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Chow

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Mission District
American, International, Asian
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215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-2469
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh...
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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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Twice in one day!

We stayed in an apartment down the street, and went in for breakfast and dinner in the same day! Breakfast on a Sunday morning wasn't too busy, and their Carnitas Scramble and blueberry pancakes were great! For dinner we had the veggie burger and the chicken soup, and those were also really good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
rhileec
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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English first
San Diego
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in an apartment down the street, and went in for breakfast and dinner in the same day! Breakfast on a Sunday morning wasn't too busy, and their Carnitas Scramble and blueberry pancakes were great! For dinner we had the veggie burger and the chicken soup, and those were also really good. I only wish that our waiter at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been to Chow on Church more than 100 times, and tried all of their dishes. Really. It was our homie food outside of home. Oatmeal and Pancakes for breakfast, BLT Sandwich with a can of their limited edition ginger ale for lunch, Steak for dinner and Brownie for desert were all my favorites there. But for me the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ate here for breakfast twice on a recent visit. Small menu but everything was beautifully cooked and presented by very pleasant wait staff. Highly recommended - good price/quality ratio!

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my friend who doesn't eat meat so she ordered a salad with a side of salmon. In the end she paid basically for two dishes that came to $24. She didn't ask and was so surprised but at that point it was too late. I ordered a tuna melt but was rather disappointed because it was basically... More 

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San Francisco
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I often go to Chow for dinner when we don't want to cook because the food is always good and the atmosphere is lively, yet we can still talk and hear one another. It's casual with a youngish and hip crowd, but we feel very at home (though we are over 60). There are a lot of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The eatery is like an old diner( probably is an old diner). The food was fresh and flavourful, I had the scramble with chicken sausage and my husband didn't want to share his pancakes which were the best I've had in a restaurant. The server was attentive and the group of us enjoyed everything

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, but I'm lucky to live around the corner. Good substantial American food with Italian and South Asian influences (sounds a bit confusing, but it's really very good)

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Seattle
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice selection of food and drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere. The pot roast was delicious as well as the ginger cake for dessert. The salads looked terrific. Everyone at the table was satisfied with their selection. Service was very good and attentive, especially considering how busy they were.

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Smithfield, Utah, United States
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A group of 8 of us went for dinner tonight. Service was great. The waiter, Nolan was funny and kept us entertained. I had the Tai noodles with steak and chicken. Very tasty.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Delicious food for varied taste buds. The Thai noodles with chicken and steak and the nachos were both fresh, tasty and filling. Recommended by our B&B host at The Willows Inn

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 552-2469

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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