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St. Francis Fountain

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2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
415-826-4200
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Historic diner.....Imagine teeny boppers and hep cats sipping a cherry cola!

We asked a local to give us a tip for somewhere historic and interesting to eat, as we are interested in finding the 'old' wherever we go, and they recommended St Francis Fountain. I'm glad they did, because the authentic interior of this place is lovely....I could just imagine it full of teenagers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Jennifer S
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  • Families with children
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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I ordered a delicious omelette with feta and spinach. It was hands down the best omelette I ever ate. No joke! The potatoes were fresh and the buttery corn bread, incredible. The service was great too. Our waiter came back to our table often, refilling our waters and coffee. My friend got a vegan banana pancake which was delightfully sweet!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We asked a local to give us a tip for somewhere historic and interesting to eat, as we are interested in finding the 'old' wherever we go, and they recommended St Francis Fountain. I'm glad they did, because the authentic interior of this place is lovely....I could just imagine it full of teenagers in the 50s and 60s. The breakfast... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I walked a little over 2 miles and arrived a few minutes after it should have opened so I was not pleased to wait about 10 minutes to see if it would open. I choose this restaurant for the vegan options and after taking off most of the cheese (vegan) I found my tofu rancheros to be very good.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Even on a Monday it was busy...staff were overstretched on this occasion, so much so that this experience wasn't as good as our last. Still a tasty brunch, and we shall return.

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New York, New York, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The location could not be better. This Hotel has been hosting Members of my Family for over 50 years now. It is probably not the best in town and I no longer prefer big, old hotels.

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San Francisco, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

DO have the Nebulous potato thing! Best homefries in SF in my humble opinion. I love their pancakes and they dont skim on the fruits. It's not fancy, but it is delicious. You can't go wrong with the classic breakfast.

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Amherst
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were a little worried when we had to put our name on a list by the door but the service was quick. The food was excellent - had the chef's mess which was a huge brunch. Staff came back frequently to top up our coffee. The waiter phoned for a taxi for us and waited until it came. He... More 

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bangkok
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place has been around for eons. I always stop in when I'm in town. Malts are like they used to make when I was a kid, thick and, for my taste, chocolaty. Have lunch or dinner at Roosevelt Tamale parlor before coming here for dessert.

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Nevada City, California
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Food was decent, but the best part was the soda fountain. Let the kids sit up on the stools (the booth are super tiny). Ordered club sandwich, BLT, fried egg sandwich, huevos. All the food was decent. Nothing outstanding, but a good solid lunch. The part worth going for is the soda fountain drinks. Kids both ordered malts (large ones)... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great food at a wonderful price! Everyone was warm and inviting. They have a wonderful selection for Breakfast and Lunch...Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-826-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
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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