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San Francisco Restaurants

Fog City Diner

  • 1300 Battery St. Map It
  • American

Updated 04/09/2013

Fodor's Review

A far cry from the no-frills diner of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, this fully chromed destination has all the trappings of a luxurious railroad car: wood paneling, huge windows, comfortable booths, and attentive staff. The menu is both classic and contemporary, and includes cheddar biscuits; mac-and-cheese made with three cheeses; barbecued spareribs; a pork chop; cioppino; a half-pound burger with a choice of cheese; and milk shakes and root-beer floats. Locals

complain of uneven quality for the price and too many out-of-towners, but plenty of folks who work in the area fill the booths at lunch and dinner.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

1300 Battery St., San Francisco, California, 94111, United States

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Phone:

415-982–2000

Updated 04/09/2013

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By Adam

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May 7, 2006

Good for children

We always come here when we're in San Fransisco. The food is good value and there is normally a good atmosphere but the service can be slow.

By Bill

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Jul 22, 2003

No service/No food

Fodors mentions the bad service but on my visit it had detioriated to point of non-existence. No waiter could be found, as we waited at our table. They were filming a promo for the Diner and could not be bothered with serving food. The hostess after being told of our missing waiter offered drinks but no guarentees that service would be forthcoming. We walked out. This is kind of place where tourists go to be abused. Can't comment on the Food as we

never made it that far. Stay away; the locals do.

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By Kal

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Mar 26, 2002

A "Diner"?

Had a great grilled mahi mahi over spinach, carrots in a miso glaze. "Diner food"??? Warm bread appetizers. Great time and had excellent service at the bar and the table on a busy Sat. night.

By Jo

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Apr 9, 2001

Server's are in a Fog

Yes, it's got an inviting look to it because it reminds us of a bygone era. It's just not enough to get me to go back. With all SF has to offer you can be gone from the bygone.

By Judy

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Apr 7, 2001

service in a fog at the Fog

The menu and the food were much more interesting and better done than the usual diner; the service was pointedly not as attentive to non regulars.

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