Fog City Diner

★★★★★
  • 1300 Battery St

    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • 415-982-2000

About Fog City Diner

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Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 10:30am-11pm; Sun 10:30am-10pm

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had a recent not so great experience there

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My favs of the night- cheddar biscuits are rich, soft and buttery but, the real deal is dessert. Peanut butter cups and apple crisp I will go back for.

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My favs of the night- cheddar biscuits are rich, soft and buttery but, the real deal is dessert. Peanut butter cups and apple crisp I will go back for.

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Pros: great food

Cons: location

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This has got to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's a real San Francisco treat when you dine here. Their service is excellent. Their staff is attentive and accommodating. Their food is great. I recommend their Chicken

3
★★★★★

This has got to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's a real San Francisco treat when you dine here. Their service is excellent. Their staff is attentive and accommodating. Their food is great. I recommend their Chicken

Pros: Ambience. Food. Service.

Cons: Not great for groups more than 10. No more creme brulee.

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i guess it was my fault i thought diner actually meant diner, the kind of place that serves homecooked-style comfort food. oh well. money isnt really an issue unless the food is not filling. and this place definitely was not filling. the

3
★★★★★

i guess it was my fault i thought diner actually meant diner, the kind of place that serves homecooked-style comfort food. oh well. money isnt really an issue unless the food is not filling. and this place definitely was not filling. the

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Fog City Diner is a nice little restraurant, shaped like a trolly right off the Embarcadero in San Francisco. I found out about this place through my co-workers. The first time I ordered a dozen of oysters for lunch. The oysters come in bite-size served on crushed rock salt. Very nice presentation. What's even better is when get to slurp it off of its shell, but don't forget to put the special sauce, lemon and tabasco!

PROS: Cool ambiance, great quality seafood and burgers
CONS: Parking is a little difficult and can get real crowded during lunch and dinner.

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★★★★★

Fog City Diner is a nice little restraurant, shaped like a trolly right off the Embarcadero in San Francisco. I found out about this place through my co-workers. The first time I ordered a dozen of oysters for lunch. The oysters come in bite-size served on crushed rock salt. Very nice presentation. What's even better is when get to slurp it off of its shell, but don't forget to put the special sauce, lemon and tabasco!

PROS: Cool ambiance, great quality seafood and burgers
CONS: Parking is a little difficult and can get real crowded during lunch and dinner.

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If you are are a local to the Bay Area, I would say check this place out just to get it out of your system. It's fun. I've been coming here for years now and the food is really good. My only complaint is the service is very inconsistent.

3
★★★★★

If you are are a local to the Bay Area, I would say check this place out just to get it out of your system. It's fun. I've been coming here for years now and the food is really good. My only complaint is the service is very inconsistent.

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When I set at my office, I get a shiny glimmer every now and then... it's the sun reflecting off their ultra polished metal sides. Nothing like a bright shine to remind me that I need to drop by and get a $8 burger.

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★★★★☆

When I set at my office, I get a shiny glimmer every now and then... it's the sun reflecting off their ultra polished metal sides. Nothing like a bright shine to remind me that I need to drop by and get a $8 burger.

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I had to eat in this place without reading any reviews. I ordered Caesar's Salad because I thought nobody cannot make any mistakes on salad. Well, I was wrong. I never see this Caesar's Salad before!!! Actually, they just cut the bottom of

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★★★★★

I had to eat in this place without reading any reviews. I ordered Caesar's Salad because I thought nobody cannot make any mistakes on salad. Well, I was wrong. I never see this Caesar's Salad before!!! Actually, they just cut the bottom of

Pros: Location

Cons: Price, Food, Service,,,

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I took my Mom out for dinner at Fog City Saturday night. We were told there was a 1/2 hour wait for two. We waited well over an hour and there were plenty of open seats. The hostess was not very pleasant or apologetic about our wait.

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★★★★★

I took my Mom out for dinner at Fog City Saturday night. We were told there was a 1/2 hour wait for two. We waited well over an hour and there were plenty of open seats. The hostess was not very pleasant or apologetic about our wait.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, good crab cakes, dessert

Cons: little over priced, not very nice hostess

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My Husband and I were visting the San Francisco area for the first time so we were very excited to find a little diner to have a nice dinner. When we walked in it was not the old little dinner we know. It felt a little odd the people

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★★★★★

My Husband and I were visting the San Francisco area for the first time so we were very excited to find a little diner to have a nice dinner. When we walked in it was not the old little dinner we know. It felt a little odd the people

Pros: nothing was pos.

