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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 8 times today


2535 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, Soul food, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
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
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 409-3276
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jay Foster
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Private party facilities
Semi-Private room, seats 30 very comfortably.
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Private party contact
Erin: (415) 409-3276
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Cross street
Turk & Market Street
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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.
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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.
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Live DJ’s and Jazz. HOT POCKET every Sunday brunch.
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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...
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2535 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Birthday date

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Birthday dinner

vipStephanieH (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food.

vipEEEE (San Francisco)
4.0  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

Lynsey (London)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

It was really enjoyable.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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.

vipyuri (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

michael (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Great chicken & waffles!!

TaraSphere (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

vipRipleyandGriffysDad (San Francisco)
4.0  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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food...nice environment and great for socializing

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

A new favorite restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It was great

PeacockDrag (San Francisco)
4.0  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.