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Schroeder's Cafe

Financial District
German, American, Cafe, International
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240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
What can we say?

The staff's warm welcome and friendly service begs you to return...and we likely will. The recent remodel lends a more contemporary feel, but has lost much of the endearing warmth and authenticity of the former space. Food was hit and miss, with the hits very good, and the misses not that much off... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Alan A
San Francisco, California
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  • German first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never really eaten German food. I tried the Yager Schnitzel and I actually liked it a lot. They have a lot of great wine and different selections of beer. We went there for a group dinner for work. They had plenty of room. Service was exceptional and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Mary H
Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If there is such a thing as California-German fusion this is it. I lived in Germany for years and return often. This place does not serve German food. The beer was good and the band sounded great. Nice atmosphere. Our server essentially shut down when we asked if the Schweinehaxe was on the bone. This is a pork knuckle served... More 

Thank Jack G
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Went for a fun business lunch and had the Jaeger Schnitzel with red cabbage. Very tasty. It costs a little more than regular lunch faire but that's expected because it's not your regular lunch faire. I like that they have stein lockers for regulars who want to store their beer steins there...seeing them adds to the fun atmosphere. The waitress... More 

Thank GoalieJT
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The staff's warm welcome and friendly service begs you to return...and we likely will. The recent remodel lends a more contemporary feel, but has lost much of the endearing warmth and authenticity of the former space. Food was hit and miss, with the hits very good, and the misses not that much off the mark. Portions are quite ample, and... More 

Thank Alan A
Macomb, Michigan
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150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This cavernous restaurant just seems to keep going. Seating is just like the large German beer halls - long tables and lots to see. Service was good, beer selection is great and the food is hearty. Come with an appetite!

Thank OriginalFrau
San Francisco
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154 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hubs loves this place (if it's kitschy, he's happy). I didn't like it prior to the new owners and the remodel, but was willing to give it another shot. First problem::Holy crap is it L O U D. Seriously, we are sitting across the table and yelling and I'm no soft-spoken chica. Second problem: the food--we had smoked chicken and... More 

Thank tunasf
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It might be a good place for a drink, but I would avoid the Jaeger schnitzel. In my opinion, it was very tough and chewy and the waitress seemed not to care when she inquired about my meal and I mentioned that. The sauce was flavorful, but that was little consolation.

Thank savoyfan
Salt Lake City, Utah
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214 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A newly renovated bar with new owners in the recent past, Schroeder's is a great place for a drink and some bar food. Centrally located on Front street, Schroeder's has good food, service and is very clean. A great meeting place after work or when staying in the downtown area.

Thank JohntheSkierGolfer
Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Looking for a place to have a beer and see the bowl. One giant projection and another large flat screen. Spaten beer on tap (1/2 price before kick-off) along with bratwurst sandwich topped with sauerkraut (not overly sour) and accompanied by kartoffel tots (tator tots but they sound cooler auf Deutsch). Cavernous with large long tables - decorated with deer... More 

Thank Aloft1961
Level Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cannot speak for the food but beers were great! Very cool German bar, terrific atmosphere! Would love to go back and try dinner, love the long Octoberfest like tables.

Thank Susan S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: 415-421-4778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: German, American, Cafe, International


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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