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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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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here whilst waiting to check-in to our hotel. The menu was first class, we decided on the special of the day sandwich, perfect in size.

Thank Jimbo1302
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

american style diner, nothing unique, food OK, i have eaten in better places, service OK, average price.

Thank Ofir A
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is original, not fancy, awesome steaks, but the service is a little bit rude. The staff was impatient as we decide which steak we want. You have to decide and pay in advance, a system that I don't like much.

Thank André F
Stafford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You may be unsure about eating at Tad's as it doesn't appear to be anything special from the outside. You read the menu whilst waiting to order your food at the counter and then find a table as your food is prepared. You're given an alarm pad that flashes and vibrates when your food is ready to be collected. The... More 

Thank J3ff_Tracy
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an early breakfast at Tad's, I chose one of the "specials" - the All American Breakfast. It was not particularly bad - the sausage was a tad too salty, the potatoes a bit too spicy, the scrambled eggs a bit too dry, but all in all - eatable. But all of that was so painfully dull and standard,... More 

Thank Pawel K
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86 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the cheaper places in the city. Order at counter, pay then, then get food when ready. Food good.

Thank AusBet
San Francisco
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1,012 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a very tasty steak in a very simple atmosphere, dad's is the place for you. Walk-in, order at the counter, sit down, and your steak is ready in 10 minutes. Price is relatively reasonable, given the Union Square location.

Thank 7268
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I was in the city of San Francisco, I had the opportunity to go more than once to the restaurant and I was struck by the face of satisfaction when receiving their orders. For dinner, it was my first visit, I ordered a traditional local dish, a steak with baked potatoes, which I can say, it was excellent, so... More 

Thank Luis G
Rotherham, England
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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
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