Speisekammer

4.5
1197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Speisekammer serves up the best German cuisine this side of the pond! Cooking up original German recipes, pouring an outstanding selection of German beer, crafty cocktails and an extensive wine selection, Peter and Cindy will provide you with an experience you'll be eager to repeat. Listen to local musicians play Friday and Saturday nights. Come by and sit in the Biergarten or by the fireplace and enjoy what's on tap!
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b
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance and live music, but food is only mediocre

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential German cuisine and fantastic beer selection.

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d
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great in everything and especially good server..

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I lived in Germany for 12 years. This place just doesn’t get it. I ordered Curry Wurst and it was decent sausage covered with an inadequate sauce-read only catsup with no curry taste at all. I’ve had much better at a kiosk in Berlin.

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great authentic German food, terrific beer selection and ambience. Excellent choice for families and small groups.

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FP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy with yummy Gluten Free dishes and with the good selection of beer and wine.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a the perfect place for 9 friends on a Sunday afternoon. Great German food, German beers on draft, and friendly vibe.

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MM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience at Speisekammer! Food was delicious, but be prepared for a loud experience. Fun for a group and they have a kids menu. Highly recommend.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time overall. Wonderful food. Beer was excellent across the board. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there after watching Check Please! They did not disappoint. I had the Jagerschnitzel with mushroom gravy - wow! Amazing quality and generous portions. Terrific beer selection. We brought a visiting German and she was very impressed. We’re going back this summer to sit in the beer-garden.

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DE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Speisekammer is always wonderful and the service too. One could wish for the installation of some sound-deadening material on the ceilings--but that's really a minor quibble. We were especially happy with the turkey schnitzel and the broiled brussels sprouts.

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h
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Very accommodating for gluten free diners.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun great service.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our mouths were watering for traditional German food and you didn't disappoint. We have put it on our list to come back. I especially liked the beet salad.

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JK
San Francisco
580 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have tried all the German restaurants in the SF Bay Area and this is hands-down our favorite. A wonderful neighborhood restaurant beloved of locals, with that generous gemuchleit feeling I remember from my fav childhood places. Don't miss the potato pancakes - best in town, get the optional sour cream to go with that tart housemade applesauce! Beer selection is much better than most of the hipster places, with really outstanding service (and we don't say that lightly, we are picky about good waitstaff training). No need to reservations at lunch but a necessity for dinner. Parking is manageable; lot is tiny but the neighborhood has a fair amount of parking available within two short blocks of restaurant.

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HK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was out of dishes and certain beers.It was my birthday and it was known to the restaurant thru open table and the fact was ignored. I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant for several years and they would always bring out a Strudel with candle. I was disappointed, especially since I spent about $360.00 for lunch.

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

Our long time favorite. Great German food with great service and wonderful eclectic music on the weekends. And no cover. So, the best of everything

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GG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great German food and beer!

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

Casual homey vibe, incredible food, fantastic German beer selection. Love this place!

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

Great service and consistent good food. Has the old world charm with very affordable menu. Especially good when there is music.

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

Great ambiance and decor, lovely dinner and drink options, and we had a very fancy and romantic Valentine Day dinner. It was thoughtfully curated and not overtly themed as German, so you don’t feel as if you’ve stepped into a Bavarian pub. Fantastic food and service was attentive even on the holiday.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We didn't get menus until after several minutes when we saw the waitress go by that we asked for one. The food was a long time coming and then it was disappointing. I have had really good German food before, this was not it. Unless you just want a beer and pretzel, it's not worth your time.

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HY
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service got slow at end of night, maybe they just didnt see empty glasses but they sure picked up empty plates fast... Food was AWESOME and everything else was from great to acceptable

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FO
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hidden secret in Alameda
Great to watch sport and enjoy good beer. And good food

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SZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hearty comforting German food in a cozy relaxed atmosphere. The employees are very friendly and recommended we tast some beers before committing to ordering a specific type. I have taken my whole family here and will come back for sure.

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SD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good comfort type food but very slow service (35 minute wait for entrees) and quite noisy. Waitress and staff were both friendly but no one came to say why the food was so late - so maybe this is the norm?

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's hard to plan a date night with two toddlers, but this place was perfect to have a family dinner out. Kids loved it as usual.

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C
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

On Sunday Jan 27 the food was superb as usual. Service was slow, slow, slow however. And the background music had the bass turned up so loud it was mind-numbing. Parking here is terrible. I almost needed an Uber to get me from where I parked to the restaurant.

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JD
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was solid, tasty German fare. I would have regarded the service as slow had there not been entertainment, but with the band it was fine. Parking is problematic. Plan extra time for it or Uber if you are pretty close.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is GREAT! Our server really took care of us. I introduced this place to my boyfriend and he loves the food and beer. You gotta try the pretzel with their mustard. It is delish!!! This is our go to place on the weekends.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife was watching a food show and this restaurant was on the show. It had good reviews so off we went. It was over a hour drive once we arrived we found out there is no restaurant parking, went inside and asked where do you park was told parking is a problem finally parked in the residential area. The food was good for the price and the portions were big so you won’t go away hungry. Service was ok maybe that was due to how busy they were. Yes I would recommend but make sure you make reservations and give yourself extra time to find parking not sure we will drive the distance again due to no parking. But if you like German food you can’t go wrong

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PC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Speisekammer! The food was excellent and they had a large selection of German beers. We tried 3 beers and they were all great! The staff was friendly and attentive and also knowledgeable when we asked questions regarding the food and beer. Will go back for sure.

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WE
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were exceptional as always. Diners near us were a little louder than usual which made it difficult to have a conversation with others at our table, but that’s not the restaurants fault just rude young people.

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JH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place NEVER disappoints. Amazing food, and excellent bar with a huge selection of German beers, and a cheerful, knowledgeable staff guarantees a good time. Been coming here since the beginning and will continue that trend. Well done, Peter, Cindy, and crew!!!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Try to get their specials. I always go back to their schnitzels and the German potato salad. Good drinks too

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DD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal for restaurant week here in Alameda. Brussels Sprouts appetizer, wild boar hunter’s pie and beef goulash (stew), and their famous apple strudel, ice cream, and schnapps for desert. We go hear a lot, but the restaurant week meal is always a hit (and a good deal)! We washed it down with Bitburger beers!

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SL
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A favorite neighborhood restaurant...great food....never disappointed.

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a
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Slower service due to only one oven being operable. Would have been nice to know immediately so we could have ordered appetizer, rather than finding out 40 minutes into 45 minute wait from ordering until dinner arrived.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speisekammer has excellent German food and provides an authentic atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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