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Chow

Chow

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • Eater
    EaterAugust 17, 2016
    Have you had the pie at Chow? They also serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with options ranging from an organic chicken sausage scramble to 9" wood fired pizzas to lots of pastas and salads. Read more
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GoffeyJanuary 22, 2015
    An easy go-to spot for tasty, filling cafe fare, no matter what time of day. For weekend brunch, the pancake on the side is highly recommended when you want a sweet treat to go with your eggs.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16, 2016
    The ginger cake will remind you of fall, but you can order it off the menu year-round. And, as unassuming as it is, this cake is one of restaurant critic Michael Bauer’s favorites. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 27, 2016
    Get the ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream. "The crunch and the spice of the cake goes perfectly with the coolness and creaminess of the pumpkin ice cream, which isn't too sweet." - Chef Geoffrey Lee Read more
  • Jenny L.heart icon on user image
    Jenny LoAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My default restaurant around the hood. Homie meal. I'd never had a bad dish here. Great for groups and family. My all time favorite is the Louis Prawn salad. Back patio seating is awesome.
  • Brittany G.heart icon on user image
    Brittany GiudiciMarch 6, 2016
    The blueberry pancakes, French toast, and chilaquiles are all phenomenal. Bring a friend, get the kid sizes, and try all three. Perfect amount of food.
  • Steven H.heart icon on user image
    Steven HDecember 15, 2016
    I have mixed feelings. Two mediocre meals in the past. But today, by chance - the right choice - the spaghetti & meatballs was PERFECT in every way. Pecan pie was GLORIOUS. Yummy comfort food!
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    Huevos Rancheros were delish, service was great, but the pancake we got on the side was out of this world. DO NOT LEAVE HERE WITHOUT EATING A PANCAKE!
  • Mary S.heart icon on user image
    Mary SAugust 26, 2015
    Fish tacos and sandwich were yummy. The ginger cake was absolutely a must have. Excellent, friendly service!
  • Paul H.heart icon on user image
    Paul HartMay 30, 2015
    As an Aussie, Apple Pie with Cheddar on it sounded like a monster... but it was pretty darn good. 👍
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesJanuary 25, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    It’s a good place just up from a diner and just down from a restaurant. Does great brunches. Lovely outdoor patio at the back. Good for kids.
  • Tim M.heart icon on user image
    Tim MacalinoJuly 26, 2018
    Try the pot roast dinner ( tender beef, garlicky mash, slice of ciabatta, and topped with broccolini)!!
  • Anton G.heart icon on user image
    Anton GaddiDecember 31, 2018
    Very good casual comfort food place. My most favorite, however, is their ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream and caramel dessert.
  • Henry W.heart icon on user image
    Henry WilliamsFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caramel Latte is one of the best I've had yet. The wait staff is uber friendly, and the atmosphere supports chat or just relaxing on the weekend.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰October 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch must... Garlic home fries, Marion's pancake, French toast, pot roast. Dinner is solid, try the eggplant parm and end with the gingerbread cake with caramel sauce and pumpkin ice cream !
  • Sam G.heart icon on user image
    Sam GrJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy blueberry pancakes and good coffee. No wait usually for brunch on the patio!
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MeyerNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My default cafe. Everything's good here. Ask for the (heated) patio on the back (it's through the kitchen if they let you seat yourself).
  • vertige
    vertigeOctober 18, 2010
    Had the artichoke with lemon sauce, mashed potatoes (yummy!), grilled calamari, pumpkin pie with whip cream. Organic grapefruit juice and a cup of coffee. All delicious and served quickly and kindly.
  • Harold L.
    Harold LissOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Jack of some trades, master of all. Solid iced tea, get the lamb burger, prawn louis, or fusilli and finish up with a ginger cake. Whatever you do, can't go wrong!
  • s v.
    s vJuly 8, 2013
    Warm ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream, whipped cream & caramel sauce... That's all you really need to know :)
  • Allenheart icon on user image
    AllenNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for brunch if you have more than 4 people. It's large enough to seat them. The home fries some of the best in the city.
  • Jake T.heart icon on user image
    Jake Teton-LandisNovember 12, 2017
    The Eggs Benedict was the perfect size. Excellent home fries, cooked just right. Tasty!
