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The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

Irish Pub and Pub$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
  • Dave F.
    "Try the cberry special! 6 wings + cup of soup/chili."(4 Tips)
    Paula C.
    "Love the Chieftain Burger"(2 Tips)
    Shai H.
    "Shepard's pie and a couple of Murphy's."(5 Tips)
    Adrienne A.
    "The fish and chips and guinness stew are amazing!"(10 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • cberry
  • beer
  • fish and chips
  • shepherd's pie
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  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethMarch 24, 2014
    A good fish-n-chip is hard to find. Batter is light and tasty, slightly on the soggy side and the cod broke apart into pieces. I will continue my mission to find the greatest fish n chips in SF.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HallNovember 19, 2013
    Very convenient to Moscone West. Nice people, intimate space (low capacity). Good selection of soccer matches on several TVs. Fish and chips was awesome (ask for curry on the side for with the fries).
  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BrewerJuly 4, 2013
    Order the Nachos with just cheddar cheese and the chips it's good!!! If you have 2 kids order the nachos with what they have for the nachos and let them split it!!!😋
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanJanuary 8, 2012
    Best Fish and Chips in the Bay Area. Skip the rest of the menu. Get there early to beat the game crowd. I had mine with cold glass of Magners Pear Cider on ice.
  • Russ H.
    Russ HarlanSeptember 2, 2014
    Great selection of draft beer and whiskey. Potato soup and brown bread hit the spot.
    BBC AMERICAJanuary 25, 2011
    With a proper rugby and football scene in place, if you're visiting SF during the 6 Nations Rugby Championship, this pub will show the early morning matches. The kitchen opens at halftime.
  • Jesper
    JesperJune 25, 2012
    Nice place, loud and crowdy though, so dont go there if u want a quiet evening. The smoked turky with avocado and pear chutney was really good.
  • Rachael F.
    Rachael FouchierJuly 24, 2013
    Best turkey burger I have had, hands down and really super friendly service! David at the bar was awesome.
  • Darren D.
    Darren DicksonSeptember 24, 2016
    Not close to the best Irish bar in SF. The bar staff are not the friendliest and there are so many people sitting at the bar it's hard to get served.
  • Audrey W.
    Audrey WattersSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Most excellent shepherds pie -- with lamb, because ya know, shepherds pie doesn't make any sense at all when made with beef. that would be cowherd pie, or something. Yuck
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimMarch 8, 2014
    Great vibe with live music and copious amounts of beer and greasy food. Simply amazing.
  • Armando R.
    Come over for St. Patrick’s Day and participate to win $50.00
  • Hans D.
    Hans De LeenheerAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The waitresses are great here! But don't tip them personally 'cause that tip get's shared ;)
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KJanuary 7, 2015
    Great small FRIENDLY pub. The owner is very nice and food is on point.
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineApril 19, 2012
    Spicy Irish potato bites - big balls of fried spicy cheesy mashed potato Goo - pure awesome.
  • Reaux P.
    Reaux PackardSeptember 24, 2014
    Not as amazing as some told me, but definitely one of the better places for good beer and fish and chips.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 25, 2014
    Straightforward cozy pub perfect for pints and conversation with friends.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KressatyAugust 6, 2014
    Wings. Not breaded, great sauce. Guinness on draft. Solid onion rings.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FlippinFebruary 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I like everything about this place aside from the acoustics. Hard for me to converse here.
  • Jerome F.
    Jerome FriedNovember 8, 2011
    Wow. The service here really SUCKS. Awesome setting. Decent food. Service is pretentious, slow, and entirely unattentive. If I owned this place, everyone is fired...
  • Paul C.
    Paul C.January 22
    Great beer selection, burgers are excellent, staff are fantastic.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SnyderJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome waitresses here at the Chief. Jenny, Emma, and Fiona ate wonderful, and a big part of why I and my buds always come back.
  • Jipsta
    JipstaApril 6, 2015
    Super friendly staff, great energy and great food!
