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Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (88 reviews)
“beignets” (227 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
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652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a blast here. When you arrive, there's already a line to get in - however, you must walk in to write your name on the chalkboard to be called. I think that was really cool. The decor is really appealing, when we were...More

Thank Erothwell
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were blown away with the quality and taste of the food we had here for breakfast while staying nearby, it was so good we actually went back again the next day. The menu didn't seem to have a bad choice on it

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Brenda's is one of my favourite restaurants, and one of my favourite brunch places! I simply adore their shrimp and grits. They have generous portions and their food is really good and flavorful. I haven't tried anything bad here yet. They certainly know how to...More

Thank Francesca V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This izzz the bizznizz. Perfectly cooked eggs dripping harmoniously with biscuits. The Ghirardelli chocolate filing in beignets melts in your mouth

Thank Laduree1018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, generous portions. They know how to fry - flight of beignets not at all greasy, light fluffy hush puppies, friendly staff.

Thank skeekath
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brenda's is awesome! I spend several years in New Orleans and this place would fit right in. Crawfish on my fish is absolutely my favorite and I didn't have to ask them to do it. Great place!

Thank bddfc67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were hesitant to try this because we travel often to New Orleans and love the food. And we were right. The shrimp and grits were disappointing, not a good texture on the grits. The Hangout fry was very good, with plenty of oysters. Beignets...More

Thank Mrsbgg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Trendy spot with a usual long wait but so worth it. My wife had a Pulled pork Po'Boy with fries as a special and it was really good. I opted for the chorizo omelette with potatoes and a biscuit, all aspects were terrific. However the...More

Thank Shim L
Reviewed 6 days ago

6 of ate here, all having something different. I liked the breaded shrimp po'boy, my wife loved her beignets, etc. The watermelon sweetened ice tea was very good. The area is a bit seedy but the place is so great - they had a live...More

Thank AJAhearn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Brenda's a few times over the years but what keeps me from going back more frequently is the neighborhood. I hate this neighborhood in the Tenderloin. Full of filthy, street peddlers. We were walking in the rain to Brenda's when this bum...More

Thank Chartreuse
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Tanya W
Hello, do you take reservations for breakfast? We'll be in San Francisco on May 21st. would like to book a table for 2 at 8am or 8:30am. Can we do that? Thank you, Tanya walsh
26 January 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. There is a chalk board where you sdf your first name and number in party to the list. Enjoy
ash p
How far are beaches where you can swim and how best to get there?
29 October 2015|
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Response from Marcia2424 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about this but the warmest beaches are in Southern California.
Where is the best area to park? Is parking garage nearby? Thanks!
28 February 2015|
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Response from SirFrancis787 | Reviewed this property |
I was fortunate enough to find parking across the street. But parking is very hard to find...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-8100
  • E-mail