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Tad's Steakhouse

120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
(415) 982-1718
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Ranked #1,077 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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181 reviews from our community

53% Recommend
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English first
San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Right around the corner from union square, I was shocked to find affordable steak in San Francisco. After a short wait, got a big juicy steak, loaded baked potato and salad. The chicken fried steak is good too. Not salty the way some are. Good price!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Our family stopped here for dinner and it hit the spot. We ordered three burgers and one order of country fried steak. The meals come with fries and a small salad. Everything was very good and tasty. My daughter said the country fried steak was the best she's ever had. They offer steaks but we weren't in the mood for... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tad's was my favourite meal in San Francisco good food at a very good price. You order what you want as you go in and they give you a little disc that flashers when your order is ready. not the poshest place but you get a good meal and plenty of it

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Blaricum, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The outside looks inviting and you can see the meat being prepared. You order at the counter and the service is friendly and efficient. 3 house special steaks and Tad's burger arrived quickly and were deemed tasty. Definitely nothing fancy but tasty enough for a quick meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were staying in Hotel Fusion, and this was just over the road. Ate there on 2 occasions. Food was good, plenty of it, you ordered at the counter and waited for it to be cooked at your table. Busy and used by locals and tourists. Suited our needs but not "posh nosh" Very reasonable cost.

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Jindabyne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here after first stopping by a fancy steakhouse which would have ended up being $40 pp + and decided to try Tad's. We got full meal including steak, chips/potatoes and garlic bread for $15 each. There is no table service which is strange but their system works and it was perfect after a day out exploring. Located right... More

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Halifax , NS! Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The restaurant was conveniently located next door to our hotel ( see my review on that as well ). While advertised as a Steakhouse we only had breakfast there. Friendly efficient service and good food. Had the American breakfast twice and the pancakes once. They have an early bird special on between 8-10.30 which we took advantage of before setting... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

First visited this place 30 years or more ago probably before most of the current staff were born. Well I was bowled away with it then and it's still as good today. Super fast service and delicious food. Two excellent steaks salad and a bottle of very drinkable wine for 30 something $ and in downtown Frisco - amazing

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Iowa City, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great menu with an abundance of choices. While the "Tad's Steak" classic is a favorite, I love the steak hamburger. Always with a baked potato, and a house salad to complete the meal. Simple, easy and yummy.

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Newcstle upon Tyne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited this diner after reviews on Tripadvisor and to be honest were very disappointed. We queued for quite a while believing the meal would be worth it and it truly wasn't. We had the steak special, which consisted of steak, baked potato and a huge lump of bread that was supposed to be garlic, but was just a soggy... More

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