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalApril 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I always get the burger with extra crispy fries and a few mayonaisses.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FogartySeptember 14, 2011
    They got a shitload of chargers and are happy to charge your phone. Just ask!
  • Isadora V.
    Isadora ValadaresJanuary 6, 2015
    Quesadillas, nachos and the lamb burger are great. Crowds up on game nights.
  • StuFF m.
    StuFF mcAugust 7, 2015
    #WWDC Meetup :) the place to be many times during that week. This is where a lot of our VIPs are...
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Journalist - #kvpinmybelly : Refreshing cocktail after juggling flaming chainsaws in control booth. Bring it on!
  • MR
    MRAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything....but the chicken burger is especially delicious.
  • Dave F.
    Dave F.September 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cberry special! 6 wings + cup of soup/chili. Perfect lunch.
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great family style pub and use you can bring the devil spawn with you.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChenardAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The nachos and wings are some of the better things to soothe frayed nerves from a long work day.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KirklandMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent whisky selection -- Irish and Scottish especially.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BerrySeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cberry special (6 wings and a cup of soup!)
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RuppelSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The cberry special here is the best in town.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MenescalJuly 4, 2013
    I know they are in the kid's menu, but I just can't stay away from the chicken strips!!!
  • Carlos H.
    Carlos HerreraSeptember 22, 2012
    The fish n' chips are some of the best in the city.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouNovember 17, 2012
    gets busy, in that memorable kind of way. good crowd as always
  • Erik B.
    Erik BeithMay 28, 2011
    'the Chieftain burger' is one of the best burgers in SF, straight up.
  • Nestor N.
    Nestor NavidadJune 21, 2014
    Awesome Irish bar. The food is good.
  • Shai H.
    Shai HaimDecember 3, 2012
    Shepard's pie and a couple of Murphy's. Great!
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Order your fries extra crispy: perfect Everytime.
  • Karthik R.
    Karthik RangarajanApril 24, 2011
    Amazing portabella mushroom burgers. Best I've had in a while.
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Order XTra crispy fries with 3 mayonaises.
  • Sean J.
    Sean JohnsonOctober 12
    Shepherd’s Pie was very tasty.
  • Petko M.
    Petko MinkovAugust 23, 2012
    Good place for a beer. Music might get loud.
  • Tony S.
    Tony ScottJanuary 26, 2012
    Check out the bangers and mash, just awesome!
  • Peter D.
    Peter DJune 11, 2011
    The barmaids are close to ugly and kilts are definitely not in order. Takes too long to get served. Must be poorly treated. A far cry from Ye Olde Orchard in Montreal. Good riddance.
  • Sherri C.
    Sherri CruzMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great little pub with great food and staff!
  • Steve-S
    Steve-SFebruary 28, 2012
    Bangers N mash is authentic and delicious!!!
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Curry Fries - : Sweet potato fries are for wussies.
  • 芯 点.
    芯 点December 31, 2011
    1/2 pound Angus Burger is delicious.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MartinSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the CBerry special!
  • Eugene A.
    Eugene AeroFebruary 16, 2015
    Location and atmosphere: 7.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BabbiliAugust 13, 2013
    Best fish and chips in the city.
  • Adrienne A.
    Adrienne AzzaraJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The fish and chips and guinness stew are amazing!
  • Lester J.
    Lester JrJuly 13, 2016
    They have Leffe Blonde for 6$ only!!
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalApril 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Bleu Cheese instead of the default Cheddar.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MaujeanFebruary 4, 2012
    Smithwick's, Fish & Chips, and Footie on the TV.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RiveraSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Guinness outside of Ireland.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CavinsAugust 11, 2014
    Good Service - Just decent food though!
  • Leigh K.
    Leigh KirkAugust 4, 2010
    Excellent quality pub food! Best around.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RoyerMarch 24, 2011
    Order the Fish n Chips... with a Guinness if u dare
  • Paula C.
    Paula Calhoun ReibertAugust 23, 2014
    Love the Chieftain Burger
  • Todd S.
