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240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403 (Financial District)
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Ranked #1,592 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Continental, Californian, Café
Financial District
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here for dinner in June 2012. Fabulous menu! Really good beer...my "friend" got the $31.00 beer boot special. If you are the type that enjoys Polish or German Octoberfest events every other Friday evening of every month this venue puts on quite a show! The bar and restaurant were beautifully decorated with intense German heritage and culture with flags... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited here with a large group for drinks and dinner. The atmosphere is great, not exactly as what you would find in a German brew house (not as cramped), but with a similar feel. Beer choices are quite plentiful. The beer was definitely the highlight of the night. The one heart healthy choice - pan-seared trout, was fairly good, but... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I attended a conference in SF and they had a reception of drinks and snacks at this establishment, and I thought it was really good. I'd heard of it before but never visited until this trip, and I was pleasantly surprised with the "homey" pub-like atmosphere with some modern touches that appealed to me. Most especially I really liked the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

6 of us ate there on a Monday night. It was not too crowded, but still lively. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and a selection of entrees. Tasty beer and cocktails. The wienerschnitzel was fantastic, the jagerschnitzel was also really good, sauer braten was tender and tasty. The potato pancakes and loaded tater tot nachos were highlights of the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My grandfather went to Schroeder's in the early 20th century. He was Swiss-born and appreciated the good German cuisine that this restaurant served. I went there with various family members in the late 1990s and, most recently, on November 22 of this year, following a major makeover of the restaurant. Although I preferred the old, authentic interior, the redesign was... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I planned a Reunion of students who had studied in Austria in the 1960's, and our dinner at Schroeder's was a very festive way to begin our celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed the remodel...including higher ceilings + the refurbished vintage murals were stunning! The waitstaff was very attentive and personable, and we found the food to be much better than described... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I can't compare apples to apples since I've never seen to Schroeder's before the remodel, but I like the modern beer hall look. With its spacious communal seating arrangements which encourages you to get to know thy neighbnor. On the other hand, the openess that this type of seating provides ensures that you hear their conversation. No biggie, we keep... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My first 25 years were pretty much spent in the Richmond district of San Francisco where wave after wave of various ethnicities shared their fare with us. The newly renovated Schroeder's is continuing this San Francisco history. The dark paneled rooms and murals have been moved right into modern times. The tradition of boisterous watering holes in the financial district... More 

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Danville, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had a casual business lunch here. Shared the curry bratwurst sausage and my colleague had the chicken salad and I had SUPER spatzle. They had corn in it and it was creamy. Not diet food, but super yummy. It was listed as an appetizer but could be a good side dish to share. I would definitely have this again. The... More 

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Additional Information about Schroeder's Cafe

Address: 240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
Phone Number: 415-421-4778
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: German, Continental, Californian, Café

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