Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy

Hops & Hominy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hopsandhominy.com/
  • Phone: 4153736341x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Weekday Breakfast: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Monday- Wednesday Dinner: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Thursday- Saturday Dinner: 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: David Baeli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several private event options:

    Our upstairs mezzanine seats 30 guests for dinner, or 45 for a standing reception.

    Our main floor dining seats 50 guest for dinner, or 80+ for standing reception. There is a full service bar on the main floor.

    The patio area can be reserved for up to 50 guests.

    We are also available to book the entire facility for larger events.

    Please contact Kate for details at events@hopsandhominy.com
  • Private Party Contact: Kate Jameson 4153736341x
  • Special Events: Please refer to the private party description. Kate is happy to answer any questions at events@hopsandhominy.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grant Avenue between Sutter & Post (small alley)
  • Public Transit: Bart: Montgomery Station; Powell Station
    Muni: Montgomery Station; Powell Station
    Bus Lines: Montgomery; Powell; Bush; Sutter; Post; Market stops
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking at night. The Union Square and White House parking garages are conveniently located within 1 block.
A word from Hops & Hominy
We’re three friends from Ocala, Florida, with deep roots in small town hospitality. Our Southeastern inspired restaurant features a variety of sustainable and organic goods, craft brewed American micro-beers, and a choice collection of local wines and spirits. We aim to recreate a little taste of Southern community, bringing people together by sharing great food & drink. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.

