The Eagle Cafe

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Pier 39, Building A, Level 2, Space 201

San Francisco, CA


Category: Home Cooking

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April 20, 1998
Craig S.
Plano , Texas
173 reviews , 1 photo
The Eagle Cafe still retains its gritty, maritime edge, with distressed railroad-car siding on the walls, green Formica tables and assorted seafaring memorabilia from its origins. Before the Eagle landed on the second level of Pier 39, though, it perched down the street, serving as a ticket office for the McCormick Steamship Line. It became a cafe and bar in 1928, and half a century later, when Pier 39 developers wanted to tear down the historic building to make way for a parking lot, city officials insisted it be preserved and incorporated into the new tourist haven. Despite its legacy as a longshoreman hangout, the management has recently spiffed up both the food and the ambience. Now, in addition to hearty helpings of buttermilk pancakes, home fries, burgers and blue-plate specials, the menu contains a wider assortment of salads and other health-conscious fare, and the floor and some of the more tattered furnishings have been replaced. All the food is available to go, but it would ... more
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