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215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
+1 415-552-2469
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“ginger cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews I felt I had to visit. I would say this is a great quirky place to eat food. The staff were fun and the food was solid. I couldn’t give any negative feedback as it was a solid performer. But...More

Thank sophster78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chow is considered a great place for locals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The food is a California cuisine. They have a mix of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, and pasta. They have a separate breakfast and brunch menu. Service is consistently good, prices are...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Although appeared crowded the restaurant is larger than it looks. Menu had good variety of freshly prepared foods. Waffles, eggs, omelets, salads. What ever you want. I had delicious 1/2 tuna and a cup of fresh homemade soups. My wife had a great salad Niscoise...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

With only a few days in San Francisco I did my research beforehand and this place really paid off. The food is excellent both noodle broths are excellent and my kids easily polished off the pizza and Crispy chicken both of which were spot on....More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We've been going to Chow on Church for over twenty years. It's our Backup, Stand-By and Go-To place when in need. They are always friendly. The food is consistently tasty. The portions are a fair value. The beers and wines by the glass are always...More

Thank alanwperry
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We came here for a girls brunch day out and the weekends can get busy and they only take same day reservations. I was starving at 1 pm and the brunch menu ends at 2. I ordered the two eggs with a cup of organic...More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We needed a late, light dinner on our visit to San Francisco and Chow on Church filled the need. I had a half chicken apple sandwich with a small salad. The sandwich was a very good chicken salad with some apple. The others also enjoyed...More

Thank Mlkearns
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get seats out front on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon. The person in charge of allocating tables gave the firm impression that she would have liked to have been anywhere else but work. However the servers were friendly and efficient. I...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Went together with a friend for brunch/late breakfast. Sat on the patio which is definitely worth a try on a sunny day. He had a veg scramble and i had the huevos rancheros. Both really good. You sit close so it was easy to peek...More

Thank mschr
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Having eaten too much rather poor food on our US road trip, this was a pleasant discovery near our hotel in The Castro. Pleasant, attentive staff, fresh food, good choice of drinks. Recommended.

Thank cloud9leeds
The Castro
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Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2469
At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
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