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Mission District
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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
+1 415-552-2469
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Thousand Oaks, California
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mixture of Italian and Asian offerings fill out most of the menu, but you can get a burger (some were disappointed) and, I think, vegan or vegetarian dishes. We started by sharing a pizza. Three of us shered a bottle of house Chilean Cabernet. I looked it up online - only $11 retail, but the restaurant price was ~$27.... More 

Thank abacusz
El Dorado Hills, California
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We liked Chow so much, that we ate there twice. The food tasted fresh. We tried a Thai chicken salad, and a halibut dinner, which was very delicate and delicious. We also had spaghetti and meatballs which were extremely rich and wonderful. The vegetarian lasagna was tasty. The staff was friendly and attentive. There was a nice selection of wine... More 

Thank Laura H
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Chow for many years and it's one of my favorite places in SF. The staff is friendly and the food is consistently delicious. They also yummy desserts so save room for some pie or ginger cake! It's great place for a group or grab a seat at the bar if you are solo. Whatever your... More 

Thank JJ_EATS228
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Solid diner menu with good appetizers, sandwiches and breakfast. Portions are big so bring an appetite or plan to split something.

Thank shawnathan
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a late breakfast of "Eggs Benedict" that were perfectly prepared. The hollandaise sauce was well prepared and the eggs we cooked yet still with soft yolks. The true highlight of the meal was Kristi who manages the restaurant and who personally attended to our table to insure that everything was perfectly prepared. Would... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had two great meals here. Healthy, delicious,local choices, and something for everyone on the menu. The staff are fantastic -- warm and friendly.

Thank karoline_e_lane
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is California comfort food in a quaint, very friendly setting. Spaghetti and meatballs was excellent as was linguine with clams. Warm goat cheese with bread was also excellent. Nice variety of beers on tap and desserts to die for. Extremely friendly staff makes you feel right at home, even as a tourist.

Thank gbmom_11
Oxnard, California
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have eaten here multiple times. Great entrees, salads, soups. Charming atmosphere and friendly waiters.

Thank Dan R
Tacoma, Washington
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549 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a local institution. Chow Church is popular and always busy. I can tell it's a reliable standby - I wish I had one by my house so that I could easily get simple, comfort classics with just a tad of a hippie vibe. My Cobb Salad was simple - not overly composed - with crispy bacon, freshly roasted... More 

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I eat at Chow all the time, and I can't believe I have not written a review yet. OK, to start with, the brunch is off the hook. They make things a little different than the usual fare. They have an extensive drink menu, including fresh squeezed juice. The chiliquiles are really amazing (weekends only). They have great sandwiches and... More 

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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