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Biscuits & Blues

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Union Square
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401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705 (Geary St.)
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this place in advance of our visit to San Francisco. We had an excellent night watching and listening to some great performers lead by Alvon Johnson. Despite mixed reviews, we found the food to be excellent and good value for money. The setting is intimate and I can't imagine there's a bad seat in the house. Our waitress... More 

Thank kcyland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite expensive place, especially if you consider the entrance fee for any live music show. Food is quite poor but expensive. Too noisy and dark place (cannot see what is written on the menus)

2 Thank jmblux
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great evening, service fantastic , food very good and band J.C.Smith were entertaining and excellent. A treat on our trip to San Francisco and I would go again if we had a few more days. Had two teenagers in party who loved it

Thank Gregor F
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Biscuits and Blues is a great place to hear live independent blues acts while having a decent meal (or not, if you prefer to just listen). The menu veers toward Southern cuisine, but even a health conscious diner like me can find acceptable choices, such as the blackened catfish with succotash, and maybe a side of sauteed asparagus. Staff is... More 

Thank George B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant to see a Sunday 7:00 show. We arrived early (doors open at 5:30) because the restaurant directly above, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, fills up in about five minutes. We needn't have worried. The venue, which could seat 80 comfortably, had only about 30 in attendance for this show. Food arrived quickly. Corn and shrimp fritters... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking back from Union Square and passed by this club. They have live music most nights. That night we walked to see the 7:00 show. $15.00 cover charge. It was amazing! The venue is small and intimate. The service was great and the food was yummy. Definitely would return.

Thank Nina B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Okay, the food isn't really great, but had much worse, nice atmosphere, looks tidy, a bit to straining-to-sell waiters, but what would you do in you were the owner of this joint. A beter part was the band of Santana singer Tony Lindsay, great musicians to, liked the skills of his guitarist very much.

Thank KooistraZutphen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you like blues and good southern comfort food In a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, get in here. We spent the night listening to George " big harp" and his band and were blown away with the authenticity and quality of the music. Service is good, Food good, music good!

Thank travelduo020
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

During a few nights in s.f. recently, we decided to go to watch some blues at Biscuits and Blues because of their catchy name. The venue was downstairs which was nice. The drinks were very good as well as the food. I had the fried chicken and my son had the catfish. Had to get some biscuits which did not... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Clearly this is a place to come for the music. The menu is nothing to speak home about, and the signature biscuits were nothing memorable. The music was on the loud side, especially when the percussionist got going. We were here when Big Daddy Cade was playing a tribute to B.B.King. I liked the band more than Cade himself, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705
    (Geary St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 30 & 45 stops at front door, 38 Geary, Powell Station; Cable Car; BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 14152922583
Biscuits and Blues expertly pairs world class blues music with award-winning southern style cuisine, to customers of all ages where everyone has a front row seat to the show. The venue is lucky to have some of the best Blues musicians in the world right here in the city, and has been honored time and time again as the Bay Area's #1 Blues club. On any given night you'll find ribs on the grill, New Orleans-style Gumbo in the pot, and Creole Jambalaya hot off the pan. Biscuits and Blues also serves California wines, local microbrews and their signature selection of specialty cocktails from their full service bar. Six nights a week Biscuits and Blues works to keep the blues alive with two shows a night. If it's Blues, they approve: Delta, Chicago, Texas, Boogie-woogie, Gospel, Old-time, Jazz, Brass and Soul. For 20 years Biscuits and Blues has earned the respect of the Blues community and has been named America's #1 Blues nightclub by both the Blues Foundation and by the Bay Area Blues Society.

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