Daniel, David, and Adam
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Hops & Hominy reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (51)vibrant bar scene (49)hot spot (37)good for groups (34)late-night find (21)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (17)special occasion (15)notable wine list (8)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Second visit
    EdwardJ
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    On our second trip to SF, we had to go back to Hops and Hominy. The second visit did not disappoint - the drinks (we had the sangria and the bacon -infused manhattan were delicious. The fried oysters were top notch. I had the chicken and my wife had the shrimp and grits - both were excellent. We will definitely keep on our list when we return again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Leedstravellor14
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Found this place on 4square, what a find! Nice decor, amazing southern comfort food and great service. Eaten both brunch and dinner here, in my opinion the best food in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome, A SF Must
    TheUsual
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The drinks were expertly mixed. The service was just as professional. The food was edgy and new but with old flavors that made this pseudo-Southerner feel at home. And, without a doubt, the best tatar tarts I have ever had in my life. And this was just lunch. I went back later that night for an awards dinner and the staff were very friendly, joined in congratulating all the winners, and remembered which drink I liked best =) THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5lidePieceVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful new interpretations of comfort classics. Great cocktails and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alley Dining Find
    Visitor
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Found this restaurant while searching the internet for a 'foodie' style restaurant we hadn't been too ... it was GREAT! We love finding 'off the beaten path' places ... cocktails were good, southern food was delicious!, ambiance was lively (a little dim by the back alley windows) ... staff was very responsive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden spot!
    labrador
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was really noisy but because it was so packed on a Saturday night, we were glad that we had a reservation. There are a good range of beers. We both went for the burger and a portion of fries to share. We were given corn bread as we waited for the mains, this was OK but is probably more of an acquired taste. The garlic fries were delicious and the burgers were tasty but on the small side in comparison to the portion size of the fries and came with a tiny salad garnish, a little more would have been nice. Overall we enjoyed the meal but didn't return because we felt the menu was a bit limiting. The server was very pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was terrible as was the service. 45 minutes to get our appetizer? Another 35 minutes to receive our entrees? No apologies for the delay- just an excuse that there was a rush. I will never be back and will make sure my friends know not to waste their time and money there.
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  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    M808
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The service was great and attentive, food and drinks were equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hops & Ho-Hum
    HungrySF
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If forced to return, I'd stick to having a drink at the bar. The beer menu was great with lots of local choices. Lighting was poor; couldn't read the microscopic print detailing my beer, so I don't know anything beyond the type & origin of my brew. We had the misfortune of being seated in the bar area next to the back door and had to listen to lots of loud patrons who kept going in and out, leaving the door open. As for food, the highlight were the baked goods. The complimentary corn bread with honey butter was tasty, if not warm enough. The biscuit that accompanied the fried chicken was also good. The fried chicken itself was not crispy, and under seasoned. The chicken & dumplings was celery heavy and in need of salt or flavor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love bunny bar
    alche
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My favorite bar in the city and will be there again very soon. The black eye fritters are beyond amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem near Union Square
    BandB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was a recommendation from a 40-something and very appropriate! Restaurant is tucked away and has two access doors - bar is very lively with a bartender who really earned his tips this evening. Staff is all cheerful and want you to have a great time. Menu is unusual for the selections and all well presented and tasty! Make a reservation to avoid a longer wait - we visited on a Monday and place was full!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It was empty as heck, which feels a little weird for lunch time. I've been before for lunch and it wasn't quite so. Not sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IrenVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Even though a downtown restaurant had a small town and personal feeling. Used to know that place as the Temple Bar. Sad to see that great bar was not there. Had a conversation with the chef/owner. Great food profile and interetsing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfort food!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The fish Benedict was absolutely delicious. Also loved the Bloody Mary. Have only tried their brunch, but will definitely return for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, wonderful!
    SFJohnVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As a frequent diner here, I am never, ever disappointed with the menu, no matter the changes. The pork chop was excellent and my friend's steak was seasoned perfectly. I will keep returning. I must do a shout out to the hostess because she was able to accommodate my request of seating us out of the way--sometimes the noise level in the restaurant gets a bit boisterous, and I prefer to be able to hear my dinner date. Again, the food and service were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern flavor
    sfnative415
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great place tucked away in an alley off of Grant. Outdoor seating was bustling, as well as the indoor bar. Dinner early at 5:30pm was a good time for conversation, because by 6:30pm, it was very loud. Delectable garlic fries and heirloom tomatoes with burrata were good choices. Shrimp and grits was delightful, but the shrimp was over salted. Fried chicken done perfectly, but would have liked more collards. Artful pork belly. Dessert chocolate bacon ice cream in a tiny cup of espresso was not up to snuff after a very good meal. Cobbler was better. Overall a very good place for after work dinner and drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    jlologin
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went here on the recommendation of a local. Loved it. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food, quaint ambiance
    ParisDunk
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was good. Had country fried steak and fried chicken. Both were solid. Country fried steak was delicious but a bit heavy. Mac and Cheese was creamy. The absolute highlight was the jalapeno tequila drink. Such an extraordinary taste to have the spice kick it. The ambiance/decoration were very quaint, I enjoyed it. It was not overly too decorative, a very hip yet eloquent feel. High ceiling. Definitely would return here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nice variety on menu and different choices from mainstay restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great little restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The grilled okra is delish! So is the chicken and dumplings! This spot is a yummy find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All round good experience
    Brad
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice vibe, good food, wine & cocktails, great service and reasonably priced. Overall, an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty
    travelwithdogs
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    chicken fried steak gravey was over salted. Cornbread was delicious. Fried chick was average but accompanying hot sauce was tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whole lotta Soul
    Bungle83
