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Tad's Steakhouse

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

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Two visits to this place on our stay in San Fran

This was a great place and they served a great steak and jacket potato amongst many other grills and sandwiches. Staff were ok but not an awful lot of customer interaction. It wasn't waitress service but that didn't seem to matter. Very good value for money and very good food. We like you Tads

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
140AngelaL
via mobile
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place and they served a great steak and jacket potato amongst many other grills and sandwiches. Staff were ok but not an awful lot of customer interaction. It wasn't waitress service but that didn't seem to matter. Very good value for money and very good food. We like you Tads

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Thank 140AngelaL
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is great for a sit down, yet self-order diner. Had breakfast here twice and dinner once. For breakfast, there is a server that waits on you. But after 11am, it's self-order. It has that family owned restaurant appeal which added to the welcoming atmosphere. I got the sourdough French toast for breakfast which was excellent! I had grilled... More 

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1 Thank Hannah S
Szeged, Hungary
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just looking for a cheap place. This restaurant is just really one of them. Don't expect too much, this is a self-service restaurant, but the service is really fast. I've had an ordinary hamburger, and this was just amazing.

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1 Thank Laszlo T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is a steakhouse place, they do serve salmon. The salmon is good, to go with a glass of wine. The side salad could be more tasteful...it has no taste.

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1 Thank Gabriela D
North Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was right next door to Hotel Union Square. Great service, good prices but super quick service.

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1 Thank trunorth2015
Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleague and I just tried this place for dinner after riding the Cable Car. Just sort of happened to see it as we were walking on Market Street. It looks a little bad from the outside but surprisingly good good. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Went to breakfast there the next morning and the breakfast was outstanding. A real... More 

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1 Thank gogreen101
Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long established eatery Icon in Union square . Super great food at the cheapest price in town . Country fried steak with gravy just delicious. Go here for breakfast , lunch or dinner and enjoy some good old fashioned cooking , simple but pleasing and filling. Good atmosphere , plenty of seating and service is ok too.

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1 Thank shane a
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Born and raised in SF, Tad's has been a reliable and economical go-to restaurant in the heart of the Union Square shopping district. Outside of some fresh paint and minor renovations to refresh the place, the style and layout are the same as I remember it back in the 1980's. I can always count on a good, value-priced breakfast, lunch... More 

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1 Thank lupeanamiguelSF
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We have had enough of hotels continental breakfast so we visited Tad's service. We did not regret this. Super service by nice staff, good menu with traditional dinner style food and coffees that did just keep coming. Werth every penny so do try out.

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1 Thank Tom H
York, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited for both breakfast and lunch during our first visit to SF. They offered great specials and healthy portions. Would definitely recommend and will be back on our next trip.

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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