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Tad's Steakhouse

Union Square
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120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
(415) 982-1718
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Rotherham, England
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a tiring days and not deciding what to eat, called when saw the sign. Had a tad burger 1-3 lb burger which comes with a salad and fries. Burger tasted good

Thank brecksmiller70
Southport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is good for dinner if you want something quick and affordable that isn't a substandard burger or a taco. $17.95 for a nice but small salad with blue cheese dressing, decent hunk of garlic bread, the default jacket potato ( I ordered fries they got my order wrong👎🏻) and I reckon a 16 oz sirloin on the bone... More 

Thank Terry B
Tucson, AZ
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been hitting this place for breakfast every day for a couple of trips now, and haven't been disappointed yet. The food is good, the prices reasonable, and the service is both quick and friendly.

Thank Bruce C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mediocre at best! For those who have eaten at a Ruth's Chris or even Outback Steakhouse, this "steak" was a very low quality cut of meat. Made me think of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack where he said he could see the marks on the steak where the jockey was whipping it. Definitely NOT a $17+ steak. Also, charged $2.49 for... More 

Thank Lawrence M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was OK although there is not much you can do to mess up a Caesar salad! My main bug bear is why are you expected to tip when basically you are the server? I know that Brits are known for not being good tippers but frankly in this situation perhaps we are right?

Thank surreygirl11
Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe's all around were pretty busy on a Sunday so we just kept walking and saw that Tad's offers breakfast as well. We went in and enjoyed a good old fashioned american breakfast. The portions weren't as big as they are in Cafe's around, but the staff was friendly and it sufficed for us.

Thank Natalie K
Grand Junction, Colorado
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can watch them grill your steaks while your in line steaks are hot right off the grill. Reasonable priced. I always go there whenever I go to San Francisco. Comes with baked potato garlic bread. Easy to get to. I have loved this place for 52 years. Great place to bring your whole family.

Thank sandra k
Whangarei, New Zealand
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was good value, french toast with ham and eggs, good quick service and good value. Coffee was forgettable but otherwise enjoyed and would go again.

Thank TomChch
London, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bustling busy place with a local feel to it. The menu offered all the 'standard' breakfast fair that you'd expect. Service was fast and friendly and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Helen S
St Albans, England
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Tad's on the way back from a Giants game. It was quite busy when we arrived at about 5.30pm. You have to order at the counter and get a pager to tell you when your order is ready to collect. My husband and I had two pork chops with onions and mushrooms, with a jacket potato and... More 

Thank Diane2703

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 982-1718

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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