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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 88
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  • 18
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  • 13
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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
Hungry Meal

What a top spot,next to Union Hotel. Food was inexpensive,wholesome and filling. Definetly cater for big eaters

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Montgomery, New York
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was our first time at Tad's and it will certainly be our last. Our tour guide suggested it. I didn't realize that it was a cafeteria style steakhouse. My father got the steak which he enjoyed but my mother and I got the half broiled chicken. It had to have been the driest, flavor lacking chicken I've ever had.... More 

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lakehills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great steak better price than most places just as good when my wife and I ate thee 20 years ago

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a top spot,next to Union Hotel. Food was inexpensive,wholesome and filling. Definetly cater for big eaters

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Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went there on a Thursday evening and it was bustling with people. My first choice was breakfast but they were not serving it so I decided on the salmon and my travelling companion went for the steak. Both dinners came with a salad, bread and baked potato. The sour cream costs extra. Although I enjoyed my dinner it was very... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had a true American breakfast here - fried eggs, toast and bacon. Lousy coffee and a smile. Service was friendly and efficient.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Ironically, I live in San Francisco. I've walked by Tad's a number of times with friends and we've always wondered what it's like. Yelp's 3 stars can be hit or miss. Let's just say that Yelp is crazy generous with this hole. Looking for poorly-made, over-salted, bottom of the barrel food near Union Square? Go to L:efty O'Doul's. Looking for... More 

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We need a place to have a bite for lunch this was just we will looking for. I had cheese sandwich fries and a salad for under $15. It is not fine dining but the food was very good and I would come back here again.

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I just got back from this place and the food is just plain bad. One of my friends ordered the house specialty, the steak and asked that it be cooked medium. It arrived rare. She sent it back and asked that it be cooked medium and it came back rare again. The steak was thin, fatty and tasteless. My buger...a... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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Additional Information about Tad's Steakhouse

Address: 120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
Phone Number: (415) 982-1718
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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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