Perry's Union Street

4.6
413 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Having recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Union Street, Perry’s remains an enormously popular San Francisco institution. Perry Butler initially opened Perry’s in 1969, bringing to Union Street the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood saloons of New York’s Upper East Side. The blue and white checked tablecloths, hexagonal tiled floor, wood-paneled memorabilia clad walls, and menu of American classics produced an atmosphere that has held true today-- comfortable, inviting and cool.

Testament to its timeless appeal, Perry’s is known today, as much as ever, for its classic American food, its warm personable service and a fun, bustling bar. Perry"s traditional yet innovative menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas, steaks and grilled fresh fish.

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vipDarcyB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a native San Franciscan I can wholeheartedly recommend Perry's for genuine San Francisco experience. Love .....

Perry's Union Street
Responded on March 16, 2020

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

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ursamajorsf
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Took a group of 8 to a business lunch - the staff was very accommodating of our group and the food selection covered all tastes.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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vipbigmike
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

our waitress was excellent

Cheerful and welcoming lady

However the greeter person was not friendly or welcoming. in fact disregarded me and made me wait

Perry's Union Street
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your review, Mike! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit overall and will be sure to look into the host situation. We hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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vipDarcyB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience a typical, genuine San Francisco restaurant, this is your go to place. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is 100% San Francisco.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on February 26, 2020

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

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LINDAJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brought friends from out of state after picking them up at SFO. Everyone enjoyed lunch.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on February 22, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Recomendado. Fish & Chips estaba excelente.

Perry's Union Street
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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WalterS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice place, but not worth going back. Food was good, but nothing special. We went because of its history.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on February 17, 2020

Walter, thank you for your review, and we appreciate that you gave us a try. We've always focused on consistently-prepared, comfort-style food. We do hope that you'll return again sometime and I'm sure we can find something you'll love! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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NRG1
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dear friend and I met for lunch and had a great time.

Perry's Union Street
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente, la carne en perfecto estado y calidad. 100% recomendado.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on February 2, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry’s on Union has been our go-to neighborhood place for years and years — it’s fun, the food is consistently good, and the staff is the best.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on February 2, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’m a regular, live up the street and have been frequenting Perry’s for over two decades. Our waitress, Jewell, was terrible on numerous levels Including arguing with me on how a drink I’ve been ordering for decades is made. She never apologized for her mistakes then tried to overcharge me. Additionally, she rolled her eyes at me when a drink was spilled due to having to pour the drink into a different glass. Not once did she apologize for her mistakes. She lied to Caroline about my questioning the bill stating I refused to pay for my drink, which was a complete lie. There’s only two staff members I’ve disliked after my decades of dining at Perry’s. The current weekend hostess is consistently rude and unprofessional and now Jewell. I saw glimmers of niceness from the waitress, so hopefully she was just having a bad day. In my network, we’ve thought the hostess should have been fired years ago. I will be discussing with the family and management.

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vipZeeMan
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was lacking and Perry’s wasn’t even half full.

The Challah French Toast was a disappointment. I know what Challah tastes like and this was more like plain bread, not
Challah. And for a price similar to the larger egg dishes that came with vegetables, fruit and 2 pieces of toast - Perry’s couldn’t afford one more slice of challah and more fruit???

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 27, 2020

ZeeMan, thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that you were a bit let down by our food and service. We'll be sure to look into this. We appreciate your feedback and do hope to see you again for a better experience! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I come here probably once a week. The menu is extensive, the specials are great and a great kids menu for our little ones.

Perry's Union Street
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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DaveC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A classic neighborhood spot that's been around longer than time and deserves to continue on forever. Stop by and ask how long the host, or bar-tender, or wait staff have been working there - then be prepared to use all your fingers and toes to count the years. One of the last of its breed in San Francisco, but please, please don't go to the one on Union Street - if it enjoys any greater popularity I won't be able to get a table!

