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Straw

Straw

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American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Spot$$$$
Lower Haight, San Francisco
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  • Adam F.
    Adam FOctober 25, 2014
    If it has been one of those nights where u can't remember half of it, make sure to head down to this carnival inspired brunch spot. Order the chicken and waffles sandwich. Pure decadence!
  • Lulu T.heart icon on user image
    Lulu TangSeptember 27, 2017
    AWESOME menu. Food was incredibly delicious and creative. Pictured is their donut breakfast sandwich. Long wait - write your name down and they'll call you when your table is up, which is awesome.
  • Leah H.heart icon on user image
    Leah HessJune 3, 2018
    Carnival themed restaurant! Sweet drinks, had the big dipper and Moscato mule, super sweet. Ordered Monte Christo chicken and waffle, which was yummy. Also famous for donut burger. Def an experience
  • Keyue B.heart icon on user image
    Keyue BaoNovember 27, 2017
    Got the fried chicken waffle and donut burger, good but not amazing. Great first date place though! Whimsical and fun, 7/10
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzJuly 15, 2017
    Went there for dessert. The most naughtiest food ever. Churro and funnel cake are the best I ever had. Good music & late 70-s vibes.
  • Ashlyn V.
    Ashlyn VanAllenFebruary 21, 2013
    When the three ring circus makes a burger you can find it here at Straw. From dishes named after a bearded lady to classic circus desserts like cotton candy and funnel cake this place has got it down.
  • Shamone J.
    Shamone JeffersonFebruary 20, 2014
    I could eat here everyday but than I wouldn't be able to leave here at all like every. Great service great food great drinks nothing more you can ask for
  • K B.
    K BrayJuly 7, 2015
    A bit pricey, but definitely worth it! The waffles are light and amazing! My husband got the doughnut breakfast sandwich and loved it.
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MartinAugust 25, 2019
    The fried chicken Monte Christo is really good and super filling. Recommend home fries over French fries. Space is super small and on the barebones/shabby side. Very tiny mimosa.
  • William J.
    William JohnsonMarch 3, 2016
    Go with The Ringmaster. Load it up with an egg, bacon and avocado. Donut looks to be made in-house, HIGHly doubt it's Krispy Kreme.
  • Bernard M.heart icon on user image
    Bernard McmanusJanuary 17, 2015
    This place is amazing. The cinnamon wings are a great twist and the cotton candy drink is fun to watch made table side
  • Mathew W.heart icon on user image
    Mathew WApril 12, 2015
    Cocktails are beer, wine, and saki-based "cocktails", but that didn't stop us. DEFINITELY save a LOT of room for dessert. I couldn't finish the peanut butter mousse even though I wanted to so bad!
  • Sarah D.heart icon on user image
    Sarah DunnJuly 4, 2016
    Awesome brunch! Go when it opens to get a table! Yummy food! Cocktails are made with wine and sake as they don't have a liquor license
  • Nina Y.heart icon on user image
    Nina YiamsamathaMay 25, 2015
    Start with the fried pickles with sriracha aioli. Keep the aioli and put it on your fried chicken & waffles. Repeat.
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super fun carnival themed restaurant. Everything is great here, from the ribs and waffles, which may kill you, to the fish and veggie empanadas. Try to save room for dessert.
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BMarch 19, 2016
    Fried, fried, fried deliciousness. The cauliflower is a must! Share the donut burger. Skip the cotton candy cocktail.
  • Marina K.
    Marina K.June 22, 2013
    Have your camera ready to record video when you order the cotton candy cocktail- it comes ready to be poured at your table.
  • Elynn L.heart icon on user image
    Elynn LeeMarch 31, 2018
    Chicken and waffles are okay but not as good as what you'd get in the south. One order could be shared by 2 people (they'll split it for you too if you ask!). Small place so expect a long wait.
  • Stephanie L.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie LAugust 22, 2014
    Carnival-themed fare. Inventive and not diet friendly, but has vegetarian options for a varied dining group. Sweet potato tots are a must.
  • Eugen S.heart icon on user image
    Eugen SakhnenkoOctober 7, 2014
    Had the BLTA sandwich with a side salad. Simple but delicious! Cozy interior is reminiscent of a hip Cooney Island spot.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 13, 2018
    I highly recommend the Fried Chicken -n- Waffle Monte Cristo+Donut Burger.
