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Business Details

42

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

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Neighborhoods:
Outer Richmond, Northwest San Francisco
Categories:
Coffee Shops, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Cafeterias, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Coffee House, Diner, Seafood, Cafe, Omelets

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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02/17/2016

Overall

Probably one of the best shops in town when it comes to serving quality coffee. I definitely love their blends.

09/11/2014

Overall

Incredible coffee. There are a lot of gifted people behind that counter. I love the frappe from here as well, a good buy if it’s hot outside.

11/08/2010

Overall
You will be hard-pressed to find a better LOCAL SEAFOOD spot in San Francisco!

Go ahead, try to find a better spot. And IF (note that I didn't say WHEN) you do, come back and respond to this review, and I promise I will give your recommended spot a fair shake.



Date / date-night? This is your spot! Just the two of you... this is how your evening will go (for the most part):

1. Wait for a seat outside, with some free wine as the fog rolls in (iconically San Francisco)

2. Move inside as the wait time diminishes; enjoy more free wine in a warm ambiance

3. Get pleasantly surprised as your name is announced, and you walk over to your table with your wine-glasses that were topped off only recently

4. Order off the special menu, or the regular menu; they will cook to order too! You can't go wrong with anything. Trust me. I have had everything on their menus.

5. Beyond this, what you do, is entirely up to you. But make sure to thank Pacific Cafe for an excellent start to the evening...

MTam86

04/25/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Classic Seafood Restaurant

I could not put a con- if you show up at opening or after 9pm then no real wait. If you show up at 6 and expect to be seated in 15 to 20mins go down the street- this place is hoping, grab the pad, put your name down, get a free glass of wine and be nice. Talk to the locals, but not bring your bad energy there it will be felt. This is a very authentic san francisco gem. It is small and quaint. It is in a nice quiet neighborhood but on a main street geary. It is far enough away from the hussle and bustle of San Fran. You go to Pac Cafe only if you want to have a relaxing non-abtrusive, no -upselling, eat what is described in the menu and want to pay about 40-50/person. Yes a bit pricey but worth it- I recommend sharing the appetizers _ especially the crab cocktail. The spicey snapper rocked the house so did the clam chowder and cheese cake. The pinot available was tasty with the snapper. This place has yet to disappoint. Again this is a neighborhood restaurant, not gumps, cliff house or some other touristy fish restaurant- you will wait, you will have a comp glass of white wine and you will enjoy a piece of old san fran.

guythwaitefan

03/17/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Yuck!

Why, oh why do people like this place? Last I went with a group of friends, we had to wait in the freezing cold outside for over 2 hours, and that's for a group of 4! The decor is very '70s, and the cheap swill-filled glass of wine they give you while waiting isn't worth all the hassle.

Moreover, the server was rude and decided to lecture us because we had asked about our salad. A couple of people ordered soup, 2 salads and several appetizers. Well, the 2 soups were served first, 30 minutes passes by and no appetizers, no soups. When we asked the server because everyone were starving by this time and our guests didn't want to eat ahead of us, even though clearly starving too, the server said that this is just how he does things. Absolutely ridiculous. The food was terrible too. Supposed to a seafood restaurant, with really spoiled fish. Yuck!

charmingkati

11/12/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Seafood in the City!

My expectations were high and met! The cheap wine is just the thing to make an hour and a half wait ok (we got there at opening and the line was already long enough to fill every table), and my mom (who is very impatient) was fine with waiting since we had a nice little seat and a nice little glass.

The food! Amazing, prawns with nothing on them and they are just perfect, no need to dip in the butter they bring you. Everything is simple and fresh and cooked perfectly...

01/16/2008

Overall
best seafood in the city

I've been a regular at Pacific Cafe for years. It is by far the best sea food in the city, maybe even the best on the Peninsula. Always fresh, my favorits is the halibut parmesean. It is small and cozy with a very comfortable atmosphere. Expect to wait, sometimes up to an hour (or more on the weekend) but (and this is the best part) the friendly host will serve you free house wine while you wait!

Ang88

09/21/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
A Local Gem!

I have NOTHING but good things to say about The Pacific Cafe!
Let's start at the beginning- You walk in and find this place jam packed full of people; that can never be a bad thing! After you put your name on the list you will be greeted with a free (bottomless) glass of house white wine; need I go on?
Once you finally get a table, which could be quite a wait - so plan accordingly, you will find yourself in a cute cozy comfortable environment. The space is small and as full as it can be with tables. An absolute gem of a dining experience!
On to the food: if you are lucky enough to find the Parmesan Crusted Halibut on the list of specials, GET IT! The fish is prepared so beautifully that it absolutely melted in my mouth with such a flavorful blast in my mouth- I have never found a bite of food to make me happier... until the next time I was in town and had it again- same great meal!
The prices are reasonable and the food is beyond what you pay for it. The service has been wonderful every time I have been there- I even called once back in Minnesota because my date and I had left our Pacific Cafe postcard sitting on the table and wanted to have something to remember the trip by- they were most helpful and sent out a new postcard to me right away!
If you're in from out of town- find this place; if you are a local and never been- find this place!

foodielover

09/01/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
They do seafood better than most places

The long lines should tell you that it's a favorite place to go for seafood. We haven't been back here in years because they don't take reservations but we came early this time at 5:30p and waited one hour on a Saturday evening for a table and struck up a conversation with a fellow resident. There are so many choices. The Caesar salad is really fresh with homemade cheesy croutons and a great dressing. The salmon bisque and clam chowder were excellent. What I like the most about their food is that they do not over salt and ruin the natural flavor of the seafood. I'm a fan of oysters and the fried oysters were delicious, plump, moist and you can taste the ocean with a single bite. On a subsequent visit, the Halibut Parmesan was flavorful. I'm not one who cares for halibut, but really liked how they prepared it here. The rice pilaf was tasty. The English sole was cooked just right. They serve local desserts like Sam Zanze's cheesecake (on Ocean Ave) and Mitchell's ice cream. Overheard another diner remark that their crab cakes were delicious and the lobster was well worth the wait. Am sorry we waited so long to come back for the food, but it is well worth freezing in the ocean temperatures to dine here. Our weekend busboy (been there 5 mos now) was hussling to keep our water glasses filled more often than at higher end restaurants, so give him a good tip, he's a sophmore majoring in creative writing at SFSU.

xt1ne5

04/13/2007

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Overall
Expect a wait, but it'll be worth it

Great place. The wait was longer than I had expected but the free wine made it better. The service there was one of the best I've had. They arranged for our group of 8 to sit together in the small space that they had but it was still very comfortable. The food was great. Fresh oysters, fresh seafood--and the prices were very reasonable too. I would definitely go there again and take more people with me.

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7000 Geary BlvdSan FranciscoCA 94121

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