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Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy

Hops & Hominy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hopsandhominy.com
  • Email: events@hopsandhominy.com
  • Phone: (415) 373-6341
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour Menu: Monday-Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Seafood
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a room available for up to 40 guests that will semi-private from the rest of the diners.
  • Private Party Contact: Dan (415) 373-6341

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grant & Sutter
  • 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 best 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I've heard about Hops & Hominy for a while & just had to check it out. After all the hype, and my "experience" consuming southern food, I expected more. The fried chicken was perfectly tender, but lacked flavor & the breading was too light. While honest, our server should have stayed on message instead if saying things like "I've been here so long that the fried chicken has lost all its appeal." She was clearly "over it" in all aspects. I wanted more butter for my biscuit, but after multiple attempts & about 20 mins of trying to get her attention, I gave up & ate it with the hot sauce that came with the chicken. Although we had a lackluster dinner, I will give this place a 2nd shot because of all the endorsements I've heard."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The primary reason we go out to restaurants - what they offer to eat and drink - Hops & Hominy is great! Wonderful southern fried chicken and fried oysters! I'm a little too old to appreciate a restaurant being a "Hot Spot", so it was rather too noisy for me. I'm glad I enjoyed the meal with just one companion sitting next to me, so I didn't have TOO much trouble hearing. One other minor complaint (perhaps another sign of my being a little too old?): the menus are printed to small and also with light type, so even using my reading glasses, I had a very difficult time reading the menus."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food, great service and outstanding cocktail menu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Took 3 girlfriends here and we had an amazing time at Hops & Hominy. Awesome food (they loved the black pea fritters), fun and lively ambience without being too hipster. Highly recommended to anyone."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Off the main road, via a small alley, this restaurant offers stylish comfort - seating, menu, glassware, server uniforms - everything is stylish yet not easy going. The menu features comfort foods with a little twist but not so out of the ordinary it loses the context. The bar offers a huge number of beers and the mixologists concoct potent drinks with complex ingredients."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "All the plates just off the menu looked delicious. We had the macaroni, the garlic fries, chicken wings, Brussels sprouts and chicken dumpling plate. Everything was delicious! Loved the Governator"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Took my mom here and we had a great time - great food, service was wonderful (the chef even came out but they weren't overbearing). Great southern food and one of the few really good "real" restaurants near Union Square. I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The cornbread, chicken and bass were all dry. Not too much flavor and tiny tiny sides. Fun ambience but I would not recommend it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful little place full of flavor. Food and the customer service were great! I have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. The warm cornbread you receive upon seating is delightful. For appetizers we tried the black eye pea fritters, the mac n cheese and the oysters, all yummy. For entrees two of us had the shrimp and grits (mouth watering) and one had the crawfish and crab pasta, equally good! Beware of the broken bricks on the walkway upon entering the restaurant. The landlord who is responsible for the walkway apparently doesn't want to fix! Other than that this place is awesome!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Delicious southern cuisine! Super loud restaurant but great food"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A great Southern-inspired menu with knockout dishes -- fried oysters, mac & cheese, garlic fries with spicy chorizo gravy, shrimp & grits, fried chicken...so many great combinations of comfort foods. Service was decent; not stellar. A lot of energy, tables close to others, tasty drinks."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I liked Hops & Hominy and I betcha I'll be back. I liked the food, however it wasn't excellent. The laid back atmosphere and bar scene made the place a good casual option in the union square area. It was tucked away -- I would never have found it on my own, but I will go scout it out next time I'm in the area with a friend."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had walked past this little alley a of a bunch of times and the name 'Hops & Hominy' always intrigued me. I'm so glad I finally got a chance to try it! I went here on a Wed. evening with a friend and it was pretty busy. The food was great, and our server was fantastic. She was very sweet and helpful with suggestions, i kind of wanted to ask her to be my friend. haha. The cornbread & whipped honey butter they started us with-so yummy!! I had the chicken and dumplings which was very tasty and the perfect portion size for me. My friend ordered the fried chicken which he enjoyed, but was left hungry. My only quibble was that they sat us in the corner next to a tall shelving wall, which just made it kind of dark. Overall, experience was great!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Started at bar. Small but we were able to grab two seats. Bartenders were attentive, which is always nice! No attitude. Prosecco was fine (how can it not be). Rye Manhattan was just OK. Had one the day before at Tony's Pizza in NB and there was NO comparison...Tony's was outstanding! Good discussion with head bar tender (he didn't make the drink). Food was good...had shrimp and grits while other person had country fried steak. Both were good. Started with appe's...black eyed peas were good and mac n cheese was very good. Beer was solid although I thought the beer selection would be a little more interesting...fairly standard with a shortage of local selections. All in all, I'll go back some day as I work my way through the SF eating scene."