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Hard Knox Cafe

2526 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3113
+1 415-648-3770
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“corn muffins” (5 reviews)
“fried chicken” (15 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2526 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Classic diner offering really interesting soul food. The spareribs was lovely and the corn muffins...yum. Definitely coming back.

Thank Edgar O
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Having just arrived in SF after a long flight, we took the recommendation of our Airbnb host and went to Hard Knox for dinner. A simple small place, but delicious comfort food! I had the pulled pork and my husband had the fried chicken. Both...More

Thank Sheryl34347
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is an amazing, cozy and yummy place to go out for a low key, but delicious lunch or dinner. Traditional southern, hearty and delicious bbq and home style cooking. It is one of the authentic dog patch restaurants, with charm and charisma, that I...More

Thank roschern
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I have been trying to get to this restaurant for a while. After going there I am so upset that I didn't go sooner. The food was awesome. Every meal comes with the cornbread and they are delicious. I love my BBQ chicken platter and...More

Thank Quills G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Hard Knox delivers very tasty southern-style comfort food, with plenty of options. Their cornbread is terrific, and their chicken, collard greens, meatloaf, and pulled pork are all solid choices. They usually have some very good beers on tap too. I'd say it's a little pricey...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is the best place to enjoy soul food cajun style. My favorite is the blacken catfish with collard greens.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I'm loving it! Every honest to goodness scrumptious fork full is like manna from heaven. There is absolutely no rubbish in here. The staff are pleasant, helpful and oh so attentive, wow! But the star of the show here has got to be the food,...More

Thank tillylamp
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very notable eatery in the Dogpatch neighborhood that serves comfort food in abundance. Huge servings of their mainstay, chicken and waffles, cannot be passed up. Light delicate waffles with flaky fried chicken make a unforgettable impression. Cornbread is yummy to begin with. Super selection of...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went at 4pm hoping to miss the rush. They seem to be busy pretty much whenever they are open, which is a good thing. This visit Ie had the Juicy Lucy burger, which came with 2 side dishes (red beans and rice), all included...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It's a small place, so took a while to get seated. Took over 10 minutes to get a couple beers while we waited for a table. Once we got a table, everything was good. Food was fantastic, service was fine. Nice little dive restaurant that...More

Thank Fil-Am_Flash
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-3770
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