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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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
Most recent review
Cheap basic food

Visited here as the father-in-law wanted steak. The restaurant is very basic in appearance and it is very much do everything for your self (own cutlery get your own food etc). The restaurant could do with an update as it looks like a canteen and the upstairs area is full of storage boxes. Staff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
MQ85
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visited here as the father-in-law wanted steak. The restaurant is very basic in appearance and it is very much do everything for your self (own cutlery get your own food etc). The restaurant could do with an update as it looks like a canteen and the upstairs area is full of storage boxes. Staff were friendly and food was ok.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is attached to the hotel, so it was very convenient for a quick breakfast in the morning before going out for the day. It is not fancy, but it is clean, convenient with good service and good quality food.

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Marietta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was concerned that this was going to be a fancy, expensive steakhouse but it's anything but that. Cafeteria style ordering and the dishes that go with it. I had the lunch special of steak sandwich combo. Salad was small and cafeteria like, fries were uninspired, but MAN OH MAN did they not skimp on the steak and cheese. It... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, there was a line out the door (@ 20 min. wait). You order at the counter and sit where ever. I didn't have the steak, but it didn't look too bad for downtown SF. Considering this is not a high service, high quality place; it was a pretty good experience. Sort of like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is located just off Union Square. I had the Tad's special cut steak ($ 14.95) which came with potato and salad. The stack was not the best I have ever eaten, but at that price who would expect so?

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our waitress Andrea was fabulous! The prices are unbelievably low, but the food is boring. Portions are ok but the food is lacking ambiance and flavor. Would have loved to give a better review!

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to tho restaurant 10.11.14, the sign stated BEST STEAK, we ordered our food - it wasn't that great to be honest - certainly not the best. Most of the staff behind the counter were playing on their phones. Once I saw the one guy - finger in ear having a scratch then under the armpit (he had a... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Myself, my husband and my two teenage sons ate here twice for breakfast. Very reasonable price for the breakfast that was served very promptly and that set you up for a busy day of sightseeing. Even on the morning of the Giants Homecoming Parade when the place was full to busting the service and the meal was very good. Can... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is not a sit down and order place. You walk in and look at the wall and order from a cashier; they give you a buzzer and let you know when your food is ready. I had the Tad's special steak for 14.95, it was good. And large, comes with potato and salad. Good if you arent in the... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just of union square A no frills restaurant offering value for money order at the counter and your table buzzer will alert you when your food is ready quick and easy and in fairness very tasty

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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
  • Phone Number: (415) 982-1718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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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