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
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Hops & Hominy reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (74)vibrant bar scene (73)hot spot (66)good for groups (46)great for lunch (24)late-night find (18)great for brunch (17)special occasion (16)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Volume was really high, but friendly atmosphere and nice spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great Southern Food, I did not like the Bacon Ice Cream but that was my opinion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The menu choices were inventive and delicious. The staff was friendly, informative, and fun. The beer choices were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative Southern Cuisine
    raypediaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Having grown up in the South, I'm pretty picky about places outside of the South claiming to make Southern classics. Hops and Hominy doesn't claim it, they just do it. And do it exceedingly well. Their sausage gravy rivals some of the best I've had anywhere in the South, rich, a little spicy, with a perfectly executed biscuit. Shrimp and Grits is similarly spot-on, as is the Chicken Fried Steak. I have been here for both brunch and dinner and love them both in equal measure. And the wait staff is attentive, skilled and very friendly. This place is a winner in every respect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soul food but service
    diningdiva
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The restaurant has a cute logo and a good location, close to all in Union Square. The dining room was extremely noisy even for a late mid-week meal. The menu was all soul food. The service was mediocre at best. The young waitress was unattentive. The shrimp and grits arrived with half cooked shrimp swimming in a spicy sauce (grits were the only good part of the meal). The chicken pot pie was very good but with mediocre service we won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved the place and decor. The appetizers came out lukewarm and the service was okay. The fried chicken was good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Went here last trip to San Fran a year ago and couldn't wait to come back. Talked nonstop about to my friends who came with me and they loved it as well!! Will make H&H a regular stop on my trips out here. LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers
    NickVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    They have a short menu list but the black eyed pea fritters are the best.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    DivswhoDine
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We dined here for dinner before a fancy party and did not feel out of place even though it was a Southern food restaurant. Seemed like there was a great happy hour going on before we arrived. Food was hearty and tasty, but the waiter was not knowledgable about the wine list or menu which was the only frustration of our evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, a bit pricey
    JonasMVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great food, although a bit on the pricey side. Black-eyed Pea Fritters (3 stars) Fried Chicken (4 stars) Mac & Cheese (4 stars) Pork Chop (5 stars) Oyster Po Boy (4 Stars) Good place to hang out, but just be ready to spend a bit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfy Bustle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Saw this on open table, wanted comfort food, and some drinks. Comfort food was very good. One of the most amazing corn breads and biscuits and fried chicken. Corn bread is not sticky and sweet like most, but rather fluffy and light! Fried chicken definitely on par with ad-hoc in napa and drinks are amazing / dangerous being strong and refreshing. Pork chop was a bit dry, which behooves me as its easy to cook pork chops. The tri-tip sandwich was good, but also a bit dry unfortunately. I think stick with the comfort food and its perfect! Definitely a good energetic place with great drinks and comfort food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good.
    DrJim
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I have been back 3 times since the first time there. Still friendly personal, good service and food. A great meeting place for drinks, appetizers and talk.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This was my first time to this restaurant and I must say I was happy I chose it! First of all let me say that the black eyed pea fritters are to DIE for and the dipping sauce was not hot either, it had the right amount of kick. For my entrée I chose the pacific halibut and my friend had the oyster po boy sandwich. She said it was good but a little dry. My halibut was perfectly seared on the outside yet flaky and tender on the inside. Thanks to Yelp for the suggestion!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choices
    LJ94070
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Tasty food. My husband had the chicken fried steak and tthought the cut of meat was bad.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Cooking, SFO Style
    bgh867VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Hops & Hominy brings the new southern cooking to San Francisco. The black eyed pea fritters were fantastic. The southern fried steak and mashed potatoes ventured away from the traditional white or brown gravy and it worked very well. The service was attentive, but not hovering. All-in-all, a great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Sunday brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch. My boyfriend is a big fan of biscuits and gravy so I thought that we would give this place a try. The food was seriously amazing. The chorizo gravy gave the traditional dish a really great new twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype
    DrideauVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and drinks
    Michelino
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Everything!
    ronnier0n
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food, great service and outstanding cocktail menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked-away gem
    paulewog
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All the plates just off the
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the few good downtown spots
    Sandy
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry and I don't mean the wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The cornbread, chicken and bass were all dry. Not too much flavor and tiny tiny sides. Fun ambience but I would not recommend it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    TraceyN
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but loud
    SFdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Delicious southern cuisine! Super loud restaurant but great food
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first time dining!
    rosieposie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked Away Southern Treat
    InTheBusiness
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Solid
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice hang out
    JSmith
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • $2 for Ice
    Babs
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good beer selection
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upscale comfort, plenty of bustle
    Jonathan
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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!!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden cool spot
    TomInSFVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    recentlyrelocated
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic. Service
    Sharky
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hops & Hominy = great southern food
    Keith
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort
    Zsazsarocks
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern in SF
    scoot
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    They elevate Southern cookin' to an art form! Foodies and novices alike will feel comfortable in this hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great
    Blackheart
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.