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Citizen's Band

Citizen's Band

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and Burger Joint$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TrottFebruary 21, 2014
    Do yourself a favor and have a burger and not the huevos rancheros. Basil iced tea Arnold Palmers are delicious.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WhiteMay 14, 2016
    Decent food and no wait at 10 am on a Saturday makes for a solid brunch go-to. I recommend the fried chicken and biscuit with a soft poached egg vs the menu's sunny-side up.
  • SFGate
    SFGateDecember 4, 2014
    The service here is great and the food can be very flavorful. Make sure to try the mac and cheese, the poutine, and the burger. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    American comfort food, both unpretentious but original in its interpretations, like poutine with pork belly and wild mushroom gravy, and fried chicken with mixed chicories, honey, and coffee gravy. Read more
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DorshorstAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The burger is possibly my favorite in the city. Also: fried chicken and the steak is frequently amazing (changes seasonally).
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Try the Kobe burger on a challah bun with roasted garlic mayo and chili-infused "burger booster" sauce that the chef describes as "ketchup on crack." Read more
  • Farshid
    FarshidAugust 20, 2013
    Unconventional looking Mac and cheese . tastes really good and not as salty and greasy as the typical ones . pretty good!!++
  • Jay R.
    Jay RJanuary 12, 2013
    Go at lunch time and order the oh-so-heavenly Mac N Cheese - it's the closest thing to a religious experience you'll have involving food!
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AbentrothMay 24, 2013
    Room temp PBR puzzling....fried chicken, solid but wish I had tried the burger or Mac and Cheese....Chocolate mouse cake was fucking awesome.
  • Ariel
    ArielFebruary 9, 2014
    Overrated. The Mac & Cheese with no flavor. The Kobe burger was great. The fries amount over the top and flavorless, simple herbs & salt would make a memorable burger & fries. Great service though :-)
  • Morgan G.
    Morgan GiulianelliAugust 25, 2010
    Karen is by far the coolest down to earth server in the city. This place is a fantastic representation of what san Francisco chefs can create in a hole in the wall location...pure genius
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMay 30, 2015
    Great for late night food. Burger, fried chicken, and Mac and cheese are solid!
  • Cody H.
    Cody HardSeptember 13, 2014
    Donuts are always a must. Delicious everytime. Fantastic staff. Coffee is alright, the corned beef hash is pretty good.
  • Hipstamatic
    HipstamaticMarch 7, 2013
    Small diner-style restaurant with a limited but delicious menu. It's all about the Mac and Cheese but everything is really good.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeMarch 31, 2015
    Kinda weird decor but if you can get over that the fried chicken and burgers are great. I thought it was a little on the expensive side but that might just be me
  • Natalie D.
    Natalie DowneOctober 8, 2013
    Incredible food! The mac & cheese is the best I've tasted, the steak is perfect, it's all good!
  • Josef C.
    Josef ChrpaJune 3, 2016
    GREAT burger and fries! They do it as it should be done! Medium rare! Pink, bloody inside! Yummy
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykApril 8, 2014
    The burger delivers. Only wish I'd had room to try the poutine!
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithAugust 18, 2014
    Great, divey spot. Chorizo sausage in the huevos rancheros was yum and everything tasted fresh.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LMay 10, 2013
    Try the Steak - Wow. Soft boiled egg and steak, who would've thunk. So good and cooked perfect.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 15, 2012
    Get the Poutine - Fries topped with mushroom gravy, homemade cheese curds and crackling pork belly.
  • Ed P.
    Ed PodojilAugust 30, 2014
    Super chill atmosphere, great music. Can't go wrong with the burger plus fried egg
  • Michael K.
    Michael KimAugust 7, 2016
    Hue is ranchero and chicken biscuit meal were awesome!
  • Kris V.
    Try the Poutine With Pork Belly - #kvpinmybelly : #PorkBelly , gravy and cheese over fries. Yummy dinner in #SF !!
  • ryan
    ryanNovember 16, 2014
    The new pork chop dish on the menu is a straight up home cooked meal. Get it to feel your mama's love.
  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudNovember 21, 2014
    Signature dish is their fried chicken with greens and biscuit. Super great.
  • Jolie
    JolieSeptember 11, 2013
    Stick to the heavier American comfort food on the menu. They're generous with the liquor in their cocktails.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're waiting for your to-go food, stumble on next door and grab a cupcake from Pinkie's Bakery while you wait. :)
  • Dave G.
    Dave GlaserAugust 20, 2014
    The fried chicken is dope. Large portion. The poutine is also very good, but the pork belly was slightly overcooked.
  • Francisco V.
    Francisco ValenciaFebruary 16, 2013
    Try the burger with blue cheese, also the Benedicts eggs are amazing. 5/5.
  • Jean-Philippe B.
    Jean-Philippe BoilyJune 21, 2014
    The poutIne, although not an "authentic poutine" is actually pretty good! Try it!
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The mac and cheese with fried chicken is bomb 😻
  • Jole P.