  • Estefania H.heart icon on user image
    Estefania HMarch 8, 2015
    Salads and sandwiches both good! Juice is too pricey. Awesome place for brunch, seat at the patio in the back.
  • Rochelle G.
    Rochelle GarretsonMarch 31, 2013
    eggs Benedict, French toast with mascarpone, spring berries, cottage cheese, and a fruit smoothie...equals the perfect breakfast.
  • Adnan M.heart icon on user image
    Adnan ManjalJuly 10, 2016
    Great place. Loved the fusilli with lamb. Great wines too. Have some dessert.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BelnapSeptember 8, 2012
    Gets busy here, but huge restaurant. The menu is all over the place, but really good. Go for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.
  • Amir N.heart icon on user image
    Amir NaorNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for breakfasts. Don't miss out on their Patio at the back of the restaurant.
  • c0uPheart icon on user image
    c0uPAugust 18, 2013
    Ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream falls firmly into the desserts-I'd-only-try-because-of-foursquare category. Save room for sure!
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofMay 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Comfort food, basically. They have the best pie in the city.
  • Benjy W.heart icon on user image
    Benjy WeinbergerJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The pastas and the pies are among the most comforting comfort food you'll find anywhere in SF.
  • Fernando I.heart icon on user image
    Fernando Irías EscherJanuary 20, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Chili Noodles, Wontons and a Pilsner. Enjoy!
  • Kerry S.heart icon on user image
    Kerry SnyderMay 5, 2016
    The back patio has great ambience. The staff is fantastic. The fare is consistently yummy.
  • Angelito
    AngelitoOctober 5, 2012
    Patio on the back is a great place to eat. Generally a good place to have simple American food made with quality ingredients.
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    SamaherAugust 13, 2014
    Great for late night quick bites. Lamb burger was ok ... Loved the warm goat cheese crostini appetizer
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisJanuary 7, 2018
    Blueberry pancakes are super delish. For a healthier option try the California eggs.
  • Matthew B.heart icon on user image
    Matthew BroffmanJune 8, 2013
    Not to jump on the foursquare bandwagon but definitely get the Thai noodles and the ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream
  • Anthony S.heart icon on user image
    Anthony SmithApril 11, 2013
    Garden Noodles are phenomenal. They'll probably say some stuff about the veggie plate, but c'mon. You know you want the carbs.
  • Nicholas R.
    Nicholas RochaNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I have been coming here for 7 years! Always great food, beer and desert. Also the staff is amazing!
  • Rob A.heart icon on user image
    Rob AtkinsonJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the classic, hearty part of the menu (e.g., pot roast)
  • Michee L.
    Michee LeeApril 12, 2014
    If you're getting dessert, definitely go for the ginger cake and pumpkin ice cream!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DrozAugust 26, 2014
    Locally caught tuna sandwich and organic chicken soup. #breakfastofchampions
  • Mikahla V.heart icon on user image
    Mikahla VicinoNovember 22, 2016
    Impressively fast and friendly service. The potatoes are amazing.
  • Karina v.heart icon on user image
    Karina van SchaardenburgJune 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Tasty, fresh upscale diner food (without the upscale prices you'd expect).
  • kev/nullheart icon on user image
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the smiling noodles and the ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream.
  • Richard W.
    Richard WhitleyJune 4, 2010
    Go to Chow and try the fusilli, the smiling noodles, the grilled chicken, or the lamb sandwich, and be sure to have the ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream for dessert!
  • Matt H.heart icon on user image
    Matt HealyDecember 22, 2014
    No matter what you're having for brunch, why not get a pancake on the side?
  • Clare N.
    Clare NyhanMarch 24, 2011
    Salads are terrific...prawn salad is great, as is the cobb salad! Choc cake is to die for. For breakfast, the chicken apple scramble is tasty as hell!
  • Nicolas S.heart icon on user image
    Nicolas SoldiJuly 30, 2017
    I see lots of tables ordering pasta and they all seem pretty happy! I'm getting that next for sure.
  • Rosemarie M.
    Rosemarie McKeonDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG. The coconut cream pie is the best I've ever had. Delicious!!
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike MeyerMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get you some coconut pie. It’s delicious and you can get it to go if you want.
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