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Mission District
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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
(415) 552-2469
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I enjoyed catching up over lunch at Chow's. The food is always very good. The bar scene is fun and the service is always exceptional. The menu is wonderful with interesting choices for everyone.

Thank Sadiejo2013
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Chow on a recommendation and despite having to drive around for a while looking for parking I am very glad we did. The food was great, and the service was even better. Love the vibe at Chow.

Thank suzannegMontreal
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent & filling meal for under $10: 1/2 picnic sampler. This was a half chicken salad w apple sandwich & a side of fries. The sandwich was overflowing with the chicken salad & side of fries was huge. (Salad or fruit was other choice of side.). Servers were very friendly. I dined alone, and was made to feel... More 

Thank senorak
Castro Valley, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Chow is pretty consistent with their food experience. I like coming here for that reason, and the service which has always been very friendly and welcoming. It's like the staff never has a bad day (my experience anyway). The food may be consistent, but I do have to say that it, for me, has become a bit predictable and 'pedestrian'.... More 

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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Did brunch here on a Sunday morning. Food was so good! Granola, eggs, French toast, and heavenly salads...staff were friendly and helpful. Great place off Market and Church. Will definitely be back!

Thank Nicole G
Honolulu, Hawaii
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465 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

May 21 We had lunch with relatives on a Saturday. We've been here before with good memories and was looking forward to the same. It took 10 minutes before we were seated even with reservations since the place was packed. Still, everything was OK. But the food arrived after a wait and was disappointing. They do not know how to... More 

Thank alohatripper
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

You would not expect it from the outside, but we had the best dinner of our trip so far. I ordered the pot roast and my girlfriend ordered the chicken enchilladas Both were delicious, very well prepares. Service was good and the price was more than fair. We would both recommend this place to anyone interested in a casual dinner.

Thank Marnix V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband we went here, because it's cheap and we read it was recommended. From the outside it doesn't look attractive. Neither on the inside. Looks a bit shabby. But: waiter is amazing. Food is even better. And the service was great. So if you are here for a quick bite and you don't care about the atmosphere,... More 

Thank Marcandjay
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you want a meal at most times of the day Chow is the place to go , its a SF institution .The menu is extensive and interesting

Thank markgY5718JY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We live down the street and have been coming here for years. staff is super friendly, hardly ever a wait. Our go to for consistent reliability. ❤️

Thank Brian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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