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Founded in 1947 and located on busy Van Ness Ave, Tommy's Joynt is as much a landmark as it is a restaurant. The one of a kind Hofbrau is focused around freshly hand carved meats, generous portions, and over 100 different beers from all around the world. The menu highlights classic 1950's American cuisine at it's best. Famous for their Buffalo stew, large Turkey legs, braised lamb shanks and massive meaty sandwiches. Not the most ideal place for vegetarians, but it does offer salad items such as: macaroni, coleslaw, mixed pickled beans, and mixed vegetable salads. Pair your hot meal with one of the many "throwback" cocktails, or their classic Irish coffee. A unique place that truly captures the spirit of San Francisco and all it has to offer.
Cocktail Lounges Restaurants
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Corner of Van Ness and Geary Blvd
Northwest San Francisco, Cathedral Hill
Discounted parking 1 Hour Free validation
Cocktail Lounges, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Bars, Bar & Grills, Delicatessens, Sandwich Shops, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Deli, American, Sandwiches, Family Style, European, German, Continental, Omelets

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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Posted: 7/8/2010Provided by Citysearch - 

Awsome SF staple

i have had everything on the menu, which is posted on the wall. it is all good in the hood. you get your drinks from the bar or a waitress after you get your meal. dont skip the free pickle bucket right after the cash register. fun to sit upstairs a bit more private makes you feel like your in some cave.

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Posted: 2/4/2009

nothing special.

Incredibly long wait, your hunger would have passed if you go here on a Friday or weekend night. Way too expensive for a very undistinguished menu. You're paying for its location--but you're within just a few blocks of some much better, *much* more authentic Mexican food that's literally half the price. The food and drinks aren't terrible, just ridiculously overpriced and nothing special.

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Posted: 10/5/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

Chain Restaurants Bow Before Thee

Tommy's Joynt is so full of eye gouging craziness you could consider this the mother of TGIF, Apple Bees, Ed Debevics, and all the others. It's insane. The buffet style serving, the beer list, and the fun make this place awesome and truly unique for a city that loves high society eating and hippie granola organic tasties.

Google my blog ""freaking delicious"" if you want to see a video review I put together about this place. I show you the food, the in/outside, and truly show what this place is all about.

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Posted: 1/24/2008

The House of Meat!

would vote this place "Best Meat and Potatoes Joint" in SF. They have a vast selection of Meaty offerings to make any Midwesterner feel at home. The place is well known for being able to order a sandwich and a drink for under $10. There selection of beer is very impressive. It's very much a cafeteria meets bar environment.

I always enjoy going here on my lunch, and the line is often out the door, but their speedy chefs keep it moving and get you seated faster than you'd expect. I work in the Financial district and often will take the Geary bus down, or grab a ride with a Friend, if that is any measure of my meaty likeness of this classic staple that's been in business since 1947...

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Posted: 12/17/2007

good food and open late

It's a hof brau with a bar. The portions are huge, the food is good and it's open late. It's hard to ask for more than that!

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Posted: 11/26/2007

i love tommy's joint!

I love going here whenever im around geary.They have all the type of meats and salads.The food t is very good just watch what you eat you have to watch those calories!.Give it a try you will love it.

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Posted: 11/6/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

One of the Originals

As a native San Franciscan of over forty years, Tommy's Joint is a place that my dad used to visit as well as myself. A stop over for many celebs during the hay day of the rat-pack and such. This place has all the true ambience of a San Francisco landmark. Oh yes, and the food is terrific! You have not been to San Franciscvo unless you have stopped by Tommy's Joint.

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Posted: 8/31/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

Great Spot for some Buffalo Stew and a Cold Beer

My buddy Dave took me to Tommy's Joynt when I first arrived to SF back in 2000. This place is a true SF landmark, and remains consistent each and everytime I visit. I just wish my Grandfather was still alive to join me there for a beer.

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Posted: 8/9/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

Great sandwich, weird decor

I really enjoyed my pastrami sandwich, thought it was really good actually. I did pick a lot of fat off though, but I thought the meat and the bread were great. I didn't get any sides, so no comment on those. The thing I didn't like was all the stuff hanging from the ceiling and the walls. I like dives, I like pictures and things people collect. But this place looks like a horders paradise. There is stuff everywhere and it looks filthy. For some reason that's all I the thoughts I left with.....great sandwich, filthy place. But my boyfriend loves it because he thinks their meats are great i.e. the lamb. I would go back for a sandwich, I'd get it to go though.

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Posted: 7/3/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

They don't actually make food you order to take out

The star is for the crappy service. I didn't even get the food. I just called in an order for take out, and the lady on the phone said it'd be ready in 10 minutes. After walking through the Tenderloin to get there, the lady working told me to go up to the register, and, lo and behold, the guys behind the counter started playing dumb. 'We don't got no take out order. What take out order?' Lady went up to them and said, 'I gave you an order ten minutes ago.' 'We don't got no order,' he answered and shrugged his shoulders. Next customer, no apologies, no attempt to rectify the situation. After being treated so rudely, I didn't stay for the food. I can only imagine what it tastes like if this is how they treat their customers.

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1101 Geary BlvdSan FranciscoCA 94109

(415) 775-4216

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