    Todd SheppardJune 24, 2011
    Happy that I found this place. Great joint.
  • Franco M.
    Franco MonsalvoSeptember 21, 2012
    This place has the worst old fashioned I had in my life. Beer selection is good anyway.
  • Monrix
    MonrixJanuary 24, 2011
    First time in SF and the brunch is just great
  • Lyndal C.
    Lyndal CairnsApril 2, 2012
    The soda bread is .awesome.
  • Cass C.
    Cass CNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kilkenny Irish ale is mighty tastey
  • David K.
    David KirkSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Lunch specials are 5star great!
  • aleida b.
    aleida bMarch 30, 2012
    Get "the panty dropper" - best random drink stop this trip
  • Michel B.
    Michel BosmaJanuary 14, 2016
    Nice and cozy bar
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PurchasAugust 8, 2014
    Beer. And calamari.
  • Kleber B.
    Kleber BaciliOctober 26, 2013
    Great live music!
  • Nick R.
    Nick ReynosoMay 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent service
  • Valery M.
    Valery MarchiveMay 14, 2012
    Get the awesome Cheftain burger.
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Hooked on the Southern Fried Chicken right now.
  • JOHN E.
    JOHN ESTALILLAFebruary 26, 2010
    great place to watch a game and have lunch...and a drink after work :)
  • Mike P.
    Mike PJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty good fish and chips actually
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SebastianiJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish and chips. Enough said.
  • Aki
    AkiNovember 22, 2015
    Good food but gets very noisy.
  • Kin L.
    Kin LaneMay 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Shepherds Pie and whatever is on guest tap!
  • Juan C.
    Juan CatalanoApril 7, 2014
    Great fish and chips!
  • Eric S.
    Eric ServatiusMarch 1, 2013
    Friendly service.
  • Trafford 🍺
    Trafford 🍺September 30, 2012
    Proper Guinness.
  • polynesian m.
    polynesian metalOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    $2 Gameday Mimosa Special #SF49ers
  • Yuichi N.
    Yuichi NakamuraSeptember 20, 2015
    very good!
  • Luiz M.
    Luiz MenescalJuly 4, 2013
    Chicken Strips 😛
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoMarch 17, 2012
    Get the burger!
  • Delyn S.
    Delyn SimonsSeptember 20, 2012
    Half pints!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 14, 2012
    Good pub food, but the service can be quite slow.
  • Lisa V.
    Lisa VasquezFebruary 29, 2012
    Good fish & chips
  • Juan J V.
    Juan J VelascoAugust 24, 2012
    Good place
  • España S.
    España SheriffDecember 1, 2012
    Because. And more words.
  • Regine W.
    Regine WeinerNovember 2, 2011
    Don't ask for a starfucker.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithFebruary 14, 2010
    Good for any big soccer games.
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NagleSeptember 22, 2013
    food was bland, service was bad, drinks were expensive, don't go here
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChuJuly 9, 2009
    Go to Trivia Night on Tuesdays at 7:30pm!
  • David N.
    David NgJuly 17, 2009
    great fish and chips or niman burger
  • Jess S.
    Jess SousaAugust 28, 2012
    Bartender's a dick.
  • Adrienne A.
    Adrienne AzzaraApril 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    mmmm fish and chips!
  • joshpaul
    joshpaulApril 2, 2009
    order the lamb burger
  • Claudio T.
    Buona varietà di birra oltre naturalmente all'immancabile Guinness visto che è un Irish Pub. Sufficiente la scelta del cibo. Al sabato e domenica musica live sempre di impronta irlandese.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FlaccoApril 19, 2016
    Bueno para tomar un trago,comer algo y pasar un buen rato de platica.
  • Leonid G.
    Leonid GolovinJuly 1, 2014
    Пивнушка с хорошими рекомендациями на Трипадвизоре
  • Leonid G.
    Leonid GolovinJuly 1, 2014
    Можно заказать тестеры - стаканчики с образцами пива
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