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 22, 2020

Dave, thanks for the great review! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us and we hope we'll continue to see you for a long time to come! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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vipGourmand
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again had the Maine lobster special of the day and it was great. Have to get there early if that’s what you want as they tend to run out- but it’s so worth it. If you’re too late, they have plenty of other reliable favorites. And make sure you save room for their bread pudding dessert.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 12, 2020

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

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vipVreader
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

With 2 out of town relatives visiting, we 3 native San Franciscans decided we should take them somewhere that is San Francisco so we FINALLY went to Perry's. We all had a good time and good food. The check in and seating was a little odd - - -they should really have a couple of people up front and communicate with folks who walk up. But once we were seated, everything was great. Lamb Shanks were perfect. Salad was fresh. The veggie burger is fantastic and actually tastes different then most versions I've had. Tried the soup which had a lot of flavor. The portions are big and yet the pricing is fair. Wine list was diverse and reasonably priced. Full bar with well made cocktails.
Tables are far enough apart so you can converse and enjoy a nice meal. Service was attentive and food well timed.
We can't believe we waited 40 years to go. We will be back for sure.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We're so happy to hear that you finally made it in and enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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Jeannie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location. Long time business in the same location

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 7, 2020

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

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JoanneD
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money, good honest food well cooked and served. Wish we had visited earlier in our break as we would definitely have gone back.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 5, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena Hamburguesa... la verdad bien servicio y limpio el lugar!!

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 3, 2020

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

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BPTL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the warm, friendly neighborhood vibe. We enjoyed cocktails and dinner. A favorite destination.

Perry's Union Street
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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vipCharlieO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently delivers as a fun neighborhood cheers-esque spot

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 1, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 28, 2019

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

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JanetL
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice helpful staff we had a larger party and they were accommodating. We all had the French onion soup to start it was great!

Perry's Union Street
Responded on January 1, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite -

Perry's Union Street
Responded on March 16, 2020

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

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vipDineinla
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food and service

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 26, 2019

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

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vipSallyN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating Christmas

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 20, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hostess was especially accommodating as our party changed from 6 to 10 to 9.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 18, 2019

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

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vipGourmand
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers and Cobb salad are good old reliables but the Wednesday night special lobster dinner is even better. There’s a good reason the place has been stoned for 50 years.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 17, 2019

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

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BobR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but it’s always just too loud in there!!!

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 10, 2019

Bob, thank you for the review! Depending on the time of day, we can certainly get a little noisy when we're very busy. We like to think it's the sound of our guests enjoying their food, drinks, and company! We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Margie B. Owner

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CourtneyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best time at Perry's! Great food, service and atmosphere.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 12, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A San Francisco institution

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 8, 2019

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

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vipHappyinSF
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Casual & consistent. Very good hamburgers and half price on Tuesdays! Busy bar scene, fun neighborly atmosphere.

Perry's Union Street
Responded on December 5, 2019

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

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JANETF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all of my 70 years I have never gone to a restaurant for Thanksgiving. STOP THE MADNESS. Plan on going to Perry's. Think about it, no grocery shopping, no slaving in a hot kitchen. You can sit, enjoy your family and friends and have someone wait on YOU!

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Barbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

II have been going to Perry’s for nearly 40 years! It is a favorite neighborhood place. Food good, nice to watch a game, service always thoughtful and friendly!!

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SherieM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, however the noise level was extremely loud and it was a very small place so crowded.

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Molly
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving. It was very good. I got all dark turkey and my companion got all white meat!! No hesitation, no argument.
Perry’s is a real neighborhood gem.

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vipJeff
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was really bad. I’ve eaten at the Perry’s location in Marin and it was quite good. Not sure of the reason for the discrepancy. Our party of 3 did not like the food. A diner at the next table argued a bit with the staff over the poor quality of her meal, so our impression was not unique. Server was overwhelmed. Many large, and loud groups (eg birthday party) and the section seemed understaffed. At one point, a diner at the next table cleared dishes and got water for her group because staff was overwhelmed. Probably the worst meal I’ve had this year sadly.

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MizM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good ole time SF bar...a bit “tired”...

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, casual, noisy atmosphere. Good solid food--had salmon with pesto and loved it. TV's in every room in case you want to watch your favorite team play. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So consistent, great service and true value! Best option for home cooking and fun ambiance for local sports watching. You feel like part of the Perry’s family when you sit down for dinner. It’s my favorite spot for casual neighborhood dining.

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Perry's Union Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 922-9022.

Perry's Union Street is rated 4.6 stars by 413 OpenTable diners.

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