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Sears Fine Food

214 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (218)
  • Kid-friendly (104)
  • Great for Lunch (103)

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Sears Fine Food has a rich history, dating back to 1938. The restaurant works hard to preserve its history and tradition, presenting an atmosphere and cuisine that are just as classic as they were 70 years ago. Sears Fine Food is famous for its 18 Swedish pancakes, which are still made using the original family recipe brought over to the United States in the early 30s.

Enjoy delicious Swedish-inspired cuisine with an American twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Sears Fine Food. Dig into one of the restaurant's popular Blue Plate Specials, served from 5:00 p.m. onwards. There's a different hearty plate for each day of the week, which includes meat loaf, pork shoulder, American pot roast, roast turkey breast, blackened Basa fish fillet, prawn linguine and fried chicken.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 986-1160
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please call the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Julie Kim: (415) 981-1951
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Cross street
Banquet, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

great food....busy but nice place to meet and catch up with old friends

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2015

Favorite local spot with a great menu

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

The waiter was inpatient, rude, and he ruined dinner. At 21:50 we were waiting for the dessert and a strong smell of cleaning products or insecticide started, some of us had to leave the restaurant. I can't recommend it.

travelqueen1 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2015

I walked in into the restaurant and instantly felt warm memories of the past. The food was tasty with generous portions.

Cathandra (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

Sears was recommended by my foodie daughter. We are from Australia and I was travelling with a friend so decided to check it out. Wonderful atmosphere, great service, great food and suitable wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and were pleasantly surprised with the cost. Battered fish and chips was our choice.

TomatoWiz (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

Sear's was very convenient to our hotel near Union Square. Prices were reasonable for a nice dinner for the location. We ordered the Pt Reyes Fondue as a starter and it was EXCELLENT. A chunky blue cheese "dip" that was more cheese crumbles than anything else served with a fantastic dried cherry and Apricot chutney, roasted garlic and sour dough. WOW! I would go back for this alone. The rest of the meal was also excellent (we had the shortribs and Basa fillet special), as was the service. A totally pleasant meal.

JODFood (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

We were staying in the Union Square area and came upon this restaurant. A great find. Had two dinners and a breakfast here. Good food, pleasant atmosphere, and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

HickfromNC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2015

Quick service and no wait for a table for 1 on a Tuesday. Server was a little stiff, not particularly friendly. Good was great. Wonderful Caesar salad with just the right about if dressing (just a hint) and a fantastic filet cooked perfectly.

vipmlmh (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

The waiter forgot our bottle of wine, and my husbands steak was overcooked. Great view of the cable cars.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2015

Also excellent for dinner which I had forgotten having visited Sears often for breakfast and lunch many years ago. Well situated for theatre goers and near Union Square and major hotels.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

Fabulous service, excellent food, highly recommend it!

vipBJguest (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2015

Our second visit within a week had much better service. An earlier post noted excellent food but less than stellar service. On this visit, Eric was everything that excellent service is about - attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and friendly. His service, coupled with wonderful preparations from the kitchen, made for a completely enjoyable evening. Sears Fine Food is simply a great place for a wonderful meal!

NLOpenTable (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

Delicious meal and servers attentive to keeping water glass filled. However arrival of food took quite a while. Very nice ambiance.

vipdcbobby (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

I've been to Sears many times for breakfast, but last Saturday I went for dinner and had an excellent prime rib! Who knew?

vipBJguest (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

My wife and I were warmly greeted and seated at our reserved time. Our Blue Fondue appetizer was very different (in a good way) and tastey. Her salad and my soup and seafood pasta were excellent, both highlighting a passion for the culinary arts in the kitchen. What prevented a 5-star rating was the neglectful service. We were uncertain if our server was new, improperly trained (first course arrived before appetizer), wrestling with personal issues, overworked, or just plain indifferent. We were not greeted promptly, ice tea refills were non-existent, rarely checked with us, course out of order, and generally not available. We plan to revisit since food was excellent, but we'll try a different server.

vipDANI (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2015

Lovely setting, food was very good, nice retreat from busy sightseeing. Very comfortable atmosphere, pleasant waitstaff. Reasonable compared to other experiences in San Fran. Would definitely return. Roast chicken was excellent.

vipBobFromOhio (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

I usually visit Sears Fine Food on my first night on a visit to San Francisco. If you have an event at Moscone, it's convenient to the many hotels in the area. The menu is wide, from burgers to pasta to fish to steaks. The servers are friendly, and service is quick; Eddie did a great job on my recent visit. The wine list isn't large but is reasonable. Overall it's a comfortable, solid restaurant, which is no doubt why it's been around so long.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

Sears is a favorite of ours- a regular and consistent performer in the rich San Francisco food scene. We were in town with family members and took them for dinner at Sears. Did the reservation through OT and had no problems. Table ready and waiting upon arrival. Very small number of waiters served entire dining room- they were professional and efficient. Simple demand of large number of patrons created minor delays in food arrival but nothing objectionable. Waiters very helpful in making recommendations. Menu is varied and has something for everyone. This is a great choice for families or parties who have members less willing to try the more culturally diverse component of the SF food scene. We had several family members who do not care for Asian influenced dishes which is a real loss in SF. Sears has a very broad menu with choices for all. Food was very good- excellent and the evening was a pleasant success. Still my favorite meal at Sears is breakfast/brunch but a very fine meal and I/we will be back.

Shoshana (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

Our family is comprised of longtime SF and Marin County residents, yet somehow this was our first visit to Sears Fine Foods. I'm so glad we found it, everything was amazing. We definitely plan to come back.
The decor is outstanding, it's like a step back in time. Wonderful staff, amazing food and the best desserts ever.

Paul (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2015

Have had fried chicken just about everywhere in the bay area. This one tops then all, including Casa Orinda. Perfect service. This is more than just a great breakfast place.