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St. Francis Fountain

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Neighborhood:
Mission District
American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
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2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
415-826-4200
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
A Classic old S.F. Hotel

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Bill R
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

On the advice of a friend, I happened into this little corner diner with interior fittings dating back to at least the 1950's a couple of years ago for breakfast. (They do breakfast, lunch and ice cream treats.) I recently returned and found it just as comfortable and delicious. The retro decor and menu are fun. It is solid and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I struggled deciding because the menu had so many terrific options. I opted for heuvos rancheros and they were very tasty. The servers were nice, the interior is authentic, and it's clearly a very popular place. My only recommendation is that they have some more delicious coffee options. My coffee was very diner .... tolerable. Regardless, I love this place.

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San Francisco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have to start this review off by saying I've only eaten at this restaurant on two occasions so this review will only be based on a couple of visits. I've also only had breakfast here. My first visit was a really great experience. The breakfast I ordered was prepared perfectly and I enjoyed everything I ordered. Service was good,... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

When you step inside it's deja vu (at least to anyone over 60). A real soda fountain where they prepare real ice cream sodas and also have some of the best grilled egg/cheese sandwiches on planet earth. A local eatery in the Mission District of San Francisco where the locals go for a real comfort food meal. The menu is... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen

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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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