240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 421-2217
Primary Phone: (415) 421-1857
Phone: (415) 421-1857
Fax: (415) 421-2217
Parking: Garage, Street
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Caterers, American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, European, Continental, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
Good For Groups: Yes
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09/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have visited Germany twice in the past year and loved it, I would live there, but besides the point, I thought I'd bring my husband to this place for his birthday. It was amazingly fun with the polka band, large portions of beer and food, and the ""schtick"" is that the server is abrupt like. This is all show, the waitstaff is actually really nice and accomodating, you just better know what you want when they come around to take your order. My husband loved this place so much that he brings all his friends for their birthdays to Schroeders and they love it as well, das boot is amazing but you should check out their 5 liter monster stein of beer, beware of falling in! Great food, great atmosphere, it's fantastic.
I just had the Hungarian Goulosh and it was quite acceptable, I plan on going back next week to get one of the other 8 dishes that I sat drinking my stein of beer pondering what to order.
Now I just got to get a group of folks together for their Polka night.. Time to search for some Lederhosen!
07/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Back in May, my Dad came out for a visit, and we dined at Schroeder's after shopping at Embarcadero. I had the Hungarian Goulash with Spatzle, he had the German Meatloaf. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and the space is beautiful. Murals adorn the walls, the bar and sideboards are a beautiful wood and brass, and the restaurant is lit with glowing antique German light fixtures. The place reminded us both of the types of restaurants my grandfather and great grandfather took us to in Chicago. A must try!
12/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I love the big burly gentleman host with the ready smile and kindly ways. I'm just a fool for a handlebar moustache! I've lived in the City for 12 years and somehow had missed this place--I feel like Indiana Jones discovering a lost treasure! During a recent visit my friend ordered Kassler Rippchen and I'm not ashamed to say I couldn't keep my fork off of his plate! If you like to eat and you like to make merry, this is a terrific place to enjoy hearty fare and learn how to polka.
08/31/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We came to invite my parents in law from Europe because they love german food. The owner asked us where we are from to determine our tourist status. After we paid the waitress came back complaining that we didn't give her enough tip, showing us bills from other guests and even bringing a calculator. Although I'm german, but living in the States, I'm familiar with the tip procedure and know that this was not only completely rude but not legal either. It put me in an embarrasing situation and we left the restaurant with an awkward feeling. Other than that the food is very americanised. I won't recommand the restaurant to my friends.
11/10/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Schroeder's on a Friday night at about 7pm and I could barely squeeze in. There must have been over 200 people dancing to a band that featured a great female accordion player. Everyone seemed to be having a great time and the people that were having dinner were chowing down with gusto. Yes, it's not Chez Panisse but DUH! I love the Goulash.
And on some occasions they feature Pinkelwurst!
06/19/2004Provided by Citysearch -
This is the place for German food. My daughter lives in Germany and on her last visit home she brought her German/Russian boyfriend. He was impressed by the service, atomsphere, and most of all the food! I have visisted Germany and I must say Shrodeder's is as close as you can get in San Francisco to being in a German eatry. The beer is wonderful, too.
05/28/2003Provided by Citysearch -
What can I say? I simply love this place! I come on Friday nights and eat fabulous German food. Drink great fresh German beer and dance to polka bands. I especially love the Bavarian folk dancers. There is a sign posted at the entrance that a 7.00 cover charge will be added to my dinner bill. Where else can I find so much entertainment for such a low price? If you want to eat great German food and kick up your heels to wonderful polka music then this is the place for you!
08/04/2002Provided by Citysearch -
...then this is the place for you. I've only eaten here once, but their sausage sampler appetizer was SO good we had to order TWO! I'd recommend having this as an entree especially if you're trying to avoid carbs (ie Atkins dieters). Love the atmosphere, reminds me of the supper clubs back in Wisconsin.
08/03/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Service was fast... but that was probably because the place was virtually empty on a Saturday night. Half an hour before closing the chairs were placed upside down on the tables as we finished our dinner. When we left a few minuntes later the front door was already locked and we were escorted out through a back door. The food was too Americanized, the saurbraten tasted liked cooked beef with sauce poured over it. Of the four German restaurants we've tried in San Franicisco Schroeder's was, by far, the worst.