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439 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503 (Downtown)
(415) 986-1160
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Ranked #253 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Swedish
Union Square
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sutter
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've been regularly visiting San Francisco since the late 70's. Whenever I'm here I try to have breakfast or lunch here! They make the best pancakes! They're famous for their silver dollar pancakes. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere. The location is great and easy to get to by cable car. Don't miss Sears! The restaurant, not the store!

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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was taken by a friend to Sears Fine Foods for breakfast. He told me that the Union Square restaurant was a local institution. The service is no-nonsense. Get them in, get them out. The tables are tightly packed, but the service was professional. The breakfast menu was typical big city offerings, with the exception of two items: the 18... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast on a Sunday. We got there a little early (before 9 AM) which is good because we were able to be seated right away, but by the time we left the line was out the door and around the block. It is a neat little place with a very historical feel and lots of antiques and portraits... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Have the Sears breakfast pancakes - you won't leave hungry! A cool old school restaurant with loads of character.

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26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Dark paneling and high ceilings greet you as you enter. Service with Eddie is friendly and courteous though he did seem easily confused re. Who was ordering what and initially forgot to bring the wine for which he was quite apologetic. The food when it arrived was very tasty and well presented.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Cool place. Nice atmosphere and good menu. Good honest breakfast place and recommended. A tad pricey perhaps but would return. Service very attentive too.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We saw the long lines at Sears, around the corner from our Union Square hotel. When the posted menu showed they had Swedish pancakes we had to go. We got up extra early so we would not be in the long line in the cold. Glad we went as the interior is full of items that reminded my friend and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place was across the road from our hotel so really convenient. It had been recommended to us by a friend living in SF. Our server was excellent, friendly and professional. I got the pancakes which were good. Crispy bacon was served on the side. Looks like an institution in SF and glad we got the chance to eat there... More 

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251 reviews 251 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having heard this place gets ridiculously busy went for breakfast before 8am on a sunday. Got in straight away. Mimosa and some food. Service was ok. Place was getting really busy once i left. Nice venue.

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sears makes a wide variety of breakfasts, probably best known for their pancakes which are delicious. Eggs and other breakfast fare is tasty, too. There can be a bit of a wait to get in but they turn the tables quickly without making you feel rushed to leave.

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Additional Information about Sears Fine Foods

Address: 439 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503
Phone Number: (415) 986-1160
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish

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