Fried chicken po-boy – Starbelly

Fried chicken po-boy - Starbelly
Jalapano and radicchio slaw, sesame bun, served with French fries. $10
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

I liked the idea of this po’boy sandwich and I think that it’s a great value, but the chicken was over-fried and dry. Ew! Even the slaw and ketchup couldn’t save it. 😦  At least the fries were good.

Movies at Dolores Park
Sparkling rose during movies at Dolores Park.

Prather Ranch burger – Starbelly

Prather Ranch burger - Starbelly
March 2, 2014. With aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, house cut fries and pickle, grilled sesame seed challah bun. $13
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

Apparently, Starbelly believes that their burger is SO amazing that it needs 1 hour to prepare it and get it to your table. Puh-lease! This was my final meal at Starbelly, and it wasn’t even that good. Time to move onto greener pastures.

Prather Ranch burger - Starbelly
January 1, 2013. Roasted onions, lettuce, tomato, house cut fries and pickle, grilled sesame seed challah bun. $13

Cornmeal fried local sardines – Starbelly

Cornmeal fried local sardines - Starbelly
Arugula, cherry tomato and anchovy remoulade. $10
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

These sardines had really good flavor, but they were greasy! Ew. You get two decent pieces, but they also put SO much anchovy remoulade on the plate that it makes the sardines look inadequate. The remoulade was delicious, but the amount was excessive.

Cocktails – Starbelly

Mimosa - Starbelly

Mimosa. $9
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

This visit to Starbelly was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The service was horrendous and the food and drinks could not have come any slower. The time elapsed between our appetizer and entree was just stupidly long. While these cocktails tasted fine, the time it took waiting for them completely erased any enjoyment we could have derived from their consumption.

Sangria - Starbelly

Sangria. $8

Fried local sardine sandwich – Starbelly

Fried local sardine sandwich - Starbelly
Sauce remoulade, tomato and arugula with French fries.
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

The service was SO slow and ineffective during this visit that the sardines and fries were cold upon arrival – FAIL! I’ve even heard from friends who agree that this place has gone downhill. That’s unfortunate because I really liked this place.

Random parking lot mobile

Random parking lot mobile, Castro Street.

Cocchi Cup cocktail – Starbelly

Cocchi Cup cocktail - Starbelly

Cocchi Americano, blackberries, soda, lime garnish. $8
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

This was ok, but the soda was flat! It took forever to make it to our table too. I swear this place must have gotten new management because the service and food has gone to sh!t.

Do not sit on steps

“Do not sit on steps” residential signage, Noe Valley. San Franciscans hate it when you sit on their stoop.

Loco moco – Starbelly

Loco moco - Starbelly
Prather Ranch beef patty, steamed rice, sunny egg, green onions and sweet soy. $10
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

Ugh, this was a joke! In my nostalgia for Hawaii, I was stupid enough to order a loco moco from Starbelly. The hamburger patty was tough and bland and there was no yummy gravy! And by the time it made it to the table, it was cold. Gross. I usually love this restaurant, but we were having brunch with a group and the service was terrible! They were super slow and inattentive. Also, more than one of our dishes came out overcooked and they even forgot a couple of our plates. Lame!

Muni wires
Muni wires criss-crossing the intersection at Market and Castro.