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Tad's Steakhouse

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120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
(415) 982-1718
Today
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 55
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  • 105
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  • 87
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  • 16
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
90 year old joint in Powell St.

Recommended by a friend and food was good but ambiance is disappointing. Looks more like a Fast Food Joint than like a famous 90 years old Steak Restaurant. Major renovation needed. First you have to pay at the cashier, then they give you a buzzer and you wait until you are called. So it is more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
27Ruben27
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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229 reviews 229 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend and food was good but ambiance is disappointing. Looks more like a Fast Food Joint than like a famous 90 years old Steak Restaurant. Major renovation needed. First you have to pay at the cashier, then they give you a buzzer and you wait until you are called. So it is more like a self service,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

For the price of 15 dollars, they serve a good sized steak with coleslaw, and a hefty serving of baked potato OR with two eggs and toast. It was really good and tasty we loved it! Their burgers were also pretty good. Big servings with big sides. Service was friendly enough, and the place was ok. We will eat here... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I had the famous tad's steak, which I really liked. It also come with a salad and smashed potato. The environment is kinda cheap actually, they should care more about the eating room.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Quick breakfast, good quality food, fair price. Loved that it was right next to our hotel. We loved the way the eggs were cooked and the bacon was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have eaten a few times at Tad's and have always enjoyed it. It's not gourmet food, but it is good, quick, and reasonably priced. You order at the counter and they give you a pager so you can pick up your tray when your food is ready. The steak dinner comes with potato, salad, and garlic bread. You won't... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a basic steakhouse at cheaper end of the market but knocking out good value for money. Cheap and cheerfull.

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Venezia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this place. First time I went there was in 2006 and I can say the quality is the same ever since. Went there the other day and had a great cheeseburger. Fast service,great taste!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Having eaten at Tad's New York back in the 70's, I was excited to be staying just across the street fron Tad's San Francisco at the Herbert Hotel. So one morning I crossed Powel Street aund stopped in for breakfast. It was about 8:30 AM and the restaurant was about 1/3 full as I stepped up to the counter expecting... More 

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Northland
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6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had breakfast here, the food was OK for American standards, no espresso coffee. Service OK. Overall its OK for a quick bite but I wouldn't get too excited about it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This restaurant is literally right next door to my hotel. I went in and ordered Tad's steak which came with a salad and baked potato. For $15 you can't beat that. It's not filet mignon but it is definitely a good steak and it's huge. They also have breakfast items which they serve all day. The neon sign reminds me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 982-1718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm

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