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Broken Record

Bar, International, Pub
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1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-3822
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Recommended by our AirBnB host but unfortunately several items that we wanted are no longer available. Apparently there is a new cook here---since July---so things have changed. The beer was good! (The bar in the front is a completely separate business--so after you order in the back and grab a table--you then go to the front and order your drink.... More 

Thank Pete B
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Wasn't a bad place. Enjoyed it! Only take cash and don't have a drink menu. If you don't drink whiskey, there is few options for you. There food is very good though, kinda like food truck food though.

Thank Lauren S
Urbanna, Virginia
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200 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I had heard about this auspicious establishment. It has that "San Francisco grungy kind of charm". Dark, a bit sketchy but the bar is incredibly well stocked. Impressive collection of Bourbon. My whiskey sour was not impressive. The food was okay but not overly exciting. Good, regionally sourced products. The outside seating was nice and there was a heater to... More 

Thank MPNC1123
San Francisco, CA
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239 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Gastropub: Dive bar in the front, friendly bartender, reasonable drink prices, a few TVs and a pool table....in the back, a few tables inside, a few picnic tables in the back yard...and amazing pub food. Interesting food combinations and a menu that changes periodically. Saturday night we met up with some friends and all shared the Totines (tater tots topped... More 

2 Thank stevenroz
Provo, Utah
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

everything we ate there we loved. but we went back in early 2013, 2012 and 2011. the atmosphere was dark and dingy but the food was amazing. the meny changed almost every night it seemed. everything was flavorful and creative. we go back wherever we can. I've heard under new management though and im a bit worried....

Thank Justin H
Pacifica, CA
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

If you're looking for the restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives like we were, be aware that the restaurant in the back changed ownership in January 2014. The website menu has not been changed even though the menu has. We decided to eat here anyway since we made the trip. Cash only bar and restaurant. The food was meh.... More 

8 Thank jguillet
Fair Oaks, California
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246 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

I ordered the Sticky Ribs. Wow, they were excellent. This is a little hole-in-the-wall with a bar out front and a restaurant tucked in the back. The proprietor is a genuine transplant from Kansas City and he knows how to do ribs. I will definitely go back. Make sure you take cash because they don't accept plastic.

Thank rjbouch
Lockport, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We were here a year ago. I couldn't have said enough about how good our food was. In town for 3 days and ate there 2 times. However on this visit something changed. I believe the cooks did. We order 2 appetizers for dinner and my son ordered a burger with fries. One appetizer came out and the burger with... More 

3 Thank NCC60
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Okay...this is considered a "dive" but the chef is well known. The story is (if I heard correctly) is that he was doing quite well in Vegas, but decided he wanted his own place cooking what he loves for locals. My husband and I had the pulled pork and the chicken sandwich. AMAZING! The flavor was incredible! We also had... More 

Thank Finesse026
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Okay it looks like a dive from the street, but what a great place. Head back thru the bar and pool-table to the back room where you place your food order. My son had the burger which he pronounced great. I had the mussels -- which were splendid. Service excellent and atmosphere nice. I could see why it was packed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, Pub
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-3822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
It's a bar with bar food

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