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Cliff House, San Francisco

The Cliff House is a restaurant on Point Lobos Avenue perched on the headland above the cliffs just north of Ocean Beach, in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It has had six major incarnations since its beginnings in 1858, the most recent being a 2003 restoration to the general appearance of the fourth. It overlooks the site of the former Sutro Baths and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, operated by the National Park Service. Its terrace hosts a room-sized camera obscura.


More than thirty ships have run aground on the southern shore of the Golden Gate below the Cliff House.
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  • The hostess was incredible rude, unprofessinal and the worst representation of a location that came highly recommended. We will definitely not be back, sorry to say.  more »
  • If you come here on a clear day, you will enjoy one of the best views in town, the glorious ocean and a big beach. Restaurant and bar here also.  more »
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  • We had an early lunch on a weekday, so it wasn't terribly busy. I ordered the Crab Benedict, which was delicious! The poached eggs were done to perfection. The Fish and Chips and Crab Cakes were also good according to the other people in our party. Tremendous view! Thought the service was lacking, however. Didn't feel like our waiter was very attentive to our table.
  • A long walk on the beach led us to an unplanned meal here. Despite t-shirts, shorts and sand we were made very welcome in the bistro. Excellent view over the beach / sea, lovely fish dinner (halibut for me) and good puddings. Very enjoyable.
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