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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
+1 415-552-2469
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“ginger cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a nice breakfast place in Castro section of sf. Fresh everything! Friendly staff and moderately priced for the area. Highly recommend!

Thank yogamom13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend suggested that we stop here for breakfast on a Monday morning. It wasn't busy, so we had our choice of tables. I decided on oatmeal with a side of one pancake and bacon, and my friend had the Marions Cakes with a cup...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews I felt I had to visit. I would say this is a great quirky place to eat food. The staff were fun and the food was solid. I couldn’t give any negative feedback as it was a solid performer. But...More

Thank sophster78
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Chow is considered a great place for locals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The food is a California cuisine. They have a mix of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, and pasta. They have a separate breakfast and brunch menu. Service is consistently good, prices are...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Although appeared crowded the restaurant is larger than it looks. Menu had good variety of freshly prepared foods. Waffles, eggs, omelets, salads. What ever you want. I had delicious 1/2 tuna and a cup of fresh homemade soups. My wife had a great salad Niscoise...More

Thank David K
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

With only a few days in San Francisco I did my research beforehand and this place really paid off. The food is excellent both noodle broths are excellent and my kids easily polished off the pizza and Crispy chicken both of which were spot on....More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We've been going to Chow on Church for over twenty years. It's our Backup, Stand-By and Go-To place when in need. They are always friendly. The food is consistently tasty. The portions are a fair value. The beers and wines by the glass are always...More

Thank alanwperry
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We came here for a girls brunch day out and the weekends can get busy and they only take same day reservations. I was starving at 1 pm and the brunch menu ends at 2. I ordered the two eggs with a cup of organic...More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We needed a late, light dinner on our visit to San Francisco and Chow on Church filled the need. I had a half chicken apple sandwich with a small salad. The sandwich was a very good chicken salad with some apple. The others also enjoyed...More

Thank Mlkearns
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get seats out front on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon. The person in charge of allocating tables gave the firm impression that she would have liked to have been anywhere else but work. However the servers were friendly and efficient. I...More

Thank Stuart B
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2469
At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
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