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St. Francis Fountain

Mission District
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2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The best burger and malt you can get anywhere is HERE! There's usually a 30-45min wait and it is worth it! This is still the same place my grandparents took me too when I was a little girl. The menu is large and has enough variety to please any picky eater! The vintage diner motif is so cute and kitchy.

Thank Sarai4me
Knoxville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We ate breakfast here once and ice cream once. They have a great selection for carnivores and vegans. The staff is super nice and helpful. Everything we had was delicious.

Thank tnjeannia
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I had a brilliant brunch in this unlikely spot. It is essentially a 1950's diner that has not been touched since then. The food was plentiful and delicious. I look forward to going back soon. The ultra-hipster staff was totally professional and friendly.

Thank mahler5
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This place was a soda fountain years ago, and it has retained the atmosphere and decor of an old street corner soda fountain - but what great food! There were three of us: my husband, our adult daughter, and me. Our daughter raved about her "Thing My Spuds," which are potatoes with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream and green onions.... More 

Thank JBWanderers
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

There are many reasons why the St. Francis is a family favorite. First, there is the overall authentic quality. Next, everyone who works there is friendly and kind... everyone is welcome there. As a vegan, I am blissful between their vegi stir fry or blueberry pancakes. I have heard from family that non veg choices are delicious. The "BORAXO" hand... More 

Thank Deyna V
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We came for our final breakfast in SF. It was great service and good food, to the point that we ate too much and had to walk it off immediately afterwards.

Thank Marie M
Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

had the devil burger today, vegan seitan sliced very thin. one of the best sandwiches in all of San Francisco. Been there many times and everyone on the staff is very nice and friendly. love this place.

Thank Arc2015tour
New York
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

A friend suggested St. Francis and we have thanked him several times since. I had the French toast with Blueberries which was some of the best I have ever had. Make sure to get the real Maple syrup. My wife had the spinach and cheese omelet and was equally happy. Visit the mission and make sure to visit St. Francis... More 

Thank LeeGil
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

A good friend suggested this place, we were not disappointed! Great historic place serving simple but excellent food in a no nonsense way. Followed my lunch with a homemade ice-cream. All first rate.

Thank Fantinos2014
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We live around the corner from this gem. Now I should preface the review (4 dots) by saying St. Francis is not for foodies or those looking for a standout memorably delicious meal– this is straight-ahead diner food done right. It's not really about the food here as much as the ambiance and it's undisturbed classic feel which is immaculate... More 

Thank Pedal-Inn-SF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 4158264210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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