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T-Rex Restaurant

214 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (234)
  • Kid-friendly (176)
  • Neighborhood Gem (145)

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Enjoy tasty barbecue and more at T-Rex Restaurant. Its casual setting is family friendly and features two floors for guests to dine. T-Rex Restaurant prepares creative dishes for meat lovers and veggie enthusiasts. An appetizer of chicken wings with spicy buffalo sauce, nachos topped with pulled pork or a garden salad will please the palate. Guests can feast on an entrée of shepherd's pie, Memphis-style baby back ribs or grilled asparagus drizzled with olive oil. Hearty sandwiches, soups and a variety of delicious sides are also on the menu.

T-Rex Restaurant features a bar area and televisions for guests to view the latest game. It has a happy hour with specials throughout the week. This eatery also offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Barbecue, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

Lunch: Sa-Su 10:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 3:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-11:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caesar Ibarra
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We have an outside catering menu which can be delivered as well as picked up. Go to our website at and find the catering section.
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Cross street
Gilman Street
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6 Tv's, 3 in Bar and 3 in restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Any special event? You can call Matt to book a table and any requests are welcomed.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on July 21, 2017

poor service and reheated ribs... I traveled a long way for this?
I won't return.

viphotdog (Central Coast)
Dined on October 15, 2016

Not sure I am sold on this place. We used to go there before they changed owners and the food was good, but service was hit or miss. The last couple of times I have been here, the service was good, but my brisket has been lukewarm (as in temperature).

Luv2eat (San Francisco)
Dined on October 2, 2016

How is it a Smoke House restaurant doesn't incorporate their signature meats into the Brunch menu?

Maya (San Francisco)
Dined on September 28, 2016

Food was not warm, came out in 1 minute, like it's sitting in the back from yesterday. Gross

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on September 24, 2016

Fun place for my kids 6th birthday. Service and food was just okay and it was expensive relative to what you get.

mfox (San Francisco)
Dined on September 23, 2016

I would definitely recommend T-Rex to anyone who loves smoked meat. You can smell the smoker from across the street! I got half the smoked chicken with asparagus and mashed potatoes. My husband got the smoked brisket, mac and cheese with bacon and Caesar salad. The smoked meats were the highlight of the meal.

JoelS (San Francisco)
Dined on September 11, 2016

Had the spinach and beet salad which was very good. The brussel sprouts side dish is good but would be better if they didn't steam the sprouts. Probably should have pan fried and tossed them.

ACast (San Francisco)
Dined on September 10, 2016

Service was painfully slow and we had to flag folks down to get refills on water or drinks.

vipMarindoc (San Francisco)
Dined on August 21, 2016

We were seated promptly at a reserved table. Our lady server was excellent, helping us through the menu to order just the right amount and variety of items for the seven of us. Highly recommended are cornbread, Memphis baby back ribs (meaty!), Brussel sprouts, bacon Mac and cheese. The lean brisket was a bit dry- maybe the regular should have been ordered and BBQ sauces fine. Service was excellent and we had food to take home. While not up to Kansas City standards it's worth a trip from Marin. Only squabble is Gilman St. turnoff from 580- traffic nightmare!! We'll be back.

Marimar (San Francisco)
Dined on August 14, 2016

We made a brunch reservation for a group of 10 for my birthday. We were the first to arrive at the restaurant when it opened and were seated right away. The experience went downhill from there. Our waitress has a horrible attitude from the start, she made it seem like she was doing us a favor waiting on our table and I saw several eye rolls. She seemed inexperienced and I understand serving a large table can be daunting but it's part of your job in food service and customers shouldn't be able to tell you are overwhelmed or annoyed. After sitting for 10 minutes we still hadn't received our waters. i had to leave to table to ask to be given our water and drinks. I wasn't given my drink until close to the end of my meal which came out wrong. My husband's side dish was cold. I care too much about working people and sympathize too much with how it is to work a hard service job to not tip so I tipped the waitress above what her poor attitude and even worse service deserved. The food overall was not good. I cook better food at home. The fried chicken was burnt, ribs were dry, bread was stale. If it wasn't for the beautiful weather and the hike I had planned for the rest of the day this brunch could have seriously ruined my special day. I will never come back to this place. Poor service, mediocre (at best) food.