Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy

Hops & Hominy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hopsandhominy.com/
  • Phone: (415) 373-6341
  • 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
Hops & Hominy
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Hops & Hominy reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)neighborhood gem (75)vibrant bar scene (73)hot spot (66)good for groups (47)great for lunch (24)late-night find (18)special occasion (17)great for brunch (17)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Rare affordable hotspot near Union Square
    onthetown
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This restaurant is fun. The cocktails are great, the service is speedy and friendly, and the food is delicious and easy-to-love. I'd describe it as comfort food more than Southern: Mac and cheese, fried chicken, burgers, salmon, pork chops. I had an excellent tomato soup and a pork belly entree With a very generous portion. This might be better shared. My friend loved her butternut squash risotto and garlic fries. When I came this summer I had the fried chicken, which was perfect and highly recommended. I love the free cornbread too, served with whipped honey butter. Warning: the dining room is small so get there early or make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting twist on southern cooking
    MunchingMarkVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Stumbled on this place a couple years ago and was pleasantly surprized with the menu variety and quality of the food. The Sweet Potatoes and Mac & Cheese are a must. But share them so you don't feel like a pig. Speaking of which, what doesn't bacon make better? H&H has found plenty of ways to insert this ingredient into a number of their dishes and the results are might fine. Service can sometimes be a little slow but it is a fun place to hang with great food and drink.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and great for conversations
    greatdatespot
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    food was fantastic, just getting that out of the way. The beer selection was great since I hadn't seen a lot of those beers available anywhere else before. That alone got a number of conversations started. It's got a historic masonry feel, but modernized enough to make it feel chic. You are pretty close to other people's tables so we ended up having brief conversations with others. Didn't go to the bar, but it looked hopping. I have already recommended this place to friends. I will remember this place since I'm usually pretty selective of where to eat and union square is a hard place to choose from, but this place was right on the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good discovery
    anonVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    HIdden in one of the many alleyways downtown, great cocktails and Southern menu. Awesome cornbread and bacon biscuits, creamed greens. Have had better fried chicken- was good but have had better. Will definitely go back and try other things.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Beerlover
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    While the beer and cocktail selection was fresh and the appetizers were tasty, nobody in our party of 5 was thrilled with their main course. Not only did we have to wait for a long time to get our food (it was quite busy and a Saturday night), but the food was just underwhelming - my pork chop was too dry for my taste, the pulled pork tasted like store bought BBQ sauce, and the Hominy burger was "so-so." Maybe some of their other dishes are better? We came here for the interesting menu and the location, but with all the other awesome restaurants in SF likely wouldn't return of recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lowcountry in San Fran!
    TedFNJ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I am a regular visitor to Charleston and love lowcountry cuisine. Hops & Hominy is right on par with some of Charleston's best. We went for lunch on a Friday. Hidden down an alley, the restaurant is nice with the exposed bricks and high ceilings. It is casual, yet I was far from out of place wearing a suit. Food was great. We started with the bacon Mac n' Cheese, smoky chicken wings and Black eye pea fritter (the best). I had shrimp & grits which was very good (not quite Charleston but very close). My colleague had the fried chicken which he was some of the best he's had. Great beer and cocktail selection too. If you looking for a great lunch spot this is a excellent one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Charm
    aprild626
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The staff at Hops and Hominy epitomizes southern hospitality. Moving to SF from the south I will admit SF has some of the best food in the world. However, the sense of hospitality is quite different. At Hops and Hominy you are greeted and treated like an old child hood friend. Their menu reminds of something you would enjoy on a Sunday evening with the family gathered around the table. I love their take on the black-eyed pea fritters. I've also had the mac & cheese and smoked chicken wings. All worth trying. My favorite entree on their menu is the shrimp and grits. I highly recommend taking a date, family or even a business lunch or dinner to Hops and Hominy. It is guarentee to fill your belly and sooth your soul!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best cornbread I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Been here a few times already, Both good experiences, although service was a bit slow both times, which I guess makes sense since I went on busy days. Dinner was great during both visits, the fried chicken is amazing but in my opinion a tad overpriced for the amount they give you. The cornbread they serve at the beginning is absolutely amazing. So soft and warm and buttery, perfect on those chilly nights. The only real disappointment was their sweet potato ice cream I had for dessert. The consistency of the ice cream was very icy and gritty and could barely taste the sweet potato. The saving grace of that dessert was the toasted housemade marshmallow. Overall I would come back again though! Great place to meet friends for dinner and grab a few drinks. Make reservations first!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Descent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was a nice place to grab a bite to eat without spending too much money. I was expecting a little more decore, a lot more sandwich, and a bit friendlier waitstaff. The tri-tip sandwich was good but small. I could have eaten three of them. They came with a basic side of fries, dipping sauce available on request. According to my guests the drinks were phenomenal. If you drink you might like there creative twists. The place seemed stark with no art on the walls but the crowd was fun and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    jimf
