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Tad's Steakhouse

Union Square
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120 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2204
+1 415-982-1718
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went for breakfast one morning when it was pouring rain. Tad's is located next door to the hotel I was staying at. Given the name of the place I was expecting something a bit more upscale. I was surprised when I walked in to find it had the decor of a decent diner. The food was good, as was... More 

Thank bmonkman
Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for breakfast one morning. Wow! incredible amount of food for the money and all's good. Saw the night before with great steaks and more. All restaurants in the morning were full but not Tads. The people at the other places were the losers. Thank You for not being there. would not hesitate to go there again and again.

Thank khills2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking into our hotel around dinner time we were hungry and decided on Tad's because it looked like it would be quicker. I am glad we chose it. You order at the counter and get a number where they bring you your food. Our food came pretty quick and I was pleased with my steak. My husband had a... More 

Thank CruiserMom28
Mount Airy, Maryland
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a good place for a standard breakfast this is the place. Quick service and solid food are the hallmarks of Tads.

Thank johnmedve
Hong Kong, China
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

American Diner really, wanted to try one. . went for the country fried steak .. should have ordered something else as is was basically a fried burger. . guess it sounded nicely american too try . . it was ok, lacked seasoning sadly though. . . wasn't too big either like you would expect which was nice. . . I... More 

Thank dave b
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

it is a poor quality diner living on its good reputation on tripadvisor. Steak was reasonable and baked potato. Salad was very poor, so was the garlic bread and the wine awful. Suggest you find somewhere better with clean facilities for cooking and eating.

Thank curtis73
Petaluma, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

If you want a tasty no frills steak in San Francisco, this is it! The restaurant is cafeteria style set up and casual. The prices are reasonable, the food is good and the folks there are very nice. We liked it so much for dinner we went back the next morning for breakfast!

Thank gunnsmom
Anaheim, California
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

It's new York style coffee shop open for breakfast, lunch prices are very reasonable excellent service and great food, I had the Tad's farmhouse 3 egg omelets with potatoes and sour dough bread excellent . also have steak and chicken less than 18 dollars omelet less than 12 dollars you will not be disappointed whatever you order.

Thank Roger A
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

One of the best breakfast experiences I have had in over 12 years. Food was hot, done the way I like it, served not long after ordering and arrived piping hot. Best of all I could see the chef cooking my meal.

Thank Frank B
Howes Cave, NY
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Order your meal at the counter and wait for the buzzer to ring so you can collect your steak dinner back at the counter. Steak was very good, lots of mushrooms made it delicious! Plenty of food for the price. Lots to choose from. Other people in my party enjoyed the chicken Caesar salad and a tastey burger.

Thank micheleemtp

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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +1 415-982-1718

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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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