    Jole PAugust 29, 2015
    Mac n cheese is DELICIOUS. Same with the burrata app with the tomato salad
  • Chris K.
    Chris KedNovember 28, 2013
    The Kobe beef burger is just amazing. Don't share it. It's not so big.
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the counter and have the burger (with an egg). Head next door to Pinkie's for a sweet treat post-meal.
  • Clint W.
    Clint WellsFebruary 8, 2014
    The French toast comes with corn flakes on top... Kinda ruined it to be honest. The toast itself was good but man those dry crunchy flakes...
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroFebruary 14, 2015
    Mac and cheese with the burger. You can't go wrong with this place.
  • Алина М.
    Tuna is shit. So much pepper, it can set a fire. Food is generally over salted and too spicy
  • Earl W.
    Earl WilliamsSeptember 29, 2014
    The mac & cheese with onion rings is a legit combo. The fried chicken is pretty bland. I'm really disappointed in the chicken because it looks so good.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 9, 2010
    Comfort food done right (upscale franks ’n’ beans, fried chicken) and killer desserts from Pinkie’s Bakery next door. Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeOctober 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lost their liquer license, so no moar bloody Marys :( They do serve beer and wine and Micheladas
  • Caroline
    CarolineDecember 27, 2010
    A bit higher in price than I would have liked but I have to admit, that kobe burger was one of the best I've had in a long time.
  • Geoffrey Z.
    Geoffrey ZuHoneOctober 12, 2012
    Cute, small restaurant with a great vibe. Goo to have reservations but not required.
  • Phil J.
    Phil JamesDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask them to turn the music down, if it's too loud... And get the fried chicken.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SoenenNovember 4, 2015
    The burata is a good bet and can't go wrong with the fried chicken.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RichardsJanuary 30, 2011
    Holy shit balls this food is great!!! The owner is super cool! Waitresses are great and attentive too.
  • Coralie S.
    Coralie SabinJuly 23, 2015
    Mac & Cheese is amazing! Burger and chicken sandwich are really good to!
  • Carl N.
    Carl NelsonJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken! Also their kale salad for lunch is bomb.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithDecember 17, 2015
    Comfort food at its best. A wonderful wine selection as well
  • Caroline J.
    Caroline JackMay 24, 2015
    Meh...I wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be but the uber friendly service and cozy atmosphere are a big enough pull to get me back to try again. I'll order the burger next time
  • Justin G.
    Justin GloverMarch 3, 2011
    Try Mac and cheese brick with onion rings mashed in. Burger is only average. Fried chicken looked amazing.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    I found the mac and cheese underwhelming—it felt like half the dish consisted of non-mac-and-cheese elements.
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KingFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried chicken Mac and cheese poutine comfort food and its all about the pork
  • Eric T.
    Eric TanFebruary 12, 2011
    Come for dinner. Fried chicken wings + Burger. Can't go wrong. Amazingly nice wait staff.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PlemmonsMarch 30, 2015
    Good brunch in a pinch and I've never had to wait too long.
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 25, 2016
    The tomato soup comes with beautiful little grilled cheeses.
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CuiMay 1, 2016
    Portions are huge! Loved the blueberry mimosa.
  • Erlend H.
    Erlend HauklandApril 26, 2014
    Great food and service with a smile. Really a nice place for lunch.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Mac and cheese. It has onion rings stacked on top. Nice presentation.
  • Stanislav L.
    Stanislav LeontenkoMarch 7, 2014
    Definitely you have to try it!
  • stephanie v.
    stephanie vacherMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    CB is small, so if you have kids please leave your SUV-sized strollers outside.
  • Erin
    ErinApril 1, 2014
    Order the Mac & Cheese! Topped with onion rings! Ohhh yea!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin ParkJune 20, 2013
    Mac n Cheese with Onion Rings... WOW!
  • atom
    atomApril 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kobe beef bacon Blue cheese burger is awesome! Ask for it medium rare!
  • Travis P.
    Travis PazinAugust 25, 2010
    at the end of your meal, your bill may come with an adorable (and delicious) surprise.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AgnewSeptember 7, 2014
    Mac 'n cheese was served like a piece of cake topped with a stack of onion rings!
  • Jason T.
    Jason ThigpenDecember 5, 2014
    Awesome Sunday brunch. Sausage was delicious.
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VJune 8, 2012
    One of the best burgers in the city. Do it.
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldJanuary 15, 2012
    Split the fantastic too-filling Kobe burger, skip the meh fries.
  • Dzmitry B.
    Dzmitry BazhkoMay 10, 2015
    Fantastic mac and cheese.
  • James P.
    James PartonSeptember 19, 2013
    I had a great burger, highly recommended.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChisaOctober 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to get the mac and cheese!
  • Hanna K.
    Hanna KaplanSeptember 14, 2011
    Best mac and cheese in SF. Add the ham ftw
  • Stefi C.
