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Biscuits and Blues
Biscuits and Blues

Biscuits and Blues Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.biscuitsandblues.com
  • Phone: (415) 292-2583
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant:

    Daily 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm

    Club: closes half hour after show ends

    Show: please go to
    http://www.biscuitsandblues.com for lineup info.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Emmanuel Garba
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email events@biscuitsandblues.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details or email party@biscuitsandblues.com
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Suen (415) 292-2583
  • Entertainment: Biscuits and Blues was established since 1995. The venue located in the basement had received numerous best blues club award since 1995. Music is presented nightly ranging from Blues to Jazz, R&B, Zydeco, Funk and American Roots.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please email events@biscuitsandblues.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Geary St.
  • Public Transit: Muni: 30 & 45 stops at front door, 38 Geary, Powell Station; Cable Car;
    BART: Powell Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking deal: If you park at the Mason O'Farrel garage at 325 Mason St., you may park for up to five hours for a flat rate of $12. You must present your ticket stub from the show to the parking attendant prior to paying for your tickets.
    Street Parking after 6pm is free. Best to get an advantage by queuing earlier than 6pm. Do not park at tow Away zones on Geary Street prior to 6pm.
    Abundant of parking lots located within two blocks.
A word from Biscuits and Blues
Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Theater District, Biscuits and Blues is a West Coast musical landmark where every seat provides an up-close, live music experience. Our all-ages supper club is a great place for the whole family to encounter America's greatest musical heritage! We have live music every night featuring national and Bay Area acts. Our full bar and soulful Southern menu compliments the savory sounds of our top-notch talent. If you’re trying to decide between food and music, you can indulge in both with us!

