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Sears Fine Food

Sears Fine Food

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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    The pancakes at Sears Fine Food is a can't miss
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    Ron H.
    "Excellent Swedish pancakes, even for noon pancake eaters."(27 Tips)
    PMZ R.
    "The corned beef hash is amazing but be sure to bring your appetite!"(16 Tips)
    Michael D.
    "The eggs Benedict and the Pancakes are to die for."(9 Tips)
    Brady F.
    "their famous silver dollar pancakes"(3 Tips)
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  • corned beef hash
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  • eggs
  • hash browns
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    It says "Home of Little Pancakes" on the sign, and Sears has been turning out delicious ones since 1938. You get 18 in an order, complete with warm maple syrup and soft butter. Breakfast nirvana. Read more
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckOctober 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I liked the special with corned beef hash and pancakes and hash Browns. And the coffee is piping hot and hits the spot
  • Aigerim N.heart icon on user image
    Aigerim NAugust 17, 2014
    The breakfast food is out of this world delicious! Get here earlier (around 7:30) to avoid waiting in line. Get the Salmon Benedict, the Strawberry Waffle, the Swedish pancakes, or the classic ones.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJanuary 29, 2015
    Get the Swedish pancakes. Sears has been turning out delicious ones since 1938. You get 18 in an order, complete with warm maple syrup and soft butter. This is an iconic SF dish.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LeBlancAugust 11, 2013
    Pancakes A+. The corned beef hash really is great! It's shredded. And the poster referenced elsewhere that has the N-word is a Norman Rockwell Civil Rights poster. Nothing derogatory. I'm black, btw.
  • Jamie L.heart icon on user image
    Jamie LesleyNovember 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Corned Beef hash was spectacular - worth the wait and great service too.
  • Leah
    LeahSeptember 16, 2013
    18 Swedish pancakes small but good Denver omelette the best, French toast was ok, Sydney amber gives you a little bit of everything. Hash browns awesome, bacon over cooked and lemonade to sweet.
  • Albert A.heart icon on user image
    Albert AmadorMay 5, 2019
    Great old diner feel with lots of photos of San Fran being built. Pancakes with syrup and lingonberries was great. Bacon was dry but the apple chicken sausages were amazing! Fast service!
  • iFatma A.
    iFatma A.B.February 15, 2017
    Their famous pancakes are really delish!! Enjoyed their hash brown too and their eggs benedict!! Will come again whenever I'm here!
  • Virginia C.heart icon on user image
    Virginia CabreraNovember 22, 2017
    This restaurant is amazing!!! I highly recommended.. the service is great and the pancakes are delicious. If your are in San Francisco can't miss it. I definitely come back .
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueMarch 12, 2014
    Eggs Benedict is one of the better that I've had in SF. Perfect eggs, good hollandaise sauce, great English muffins.
  • Jerry L.heart icon on user image
    Jerry LucasJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Corned Beef Hash is awesome. Al's Combination is the best of everything at Sears. Corned Beef Hash, Hash Browns, 2 eggs your way and 9 silver dollar pancakes!
  • Hklingheart icon on user image
    HklingFebruary 3, 2017
    Get the hash browns... whatever you do... they are buttery and crispy. The best I've had
  • Jill B.heart icon on user image
    Jill BaruzziniSeptember 3, 2018
    Hashbrowns were the best my hubby has ever had, creamy in the middle & crispy on the outside. I had the sweetish pancakes they were great
  • Dalì-La R.
    Dalì-La RienzoApril 30, 2018
    Old school place ... try the 18 little pancakes and benedict eggs ... worth the visit!
  • Phillip W.heart icon on user image
    Phillip WhartonMay 20, 2019
    Nice old fashioned atmosphere and interior. Reasonable prices and down to earth. If you can avoid the main seating area it is much quieter.
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    nikMay 29, 2016
    You can't beat the pancakes and coffee here. Great (filling) start to the day!
  • Caleb D.
    Caleb DavisOctober 30, 2013
    Amazing breakfast; there will be a line but it moves quickly; Do not be afraid to sit at the counter, you may even have more space there.
  • Jin K.
    Jin KApril 13, 2013
    Hashbrown may have been my favorite part of the meal. Crunchy crispy delicious exterior.
  • PMZ R.
    PMZ Real EstateJuly 8, 2010
    This has got to be the BEST breakfast in town and the perfect way to start the day. The corned beef hash is amazing but be sure to bring your appetite!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BlakeleyMarch 20, 2017
    The food is outstanding, especially the Swedish pancakes, however the portions are quite small and on the expensive side. Great experience overall though.
  • Susan W.
    Susan WodaSeptember 21, 2013
    Brian (at the counter this morning) provided what I think was the best service I have ever received at a restaurant. Highly recommend!