Cons: Overpriced and food was not good

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I love the movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer"\r
and so had to visit this place. Even with reservations, \r
we had to wait about 20 minutes, but there were \r
some groups who hadn't and were furious that they\r
might have to wait an

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★★★★★

I love the movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer"\r
and so had to visit this place. Even with reservations, \r
we had to wait about 20 minutes, but there were \r
some groups who hadn't and were furious that they\r
might have to wait an

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First of all, if you don't want a freaking tiny booth, which by the way they aren't tiny, then be smart enough to call in ahead of time and make reservations!!! Idiots!!! I've been there plenty of times and the couple with "pink hair and

3
★★★★★

First of all, if you don't want a freaking tiny booth, which by the way they aren't tiny, then be smart enough to call in ahead of time and make reservations!!! Idiots!!! I've been there plenty of times and the couple with "pink hair and

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My husband and I went to the Diner to have a light dinner, as we love to do. Our waiter was one with whom we'd had several times before, always accomodating and very pleasant. As we began to delve into our delicious small plates,;in

3
★★★★★

My husband and I went to the Diner to have a light dinner, as we love to do. Our waiter was one with whom we'd had several times before, always accomodating and very pleasant. As we began to delve into our delicious small plates,;in

Pros: great people!

Cons: a little loud

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My boyfriend and I decided to dine here because it seemed unpretentious and homey for the Financial District.\r
The minute the hostess set eyes on us (me with shocking pink hair) and my boyfriend (with neck tattoos and lip piercings) she

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I decided to dine here because it seemed unpretentious and homey for the Financial District.\r
The minute the hostess set eyes on us (me with shocking pink hair) and my boyfriend (with neck tattoos and lip piercings) she

Pros: Innovative Menu.

Cons: Horribile Service, Overpriced.

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First, the positives. Most of the food was good. The spicy prawns were average. The service, in the beginning was good. However, like previous postings regarding fog city diner, the service quickly became slow and non existant when our

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★★★★★

First, the positives. Most of the food was good. The spicy prawns were average. The service, in the beginning was good. However, like previous postings regarding fog city diner, the service quickly became slow and non existant when our

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a friend took me here for dinner. the restaurant itself is beautiful.. feels like you go back in time. nice decorations.

service is good...serves mainly seafood.. real good, and not too expensive for SF standard.

we were full so we didn't get to try dessert, which was a bummer. they had pretty good selections. next time we will make sure we make room for dessert

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★★★★☆

a friend took me here for dinner. the restaurant itself is beautiful.. feels like you go back in time. nice decorations.

service is good...serves mainly seafood.. real good, and not too expensive for SF standard.

we were full so we didn't get to try dessert, which was a bummer. they had pretty good selections. next time we will make sure we make room for dessert

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If you're want overpriced food with snotty service/waiter, this is the place to go! My girlfriend and I went in to have something light to eat at 9.30pm. Not feeling very hungry since we've already had dinner, we ended up ordering 5

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★★★★★

If you're want overpriced food with snotty service/waiter, this is the place to go! My girlfriend and I went in to have something light to eat at 9.30pm. Not feeling very hungry since we've already had dinner, we ended up ordering 5

Pros: nice atmosphere, cozy

Cons: service, price

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This is a great diner. You can choose between salads and burgers or full fledged mains. The homemade pickles are fantastic. There's a full bar and a good wine list. The wait staff is attentive and very family friendly.

Beware the tap water is the worst I have ever tasted in my life.

PROS: Great burgers
CONS:

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★★★★☆

This is a great diner. You can choose between salads and burgers or full fledged mains. The homemade pickles are fantastic. There's a full bar and a good wine list. The wait staff is attentive and very family friendly.

Beware the tap water is the worst I have ever tasted in my life.

