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Schroeder's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Financial District
German, Bar, Central European, International, European, Pub
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240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
+1 415-421-4778
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Porto, Portugal
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A German sort oriented restaurant with great food and a very casual atmosphere. Great service too, recommend

Thank msmtrad
Ann Arbor, MI
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We love schroeder's. We visit every time we go to San Fran. (twice a year)... We usually have a group of 15-20 and the long tables are perfect to accommodate us all together. Food is german and delicious. This time we did apps and they never disappoint. Beer is the drink of choice, but have a good choice of house... More 

Thank firstladyt
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I have lived and worked in Munich and am a fan of Bavarian food. Delighted, then, to find this place in downtown SanFrancisco. The food menu was disappointing with staples such as schnittlauchbrot and obatzda nowhere to be found as one would ordinarily find in an establishment such as this. I ordered the Jaegerschnitzel, which was ok, but my side... More 

Thank Galen B
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting Schroeder's just hours before my plane back to Charlotte,NC. A co-worker said we absolutely had to go. The appetizers were very good as well as the staff, but the icing on the cake was Das Boot..If you don't know what it is, try 100 ounces of beer. The waiter suggested I mix two beers,... More 

Thank Isaiah A
Bloomington, IN
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Food was good but is inconsistent in its preparation. Deserts were awful and overpriced (had to be defrosted which took about 20 minutes). Service was awful. Wait staff doesn't seem to have any knowledge of the menu or possibilities of substitutions, they get involved in talking to customers of their age so you can't get their attention.... Restaurant has an... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Nice spacious area with a good size bar. Excellent variety of imported beers and some nice local craft beer as well. Also a well stocked bar. The food is German with a local twist and very satisfying. My favorite thing was beer served by the liter. Smaller sizes also available. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Bill S
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Late dinner with co-workers: The wiener schnitzel was quite a decent size, served very hot. The side of spaetzle on the other hand was a real disappointment. We sat at long tables which was fine since the restaurant was not overly crowded. Our waiter was very efficient in his service.

Thank WasOnce
Adelaide, Australia
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227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Great menu, wide range of beers and wines. We wanted to go to Schroeders for a while but its usually packed. Saturday night and we were lucky enough to get a table. We thought we had ordered a light meal to share but the serves are generous. I cant believe how many beers they have. Food was delicious. Well worth... More 

Thank TKrieg
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here after work and is very much an after work clientele who go here. Has a buzzing atmosphere with full bar but the highlight for me where the insane bar snacks, we had the pretzel bites which where mouth watering and some sliders which were the perfect snack with some drinks.

Thank Nix T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A very pleasant place to eat with a lively bar in the front. However, we were comfortably seated about two thirds of the way back and our nine month old granddaughter was delighted with the bustling athmosphere. The cocktails were well crafted, the beer selection impressive and the food was delicious. The pretzel appetizer was way overpriced but the schnitzel's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
German, Bar, Central European, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-4778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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