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Biscuits & Blues

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Union Square
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401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705 (Geary St.)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Blues night! Nice band, good southern food. Jambalaya and BBQ ribs were excellent. Service was a bit slow but the place was fully packed and the music was good so we could wait. Highly recommended. Just $22 for the show was definitely reasonable. You need to book it ahead.

Thank LasLuces
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great jazz spot if visiting San Fran! Very entertaining.. The food was pretty good too but nothing to write home about.

Thank Dee B
San Leandro, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see a great Memphis blues band, Ghost Town Blues Band on September 30th at this very nice venue and were pleasantly surprised by the great meal we received prior. We arrived early and got great seats. We ordered cocktails and dinner. The roasted chicken with red potato mash were excellent. We ordered the spinach salad which had... More 

Thank Gene I
Des Moines, Iowa
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At $15 the ticket price was fine for this fairly small, intimate setting. The musicians were good. I'm not sure that I'm enough of an expert to say how good. But we were pleased. We were also happy to go to the 7:30 show and be invited to stay for the 9:30 since it was a "light crowd" night. Food... More 

Thank HeartOGold1969
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant during my birthday celebration in September 2016. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice, and the blues artist was fantastic! Great atmosphere, food, and music!

Thank SharonD0915
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at this club. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and I had looked this place up on Trip Advisor before coming to San Francisco. We were about 15 feet from the stage, the music was incredible, the food was great, and the waitstaff was very attentive. Great southern food. Wish I had found this place... More 

Thank Sharon T
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went last Friday night and had an amazing time! The 7.30pm show was full, but the 10pm show less crowded. The music was really good, the band very friendly and everyone looked that they were having a great time. The food was really good too. We ordered the fried heirloom tomatoes, shrimp & grits and the... More 

Thank Ana Z
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I researched this venue on Trip Advisor as I was looking to hear some live Blues while in San Francisco on Holiday. The Venue was perfect small enough to be intimate but the right size to create an atmosphere. We were lucky to be there on a night when Chris Cain was playing. The man is a blues guitar legend.... More 

Thank DonStrak
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at this club. We chose the late show and had dinner elsewhere. But the food we did see looked very southern. The band was wonderful. The atmosphere is set up perfectly. The overall experience was a wonderful one. Will definitely look for future shows.

Thank Scubacy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Good show, great service, average food. All seats are great to see the show. Ordered the meatloaf dinner and the jambalaya, both were adequate. 3 cocktails, 2 meatloaf dinners, and one jambalaya came to $130ish before tip.

Thank Jenniferinva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Large groups, Special occasions
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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