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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
08:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was such a great night and we waited only five minutes for our table ! If you like cauliflower then I would suggest order the Side of this dish, also the shrimp with feta cheese in tomato sauce was delicious , not to sure...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I experienced a great meal. You can tell that time, love, and energy was put into this food. The rice and gravy was excellent. They have fried chicken, fish, butter beans, greens, all of which I tried. All excellent! The chocolate cake and sweet potato...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made sure to visit here after seeing so many good reviews and we were not disappointed. We were willing to queue but surprisingly arrived at around 11am on a Friday and waited no more than 5 minutes. The atmosphere inside is buzzing! We ordered...More

Thank StephD2606
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great Cappuccino was amazing The area is not good so be careful when go here Don’t stroll outside

Thank AgnitaPandian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fact that the hostess allowed a dog to sit with their owners inside the restaurant is what knocked our rating from a 5 to a 4. We get that families have pets, but for health code reasons they should not be let in any...More

Thank billdarlacr2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda's offers an amazing place to have breakfast. The atmosphere is hip and the food is top notch. I would highly recommend a stop in.

Thank B H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an Uber driver recommend this place and was not disappointed. Great little slice of Louisiana on the West Coast!

Thank Sabrina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brenda learned much of her cooking in New Orleans and it is obvious from the delicious French/Cajun/Creole food. I really enjoy the breakfast. The biscuits, potato hash, grits, andouille sausage are all delicious. If you are there on the days they have Bananas Foster French...More

Thank Jimmie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting back into town from NAPA, and checking into our hotel, we were hungry. Searching Yelp, we found Brenda’s and decided to check it out. Love the atmosphere and vibe. My husband had the croque monsieur while I had red beans and rice. Both were...More

Thank ToddandTia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten Ribs many different ways but never with a Fork. Everything was Delicious, the sides, the hush puppies, Watermelon Iced Tea, atmosphere and the services.Getting back to the Ribs, if I was not caring how I would look, I could of easily picked up...More

Thank Marshall B
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29 September 2017|
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Response from fredyt3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that there is a "best time" as reservations are not accepted but whatever the wait may be, it is worth it. If possible I would suggest planning your visit and include up to a 45 minute wait. Of course... More
Marsha P
16 July 2017|
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Response from Chygrl | Reviewed this property |
We went in evening, so I'm not sure. Sorry
Tanya W
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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