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Boxing Room

Boxing Room

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Civic Center, San Francisco
  • Zorana G.
    "Fried chicken, hush puppies, boudin balls = YES."(8 Tips)
    Lisa E.
    "Deep fried alligator & charred oysters are a must."(10 Tips)
    Jerry W.
    "7x7 Big Eat 2012 suggests the Duck and Sausage Jambalaya!"(4 Tips)
    Thomas M.
    "Oyster Po Boy and Red Beans and Sausage are amazing."(7 Tips)
178 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • oysters
  • boudin balls
  • fried alligator
  • fried chicken
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  • Craig W.
    Craig Wattrus2 weeks ago
    Beignets are incredible. Best I've had in the city.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanOctober 9
    As close to New Orleans as you can get in San Francisco
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoSeptember 27
    Um, reminds me of Louisiana goodness.
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.September 9
    Try the French Fry Po'Boy (it is off menu) which comes in a delicious bacon & giblet gravy
  • Dima P.
    Dima PetevaAugust 4
    The fried chicken is👌🏼and they know how to make a good Sazerac.
  • Mark E S.
    Fun southern food
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • David G.
    Oyster Po-Boys all the way. Come to think of it get any of them. Share the potatoes
  • Giovanna H.
    Boudin balls & hush puppies. Neither were authentic but both were very good!
  • Giovanna H.
    Menu on 5/21/16
  • Giovanna H.
    Louisiana style bbq shrimp, MUST GET
  • Giovanna H.
    Being from Louisiana I am a harsh critic.Nothing here was truly authentic but was good.DONT get the etouffee! Absolutely disgusting! The crawfish taste rotten! DO get the bbq shrimp.
  • John A.
    Boiled Peanuts
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterApril 12
    Boxing Room just got full liquor, which means lots of New Orleans-inspired cocktails from Jonny Raglin, including a milk punch, frozen daiquiri, Pimm's cup, and gin fizz. Read more
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmileyApril 10
    Really good cocktails
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofMarch 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance, and there's often a table available.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayMarch 14
    Start with the fried alligator and end with the beignets.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 13
    Fried alligator is way more fried than alligator. The flounder, however, was excellent.
  • Joshua B.
    Taste of the Swamp
  • BuddhaBen R.
    Grilled oysters are incredible!
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanFebruary 14
    Holy smokes the grits are good
  • Ting S.
    Ting SFebruary 11
    Cool place. Love their fry chicken.
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungJanuary 14
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 23, 2015
    Pork and rice balls were my favorite.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsDecember 22, 2015
    Fried gator ain't bad
  • Sarah
    SarahOctober 18, 2015
    Brunch + live music = 💛
  • Jaimie L.
    Jaimie LeeOctober 18, 2015
    Duck dish rocked our evening.
  • Monyrath T.
    Monyrath TithOctober 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The service leaves much to be desired.
  • Coralie S.
    Coralie SabinOctober 11, 2015
    Their fried chicken is great every time! There is enough for two people though :) Keep room for dessert!
  • megan
    meganOctober 10, 2015
    Heirloom tomato salad is out of this world.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 28, 2015
    Convenient spot in Hayes Valley to explore southern cuisine (alligator, etc). The menu is somewhat small and focused on meat dishes.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenSeptember 26, 2015
    Amazing pork chops!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 21, 2015
    The fried green tomatoes with shrimp were tasty. The boudin balls were heavy on the rice, but pretty authentic. My frozen daiquiri brought me home. (I grew up Cajun. I give this place a thumbs up.)
  • Gina G.
    Gina GuitronAugust 29, 2015
    the worst gumbo i ever had
  • Hei-Yu T.
    Hei-Yu TangAugust 24, 2015
    Great place to have a quick lunch. The Po' Boys are excellent. The dishes are well prepared and freshly made. Friendly staff. Good vibe. Don't forget to finish it off with a Bloody Mary Oyster shot.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CongletonAugust 9, 2015
    Get the Pimm's Cup + the oysters!
  • Sameer K.
    Sameer KalwaniJuly 30, 2015
    Hidden menu item: French fry po'boy
  • Sameer K.
    Sameer KalwaniJuly 30, 2015
    Hidden menu item: fried gator
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 9, 2015
    I had the jambalaya and it was tasty. The food was okay and it's a nice restaurant for a date.
  • Love L.
    Love LoveJune 30, 2015
    Alligator is soo damn good
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁June 26, 2015
    Good taste of foods & beautiful environment
  • Eve P.
    Eve ParadoxJune 6, 2015
    Nice setting and attentive staff. I had the brown rice #jambalaya and #duck confiet. They did a descent job with the jambalaya but the duck had obviously been sitting a while. Meh!
  • Jay M.
    Jay MartinMay 27, 2015
    Average burger. Gumbo recipe is a little untraditional.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Get anything fried chicken and you'll be happy.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JonesMay 19, 2015
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMay 18, 2015
    Nice spot for lunch! Burgers are pretty tasteee
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 10, 2015
    Check out Boxing Room as it was featured on Man Finds Food for New Orleans Cuisine.Secret Item: French Fry Po Boy Read more
  • S_J L.
    S_J LApril 9, 2015
    Awesome collecton of beers on tap (wine too) fried alligator is pretty good - if u r willing to try them♡ must try crispy boudin balls & duck n sausage jambalaya!!
  • Linda H.
    Linda HartsemaFebruary 28, 2015
    Oysters and crab cakes were nice!
  • SFist
    SFistFebruary 27, 2015
    Blessed with a new full liquor license to complement their solid beer offerings, the Absinthe Group's Boxing Room also cuts you a break with half off oysters from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuFebruary 22, 2015
    Three words: Shot of saspirilla. It's magical.
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