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my second time going to Hops & Hominy and I enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious and we had fun trying out the fancy cocktails on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, will go back
    Philbo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, great staff, a lot of seating is a little close-quarters. There's a big bar with some overflow standing area and some outdoor seating mostly protected form the wind (though lacking ambiance). Could use more West Coast beers. Will be back ASAP to try more of the menu. If you're visiting SF and want to get some foodie eats near Union Square, this should be high on your list. It's a quality representation of how good food is getting in SF, but still very accessible to most tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern food and alcohol
    lildimsum
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    i've eaten here 3x. best to make reservations since they can get busy, especially on fridays. note: their menu selection changes out (maybe) weekly. i also love their their corn bread appetizer served with honey butter. i had the shrimp with grits and butter nut squash risotto. the risotto was great. a bit disappointed with the grits. my friends and i didnt see a single shrimp. my friends had mac & cheese, sweet potato casserole, and garlic fries. we did save room to share 2 desserts- sweet potato ice cream, and the bread pudding. overall, we left happy from some fun dining and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid downtown choice
    SFInnycVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I'm a transplanted Mississippian living in the strange and magical environs of this city. You had me at cornbread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern in San Fran
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Some of the best southern food I have every had. This is a must while in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but sloooow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was a great place to eat, but our food took more than an hour to come out. Post running a half marathon, that was not ideal. But still worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem of downtown
    RachelsReviews123
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's always difficult to find a good place in downtown that isn't overrated. This place is awesome. It's an a quiet alley with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was very helpful and the food melts in your mouth. I would totally bring other friends to this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    SweeandsaltysfVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent shrimp and grits. Would definitely like to see more cheese and fresh pulled pork on the Mac and cheese dish. Otherwise, everything was fantastic! Thanks for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem, discovered by chance
    stewied88
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I ate here on our last night in the city. We only discovered it as I'd noticed the hotel sign tucked away in a side alley whilst walking back to our hotel the night before. I'm so glad I did look down that alley because this was the best meal we had in San Francisco and if we ever return, we'll definitely be coming here again. A great choice of craft beers and some choice cocktails, a mouth watering menu and the great, friendly service. The southern carbonara with ham hack and tender broccoli was incredible and the buttery squash risotto was also out of their world but whatever you order, make sure you try the garlic fries and definitely the cornbread with honey butter! I can't fault this place at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern food
    DonV
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was delicious. I've been to Hops & Hominy twice and both dishes I had - the country fried steak and the chicken and dumplings were very good. It's a bit loud but no more than any other loud restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and miss
    zombywoof
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good salads (Caesar and Cobb) and beer though only one IPA and one Pilsner on tap. The tri-tip steak sandwich was very light on the steak (skimpy thin layer), and had too much bread. Service was good though it took 45 minutes to get our sandwiches.
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  • Lunch is very, very quiet
    MilesVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Hops & Hominy is a great joint, but very very quiet for lunch — I've come maybe 5 times, and its been totally empty half the time. Which is a shame! Good service and food, but the quiet is almost disconcerting.
    • Food
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  • Authentic, southern food with flair
    AussieGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Atmosphere was what we were looking for - trendy, but comfortable. Excellent server who really knew his food and drinks menu. Trusted his recommendations on everything and was not disappointed. Guest from overseas thought it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort all the way
    JaiPee
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Love the beer list - some great finds just on that. Tried the fritters and the country fried steak. Enjoyed every bit of it. This place is fun, casual and has great comfort food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • there's potential
    deek
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Fritters are outstanding and the corn bread is very good. The Brussels sprouts needed a minute more roasting. The fried chicken was juicy and cooked through, but the crust didn't hold up. The collard greens were flavorless. The ramekin of hot sauce was too hot;sweet would have been better and would have helped enliven the dry and very neutral biscuit. The chicken and dumplings dish as a whole was very flavorful and the veggies were nice and crisp, but the dumplings lacked character and taste. The peach cobbler wasn't and the ice cream that accompanied it seemed shipped in. Wait staff was prompt, friendly, and very accommodating. Upstairs is better for viewing and noise level but that is also where the big groups hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Southern Food in SFO
    Buckman44
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    So glad I found this place in a Google search. Food is very Southern and delicious. Server was helpful with suggestions, attentive, and very friendly. Portions are generous. Prices are moderate, except for the beer, which is expensive. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to enjoy fine Southern US quisine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Foodexplorer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was fantastic! The menu had a wonderful twist on a lot of normal items. The gravy was to die for! The place was very unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started out good but...