PROS: Great burgers
CONS:

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I was a skeptic prior to coming here - there was so much hype around this tourist attraction that I assumed it would fall short of expectation - however, i was very pleasantly surprised. Definitely the most luxurious diner i've ever been

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I was a skeptic prior to coming here - there was so much hype around this tourist attraction that I assumed it would fall short of expectation - however, i was very pleasantly surprised. Definitely the most luxurious diner i've ever been

Pros: Food, atmosphere

Cons: Pricey

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Like many of you, i had chalked the Fog City up to being solely for tourists and "diner food". So untrue. With the rising new star chef, David Seawell (formerly of Boulevard) at the helm, the food at Fog City has gone "comfort cuisine".

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★★★★★

Like many of you, i had chalked the Fog City up to being solely for tourists and "diner food". So untrue. With the rising new star chef, David Seawell (formerly of Boulevard) at the helm, the food at Fog City has gone "comfort cuisine".

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Gotta say I was somewhat disappointed by the food. Ambience was excellent, but two fish dishes were both overcooked, even following a discussion with our server while ordering on the merits of not overcooking fish. How ironic -- and

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★★★★★

Gotta say I was somewhat disappointed by the food. Ambience was excellent, but two fish dishes were both overcooked, even following a discussion with our server while ordering on the merits of not overcooking fish. How ironic -- and

Pros: Pleasant Staff, Nice Wines by Glass

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Ok- I HAVE TO DISAGREE with these people! it has a fun fast paced feel of a diner with a menu of upscale orignal creations. The staff has ALWAYS been friendly and seem to know their wine list and menu back and forth. aNYONE WHO IS ANYONE

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★★★★★

Ok- I HAVE TO DISAGREE with these people! it has a fun fast paced feel of a diner with a menu of upscale orignal creations. The staff has ALWAYS been friendly and seem to know their wine list and menu back and forth. aNYONE WHO IS ANYONE

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Fog City Diner is typically a tourist joint but since it's two blocks from work, I've eaten there several times. I've had the bread basket appetizer and calamari which were both decent. I typically have the salmon blt on texas toast with

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★★★★★

Fog City Diner is typically a tourist joint but since it's two blocks from work, I've eaten there several times. I've had the bread basket appetizer and calamari which were both decent. I typically have the salmon blt on texas toast with

Pros: Sweet potato fries!

Cons: Often busy

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I've dined at Fog City at least 5 times. I don't suggest this restaurant for a romantic date or if you're on a schedule. But it's a great weekday, catch-a-meal-after-work place. The food is comforting (large portions) and reasonably

3
★★★★★

I've dined at Fog City at least 5 times. I don't suggest this restaurant for a romantic date or if you're on a schedule. But it's a great weekday, catch-a-meal-after-work place. The food is comforting (large portions) and reasonably

Pros: food, service

Cons: busy on weekends

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I'm not sure what has been sitting around longer, the restaurant or the food they serve. There are plenty of struggling places in San Francisco with wonderful food, but if you are interested in going to a place where the staff will act

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what has been sitting around longer, the restaurant or the food they serve. There are plenty of struggling places in San Francisco with wonderful food, but if you are interested in going to a place where the staff will act

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I tried to eat at Fog City Diner today - even made a reservation for our party of four. We arrived 5 minutes late and they had given our table away to a party of two. We waited because the hostess said a table would be ready in "just a

3
★★★★★

I tried to eat at Fog City Diner today - even made a reservation for our party of four. We arrived 5 minutes late and they had given our table away to a party of two. We waited because the hostess said a table would be ready in "just a

Pros: Interesting decor, Decent food

Cons: Service

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Even though I went with a bunch of girls I noticed it would be a great 1st date place. Very unique environment: plush seats make it look like a diner, but dimmer lights and dressed up waiters make the place feel fancier. It's crowded,

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★★★★★

Even though I went with a bunch of girls I noticed it would be a great 1st date place. Very unique environment: plush seats make it look like a diner, but dimmer lights and dressed up waiters make the place feel fancier. It's crowded,

Pros: fun atmosphere, good service, comfy

Cons: need reservation

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Years ago, this place had excellent food and you didn't mind it being overpriced. I ate here a month ago, and it sucked! AND I had to pay too much for this crappy food. The chicken was tough and dry, the french fries were old--like the had

3
★★★★★

Years ago, this place had excellent food and you didn't mind it being overpriced. I ate here a month ago, and it sucked! AND I had to pay too much for this crappy food. The chicken was tough and dry, the french fries were old--like the had