No refunds-no cancellations for show tickets.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Went here on July 17 to see Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. The show was fantastic. The club is small, and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Excellent sound. The food was good. The Southern fried chicken was juicy and crispy, very delicious. The biscuits are tasty, also. My wife had a salad with chicken and shrimps in it. She said it was nice. Because of the show, servers sometimes can't come as often as you would like. It also took some time to pay my bill at the end of the show, probably because they time it so everyone is paying at the same time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This turned out to be one of the best finds of our San Francisco visit. The staff was very friendly, the service was prompt, and the menu covered all the southern favorites from fried chicken to crawfish etouffee. The chef came out to talk to us and was an entertainer in his own right. The band that night happened to be from our hometown of Nashville and was terrific. They gave us a shout out from the stage and were very friendly before and after their set. Some of the other customers got up and danced making the whole performance great fun. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting dinner and an entertaining two hours."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fantastic little jazz and blues place. be sure to get a reservation"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was my second visit and the first for my wife and daughter. We all enjoyed the food a lot; the prices were rather high for a standalone restaurant but reasonable for a music club. My crawfish etouffee was somewhat spicier than most, which I liked and overall the best I've had outside New Orleans. My daughter was crazy about the fried chicken, which I had on my first visit, and my wife was very happy with her shrimp dish. The music was what drew us and definitely the main reason just about everyone in the place was there, but the quality of the dining was a terrific addition. Waiters did their best to be attentive but got strapped as the place filled, more staff were needed by about halfway through the first set."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Saw a show here on Saturday. Had a shrimp & avocado ceviche and a shrimp louis salad. Both were really awful. The show was good however."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "1st time to Biscuit and Blues- Having to stand in line for seating is something that they may want to change?? Our seats were fantastic- it was such a great place to see and hear music- very up close and personal- We hope to see more music here in the future- The food however was another matter- We were at the dinner show, and it felt a bit rushed- We had heard how terrific the food was there, and I was very disappointed- My husband had the fried chicken- he said it was a cross between Kentucky Fried and Banquet- not good, but greasy and dry- I had Creole Jambalaya and it was basically a bowl of rice! Very little sausage, and chicken, and what was served, were small cut up pieces that you had to wade through the rice to find.."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "good food with great music ! food was definitely a couple of notches above what we expected. It was our first time there and we'll surely be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I understand you need to fill in all the space with tables. Can people move their tables out of the way to ?dance"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Service was excellent. We were greeted quickly and never went without anything we desired. An intimate setting, with lots of small tables and booths. A great view from wherever you might be seated. Sound system sounded great, even from our side seats. Listened to "Sons of Champlin" and it was a great experience. Have been listening to the music of "The Sons" and Bill Champlin since the 1960's. They never disappoint. I wanted to get up and dance on my table...they rocked it. Volume was perfect and even the drinks were good. No complaints here!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great cajun style menu and fantastic venue for the blues. Truly unique in San Francisco. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wanted to hear some good music and discover artists I've never heard of. I got all of that at B&B! I wanted to check out Grady Champion and he delivered! I was saddened to see that we were one couple of perhaps three others there though. Maybe because it was a Thursday night and the late show...sad. I hope Friday night provided a better showing. I hadn't planned on eating but I decided to get yam fries and some biscuits with honey butter. The fries were good, fried crispy, could've been a little softer but the biscuits and the butter were delish!!!!!! I enjoyed them!! This was my second time there and I am pleased that I have finally discovered this venue."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "That about says it. Next time I go I will not be ordering food. This is not the first time I was dissatisfied with the food but I thought I would give it one more chance. Big mistake! I will definitely come back for the music and just have drinks, if that is even possible."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We wanted something different and went for a night of Jazz. Music and atmosphere was great. Definite hit for night out whilst on holiday in San Francisco"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The music was great as was the intimate setting. The food was lousy as was the service. They certainly treated us as if they didn't want us to come back. Took forever to get drinks and even longer just to order food. The place was practically empty so there was no excuse for poor service; there was plenty of staff. I ordered a biscuit basket and the mac and cheese. I've had better biscuits at KFC and the mac and cheese was dry, burnt and not worth eating. I walked away hungry. My husband had the fried chicken which he said had good flavor, but was dry. He felt like he's had better potatoes and slaw at KFC or other fast food restaurants. Loved the music, but won't waste my money going back and I won't recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Saw Junior Watson, one of my favorite guitar players on the 4th of July at Biscuits and blues. I have been there many times, and it's always great. Good seating, good sound system, which is not too loud, and the southern food is excellent. I had the jambalaya with biscuits this last time, and it was fantastic, and so was the service. I highly recommend this club!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Other than that ... Really enjoyed everything about the evening :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The service staff is very adept at maintaining a good level of service throughout a live music show - and the home-made ginger beer was astounding. Everything was reasonably priced - however we did not eat dinner there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant, food was wonderful, service excellent and music was great. A must see venue if in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love this spot.To see artists I'm already familiar with or unknown(to me), it's a fun, great time. The underground venue makes this even more special & intimate like your own private concert. The service and food are consistently tasty. So my overall experience is always wonderful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We came to see our friend Earl Thomas for our anniversary weekend and was not surprised at how wonderful the show was and the food was outstanding. Our server (a little tiny girl with dark hair) was very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a great evening. Made 6:30 reservations and didn't realize our Hilton Union Square Hotel was so close. Had a drink and then dinner which you have to have for the early show. Didn't expect a great meal but the crawfish etouffee was excellent down to the last grain of rice. Just enough and very satisfying. The show ...... Earl Thomas and Rhumboogies was fantastic and a 90 munite set. Couldn't have asked for a better evening out!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great venue to see the blues, probably our 4th or 5th time there, always a great show and the food is very good to outstanding...had the fried chicken and it was very tasty!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Biscuits and Blues is a classic basement blues venue - intimate and dark where you are up close and personal with the musicians. The jumbulaya, shrimp creole, and biscuits are excellent, with healthy portions, and fit right in with the gritty blues. I've enjoyed many memorable evenings there."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Live blues music was great. Great place to take a group. Food was ok."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I'd been waiting for a year to watch this group and they didn't disappoint. Great great show. Up close and personal performance. Meet and great after. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love going to Biscuit & Blues for music. Venue is small and cozy, which makes everyone pretty close to the performers. They have full dinner service, but ideally you order before the performance. We have been there several times, and it seems the service is getting slower and slower. They need more servers. I get they need to serve food before the performers hit the stage; seems to me they should hire more servers for just that goal. We waited 20 minutes before anyone came and took our drink order, let alone the food order. And, we had to wave someone down for that...only 5 minutes before the show was to start. We'll still return...but, more servers PLEASE. This was our experience the last two visits."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place to see blues. Small space so you are close to the musicians. Good Southern/Cajun food and pleasant service. I would go there again to see a music act that I was interested in."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It is great that San Francisco has a tourist spot dedicated to live Blues and I recommend you going and paying the cover charge if you like good music...just don't expect a dining experience of any quality. We didnt try everything, but the soup and Gumbo we ordered were not great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Best live blues in northern California! Relatively small club, so you're never more than 30 feet from the stage. It's easy to get to (just off Union Square) and you can munch on biscuits (and much more) while drinking in assorted cocktails, wine or beer, all while drinking in the BLUES. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always special. Having attended several concerts at B&B, there have been no disappointments. Headliners, menu, service are friendly, professional and something to look forward to. From KettleOne/creative libations, to varied small plates, entrees, and sides, the atmosphere/clientele/fans make the evening a fun/happy and memorable experience. If you haven't been: GO. If you've already been: go AGAIN!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good local food, great service, great atmosphere and fantastic music. Recommend as dinner and music/show venue."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I visited Biscuit and Blues with some friends whilst in town and was not disappointed. It's a great, small, blues venue and the band where fantastic. The food was surprisingly good too, got to try Succotash for the first time - really good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Music was awesome, food unremarkable. Server let us know she was new to explain service problems. Biscuits were hard as stones."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have been here a couple of times and tried a few cocktails - they are all on the average side. The beer selection is ok - doesn't really have any craft brew. Being vegetarian, I haven't really tried their food much, but tried their biscuits on a couple of occasions and found them to be just acceptable. I would think biscuits in general would be a source of pride for a southern restaurant. Not in this case. But the only reason to go to this place is the music and that's always great! Good lineup, nice sound and ambience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "WE always try to come here when we visit SFO. They always have great live jazz and the food is good southern cooking."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were seated for the second show. Waited over 40 minutes for a drink because the barman was washing glasses? Second bottle of champagne also took a while to get ordered and come out. Food however was amazing, chef Emmanuel took time to come see us at our table and recommend outstanding desserts. I think they may need to have more staff on the floor on a busy Friday night. Entertainment was memorable!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. Everything we ordered was terrible. The biscuits were cold. The chicken was tasteless. The ribs were awful. The bread pudding dessert was so dry we couldn't eat it. I would never eat here again. Worst meal I ever had in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great venue and very popular. Eat drink and watch a band what more can you ask for."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "B&B is a great find to hear some good blues. Food and service are excellent. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I now see why that you are required to purchase a meal with the early dinner. The food is way too expensive for the quality. Band was good; but a little too loud and the acoustics were off because of the small room and shallow ceiling."
    Dined on 6/6/2014