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Appetizers (MacNCheese and Fritters) were great. Cornbread was also good. However, dinner entrees (Salmon, Chicken Dumplings) were very disappointing then we ordered the Peach Cobbler and a disappointing meal turned into a horrible dinner. Seriously, how can you ruin Peach Cobbler? Well this place did. Can't recommend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu- Food Doesn't Impress
    NatashaSFVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    To start- great service. Corn bread is dry and tasteless until you add the amazing whipped butter. Heirloom tomato dish was ok. Wings were not crispy enough and need a little more taste depth in the sauce. Shrimp and grits were ok- shrimp was cooked perfectly. Grits had good texture but the sauce could be improved. I've had better meals here- but it's hit or miss if you're a foodie.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Terrible service. They only have 6 beers on tap. Both beers were already gone at 8PM. We ordered an IPA, and the waitress brought back both beers. We immediately tasted the beer and knew it wasn't an IPA. She said oh ya we're out of that beer, I just picked whatever was closest. She didn't tell us or ask us which beer we wanted. The waitress also proceeded to take our drink and food menu before we had even ordered. I also ordered a burger medium rare, not flavorful or juicy. Don't come here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • modern take on Southern cuisine
    zooka
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Simple, clean flavors yet still clearly Southern cuisine. Absolutely delicious! All the yummy qualities of southern country cooking but not quite as heavy, with fresh local ingredients, and a modern twist here and there. Chicken and dumplings were to die for! Also recommend the black eye pea fritters and the brussel sprouts cooked in bacon - yum. Cocktails were just so so, the wine list is better. But considering the quality of the food, who cares lol!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy Southern
    Js47
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a quick dinner here, brussel sprouts, black eye pea fritters, and tri-tip sandwich. The fritters definitely took the GOLD! They were delicious! The other 2 were definitely good, but would not go out of my way to eat them again. Drinks were also good, but nothing that would blow my mind. The service was great! and complimentary corn bread was yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Gem
    Desertfather
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was looking for a DINING experience. What I found is a great watering hole w/ AWESOME soul food. Terrific food and service. LOUD crowd!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good bar scene. Packed and loud. Food was mediocre at best. Tri-tip sandwich was dry and lacked flavor, and tomato salad was pretty pedestrian. Apricot bread pudding was pretty good, but overall I was quite underwhelmed by the food, which is the primary reason for my low rating since it's usually the main thing that brings one to a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food
    kapaBR
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    this hidden restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere (a bit noisy), good beer selection, and typical southeastern food, tasty and well executed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great...
    mjrdomo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Can't get better than good food n good service! Had fried oysters, grilled okra, corn bread n honey butter (yum), fried chicken (moist n tender), & salmon. Yes, a lot for 2 ppl. All were great! Service made me feel right at home. Only one suggestion...I had bouton w/infused smoked bacon...no bacon flavor n stock liquid smoke (n way too much of it)...with the right amt of smoke n actual bacon flavor that woulda made the evening more spl than it was. Lookin for a homey place to eat in the heart of the city? This is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    123456abcdef
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We took my boyfriend's parents here while they were visiting. Being from the south, they have quite the palette for truly southern dishes. This place passed with flying colors. I recommend the fried oysters and the shrimp and grits, but honestly, everything is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Humble place
    ParisDunk
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've always had pleasant experience here. Service is rock star. It's not super crazy where you have to make reservations a month in advance. It has solid food and drinks. No stress in wanting to dine at a place with the right ambiance, food and drink selection. Never disappointed me here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is not good
    andytomVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Really was looking forward to our southern meal, boy were we disappointed. To sum up the food in one word, bland. Under seasoned and uninspiring. The drinks were tasty and good, but we went for the food and it failed. We will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE IT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great food, drink and service. the guys that own it are awesome- I am a regular (work in the area) and bring all my friends
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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