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great atmosphere, packed with lots of happy customers; the service was excellent and the food was too. Extremely interesting choices, tried the battered oysters for starter - they went down well with a beer! Had a steak for mains and again, really different and tasty! The staff were enthusiastic, friendly and seemed genuinely interested in their customers' dining experience. Would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD WAS AWESOME
    LUVSOUTHERNFOOD
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    WE ORDERED APPETIZERS, BLACK EYED PEA FRITTERS AND GRILLED OKRA, THEY WERE DELICIOUS. THE FRIED CHICKEN WITH COLLARD GREENS WERE THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD. CHICKEN WAS MOIST WITH A WONDERFUL CRISPY BREADING.( I ORDERED DARK MEAT CHICKEN) DRINKS FROM THE BAR WAS A BIT PRICEY BUT OVER ALL MY VISIT WAS WONDERFUL.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where are my dumplings?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was my second time at Hops & Hominy. First time we sat at the bar, had some awesome cocktails, shared some corn bread and mac & cheese. This time we sat at a table (no room at bar). We ordered two gin & jam cocktails- yum! I ordered the Chicken & Dumplings and my friend had the burger. My chicken and dumplings showed up with NO dumplings to be found. I sent the dish back and they added my dumplings in. The way I know chicken & dumplings is very creamy, almost like a chicken pot pie but not in pie style. The description gave no indication it would be any different. My dish however was more like Chicken soup and it was very bitter (too much green onion I thin). My friend said her burger was really good but I was bummed about my meal.
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  • Uncomfortable food
    nooovino
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I'll keep this short. Basically, the food and drinks are good, but the service sucks. Our waitress hardly paid any attention to us the whole night, forgetting a bunch of stuff and then completely ignoring us. The people next to us had to get up and track her down to get their bill. Normally, this wouldn't prevent me from leaving a normal tip. My friend and I split our bill and our waitress told us she wouldn't take the change we threw in to round out the bill. When we explained it to her she said "Um, okay..." It was rude and we left a bad tip because of it. My friend and I were in shock walking away after that. So much so that my friend decided to call the restaurant and complain. Like I said, food was good, but won't be coming back.
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  • amazing southern fare
    GJSC
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is very representative of gulf coast southern cuisine. Absolutely spot on. Sweet tea had soured a bit by the time we got there at 7 pm, but understandable oversight when the rest of the food is so amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    feedthegirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I decided to try this place based on a coworker's recommendation, and I'm happy to say that all her "ooh-ing and ahh-ing" was my reaction, too! Yummy cocktails, delicious entrees (pork chop was amazing!)and decadent desserts. Even when it became really busy and crowded, service was great. I'm telling everyone I know to come here to satisfy their comfort food cravings!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notes from a Texan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Hops & Hominy is my favorite find in San Francisco. Growing up in Texas, cornbread, grits, chicken and dumplings, and chicken fried steak were some of the best comfort food. And find it outside of Texas and the south is hard. Well, it's easy to find. But to find it made well is difficult. Hops & Hominy always delivers. I enjoy going with friends and love the drink menu as well. Every time I have been it has consistently been good. It definitely gets loud so it's probably not best for intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nouvelle southern
    HUlagirlVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Loved it! Very innovative Southern cuisine. I had their eggs Benedict which had pieces of deep-fried white fish in it - very different but delicious. I made a mistake in what I ordered and our waiter was extremely gracious and accommodating about it. Has browns are to die for. Be warned - it is REALLY noisy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mixed review
    timbot
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was fine. They don't use grits, though, they use corn meal. We were celebrating our anniversary and when I booked the reservation over a week out, I asked for a table in a corner. I renewed my request when I called the morning of the reservation. They simply ignored my request and stuck us wherever they felt like. Which was distressing. Otherwise, we had a great meal and ended up during next to some very nice people.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very high YUM! factor here!
    SchankdaVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended and is near the hotel where my company was having its annual conference for members. The food is really, really good - we didn't have the fried chicken, but I had the shrimp and grits (divine!) and my colleague had the mac and cheese (equally divine!). We also each had a cocktail that involved apple, bacon and bourbon - again, very tasty, and also very fun to announce to co-workers that we'd had a cocktail containing bacon! Service was quick and attentive, and the decor is nice - lots of exposed brick and wood. Tables are not too close together (a big plus!), but I can see it could get hard to carry on a conversation once the bar got crowded. A good dining option in the Union Square area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JennFL
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was delicious. It is very noisy in the restaurant though. I recommend the black eyes pea fritters and the brownie ice cream dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food overall, would go back again. Grits were good. Had better elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Service :)
    Riverdine
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We made a reservation for 2 only one hour before arriving. The staff greeted us at the door right away, they were very busy but we were still seated within 5 min, excellent food, good staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Collectively Sub Par
    MmmMmmGoodVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Space: Great. Looks good, great table. Food: Meh. Tasteless Chicken and Dumplings. Bland broth. Black eyed pea fritters were gummy and pasty although perfectly crunchy on the outside. Had high hope for the cocktails, and they were fine. Service: Perhaps a miscommunication between kitchen and service staff, but our main dishes came out while we were all still enjoying out appetizers and chatting. Two servers tried to make space wherever they could find on the table and our server said, "Sorry...I tried to course it out." Tab: $200. (Not including the 20% tip.)
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  • Uneven food quality
    Mczmc
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The salmon and risotto was fresh, perfectly done and refreshing , the country fried steak was tender and tasty, but the sauce (gravy) was bland and lukewarm on top of the hot steak. The garlic mashed potatoes were a bit salty and not garlicky. The tri-tip sandwich was just ok,nothing special. The fritters were very flavorful, nice spice but a bit underdone. The cornbread terrific and the kale quinoa salad perfectly dressed and a delicious combo.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food fun atmosphere
    Droidcommander
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I had the chicken fried steak. It was delicious. They have a great selection of beers and a knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOMax
    LOMaxVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It's tough to find good southern food in the Bay Area. This is a very loud place, close to Union Square. Good selection of interesting draft beer. Excellent appetizers - we had the mac n cheese, black eyed pea fritters, and kale salad - all good. Fried chicken was excellent, small portion of collard greens was just OK. Burnt my finger on hot skillet that the brownie came out on. Wished the waiter would have warned us about that. Overpriced, but hey, it's the city.
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  • jimk
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    fried chicken was good. great beer selection. solid service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic