Hazel Southern Bar & Kitchen

4.2
355 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

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Our food comes straight from the recipe book of Mama Hazel and her Georgia influence. We have created a food & drink program meant to wow but not break the bank. Simple but elegant. Whether its a fun time, great southern food, a choice of over 240 different whiskeys, or great cocktails/beer, we have a little something for everyone!
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NaTashaF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best soul food I have ever had! Our waiter was so kind and helpful. I have already recommended this place to others and plan to go back very soon.

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vipReggieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food didn’t have much southern flavor.

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vipJustinG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food. Fantastic ambience. Friendly service. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not much of a looker from the outside but OMG inside is a GEM. From the food to the ambiance to the service. Definitely recommend!

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MinaR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love Hazel's and I highly recommend to all of my family, friends and colleagues.

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SaniyyahL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is really nice with casual vibes. The food is really good, the service was also amazing! The waiters, servers and bussers were all very polite and very friendly!

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Felicity2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my two sons birthday. Allowed us to sit early before our 5pm reservation time. Thanks for letting us leave our left overs and cake until we returned from the Hamilton performance. So sorry, do not recall our waiter's name.

We will be back. This time to enjoy the jazz in the back room as well!

Thank you,
Felicia Byrd

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Laurb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The food was all very tasty-shared by 5 of us: shrimp, catfish,alligator,brisket sandwich,brussel sprouts,collard greens.
When we were served I noticed the greens were a smaller size and not enough to share and so ordered another one-the server nodded. I was so embarrassed when it never arrived as I had a portion thinking more was on the way. We had one menu for the 5 of us until we were about to order. Noise level made talking difficult. Would definitely return for the delicious food!

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vipelfauro
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We certainly appreciated the location and food at Hazel's. We thought we'd beat the crowd with a 5pm reservation, but the restaurant filled up quickly. Between the music and the people, we found it very difficult to talk with one another without yelling across the table. However, the lemon pepper chicken wings and ribs certainly made up for it - super delicious!

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Steph
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. We had a party of 9 (on a Monday), and our server was attentive and friendly. My only---very minor--issue was that they ran out of the gator bites, so we didn't get to try them. But I can understand they may have a limited supply. Overall very very good. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would come again. Love the ambiance, very chill and service staff was friendly and food was great!

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Luis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to hang out while waiting for the shows around the area. It's more a bar but has a nice section for sit down dining. The southern cooking is wonderful. As is the service throughout the meal. I would come back again!

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JoanneO
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limited menu but a good variety. Food was prompt and tasty. As it’s San Francisco, one always has sticker shock at the prices. It is a bit loud so if you are going for a private tête-à-tête, this isn’t the place to do that. It’s a great spot to meet up with friends and enjoy the ambiance and high energy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food l, fun ambiance in a bar setting so it can be a bit loud.

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PollyD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had the nicest server, a guy with a beard. Give him a raise!

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Nice atmosphere Fried Chicken and fried gator was good but collard greens had too much flavor and salt. Also the mac and cheese and corn bread wasnt the best. In addition my husband ordered ribs that came out cold. I love southern food but this place just didnt make the mark.

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JonathanA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. The staff was great and the food was amazing! Can't wait to go there again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was the only place available!

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Done1
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, good menu, reasonable prices. Location a little sketchy. They should spend more time cleaning up in front of restaurant albeit that is public (City) property. Enjoyed our dinner!

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IdaMay
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Kale Salad and the Shrimp and Grits was excellent!! Good portions too! The beignets were tasty and warm!

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JPlib
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was ok. The pacing of our dinner was awful - brought our 3 appetizers (that 4 of us were sharing) and immediately delivered our entrees & sides. The table was so loaded with food that was barely room for our drinks. Beignets were the best part of the evening.

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vipJmba
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The collard greens were amazing. The ribs were mediocre and served 4 ribs for $17. Not the half rack as advertised. The noise level is very loud. Mostly hipsters and millenials.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and we had a good time before we left to go Ice Skating at the holiday rink around the corner.

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seahawkdan
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had dinner celebrating wife's dinner. SF 49ers were on at the same time, so it worked out well. Place was not crowded, but service was a tad slow. Once our orders were taken and filled, it seemed like the waiter forgot about us. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, and would go back again.

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Syip
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Nice ambience and yummy food

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JeanD
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good cocktails and pretty good food. More of a bar than a restaurant and quite loud.

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vipfoodisgoodforthesoul
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. They accommodated us right away since we have to catch the Symphony. Highly recommend this place for a location prior to going into the Opera or Symphony!

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JeanPaul
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to hang out and eat/drink before hitting a show or museum nearby. Really easy walk to portions of Polk Street and all of the Civic Center area. Hazel's specialty drinks are really good, too.

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vipNorcalMary
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good drinks and music. Chicken was old and dried out on both of our meals.

MJ
MelJo111111
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket sandwich was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Stopped in for a late dinner. Great food. Blackened catfish, fried chicken, collards were all fantastic. Paired it all with some good craft type beers and relaxed. Finished the evening by walking into the back jazz club - Mr. Tipples Recording Studio. Listened to a couple sets of the band that night and sipped a couple terrific mixed cocktails. Can’t recommend the food and music enough. Great evening.

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vipCharles
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time there for a first date. We started the night there around 8 PM, had an excellent dinner, and then made our way to the connected jazz bar for the rest of the night. Didn't take too long to grab a cocktail at the bar and a table right near the band. Would recommend.

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BobbieB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was barely passable and seemed to come out too fast as if it had already been prepared earlier in the day. Waffle was hard and chewy. The waiter was fine and fairly responsive. But our biggest quibble was with the drinks. Ordered those first; they didn’t arrive until we were down to the last few bites of our food! There were two bartenders and not that many people as it was nearly 9 pm on a Wednesday night, so I don’t know why it should take 25 minutes to get drinks up. The bees knees drink was served in a glass honey bear glass - cute idea, i guess, but the opening was so small, that after the first few sips, I had to turn my head to the side and nearly hold it upside down to get the contents out of the glass and actually into my mouth. Just serve drinks in regular glasses, please. We got out of there after that drink and found a much better place where the drinks were good and the bartenders knew how to make them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. It's a little noisy with the pool tables and the bar and several big TVs, but the food is absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Your poor wait staff! We waited 50 minutes for a second round of drinks and noticed that there were only two bartenders. So unfair to the front line people. And our waiter was clearly overwhelmed as well. On a night with a concert at Bill Grahman, management should staff up.

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vipMELinSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

GREAT and delicious food and atmosphere! The service was not terrible but could be much improved. Seemed as if the one waiter was taking care of the entire section and was spread thin. I would still highly recommend for the vibe and scrumptious eats!

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vipJames
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I was seated and took a bit for server to come to table . I ordered . The food was tasty except was very disappointed with beignets. They were hard and did not seem fresh.

I went to bar and inquired about whiskey and bartender was very rude .

It was a date night and your place was recommended by a coworker but I was very disappointed.

Maybe it was just a bad night .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Fried chicken is savory and moist! The buffalo wings are really flavorful and spicy enough! Shrimp and grits were exquisite! Drinks are good! Server Ernesto super gracious and attentive the whole time! Highly recommend this place.

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LydiaK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service from the host to the server. Food was delicious

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vipTereseP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our cocktails were outstanding really top notch! The food was very good. Convenient to Orpheum Theater.

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Hazel Southern Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

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