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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
+1 415-552-2469
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“ginger cake” (13 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average food, Average Noise, Just plan average. I would not discount this restaurant and I would not say I would not go again. I just was not impressed. Food on the menu as good but not great. Service was good not Great. It was noisy...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I had not been to Chow for a couple years and was looking forward to satisfying lunch. We were seated outdoors and service was satisfactory. Ordered two small draft beers $5 but was charged $7 . The twice spicy thai chicken salad ( $15 )...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Tried the smiley curry with chicken and shrimp. Very good. My wife had the vegetarian penne which she enjoyed. Prosciutto and nectarine pizza was also a hit. Beer selection was limited, no IPA😭.

Thank Webbuzzard
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Chow has been a welcoming spot for years. It serves a great range of food that you want on a cold summer night. Last time we visited I had pasta and my friend enjoyed steak. Both well prepared. There service was amiable and efficient.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Wholesome, healthy, home style meals that are very reasonable priced. Great service by the wait staff and by the kitchen, meals arrived at the table in a very short time. We were so impressed by the -meal options -cost -service -home style meals(at a very,...More

Thank explorer2777
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what a nice breakfast place in Castro section of sf. Fresh everything! Friendly staff and moderately priced for the area. Highly recommend!

Thank yogagmom13
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My friend suggested that we stop here for breakfast on a Monday morning. It wasn't busy, so we had our choice of tables. I decided on oatmeal with a side of one pancake and bacon, and my friend had the Marions Cakes with a cup...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews I felt I had to visit. I would say this is a great quirky place to eat food. The staff were fun and the food was solid. I couldn’t give any negative feedback as it was a solid performer. But...More

Thank sophster78
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Chow is considered a great place for locals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The food is a California cuisine. They have a mix of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, and pasta. They have a separate breakfast and brunch menu. Service is consistently good, prices are...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Although appeared crowded the restaurant is larger than it looks. Menu had good variety of freshly prepared foods. Waffles, eggs, omelets, salads. What ever you want. I had delicious 1/2 tuna and a cup of fresh homemade soups. My wife had a great salad Niscoise...More

Thank David K
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2469
At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
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