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The only problem I had with this place was that I ordered a very standard drink (manhattan) on the rocks. After we got the bill it said there was a $2 charge for the ice on top of the $10 change for the drink. Needless to said there was a lot of push back from our waitress, even though she did not tell us before that there would be an extra charge for ice, which I'm pretty sure is free. Because of this very very small detail, we will probably never come back and will tell everyone we know that there is a surcharge for ice."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We chose Hops & Hominy because of their beer and location. Unfortunately, there were lots of large tables of conference-goers dining here too which meant we had to wait longer than usual for our food. When it came though, it was delicious. We ordered the shrimp & grits, pacific halibut, crab fettuccine and sweet potato casserole - all sizeable portions, thereby not leaving enough space for dessert. We'll probably come back for that another time. The beer was also good-tasting and strong, fairly wide-ranging menu. The server seemed knowledgeable and made good recommendations. I also appreciated being able to make a reservation; many other beer places don't take reservations this month because of 'Strong Beer Month'."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Cool restaurant off the beaten path. If you didn't know it was there... you'd miss it. Great space. Good food. Excellent service. The owner/chef checked on us several times during our meal. Unique beer selection. Food with a southern flair. Fun place to dine... but is pretty loud. Don't go for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I'd been trying to get to Hops & Hominy since reading about the restaurant, and the three friends from Florida who have struck some foodie gold in the SF scene. Suddenly, I've been there twice in just a few weeks. Very lively restaurant, loud, but for good reason. Delicious Southern-inspired cooking, served in a casual atmosphere. Great beer list for the craft beer set. Now have met at least two of the principals, who are actively involved in this hot spot. Fresh baked corn bread, amazing deep-fried oysters, and the crawfish pasta was amazing. Definitely worth checking out (and don't miss the Kale & Quinoa salad!!)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Service was great and friendly. In fact, we witnessed a patron get something on their pants from underneath the bench they were sitting on. The staff (and I believe owner/manager) took care of it immediately and offered to have the pants dry-cleaned. Taken care of perfectly. The only "complaint" is that the tables are very close together, so, if you are trying to have a private or romantic dinner, you will be sharing it with several others. That aside, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have just settled down in our apartment after relocating to SF from Georgia in January. We were prepared for our favorite dishes to be a little... different. I enjoyed how most of the menu was categorized as appetizers to spark the "family style" way of sharing and eating. The mac and cheese was excellent, but there was too much bacon for me. Classic mac and cheese has more of a slight mustard taste. The sweet potatoes were on par, but could have used some pecans. Being from Savannah, I got shrimp & grits. The mouthfeel of the grits shocked me. I swore it was mashed potatoes! (Is it just straight up hominy pureed? So odd.) The spice level was perfect in mine, but my boyfriend's crawfish pasta was not Louisiana-spicy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Energetic puts it mildly, given the bar scene adjacent to the restaurant space. Ask for a table at one end of the room, to be able to chat with your dinner partner. The food is wonderful. My husband said it was the best fried chicken he'd ever had, which is saying a lot. It's not a place to go on a diet, but the Southern comfort style is worth a dietary slurge, now and again."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Hops & Hominy makes and sells southern food. That isn't to say "soul food," "creole," "cajun" or whatever other culturally/regionally-specific term you might want to use. No, Hops & Hominy makes and sells southern food. It's authentic, if somewhat classed-up, versions of the kind of things I grew up eating in North Carolina. It's the stuff I had when I visited friends and family in Georgia and inland South Carolina alike. What was great, you ask? Well, here's a breakdown: Sweet tea, perfect; cornbread, awesome; chicken-friend steak, good; chicken & dumplings, awesome; biscuits & gravy, great; fried oysters, good; crab bisque, pretty good. It's delicious. I've recommended it to other people already and I WILL go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I tried the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly, however, it did not have tons of flavor. I tried my dates salmon which was pretty good as well. The cornbread the server brought to the table was pretty good as well, but wasn't warm when it was delivered."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "They elevate Southern cookin' to an art form! Foodies and novices alike will feel comfortable in this hidden gem!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Right off union square, follow the sign down the alley and Hops & Hominy waits with absolutely delicious southern-inspired food which will knock your socks off."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food and drinks are tasty, but nothing special. Everything is overpriced. I wouldn't warn anyone away, but not recommended either."