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Cliff House logo - Since 1863 - Where San Francisco Begins

1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco
California 94121

Cliff House #2


We are honored to be stewards of such an
important landmark in San Francisco history.”

Mary and Dan Hountalas

For 150 Years the Cliff House has perched on
Spectacular Cliffs Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

The Cliff House celebrates its 150-year anniversary this year, having survived earthquakes, fires, and turbulent Pacific waves. Constructed in 1863, the year of the Battle of Gettysburg, and renovated three times, the Cliff House is among a rarified number of U.S. restaurants still in operation.  

The Cliff House remains an iconic destination at the westernmost edge of
San Francisco. Known world-wide for its history, hospitality and awesome views, it is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. As the crown jewel
of the Golden Gate National Recreation area, it is part of the largest
urban national park west of the Mississippi.

Celebrations are planned to honor the building, the surrounding area, and the fascinating people — past and present — who created its rich history.

  • July 17th and 18th there will be complimentary “history days” in the Terrace Room from 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm. with presentations by local historians, displays of antiquities by collectors, as well as other planned activities.
  • Friday, July 19th, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm SOLD OUT
  • July through December, in both restaurants, we will offer dining specials that celebrate our rich culinary history. (Please note: our culinary specials do not apply to large party reservations. For large party information please follow these links, Sutro's or Bistro.)

Be a part of San Francisco History!
Join us for these very special events to celebrate
the long and colorful history of a San Francisco icon.

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A photo of a Cliff House Bathing Beauty statuette with a link to the Cliff House Gift Shop.