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Izzy’s Steakhouse Continues Its Legacy As A San Francisco Institution, 30 Years And A Pandemic Later

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Izzy’s Steakhouse

If you’re familiar with the San Francisco dining scene at all, you know about Izzy’s Steakhouse. This San Francisco institution has been a Marina District mainstay for over 30 years. Best known for its epic steaks, Izzy’s is a second-generation family-owned and operated institution, with locations in San Francisco and San Carlos. Izzy’s It has even been awarded the City’s coveted “Legacy Status” for its longevity and community-oriented ethos.

“Our flagship location in San Francisco’s Marina District was founded in 1987 by my restaurateur father, Sam DuVall, and the concept was inspired by Izzy Gomez’s saloon which defied Prohibition and was known for its hearty steaks, colorful patrons and bootlegging lore,” explains Izzy’s Managing Partner, Samantha Bechtel.

“In the years that followed, Izzy’s served as a communal gathering place for blue-collar workers who sought a substantial meal, good conversation, and a stiff pour after a long day’s work. As the neighborhood has evolved, Izzy’s has remained true to its core pillars and a status as favorite spot among locals and visitors alike.”

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Izzy’s Steakhouse

Unfortunately, the famed restaurateur Robert Samuel DuVall, passed away on November 1, 2020. Sam started his career in 1967, opening 30 restaurants over 50 years, including Izzy’s Steakhouse. It was under Sam’s leadership, that Izzy’s became an institution, serving as a communal gathering place for blue-collar workers seeking a hearty meal and stiff pour after a long day’s work.


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