Magnolia Brewing – Dogpatch

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$30 and under
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Enjoy a reservation in our dining room or for larger parties call in to grab space in our amazing beer garden or plan a private event.

Magnolia Dogpatch is an independent brewery, full-service restaurant, beer garden, and event space where guests can enjoy a diverse selection of craft beer and modern American fare inspired by San Francisco’s rich culinary heritage. For over 20 years, Magnolia Brewing has been a part of San Francisco’s burgeoning beer scene, producing beloved and award-winning ales in two historic locations: the heart of the Haight and, more recently, the Dogpatch neighborhood. We honor the brewing traditions that fueled our beginnings, introducing new interpretations of classic styles and time-honored serving techniques such as cask conditioned ales and wood-aged beers. It's the way beer, food and hospitality come together that makes a good brewery and restaurant an essential part of the fabric of a community.
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BN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, casual place. Nice that they have great beer, but also have a bar. Food was good. Messed up on our order (avocado on salad for person with an allergy), but food and service were very good.

DP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always wanted to eat at the Haight location but decided on Dogpatch prior to a concert - great service, yummy food and fab music!

TR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Magnolia Brewing has a very attractive room. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. I'm impressed that there are so many things I would like to try. I plan to go back asap.

OT
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnolia was a pleasant surprise. Great service and decor, and the food was fantastic. I have food allergies and not only were they helpful and accommodating, I didn't feel like I had to sacrifice choices. Nice wines as well. Would love to go back.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food - yum city! Service was friendly and she made great recommendations which is always appreciated when a server knows the menu so well. Truly can’t wait to come back.
Oh and the drinks? Dynamite!

EI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for pre Chase dinners !!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We don’t get to the city very often. Magnolia Brewing was a great casual dinner before the Elton John concert. Service was remarkably good — not only our waiter, but the whole staff.

JA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fried fish sandwich!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lunch menu is very limited. Not much to choose from.

C
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations for food and beer; service was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and recommendations from the server were the best part. This is my second time going there and having Felix as my server. He made great recommendations that were perfect for both me and my friend. This is a great neighborhood spot.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation on open table for a special occasion with family in town. Arrived on time only for them to say “sorry we double booked and have no tables for you”... even though there was another open table for 4 open right in front us. Seriously baffled, was it our appearance or race? They clearly preferred the other table of 4 that hadn’t shown up yet.

On top of it, the “manager” got nasty and hostile with me, to the point my guests saw the exchange and walked up to stop his barking at me, saying they didn’t want to be there anymore... Luckily walked next door to a better place- Serpentine. They too were booked for the night but after explaining what happened next door, they kindly adjusted and seated us at a table. Wonderful service at Serpentine, joke of a management at Mongolia. Can’t wait to see this place and joke of a “brewery” shut down.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter forgot to put our order in and they were short staffed. Comped a drink, but it was still a very disappointing experience considering I’ve had a good time there before

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The experience was great other than finding the windows of our 2 week old car smashed. Nothing to do with the restaurant of course but we’ll be super careful parking next time!

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

Very friendly staff. We did have to wait quite a while for our server to bring us our check. We kept looking for him. Other than that, good experience.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

THe food was very yummy, but the value appears to have declined since our last visit which was shortly after they reopened. The large caesar salad was the smallest "large" I've every experienced. We even checked with the waiter to see if he heard "large". The steak entree was that - just steak at $28. They are definitely catering to the tech crowd not locals :(

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely space. Delicious donuts

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an awesome spot!

JA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind and friendly staff.

JO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Solid place to grab lunch and a beer. The black lager is one of my favs. Also, salt and pepper shrimp all day every day.

I
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had the veggie flatbread. Was great! Also had the chicken, also great! Good food and good drink overall.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection (duh) and good food. more than just burgers. Flatbreads are excellent.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Day

JA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The broken falafel salad is always a winner, but this time the falafel was overdone. The team there is very nice.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server didn’t write down our order and had to come back and ask
Good Bloody Mary, but for the price I expected a full pint

I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Burger was yummy! Had deviled eggs to start and my friend ordered the fried shrimp and peppers which was also great. It was a busy night so service was a little slow but overall enjoyed the food and beer!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The general manager, Brandon, was amazing! He took such great care of my friends and I.

I
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sat at the bar and had great service from bartender...let me try many samples before ordering...food arrive promptly ...couldn’t be happier

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

They didn’t have an opening for us despite showing an opening at every time slot. There was a mix up on their end and they waited for me to arrive before telling me. The options were sit at the bar or on their bleachers with no table. We were content sitting at the bar but then there was a problem with everything we ordered from beer to the main courses. I have been before and had much better experiences.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We are long time Dogpatch residents and generally love the new Magnolia. However, we have noticed on the last few visits that the service is really poor. On Friday night, there were several hostesses who just stood at the hostess stand chatting. They should have been helping the servers, especially ours, who left us waiting for over 20 minutes before taking our order. We witnessed the manager (we think it was him....the guy in the baseball hat, who wandered around but never interacted with the guests) having a beer toast with the bartender and chef. The food is consistent and good, but we are really put off by the inconsistent, lackadaisical service. It’s a restaurant not a college gathering.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great redesign!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great beer and a new menu/chef which rock!

V
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Best for brunch or apps/drinks.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! went for the SF Restaurant Week and the menu was delicious and generous portions. beer pairing was tasty and interesting, toning down the sweetness of the courses with some bitterness. Would love to come back for more.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

SF Restaurant Week

o
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are now obsessed with magnolia. The staff is so helpful and knowledge about the beer list. Great service and ambiance. Even though they are big for beer, the Cocktails are great too!

AY
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised by this Magnolia Brewing location - great beer and a beautifully designed space. The staff was really nice too.

JV
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Most brunch places in Dogpatch can be difficult to reserve for a Sunday brunch and can be a bit pricey (you never know what your friends can really spend). This place is much easier to coordinate for larger groups and the prices are really decent. It's an energetic spot, sort of like a modern beer hall. We had a good time and everyone was happy with their food.