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Social 303 Smokehouse, San Francisco, CA

Social 303 Smokehouse

4.3
4.3
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Social 303 is Chef Erik Hopfinger’s smokehouse. It’s a California inspired Texas-style smokehouse. We focus on the quality of the meats and rubs. We feature regional sauces from Alabama White, Carolina Gold, KC Sweet and Spicy, and Hotter than Hell. 50% of our sides are Vegetarian.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Barbecue, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-3202

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Erik Hopfinger

  • Catering

    Social 303 Smokehouse offers catering customized to your needs, from small business lunch delivery to full service formal events. Please email us at alma@blockpartysf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    2,500 square foot restaurant with an open floor plan, a 20-seat bar that spans the restaurant, picture windows, a heated patio, and seasonal creations. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful, modern space on Google Maps! Please email us at alma@blockpartysf.com

  • Private party contact

    Sales Team: (855) 408-7112

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Between Folsom and Harrison

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our building (303 2nd Street); the entrance is located on Folsom between 1st St. and 2nd St. Street parking is plentiful on evenings and weekends.

  • Public transit

    Montgomery Station at 2nd St. and Market serves all BART and MUNI trains.<br />Cal Train stops at 4th St. and Townsend.<br />Muni lines 10 & 12 run along 2nd St.<br />Muni lines 14 & 14L stop at 2nd St. & Mission.<br />Muni lines 8AX & 8BX, 30, & 45 run along 3rd St.

  • Entertainment

    In close proximity to AT&T park, Red Dog welcomes Bay Area sports enthusiasts to enjoy local and nationwide games in HD at our 20-seat bar.We are featuring live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RW

    RussW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They ran out of brisket which made me sad. I’m a native of the south and hadn’t seen authentic Alabama white BBQ sauce in 20 years. That was a major win for the restaurant.
  2. ME

    MichaelE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    The restaurant must have been very new. Very limited bar and the drinks, although simple strait forward, were disappointing. The wait person had no idea about the menu or the drinks. The food was OK. A rather unsatisfying experience. Bummer :-(
  3. MR

    MariaR

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy this before going to the SF Giants game! Great space, awesome food! If you haven’t been, need to go!! You are missing out! Pulled pork, brisket, burger, great drinks!!
  4. MA

    MarkA

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service. We will certainly be back for more! All three of us had the smoked barbecue ribs. They were cooked to perfection. Each order came with a choice of two sauces and two side dishes. Our server, Kate was very attentive and knew the menu well. She provided excellent descriptions and recommendations. The atmosphere is pleasant - a great place for casual dining.
  5. EW

    EricW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I really hoped for a better review given the few choices of restaurants in this densely populated section of SOMA. While the staff was warm and welcoming they often forgot to follow thru on asks or needs without a reminder. Our food came out lukewarm instead of hot. Smoked chicken was very tasty. Sauces were generally bland and the spicy version was not very spicy. The two sides were sweet potato mash and collard greens. Sweet potato mash besides being lukewarm was quite bland. Collard greens were over cooked and too salty in addition to lukewarm.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We were a group of 11, and although it was a Friday night, the restaurant wasn’t busy. Two complaints: 1) Two members of our party didn’t get their meals until the rest were half finished, because their meals were given to another table. The manager apologized and comped their food. 2) Our server, and the manager, were having a great time socializing with a couple at the bar, so much so that our server paid no attention to our table. I waited 15-20 minutes after finishing my first beer before having to go to the bar to ask for another. When the server brought the beer, she didn’t ask anyone else at the table if they wanted any more drinks, and my friend beside me had to ask her for another. She never came to check on how the food was, or if we wanted anything else. When I finally got her attention, and commented on how she was so busy socializing with people at the bar that she was ignoring our table, instead of an apology, I got attitude. She asked, do you need something?, and I said, yes, the check! We would have stayed later and ordered more drinks, but the lack of service ruined it for us. I could understand the lack of service/attention if it were really busy, or short-staffed, but neither was the case. Doubt I’ll ever go back, and It’s a shame, because the food was good. .
  7. RT

