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Wayfare Tavern

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€€ - €€€
Financial District
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hesitate to say how wonderful this restaurant is because I want to be able to get a reservation! Atmosphere, service, food- excellent all around! Our waiter was so accommodating to my gluten allergey and the chef adjusted my entree to perfection! I look forward to my next dinning experience at Wafare Tavern! Thank you!

Thank Anne D
Genoa, Nevada
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Wayfare Tavern, and it was quite pleasant and a new experience. It is a tall (4 stories), narrow building on Sacramento St., and there are a couple of steps up to the door with the accessible entry a little way down, and not too well marked. We were to be seated on the second... More 

Thank Jim M
Virginia Beach
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant in the Financial district. Sat at the kitchen bar and enjoyed watching the chefs prepare wonderful looking plates. Lots of their famous fried chicken going out to tables! We did not order it, but enjoyed our fish dishes immensely. Complimentary popovers were a real treat as well. Took a chance at being seated because we did not have... More 

Thank judy92015
Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the wonderful popovers and the friend chicken and the burgers and the amazing wait staff. Oh and don't forget the donuts to end a really delicious meal. We are so happy we ate here last night and I loved Tyler Florence on Food Network so feel really happy that he has this bustling tavern with incredible food and amazing... More 

Thank Tracy212A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was perfect from the Fried Chicken and Pork shank to the beet salad and dinner rolls. It was the best Fried chicken I ever had it was the best Pork Shan I ever had. The service after a rough start did a fine job. The atmosphere was great casual with nice wood accents a small bar and an... More 

Thank emid43
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I would like to be at any restaurant the day it's being quoted as having the best fried chicken... then maybe I'd get to have some... but before I even get to the food... I went to this restaurant as a solo tourist. (And while like you - I really like only reading about what food is like because... More 

Thank Loves2try
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you have a reservation! Very good fried chicken, tasty appetizers. Service was ok, they are just too busy

Thank Olga B
San Diego, CA
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We LOVE fried chicken so visiting Wayfare Tavern after the Giants game was a must. The restaurant reviews claim it's one of the top rated Fried Chicken restaurants in the USA. First off, the bar stocked my favorite Whistle Pig Rye, so we were off to a great start. They serve a limited menu before 5pm, but fortunately it includes... More 

Thank desederata
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great Service. I could have eaten 100 popovers. The fried chicken was recommended and was absolutely the best. Lived up to the hype.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Always love the opportunity to eat at one of the best fried checiken restaurants in America. Especially when owned by a famous celebrity Chef. I have eaten many fried chicken meals all around the country. Perfectly brined and flavored but just seemed to be missing a little something breading was nice but soggy and skin was not crisp. In the... More 

Thank Steven J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
    (Montgomery & Sansome)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-772-9060
A Tyler Florence restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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