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About FarmerBrown

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.

25 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Soul food, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Breakfast & Lunch
Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Turk & Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 409-3276

Website:
http://www.farmerbrownsf.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ’s and Jazz. HOT POCKET every Sunday brunch.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jay Foster

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-Private room, seats 30 very comfortably.

Private Party Contact:
Erin: (415) 409-3276

Additional:
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...

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (5)
Spicy (5)
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Kid-friendly (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday date

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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I wanted a nice dinner before a show at the Orpheum---I had catfish, cheddar grits and some of the best greens I 've ever had, short of the kind my mother made..Everything was great--my wife had the Fried chicken and it was crisp and juicy--Our server Matthew was very personable and conscientious--I will be coming back and recommending as well

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentines Day dinner. We have been to FB's a number of times over the years, often pre concert at The Warfield & with friends, & have never had a bad dining experience. All of their dishes are excellent & never disappoint. Do yourself a favor & visit soon. They often have live music, as they did Valentines Day eve for our most recent visit.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Birthday dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I was looking forward to eating here, since Sweet T's in Santa Rosa burned down in the Tubbs Fire. Very disappointed in the dishes. Little flavor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A great place with delicious food and a nice atmosphere once you are in the restaurant. Be prepared to pay for parking, because street parking in that part of San Francisco is not advisable

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 (London)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was really enjoyable.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a lovely lunch. The chicken was wonderful- crispy on the outside and moist in the middle. It was not crowded in the middle of the week at noon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

They printed the wrong menu but it was fine because they honored Opentable menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Always a 'go to' place when we are downtown. Can't go wrong with their Southern Fried Chicken, grits, yams, biscuits & greens.

Not easy to find good 'soul' food in San Francisco and Farmer Brown nails it and never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great chicken & waffles!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went in and they didn't have our reservation for 8 people on New Years Eve. They made room! The food and drinks were fantastic and the service was exceptional. THANK YOU!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food...nice environment and great for socializing

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

If you are hoping to have good southern food this is definitely not the place. The service was friendly but the food was simply mediocre, very mediocre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A new favorite restaurant!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed the jambalaya and the chicken and waffles. Not a place for dessert, but its a very nice pre-concert meal if you're going to the Warfield.

Tags: Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great southern soul food. My kids loved the chicken & waffles.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Yummy! Loved the ambiance, service and home cooked foods!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great Place, Great Service, Great Food. what else can you ask for. everyone was so nice. we arrived way earlier than their opening to public and still took me and my sister in to have early breakfast before we headed to the airport. it was so nice.

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Quality Monday night meal, great ribs and fried chicken

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Great fried chicken.
Would have liked more intense flavor in the jambalaya, and the grits where a bit on the bland side... but thread just nitpicking on an excellent meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Catfish sandwich on brioche bun was fresh, light and lightly breaded and seasoned. Nice choice.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic food, cocktails, service and vibe.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Once again, FarmerBrown does it again! The catfish, garlic green beans and yams were a delight to my palate. I do my best to visit this restaurant each year when I'm in town for Dreamforce. FarmerBrown is part of my dream!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Server was great and food was Tastee

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The ribs were spicy so my son could not eat them. The Mac n cheese, corn bread, and collard greens were tasty. The chicken is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was delicious and the service was good. Pear salad and biscuits were my favorite.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were absolutely stunned by the yumminess of the meatloaf... It may be the best I've ever had. Amazing dinner and drinks prepped us for a great night on the town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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