    ReneeT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The server was nice. Asked for a glass of wine - really nice pour. We ordered corn hushpuppies which were "okay" - a bit dry but the flavor was nice. My hubby liked his brisket sandwich but I disliked my chicken salad. I was almost afraid to eat the chicken - it looked semi-raw and the salad was soggy - not good at all. I was incredibly disappointed.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were met swiftly by a waitress and seated at our table but whilst she presented us with food menus, we received no drinks menus. After around 15 minutes a different waiter approached to take our drinks order, which is where we realised we should have received drinks menus. He then went away to get them and advised he would be back in a moment to take our requests. Another 15 minutes passed where we were then approached by what I believe to be the manager/owner and he asked if we were being tended to. I explained what had happened and how the service had been poor so far having been waiting 30 minutes and no-one had even taken our drinks order. He was deeply apologetic and basically took over the service for us at that point - and it was superb. He was a terrific guy and and we even ended up hanging around for about 10 minutes after we were done just having a chat with him. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was great too. I can only assume that perhaps the initial poor service was nothing more than a one-off and as such I would happily return there.
  9. D

    David

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic spot. San Francisco hospitality has really taken a dive but Social 303 is a rare gem. I don’t know what was better: the hand crafted and delicious drinks, the delicious and fresh food and ingredients, of the friendly and warm service by ALL staff members from the front desk to the bussers. Delicious!!!! :-) This is the best spot I was at for 7 days on business travel!
  10. JB

    JoanneB

    San Francisco

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. However, it was also Opening Day so the restaurant was busy. We were seated right away but no service. We had to flag someone down. Food took awhile to come so had to flag someone down to check on our order. Had to flag someone down to refill our water. I would have liked another refill but the service sucked. Requested our dessert to go. Even that took a long time. Had to inquire and remind our waiter more than once. When I looked at the dessert when I got home, There is no prep involved. It was just a matter of putting the cake into the box. The majority of the baseball fans had left so the service shouldn’t have continued to be poor. Food was ok.
  11. BD

    BDUB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty menu. I wasn’t expecting such a good lunch. Brisket very tender snd south fried chicken salad with good flavor. The desserts That were listed on the SF restaurant week menu weren’t available but the waiter provided delicious bread pudding substitute!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New restaurant - still figuring out some systems, but food and drinks were good and staff was very friendly. Will be back!
  13. m

    mmh123

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Social 303 was amazing at accommodating our large group of 13 people. When we couldn't decide on an appropriate menu, they were very great at adjusting to our needs. This was actually my second time, but will be back again for a third!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable
  15. AR

    ArashR

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The wings were amazing. We really enjoyed the sauces too! Service was excruciating slow. Our server was the nicest person in the planet but he took his time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Social 303 Smokehouse using the Order Online button. Social 303 Smokehouse also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Social 303 Smokehouse is rated 4.3 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Social 303 Smokehouse

303 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Folsom and Harrison

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Barbecue, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our building (303 2nd Street); the entrance is located on Folsom between 1st St. and 2nd St. Street parking is plentiful on evenings and weekends.

  • Public transit

    Montgomery Station at 2nd St. and Market serves all BART and MUNI trains.Cal Train stops at 4th St. and Townsend.Muni lines 10 & 12 run along 2nd St.Muni lines 14 & 14L stop at 2nd St. & Mission.Muni lines 8AX & 8BX, 30, & 45 run along 3rd St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Erik Hopfinger

  • Entertainment

    In close proximity to AT&T park, Red Dog welcomes Bay Area sports enthusiasts to enjoy local and nationwide games in HD at our 20-seat bar.We are featuring live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-3202

  • Catering

    Social 303 Smokehouse offers catering customized to your needs, from small business lunch delivery to full service formal events. Please email us at alma@blockpartysf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    2,500 square foot restaurant with an open floor plan, a 20-seat bar that spans the restaurant, picture windows, a heated patio, and seasonal creations. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful, modern space on Google Maps! Please email us at alma@blockpartysf.com

  • Private party contact

    Sales Team: (855) 408-7112

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