“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.
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.