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The Cliff House Restaurant is Coming Back from the Dead in 2024

The Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco, California, has risen from the literal ashes several times. Originally opening in Victorian times, the restaurant has burned down twice and has been subject to a manner of other physical and natural disasters.

Now, the Cliff House, which closed during the pandemic, is coming back from the dead. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Cliffhouse will resume restaurant operations in 2024.

This is a huge deal for San Francisco. With its stunning location overlooking Ocean Beach and rocky cliffs leading down to the Pacific Ocean, the Cliff House is almost as iconic as San Francisco sourdough bread or the Golden Gate Bridge.

It has been entertaining San Francisco’s guests for over 100 years. The Chronicle says that the National Park Service, which owns the building, has signed a 20-year lease to reopen the restaurant.

Specifics are still coming in, but it means we will likely see the Cliff House restaurant back up and running in the next year. Here at the Bay Area Telegraph, we felt confident that the Cliff House would ultimately rise from the ashes. We’re very happy to be right!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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