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillJune 28, 2015
    One of the best breakfast spots in the Union Square area. I am a regular whenever I am in town.
  • Irina B.heart icon on user image
    Irina BoteaSeptember 16, 2018
    Didn't try the famous pancakes but the eggs Benedict were spot on. The waiting time to be seated was under 5mins, which is something I loved.
  • Piotr Z.heart icon on user image
    Piotr ZolnierekJuly 11, 2016
    Pancakes are good - normal I would say. Omelets like everywhere else in the US - totally overcooked. Scrambled eggs are indistinguishable from omelets. It has wifi, pwd is pancakes.
  • Angie C.
    Angie ChillemiNovember 14, 2012
    We were seated right away, (for dinner) but the food took an hour to arrive and the place wasn't busy. Other than that, it was delish, and a good variety of food!
  • Mark M.heart icon on user image
    Mark MellorAugust 10, 2012
    Breakfast is the king! I am not a corned beef hash kinda person but it is very good! Have to order the pancakes whatever you choose!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrownMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you happen to be here for dinner, you could ask for a not-on-the-menu 1/2 order of Swedish pancakes for desert. They'll do it. It's good.
  • Daniela V.heart icon on user image
    Daniela VélezMay 9, 2016
    Best florentine eggs ever!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SparsisAugust 13, 2013
    Two of us once spent 4 nights at the Sir Francis Drake. We had 144 Swedish pancakes between us! Get them with lingonberries and bacon!
  • Danielle H.heart icon on user image
    Danielle HancockJanuary 8, 2016
    Great for breakfast (love the pancakes), don't go for dinner--we were seated immediately but no one came to wait on us for a while and we left.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberSeptember 5, 2013
    The pancakes are good but the corned beef hash was great. Get with over-easy eggs.
  • Adrian A.heart icon on user image
    Adrian AlonsoFebruary 25, 2017
    The pancakes are lovely, especially with some crispy bacon. Hmmm!
  • Wayne A.heart icon on user image
    Wayne AndermanJune 24, 2013
    Ask the hostess cor countwr seating when you arrive and she will check with the line- because it is a no wait proposition 80% of the time.
  • Pei En .
    The hash brown is awesome! Can never get it from any other places!!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KahyaJanuary 9, 2013
    They are open for dinner too. Delicious blue plate specials and vanilla pannacotta with berries was divine!
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin Van NessJuly 10, 2011
    New York steak, peppercorn sauce, medium rare. Highly recommend it--very delicious. Get it with mashed potatoes to top things off. Great dish.
  • John F.
    John FlyingOctober 15, 2013
    Place is crazy busy on the weekends, but weekdays is fine. Sit at bar top for prompt service. AJ Special is a good option.
  • 범수 김.heart icon on user image
    범수 김November 11, 2013
    Awesome. World best French toast. And the strawberry sauce....
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterSeptember 26, 2014
    The Swedish pancakes are famous for a reason!
  • Carlos
    CarlosSeptember 2, 2013
    The della fried chicken is very good, probably better than the fried chicken in Farmer's Brown
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto AMay 5, 2015
    Very good food!!! The people even better. They were very kind and helpful. Thanks
  • John P.
    John PaulsonJune 14, 2013
    Great food!!! Excellent omelette and hash browns!!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FahlmanAugust 31, 2014
    It was good breakfast and ok prices but the total waiting time from the line until food on the table was 1 hr - try Diner around the corner instead!
  • Vidhya G.
    Vidhya GholkarMay 9, 2011
    Nice breakfast spot. Sat at the counter to eat my umpteen mini pancakes: very filling. Wish you luck with the free slot machine token :)
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RhoadsDecember 24, 2012
    Skip the way overrated corned beef hash and stick to the amazing pancakes. Fruit bowls are kinda awesome, too.
  • Kurt W.
    Kurt WeisenbergerOctober 4, 2010
    Great coffee & service. Counter seating is good if you're solo but if you get here before 7:30 am weekdays table seating not a problem. Great eggs Benedict!
  • Jeff M.heart icon on user image
    Jeff MJanuary 23, 2016
    Pancakes and bacon, a great start to your morning in San Fran at this iconic venue.
  • Jerry L.heart icon on user image
    Jerry LucasSeptember 2, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Sad to say, Flavours have gone downhill. Hash browns, no longer crispy, corned beef hash, dry. Syrup is now a "Costco knock-off" of maple syrup. You have to ask and they bring a small 1.5 oz bottle.
  • Abby C.heart icon on user image
    Abby CJuly 1, 2015
    Known for the Swedish pancakes but the Denver omelette was great. No cell reception in the restaurant. Not the best for the price.
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