    Stefi ChiuMarch 17, 2013
    Mac and cheese only available at dinner/on weekdays, boo
  • Cindy
    CindyFebruary 5, 2011
    Shrimp & Grits / Bacon & Eggs with some Fried Chicken was a perfect dinner for me!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJuly 14, 2013
    Listen to the people and order the Mac & Cheese, god damnit!
  • Jose A.
    Jose AlmanzarOctober 24, 2013
    The mac n' cheese with onion ring is bomb.
  • Derek C.
    Derek CollinsSeptember 5, 2011
    This place is amazing! The food was incredibly good. Read more
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenJanuary 7, 2015
    Mac & Cheese with ham
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 14, 2013
    The fried chicken is the real deal. Sweet, savoury, salty, sublime.
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonNovember 7, 2014
    Skip the menu. Get the burger.
  • Zach S.
    Zach StahleckerFebruary 16, 2013
    Ask them to turn the music up if you can't hear it well.
  • Honza U.
    Honza UstohalJuly 17, 2014
    Definitely the best mac and cheese of my life...
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmileyOctober 3, 2010
    food is amazing! mac and cheese is awesome, try it with the ham
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinOctober 22, 2014
    Try the fried chicken sandwich. Delicious.
  • George H.
    George HayesAugust 17, 2014
    Amazing Mac and Cheese and Poutine
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Mac and cheese is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerJanuary 5, 2012
    The vegetable hash is fantastic.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hash and eggs, ask for easy over!
  • Ted R.
    Ted RaySeptember 9, 2011
    Epic fried chicken... great hamburgers and meatloaf
  • Richard R.
    Richard R.May 18, 2013
    The Poutine is amazing
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxJune 28, 2015
    Eggs Benedict were amazing
  • Siddarth P.
    Siddarth PrakashJuly 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely amazing. Kobe burger ftw!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LuoAugust 7, 2014
    Love the cauliflower.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CosentinoSeptember 5, 2013
    Fried chicken sandwich w/ yam FTW.
  • Taavi L.
    Taavi LindmaaApril 15, 2013
    Deserts are amazing
  • Cori H.
    Cori HemmahDecember 29, 2012
    The hamburger is delicious.
  • Josh E.
    Josh EricksonOctober 10, 2016
    This place appears to have been shut down. Went there yesterday and the windows were boarded up.
  • Dhoris
    DhorisMay 20, 2011
    Burger and house cut fries are awesome!
  • Cherif Z.
    Cherif ZAugust 17, 2014
    Good burger though certainly not kobe
  • Franck M.
    Franck MartinAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak was excellent.
  • Wel C.
    Wel CSeptember 26, 2010
    Great vibe. Love the tofu sandwich!
  • Julien D.
    Julien DeveauxAugust 6, 2014
    Great Mac and cheese
  • Nick D.
    Nick D'AmbrosiFebruary 1, 2014
    Save room for dessert!
  • Noah M.
    Noah MichaelApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and Cheese... Add bacon!
  • Dario F.
    Dario FernandezJanuary 17, 2014
    Overpriced as fk. Get the burger and flirt w the cute waitresses!
  • Andy M.
    Andy MaiNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Citizen Band. Citizen Band. / They've got a burger that's made by hand. / What's it like? Only one way to know. / Citizen Band.
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJanuary 9, 2012
    vegetarians try the PLT
  • Blade O.
    Blade OlsonFebruary 22, 2015
    Burgers + Poutine
  • Jimmy W.
    Jimmy WanningerJune 24, 2012
    Corn soup. OMG
  • Rajiv D.
    Rajiv DoshiJanuary 11, 2012
    Try the burger and fries
  • Drew S.
    Drew SchlosserJanuary 7, 2011
    I use to love this place until I found out the owner mistreats and verbally abuses the staff. In fact I also heard if he makes a pass at you and you decline you will most likely be fired. Stay away!
  • Tan N.
    Tan NguyenSeptember 5, 2011
    Best. Restroom. Ever.
  • Uri L.
    Uri LopatinFebruary 13, 2011
    Sat night wait-staff rock!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionOctober 25, 2012
    Great fried chicken!
  • Audrey V.
    Audrey VillaAugust 17, 2013
    mac and cheese!
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 27, 2013
    Mac and Cheese
  • Stephan C.
    Stephan C.December 10, 2010
    Bacon and eggs for dinner. I think I love u
  • Benny S.
    Benny SooAugust 2, 2012
    Fried Egg Burger
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KingDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the poutine
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithSeptember 8, 2015
    It's good.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very busy between 12-1!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 30, 2010
    Try the Mac and Cheese
  • Jason R.
    Jason RothmanSeptember 11, 2010
    Holy shit is the food good. Eat everything.
  • Stacey L.
    Stacey LeeDecember 26, 2011
    Chicken Sandwich
  • Matt 🍪 J.
    Matt 🍪 JarjouraNovember 23, 2016
    They closed, please remove.
  • Annanas
    AnnanasJune 29, 2012
    Expensive and crappy food
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