad. All good. The service was very friendly. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter recently moved to San Fran and we were looking for a patio that was ok to bring a dog. The flytrap was extremely welcoming with a very friendly staff and the food and drinks were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great ambiance and great food! What else could you ask for?

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Miles
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wings and outside dining area for eating/drinking.

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vipDavidR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the flytrap, cool outdoor alley dining with your own weather lamp. The small touches and artwork is very cool. My son and I love the Brussel Sprouts and all the food is solid. The owner Valen is an absolute delight.

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EllenF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner did an amazing transformation to create warm and inviting outdoor dining. The food was unusual and delicious, the wine was delectable and the service was superb. The hostess/owner could not have been more hospitable. Will definitely be back!

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You can order delivery directly from The Fly Trap using the Order Online button. The Fly Trap also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Fly Trap is rated 4.7 stars by 1112 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.