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Beach Chalet

Neighbourhood: Golden Gate Park
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Address: 1000 Great Hwy, Between Lincoln and Fulton, San Francisco, CA 94121-3268
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09:00 - 23:00
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This restored roadhouse landmark now houses the Golden Gate Park Visitor...

This restored roadhouse landmark now houses the Golden Gate Park Visitor Center.

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Nice spot for a short visit and a meal

This is a twofer: historic spot with art and lovely scenery, and a more upscale priced restaurant and brewery. If you want to skip the pricier upstairs deal, there is a small... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a twofer: historic spot with art and lovely scenery, and a more upscale priced restaurant and brewery. If you want to skip the pricier upstairs deal, there is a small snack bar downstairs and bathrooms open to the public. The attraction is the building and its interior paintings, which hail from the WPA and the Depression - really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

excited to get together to celebrate our birthdays,upcoming and belated. some had visited a long time ago, some for first time. wanted a window seat and willing to wait; waitress just wanted to seat us anywhere..we insisted to wait and an opening did come up very shortly. Took long time for waiter to come greet us, asked for water; then... More 

Thank blk213
Montreal, Canada
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

In Town for a visit and we went here for some amazing dessert. We had the sand castle and tiramisu with some lovely coffee. THE views were wonderful of the heavy waves today.

Thank gargoylelair
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1,670 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There is some dope art in the lobby from the olden days of yore and restaurant food too. The food is run of the mill but solid.

Thank Alzor S
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Perfect toward sunset to sit by broad windows on upper floor, looking out at the churning lines of surf, Tasty food & tempting brews produced on site. Premier attraction the WPA murals at sea -level, with historical exhibits too introducing McClaren, the creator & defender of San Francisco's heritage parks.

Thank sicelidas
Naas, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Two locals had recommended Park Chalet rather than Beach Chalet, but on arrival we found that Park Chalet was booked out by a private party, so we went for Beach Chalet. Beach Chalet can accommodate over 200 diners, and it was almost full when we were there. It has brilliant views of beach and ocean from almost every table. However... More 

Thank DeaglanOB
Shenley, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

When here for lunch and the views across the road to the beach and waves rolling in are superb. The service was good and prompt and the food good

Thank Ross B
Bristol, Tennessee
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The views are lovely. However, the food was just ok. The service was above average, but not excellent. I did not try their beer selection, but their bloody Mary’s were great. They need serious upgrades to the restrooms.

Thank Kim W
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It was my daughter's birthday and we were in San Francisco together for the day. What better place for two Texas girls to dine than overlooking the Pacific Ocean! We got a seat by the window and started out with the beer sampler from their brewery -- we liked some more than others but they were all tasty in some... More 

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We got a recommendation to visit The Beach Chalet while on our long weekend getaway to San Francisco. Although we were told you don't need a reservation, we phoned for one, since we were dining on a Friday evening in August. So glad we did. We arrived at sunset with lots of beach bonfires blazing just across the road. The... More 

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