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Schroeder's Cafe

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Financial District
German, Californian, Cafe, Continental
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240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
415-421-4778
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Come here for the beer, not the food!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
CinVinman
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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208 reviews
117 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.

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Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Seattle
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141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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Dallas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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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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 30
Cuisine: German, Californian, Cafe, Continental

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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, Californian, Cafe, Continental
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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