Pros: great looking place

Cons: food sucks

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This is not the american diner I expected--no grilled cheese, blt, etc. Instead, it is overpriced diner nuevo. $7 tortilla soup? $8 side salad? The food is good, but expensive. Service was the best value. If your looking for Alice in this

3
★★★★★

This is not the american diner I expected--no grilled cheese, blt, etc. Instead, it is overpriced diner nuevo. $7 tortilla soup? $8 side salad? The food is good, but expensive. Service was the best value. If your looking for Alice in this

Pros: Service, good parking

Cons: Expensive

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I didn't know much about Fog City Diner before going, but it was one of the best meals I've had in SF since moving here 2 years ago. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly while the food (mostly unique versions of classic comfort foods) is

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★★★★★

I didn't know much about Fog City Diner before going, but it was one of the best meals I've had in SF since moving here 2 years ago. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly while the food (mostly unique versions of classic comfort foods) is

Pros: Great meal experience

Cons: Hard to park

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Great food, ambience,and price. Advise reservations,tho they will seat you without after a wait of 25 min. Seemed children-friendly, too.

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★★★★★

Great food, ambience,and price. Advise reservations,tho they will seat you without after a wait of 25 min. Seemed children-friendly, too.

Pros: Inexpensive, children welcomed

Cons: Reservations advised, bit crowded

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This isn't the trendy stuff -- it's the classics all done quite well (meatloaf, fish and chips, burgers, etc.). The prices are a tad on the high side, but remember where you are and what you're eating. No room for complaints -- this is

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★★★★★

This isn't the trendy stuff -- it's the classics all done quite well (meatloaf, fish and chips, burgers, etc.). The prices are a tad on the high side, but remember where you are and what you're eating. No room for complaints -- this is

Pros: Great diner food

Cons: Parking is tough

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I went with a group of coworkers to this restaurant during a business trip. In spite of being called a...

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★★★☆☆

I went with a group of coworkers to this restaurant during a business trip. In spite of being called a...

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If you read the history of the Mitchell Brothers ("Behind the Green Door") you'll note that the Fog City Diner is instrumental in their lives when they filmed the sequel with a friend of theirs. It's worth stopping in just for the

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If you read the history of the Mitchell Brothers ("Behind the Green Door") you'll note that the Fog City Diner is instrumental in their lives when they filmed the sequel with a friend of theirs. It's worth stopping in just for the

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If there was any place I could have a booth inscribed with my name denoting me as a legendary regular, it would be Fog City Diner. Ok, so Im going to have to bump up my income to get this lofty station in life, but until then, its a nice

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★★★★☆

If there was any place I could have a booth inscribed with my name denoting me as a legendary regular, it would be Fog City Diner. Ok, so Im going to have to bump up my income to get this lofty station in life, but until then, its a nice

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I had breakfast with some friends here. We were visiting for the day to attend a function. I brought my daughter and we ate the best eggs, potatoes, salad and toast. The coffee perked me right up and it was a really warm and friendly

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★★★★★

I had breakfast with some friends here. We were visiting for the day to attend a function. I brought my daughter and we ate the best eggs, potatoes, salad and toast. The coffee perked me right up and it was a really warm and friendly

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Made famous by the "they don't take American Express" commercial, this chrome and neon eatery actually serves interesting food in a cool shiny metal envelope. As soon as you walk in, you can feel the buzz - exciting people are here to

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Made famous by the "they don't take American Express" commercial, this chrome and neon eatery actually serves interesting food in a cool shiny metal envelope. As soon as you walk in, you can feel the buzz - exciting people are here to

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a friend took me here for dinner. the restaurant itself is beautiful.. feels like you go back in time. nice decorations.service is good...serves mainly seafood.. real good, and not too expensive for SF standard.we were full so we didn't

2
★★★★☆

a friend took me here for dinner. the restaurant itself is beautiful.. feels like you go back in time. nice decorations.service is good...serves mainly seafood.. real good, and not too expensive for SF standard.we were full so we didn't

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This gleaming magnet for the young and the restless of all ages is a romantic cross between a 30s roadside diner and a 40s big-city bar and grill. Created by Cindy Pawlcyn of the Real Restaurants group and designed by Pat Kuleto, Fog City…

 

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