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Sausage Factory

517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
+1 415-626-1250
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (50 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The best thing about the sausage factory is the most funniest waiter in the world! We laughed everytime he came at our table. The food is good! also the restaurant is very nicely decorated with a cozy atmosphere

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had already walked all over San Francisco and were exhausted. We were really too tired to eat but decided we would eat before we went back to hotel. We got a spaghetti dinner and split it. It was delicious!! The bread was so good...More

Thank BostonMerlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance did not look that impressive, but inside it is more expansive than expected with a nice menu. We were not that hungry, so just went with a simple meat-ball spaghetti. They brought out a delicious half-loaf of sour-dough bread. It was so tasty...More

Thank Rappguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've passed by The Sausage Factory for years on trips to San Francisco, and finally decided to stop in for dinner. This is an old Castro classic, having been around since the late 60s. My waiter was a very friendly guy who obviously had been...More

Thank jbliv
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love the name of this place being in the Castro! Food is good, average priced, and the portions are huge! I wouldn't make a special trip to this place, but its good if your going out in the neighborhood, or live near by. Service...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here spontaneously, thought the name was funny. The food was very good, we got pizza and spaghetti and it was served with warm tasty bread and butter. The server was very friendly and engaged. We really liked him! Prices fair, atmosphere nice. Good place!

Thank alyssaria
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Really nice place with old school charm. Italian food like its suppose to be. The food was really good and the service was better. The waiter that served us has been there forever. Friendly and helpful. Very relaxing atmosphere and your not rushed. The parking...More

Thank Nomad627
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I would have to say its been a few years since I've been to the Sausage Factory and now I know why. The atmospherre is charming but the staff is not very freindly or attentive and the food is main reason I will not be...More

Thank TMann1971
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went there on a very busy night....so we had to split up our large party since they don't take reservations. The food was good (pizza only) and the service still good so we'll try this again.

Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great restaurant! The food was excellent! We went a couple of times during our trip to San Fran & will definitely come back on our next trip!

Thank raye2349
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-1250
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