In its funky and eclectic restaurant, filled with rusty decor and a lime green ceiling, Farmer Brown is a soulful eatery with modern flair. Sensational starters, like the sweet potato steak fries with spiced salt and lemon aioli and the fried shrimp and cheesy grits bites, speak to Farmerbrowns southern comfort food aesthetic. Popular entrees include the crispy cornmeal catfish platter candied yams, blue lake beans, pickled onions & sauce gribiche, the classic barbecue baby back ribs plate with pickled veggies and the jumbo blackened prawns and stoneground grits. An amazing brunch is served at Farmer Brown, with such items as angel biscuits with mushroom gravy and crispy fried chicken and waffles delighting diners every weekend.
The southern specialties extend into the drinks menu, where the front porch iced tea with flavors of bourbon, seasonal fruit,housemade ginger nectar, fresh brewed tea, served in a mason jar, is a refreshing drink to enjoy with your meal.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Southern, Soul food, Breakfast
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Breakfast & Lunch
Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Turk & Market Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ’s and Jazz. HOT POCKET every Sunday brunch.
Farmer Brown now offers secure paid parking directly adjacent to the restaurant. The rates for the lot are as posted and can fluctuate throughout the day.
Located on the cusp of Union Square and the Tenderloin, farmerbrown is convienent to reach by bus, BART (Powell Station is one block East on Market St.), and Muni.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-Private room, seats 30 very comfortably.
Private Party Contact:
Erin: (415) 409-3276
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Whether its a small party of 20 or renting out the entire restaurant for 150, we can work within your style and budget.
All-U-Can-Eat Brunch every Saturday & Sunday for only $26.95, and $20 in addition for the bottomless mimosas. The line includes Eggs, bacon, fresh biscuits, waffles, fried chicken, grits, granola, live music and so much more...
FarmerBrown Ratings and Reviews
Had NYE dinner hear on Sunday night. We started with the fried okra/shrimp appetizer. Amazing. Okra cooked perfectly. Large shrimp. Perfect breading. Then moved on to Fried Chicken and Waffles. We added Maple syrup (passed on the sorghum syrup...) and it was fantastic. Chicken coated perfectly, meat ( breast and wing) tender and moist. When we forked both the syrup soaked waffle and the chicken in a single bite it was some kinda heaven! Too stuffed for their legendary pecan pie...Next time!
I still love farmerbrown, but I have to admit it seems to have lost a bit of its pizzazz. While the presentation was absolutely stunning, the taste didn't come up to their old down-home goodness. Not that anything was bad, it is just their own high bar that was set early on. I do see improvement from about a year ago, but I hope the chef really digs in and spices up the flavors. The options are great and they have kept the comfort food vibe alive. This used to be one of my absolute favorite spots in town, and I know they can get back there.
The food was really good. However, as someone with a southern background, it is outrageous to see anything with grits being sold for $23. Grits are supposed to be an affordable good. So this place is good for a treat but it is definitely expensive for many of the dishes.
Their fried chicken is still one of my favorites in the city. Add tasty cocktails and dim interior and you've got a good stop for a meal with friends that is a step up from your everyday joint. The prices are a bit high, but in SF whose aren't right now? They accommodated our small child and his stroller without hesitation.
Relaxed homey southern feel. Unfortunately, we did not receive the warm southern welcome. The restaurant wasn’t necessarily full. We were one of three tables and there was one group at the bar. We waited at the hostess station for about 5 mins before grabbing our menu and seating ourselves. We eventually ended up leaving since no one greeted us. Which is unfortunate because I’ve eaten and enjoyed meals at their sister location.
The drinks were great. They seated is quickly took our orders for food right away. 50min later we were told the food was coming right out. We had a show to catch. I told her not to bother bring me the check for our drinks. The food on other tables looked great, I wish we would have had some. In the end give yourselves 2hrs from the time you sit to have 1 drink and food. Service need improvement
Farmer Brown used to be sooooooo good! Unfortunately, this will be my last visit. Mediocre food at best, slow service. They seemed severely understaffed and not once did the waiter check on our table. The bus boy had to take our check and bring forgotten items.
pretty terrible experience. went in on a saturday night with reservations at 7pm. We were served our food by 715 and out of the restaurant by 730. We wanted to have a leisurely dinner experience but they pushed us out. wait staff was annoyed when we weren't ready to decide if we wanted dessert. would not recommend this place to anyone. food was cold and did not taste good. it took longer to get our drinks than our food.
The food was yummy -- maybe the best fried chicken I have ever tasted, the atmosphere is funky and fun but it all seemed a little disorganized. Slow service (although friendly) and they were out of menu items early on a Saturday night. We'd recommend it and would go back.
Once you get past the marijuana smoke filling the front entrance the odor still lingers in restaurant. Our meal was going well until dessert- mind you this a Friday night the start is the weekend when our server tells us there is only one selection available from the five items on the menu. Who runs out of dessert on the start of the weekend. Needless to say we all left kind of frustrated due to this.
It’s been eight years since I moved to CA from my hometown in TN. There are few things that take me back home, this place did all that and more.
Greens, grits, chicken, and biscuits—all like my grandma used to make. You could taste all of the love and butter in every bite! Those greens with just the right amount salt and acid—you just can’t find that around here.
Also, the service was like stepping in to someone’s family kitchen. Super attentive and friendly. They were all working together to make sure you were taken care of.
Finally, the music was on point. Every song had you groovin in your seat as you chowed down. This place is awesome!
Very cool atmosphere, fun drinks and definitely a soulful menu. Our reservation was at 6:30, but they were already out of fried green tomatoes- apparently a scarcity. The only other shareable app was sweet potato fries, so we ended up skipping that course. The catfish and jambalaya were tasty. The fried chicken had potential, but we got two scrawny wings and a drumstick- that was really disappointing. Also, for $12-14/cocktail or glass of wine, they were pretty small pours. The glass of wine filled ~1/3 of the not-very-big glass, and the old fashioned was only half full (yet the margarita was served filled to the top). Maybe they should use different glassware so it wasn't as noticeable a difference? The waiter was nice but a definitely didn't bend over backwards to make us happy when we mentioned the scrawny chicken parts. Music was LOUD, and conversation among four people leaning in was a shouting match. It is one of the best options close to the Warfield, where we were hitting a show, so I would probably go back again and just ask a lot more questions.
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