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Schroeder's Cafe

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Financial District
American, German, Cafe, International
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240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
415-421-4778
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11:30 am - 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
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    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
Macomb, Michigan
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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!

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San Francisco
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138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

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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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 39 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 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.

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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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112 reviews
85 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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142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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: American, German, Cafe, International
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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