Perry's Union Street

4.7
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Having recently celebrated its 45th 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love perrys!

SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of options on the menu. And August all bottles of wine are 50% off!

CE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing spot for a big group specially with kids. We had a table at the patio and it was amazing! Very fun spot and good food.

LS
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahi tuna excellent as usual. Best value in town. New maitre'd and waitress, both friendly, good sense of humor and knowledgeable about the menu. 1/2 price wine for August - thank you Perry! We enjoyed the birthday party immensely!

AM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our neighborhood gems! Love it!

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go-to neighborhood place. Consistently good food, excellent and friendly service, fair prices, and a nice ambiance.

SD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A great place to go with a large group of people. One can actually hear one’s table mates talking!

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently great spot for any meal with friends.

m
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They threw four of us into a tiny spot with a tiny bistro table and we could barely put all four plates on it. We were shoved in a corner where my head hit the rail every time I tilted my head back a tiny bit. Not sure I would ever go back, not like it used to be.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating two birthdays and brought our own cupcakes. They were super sneaky and awesome and surprised the girls with candles and everything. Very good evening!

n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had waiter Dave who could not have been more helpful to us in our menu selection. He was attentive without being overbearing...a very pleasant young man. The food was fresh, salad lettuce crisp, etc. We really enjoyed our experience.

z
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

i usually get the chopped salad, I tried south west chicken...Chicken was not cooked through and very few beans.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this iconic SF restaurant! The atmosphere, the food, the service. Thrilled that Wimbledon was playing. Fun waiter with a great sense of humor and very attentive! All good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

So Yummy! Half price bottles of wine on Thursday! Burger did not disappoint, Mac and cheese decent, tomato bisque was delicious! Southwest salad was on point. Cute decor and atmosphere, definitely would go back. Service was steady, not super friendly but met our needs! Thanks Perry’s!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamburger were very good and the attender was nice. Recommend

ML
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and very nice wait staff.

NG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perry's is always a "good deal", & our party of 6 really enjoyed our food & evening together there!

JG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been dining at Perry's for over 30 years, and this was a very disappointing experience. The service was slow and the food was cold. The eggs were poached perfectly, but had apparently been sitting out for some time before being brought to the table. It was very difficult cutting through the English muffins - sharper knives would have been helpful.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watched Warriors Final vs. Raptors. Received a table in advance- perfect seating, spacious, amazing food and fast service despite it being busy. Perfect place to watch the game where you can still sit down, enjoy a nice meal and hear your own voice.

JA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food but a little loud for conversation. Service was great.

D
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood favorite. Tried the lamb shank for the first time and it was DELICIOUS!!! 50%of bottle of wine night (Monday) so that was a bonus. Artichokes tasted great but we're pretty messy and didn't provide a whole lot of actual edible part

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Graduation!

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome! Sweet, amazing at her job, easy going, attentive and chill. Love this spot. Been coming here since I was a baby. Every food item on their menu is incredible. Would recommend 10/10 times!!

BC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

They changed the potatoes skins and they were great. We had them without bacon
So delicious
Like prior ones but the change was great

A
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 7 on a Saturday. Great place to visit (table in the back). Great food. First time to try. Union Street had a festival going on, loved the dining experience.

JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perry's is a super neighborhood staple that's also a wonderful option for nonlocals.
Good food, fun atmosphere, great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was delicious and service was great!

ED
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Overall I wouldn’t recommend coming here If you’re looking for a relaxing night with your significant other; or children. This is basically a sports bar with amazing food- just don’t ask for a “custom order”. We went here with our toddler ; on the menu for kids they have “pasta you try your best to make it happen. So I ordered then adult spaghetti and my son ate half. It was annoying because they MAKE spaghetti- how hard is it to make a smaller amount for a child? It just rubbed me the wrong way. That wasn’t it- I wanted wine (I like sweet wines), I asked the server for recommendations - he had none, couldn’t tell me anything. I asked to try a rosé, and he gave me a sample - waited for me to take a sip- then TOOK MY GLASS!!! How rude! How am I supposed to know on one sip if I am interested in the $15 glass?! The sample was small, only has 3 sips worth anyways, like let me keep my sample and ponder if I want to purchase a glass. Horrible service; amazing food- loud sports bar- small cramped tables, just doesn’t seem worth the pricing when there’s so many other choices to pick from in San Fran. Too bad because the food itself was actually really good. I guess if you’re a straight couple with a child - don’t go here you won’t “fit in”. Expect rude service intentionally so you leave never wanting to go back & the “regulars” to stare at you like you don’t fit in & make it a POINT to stare at your child like they are “so annoying” because he was upset over the pasta mishap. Don’t forget - you all hate kids- but you were all one once.

LS
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the service, food and ambiance and will return on a regular basis!

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice environment, good service and very average (but good) meals

P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perry's is a true historic neighborhood gem on Union St, celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer (2019)! Great for the best Irish coffees, eggs Benedict, homemade potato chips, etc!

s
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

great place, but the front part is pretty noisy making conversation a bit difficult.

LL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waiter should ask to take away a cocktail before it is not finished, not take up and cup the ring of the glass with his fingers and then ask. If this happens to you, ask for a fresh drink. I wish I had done this.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and cool vibe

SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I was worried to go to Perry's because the past two times I've been, I sat at the bar and the service was AWFUL. Sitting in the dining area this time, the service was MUCH better, which made me happy because I love Perry's.

NG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good & price is affordable! Loved the new special of salmon, shrimp, & veggies on skewers with rice & mixed greens. Would really like to have the chicken enchilada dinner back on other days, & not just offered on Sunday. From a regular customer in the neighborhood. Thanks!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My jam. Great spot!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Asked to sit in front. Requested when we made the reservation. New hostess. She put us on the patio surrounded by a group of 12 noisy women. Very unpleasant. We left without finishing our meal

D
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and seated us immediately. The food portions were generous and there was a wide selection at the bar. Our server was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. A very good experience, I would definitely go back!

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