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderMarch 6, 2011
    1) Jenga French toast was amazing: crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside.2) Huevos rancheros were good but not great.3) Caesar with cotija cheese and creamy cilantro dressing was solid.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 18, 2011
    This festive 30-seat interior w/ a booth built from an actual Tilt-a-Whirl is bringing you a "half-carny" experience with The Ring Master: ground chuck burger on a Krispy Kreme donut filled experience Read more
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    Kat 🐱August 15, 2016
    Fried Chicken & Waffle Monte Cristo is just okay. If you have to pick one "As seen on TV" item on the menu, go for the donut burger instead!
  • Lears F.heart icon on user image
    Lears FoolJune 15, 2015
    Donut + Burger > Chicken + Waffle. You can get chicken and waffles at lots of places in the city.
  • Nitya C.heart icon on user image
    Nitya ChandraDecember 21, 2014
    Loved that they give you popcorn as a starter! Foods delish, always go there for a pre flight meal!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJune 30, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the Ringmaster! And surprisingly? The funnel cake wasn't too sweet. Also try the deep fried candy bars if you're daring like my friend. :)
  • stef r.
    stef rubioApril 7, 2013
    Love this place! If you are adventurous and have an appetite, try out the fried chicken n waffle monte cristo! Yum
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra McGregorNovember 2, 2013
    Can we say delicious?! They have a great selection for vegans, vegetarians and peeps with celiac. A new neighborhood favorite.
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofMay 6, 2018
    Carnival-inspired food, with menu items like a donut cheeseburger and fried chicken and waffle Monte Cristo.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HilemanOctober 28, 2012
    The Ringmaster — a solid burger sandwiched between a pair of donuts — goes well with a side of sweet potato fries. Come hungry.
  • Mihika V.heart icon on user image
    Mihika VermaAugust 27, 2016
    The doughnut burger and chicken and waffles. The lamb cupcakes are great!
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 25, 2011
    This month has Brazilian dishes in honor of Carnaval (like black-eyed peas fritters with prawns). Keeping with the carnival theme, you can win prizes for guessing your exact bill. Read more
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CoughlinFebruary 27, 2011
    The menu is a lot like the decor, funky and fun. The wait staff is friendly and gives great recommendations. I enjoyed the pretzel bites and mac & cheese
  • Alexander K.heart icon on user image
    Alexander KhadiwalaFebruary 23, 2013
    Grits are super indulgent and delicious. French toast on pumpernickel is a great decision too. Love this place!
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 16, 2011
    You just can't go wrong with their Deep Fried Chicken n Waffle Monte Cristo or their burger in between a glazed donut. OMG GOOD!
  • Will K.
    Will KardasJanuary 26, 2011
    With a tasty menu as playful as the atmosphere and the people who work here, how can you go wrong? Answer, you can't. Sit in the Tilt-a-whirl and order...well everything!
  • Avaheart icon on user image
    AvaDecember 17, 2015
    great brunch, loved the veggie scrambler — looking forward to coming back for dinner!
  • Jake R.
    Jake RoperJuly 14, 2013
    Order a side salad with The Ring Master to make yourself feel better about the fact you just ate a cheeseburger between two donuts.
  • Neoshi C.heart icon on user image
    Neoshi CMarch 19, 2016
    Creative menus made with children's story books. Loved the Rocky Mountain Madame!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LockhartDecember 23, 2013
    In the brunch menu- get the red velvet Belgian waffle- comes with cream cheese icing mousse it's insane
  • Spoon C.heart icon on user image
    Spoon CarvalhoFebruary 20, 2015
    Omg. I love this place. It's like a carnival but with out the smell of farm animals.
  • Runqiu C.heart icon on user image
    Runqiu CaiMarch 20, 2016
    Get here before it opens or else stand in line for an hour. Get the chicken and waffles!
  • Charlotte S.heart icon on user image
    Charlotte SferruzzaJuly 31, 2016
    Awesome lemonade strawberry basil iced tea and grilled cheese! Quick service :)
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Deep Fried Candy Bars - Lucky me! Out of this assortment of deep fried candy bars I got the Twix, my favorite candy bar!
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneMarch 15, 2015
    Make a reservation ahead of time! Then get one of everything from the "snacks" category to share.
  • Matt M.heart icon on user image
    Matt McGunagleJuly 3, 2015
    One hell of an experience. Make sure to order as weird as possible bc it's worth it.
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JMarch 10, 2018
    This place is ridiculous 😂 I’m gonna bring all my friends who visits from abroad... “WELCOME TO MURICAAA!! Here’s your mandatory donut burger!”
  • Craig A.
    Craig AndersonFebruary 24, 2014
    Try the The Ringmaster Hamburger - This is what happens when my wife is working in Arizona... Diet is off the rails!
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MacDuff PupiusMarch 30, 2013
    The chilaquiles are dangerously delicious and enormous. So full but can't stop eating....
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