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Don't believe what you see on Food Network. The food was mediocre to bad (blackeyed pea soup was OK, shrimp and grits had a very strong, one-note flavor of bad tasso). The service was awful. The entrees showed up about half way through the appetizers, and were unceremoniously dropped where there was room on the table (which there wasn't). No one ever showed up to clear the appetizers. Fortunately, the waiters' computer table was within nearby, so we put the plates on their table to make room on ours. It's hard to find a really bad dining experience in San Francisco, the competition is so strong. But this one qualifies as really bad."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We went for brunch and found the majority of the food to be very good. The cheese grits were a little overcooked. Also, the chef did not feel that the eggs he sent me were over-medium-enough, so he sent over a second set. The biscuit was really special with their homemade jam. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "My family had dinner at Hops & Hominy on Monday 1/20 and were very pleased with out meal. The restaurant is nestled back in a very nice area of the Union Square shopping district off Tillman Lane. We had black-eyed pea fritters for an appetizer. They were tasty and our entrees were good as well. I wouldn't say it's the best dinner we've had recently, but it was good, The portion size was appropriate and the food was nicely prepared. I would say if you are a southern foodies, you should give this restaurant a try."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I'm new to the city and a family member came to visit. I don't know the San Francisco restaurant scene at all, so I did a quick search for something near my Aunt's hotel and came up with Hops & Hominy. I was extremely pleased with the service - our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. The dinner food was excellent - I ate the shrimp and grits and my aunt opted for the seafood pasta. Both dishes were divine - flavorful and delicious without being too rich. My boyfriend ordered the porkchop, which was underwhelming. Dessert was also a bit disappointing - the bread pudding was pretty bland. The drinks were great - loved the tap-list and the coffee at dessert was tasty and smooth. I'm excited to return!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I really wished I could of gave this place a better review but the food and service was not outstanding for me to praise a place. They seemed to have a good cocktail and wine list, but the food lack something. It could of been one of those nights where they over salted the prep food but I addressed the issue to the waiter and she wasn't helpful about the situation. The place looks great but the customer service and food ONE star."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We went here with a group of four and there were a few big problems. 1. We asked a server about nuts because one person at the table had a nut allergy, and the waiter mumbled something about "probably" not and left. Thankfully another server was more helpful. 2. All of our dishes came at once: appetizers and entrees. 3. It was hard at times to get any service for more drinks, the check, etc."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I am a semi-regular at Hops & Hominy, and in terms of the food I am never disappointed. However, over time I have noticed that the restaurant gets louder and louder as more and more 20 & 30-somethings come in large groups, drink alcohol, and get louder and louder. So, if you really do not want to hear a word your date says, this is the place to come for great food (and even greater cocktails)!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Love this place, really good bacon-infused bourbon drinks, and just really well-cooked food!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food was good. The Winter Green Salad was excellent. I appreciated the knife skills that went into that salad! Beautiful Presentation! Restaurant was too dark, though. could barely read my menu or see my food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I've been to h&h a few times now. Each time, I have tried something different off the menu and each time I have been pleased with my meal. From the complementary cornbread, to the Mac n' cheese, to their signature fried chicken (I actually liked the shrimp & grits more). Their food has a lovely taste of home cooking blessed with a restaurant twist. The cocktails are wonderful & maybe underrated. I would recommend H&H for a place to grab a drink because I think there is value in doing just that. Service is decent. Staff are all nice & do their job better than average (but not outstanding). Food from time of order to time it lands on your table is quick. Place is slightly cramped & can get loud."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Three of us ordered three appetizers, two dinners, and three side dishes. *ALL* items were either too salty or too sweet. This is by far the worst food we've had in a very long time."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Good Southern food classics with upscale California influences. Wine list was well thought out with many good affordable choices. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Although hard to find - thank you cell phone maps!! We read a review in Sacramento (Bee vs. Mag??) and looked it up during a recent Christmas visit to SF. Food was incredible! Son had rabbit, husband had shrimp and grits, mom had Cobb salad and I had the pasta carbonara - all fabulous!! We'll be back! Great job chefs!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Best friends and I had a holiday dinner before the craziness of our families. The food was phenomenal. I had the buttermilk fried chicken while they had the shrimp and grits. It was flavorful, crisp, and filling. We started the evening w/ complimentary corn bread, champagne, and Brussels sprouts. We then each had our entrees. Food was timed well and impeccable taste. We decided to share dessert. We enjoyed the bread pudding w/ vanilla bourbon infused ice cream. It was absolutely delicious. We also had the ice cream sandwich cookie dipped in chocolate. Good but a little rich for my liking. The service was excellent! Love their attire; flannels, jeans and boots. They were engaging, fun, and easy going."
    Dined on 12/20/2013