Perry's - Embarcadero

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American
Perry’s on the Embarcadero is a sleek waterfront outpost of the Union Street original, following the same combination of all-American favorite fare and comfortable, welcoming service that Perry’s first made a San Francisco hallmark in 1969. The décor is warm – murals reminiscent of the memorabilia made famous on Union Street, combined with exposed brick walls, a wood-burning fireplace and breathtaking views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge.

Perry’s is known today, as much as ever, for its classic American food, its warm personable service and its fun, bustling bar. Perry's traditional yet innovative menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas, steaks and grilled fresh fish. Perry’s on the Embarcadero is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling financial district, across the street from the Ferry Building, less than a mile from AT&T Park and easy to reach by public transportation from all over the city and the greater Bay Area.
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JW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Corn beef hash was very salty and tough. Bagel and lox sandwich short on lox, doughy plain bagel.

ER
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating of our grandchild in a stroller!
Quick service too.

E
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Quick turnaround for our pre theatre meal which was very tasty.

GS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service is always consistent! I like sitting in the booths or toward the back of the restaurant but somehow always get seated in the front where the tables are tightly spaced.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon and we'll endeavor to seat you at a table that you prefer. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend this restaurant because the service was fast, the ambience was perfect and the food was delicious! Will visit again when we’re in SF!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for dinner and breakfast the next morning. Dinner was fabulous!! Breakfast was ok.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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s
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

One of my dining experience pet peeves is ordering an appetizer or start dish and hoping it arives before the meal. I had to inquire about our appetizer because there seemed to be a long delay bewteen the request and the delivery of the dish. This was topped by the meal order coming out before the appetizer being finished, which required it to be returned to the kitchen. Overall, the meal was good, dessert was great, and I'd go back for a special occasion.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We'll be sure to look into what may have taken so long with the appetizer, and we hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, solid food and our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. Just right on all counts.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server was off her game and provided reluctant service.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 13, 2020

I'm so sorry to see that we let you down! I'd very much like to get some more details about your visit so we can look into what went wrong. Please send me a message at your convenience so we can chat a little further. Thank you! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a longtime San Franciscan, Perry's is close to my heart! The excellent food and friendly attentive service are a welcome respite from this crazy town.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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JH
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” place and we love it!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your great review, Jan! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like Perry's for service, good food and reasonable prices. The staff is fast and accommodating. There is a wide choice of options on the menu--salads, meats and fish, breakfast items, etc. They are all well prepared in my experience. They even have specials some evenings. Compared to the downtown hotels which now want $25 for bacon and eggs, Perry's price is a much better value. I would not call it quiet, but you can still discuss things without much trouble. Overall a good value for a variety of good food quickly served.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your great review, Tom! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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EB
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary experience for us! Waiter was exceptional and kind. Margaritas exceptional, Petrale sole fantastic as always. Yummy brownie dessert. Thanks for a great evening!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your great review, Bob! We're glad you enjoyed your times with us and hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry's - all of the locations - is always excellent. Perry Butler provides a can't miss dining experience every single time. The food is always good and the service is top flight. Perry's is a fun spot and you'll always leave feeling good.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We appreciate your loyalty and kind words, and hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service!! Moderately priced! Great location! If you’ve never been, you need to check out Perry’s. I’m sure you will love it as much as I did (and the five other people I was with)!!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 27, 2020

Don, thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Generally a great experience with very good food and drinks but the service was a little slow and the room was too hot and stuffy. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars all the way.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 29, 2020

Cindy, thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit overall and apologize for the service not being a little faster. We'll be sure to look into the temperature issue you mentioned. We hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is reliably delish! Ambiance and great service make it my go-to restaurant in the area.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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MR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry’s Embarcadero is a favorite of ours! Friendly
Staff, great service and a great value for your dollar!
We have been for brunch, and dinner several times and have never been disappointed !
Their daily special are always tasty, personally love the fried chicken

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Michael! We hope to see you again soon.

