Cliff House Restaurant

San Francisco, California

Pilot Movie

As Jim leaves San Francisco he drives by the famous landmark CLIFF HOUSE and continues south on the great highway to Big Sur. Billy rides by Cliff House on his 2009 TCB Tribute bike, in 2011 on a ride down to Big Sur!

1974 episode of Streets of San Francisco.

Closure of iconic Cliff House ends a remarkable era of San Francisco's history on 31 December 2020.

The 157-year-old restaurant with breathtaking ocean views was known for its location on Lands End as -the place that draws you-

The Cliff House restaurant at San Franciscos Lands End was first built in 1863. At the place where San Francisco drops into the ocean, a door is shutting on a vibrant chapter of the citys history.

The longtime proprietors of the Cliff House, a 157-year-old iconic San Francisco restaurant with breathtaking ocean views once enjoyed by Mark Twain, announced this week that they would be forced to close by the end of the year. They cited both coronavirus restrictions and their landlord, the federal government, stalling on a long-term lease, as factors in their decision.

The Cliff House was not the first of the citys beloved restaurants to close. In fact, it follows their neighbor, Louis Restaurant, the only other independent restaurant remaining on that oceanfront stretch of road, in shuttering for good during the pandemic.

But the loss of the Cliff House marks the end of an era for a place that has transformed over more than a century: from an elite resort for the wealthy, to a bustling destination for the every man, to a semi-deserted yet magical reminder of civilizations fleeting nature.

Text gleaned from the The 20 Dec 2020