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Kells Irish Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
530 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5131
+1 415-955-1916
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato skins” (3 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
530 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5131
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a few drinks and a meal here. Good service and good bar food, as expected of an Irish bar.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in by chance and very pleased we did. Brendan behind the bar is an absolute gentleman and made us a feel very welcome.Food appeared very quickly and cannot fault it.When you get sick of burgers and want some fresh well cooked food come here....More

Thank Spike S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great pint of Guinness and good fish and chips. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The prices were very reasonable. There was a quiz show on the TV in the bar (Jeopardy?) and all, and I mean all, the customers at the bar like to...More

Thank anorth52
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We went here during our San Francisco visit. Sat on the bar and ordered just beer, no food (had it before somewhere else). Service was very attentive and nice. Is a good place as a foreign to experience an authentic evening in the city. After...More

Thank Daylana
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great bar service located within walking distance of Financial District. Very quaint bar with excellent food.

Thank Carylgb2020
Reviewed 31 December 2016

After a disappointment in trying to find good Irish coffee on a cold day, we headed for Kells. We had been here once before and had some great potato skins so hoped the coffee would be just as good. We were not disappointed. Kells seems...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you walk into an Irish restaurant with a menu you expect Shepard's pie (they have it), or other Irish fare (they have it). What I didn't expect were tri-tip beef sliders and mash potatoes, Bangers (sausage) and mash yes but not beef sliders. I...More

Thank Lemuelovich
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband I like to find good food when we travel. Well who doesn't. We prefer non chain little hole in the wall places. But hey when your craving corned beef in San Fran where else but Kells. The corned beef was really good and...More

Thank Consitter
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have often ate in Irish bars in the US when looking for good fayre at a good price, didn't get that here - the standard of food was well above that level. My potato skins and burger were excellent...but J's chowder and pork dish...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We literally stumbled on this Irish pub while wandering around trying to find some eats after leaving the wharf area. A cozy little establishment tucked away near Chinatown and the financial district, it had an old world Irish charm. We arrived early enough for dinner...More

Thank VWalk78
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-955-1916
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