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n
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I always meet friends at Perry's for lunch because we can talk & relax . We dont go for the food. The service is exceptional and we all agree we will continue to go to Perry's. The ahi poke would be great if they had some wasabi on the side. It was very fresh tasting but needed some oomph- avacaod is nice but bland the tune

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Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I have eaten at Perry’s for years and their food is fine, but increasingly, the Saturday noon time menu is extremely limited. Clearly it is a brunch with breakfast items with very few lunch options unless one wants breakfast. We will not go to Perry’s on Saturday unless we want only a limited brunch. Hard to get in on Sunday.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 20, 2020

Mortimer, thank you for your review and feedback. You are correct that our menu on both Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 to 2:30 is our popular brunch menu. We're so sorry if this caused any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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S
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perry's always has great service, from the time you check in to the time you leave. Everyone has a smile on their face, and it's makes for a lovely experience.
We ordered the chicken quesadilla and also the beet / goat cheese salad. Both were well prepared, and seasoned well. The food is flavorful but not spicy. There are spicy dishes on the menu, but we opted to order mild items.
Perry's is always a go to place for us when we're downtown!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks for your great review, Shell! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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CP
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I don't think I have been to Perry's Embarcadero in over 9 years - just really a matter of not working in the area. It was mini-girls' reunion - we were seated in the back - which was thankful - since I had forgotten how loud the bar area - and/or close to the bar can get. Our waiter (Jessie) was delightful.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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KM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all cleared our plates. Food was great!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thanks for your great review, Kerry! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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RK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business lunch or romantic dinner. The service knows what they are doing and the food is fantastic!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thanks for your great review, Rich! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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CD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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BF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Below mediocre

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 16, 2020

Betsy, thank you for your feedback. That's certainly not the usual feedback we receive. I'd love to chat with you a little more about your experience to understand what may have gone wrong. Please shoot me a private message when you have a moment. Thank you! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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p
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Perry's because there's always something delicious and different to eat. When I'm eating on the cheap, I'll get their French Onion Soup - D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S or their perfect Chili. When I go medium, I'll grab the moist HUGE Reuben sandwich; and when I go bat crazy luxury, I'll order the lobster ravioli in cream sauce. No matter what you eat here, it will always be delicious. I believe only once I had enough room to order dessert - think Homer Simpson - yum and drool

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 13, 2020

Pattie, thanks so much for your awesome review! We're so glad you always enjoy your visits with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seating was perfect. Exactly where I had requested. Food was enjoyable and served promptly. Wait staff was helpful.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 12, 2020

Dene, thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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DA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service - everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Responded on January 9, 2020

David, thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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JF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Last prior visit was over a year ago. Food and service have declined from the several times we have been previously. Our server was curt and pushy with a poor attitude. Food has gone from good to mediocre. Ambiance and location remain plusses.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 7, 2020

John, thanks for your review and feedback! We're sorry to hear that we let you down a little. Please check your private messages so we can chat a little more. Thanks! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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U
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry's is not new to me, except for the location on the Embarcadero. I use to cater to the one on Union Street quite often back in the '70's for libations and their dinner specialties. My wife and I have spent New Years Eve next door to Perry's for the last four years. And each year we've enjoyed skipping next door to Perry's for our morning send-off breakfast before heading home. The menu has a variety of morning breakfast/brunch items delectable for any taste. Would I come back here again? Definitely.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 5, 2020

Ursa, thank you for your great review! We're so glad that you enjoy coming here every year, and look forward to your next visit! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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d
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were good. Tablecloth was dirty.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was pleasant and accommodating. The food was good, but the waitress made it even better.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perry's Embarcadero has a laidback, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Dining al fresco on delicious GF friendly food with breathtaking views of the bay and the beautiful Bay Bridge is a delight to the senses.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for your great review, Mishie! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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EV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious filet mignon steak sandwich, very pleasant service, and view of the bridge from the Embarcadero side of the restaurant!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your great review, Emily! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

For food, it’s average. For service... OMG... the hostess was rude... 3 times I have been there with 2 months, same lady... just rude! No smile at all, not even once. The last time waiter was again not professional. We got appetizers but no side plates on the table.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 2, 2020

Vera, thank you for the review, and I'm so sorry to hear about this. Please send me a private message so we can chat a little more about your visit. Thank you! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view of the bay bridge. Wonderful service!

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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TD
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It’s a good value in an expensive food town. Dinner was perfectly acceptable, we were hungry and it was fast and convenient

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 1, 2020

Tim, thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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JN
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Great view of bay bridge. It’s spectacular at night.

Perry's - Embarcadero
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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