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Plow

Plow

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Potrero Hill, San Francisco
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  • Don't forget it is Day after Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • This breakfast spot is famous for their pancakes. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Phui Leng C.
    "Awesome lemon ricotta pancakes and the house made sausage patties!"(59 Tips)
    Ansell
    "The Plow Plate is the best breakfast I've ever had."(12 Tips)
    Luke B.
    "Also, the fried egg sandwich and French toast are phenomenal."(14 Tips)
    Jenny U.
    "The breakfast potatoes were the best I've ever had."(12 Tips)
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  • Ben R.
    Ben RichSeptember 12, 2014
    I ordered the Plow because I figured you can't go wrong with the signature breakfast and I was not disappointed. This was the best breakfast I have had in the states. Well worth the line up!!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The wait at Plow can get over two hours (especially on the weekends), so be sure to put your name down ahead of time (or plan to wait)—the brunch potatoes are a must, but you can't order anything bad.
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusNovember 11, 2014
    I'm not a carb eater but hands down the best breakfast potatoes I've ever had! So crispy! Other standouts are the chia seed pudding and almond flour pancakes!
  • Nick H.
    Nick HsslgrvApril 12, 2016
    Best breakfast in the city hands down. Worth the wait if you bring your own mimosas and coffees to sip on out on the curb. Pro tip: Put your name in and then walk up to the top of Potrero hill. View.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    This is an excellent place for brunch & more than worth the wait for a table. The founders not only have a passion for food, as you can see from the cool exterior seating, they also have great taste. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 7
    the Chinese breakfast bowl, comes with chunks of salty-sweet pork shoulder, baby bok choy, ginger, chili paste, and Jasmine rice topped with two fried eggs, and might be worth the wait. Read more
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzMarch 22, 2016
    Plow was delish. Potatoes are the star. Pork sausage was a better choice than chicken Apple. Get side of bacon. A bit overhiped, but very good breakfast food. Come on weekday, prepare to wait, pricey.
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BernasconiFebruary 26, 2016
    Amazing almond pancakes! Gluten free to boot! The coffee gets refilled quickly and I honestly cannot think of a better way to start the day! Missing good vegan options though.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 13, 2016
    San Francisco’s favorite brunch spot does its breakfast sandwich right with two soft-fried eggs, aioli, cheddar and frisee on an Acme bun, plus potatoes on the side. Read more
  • Aleksandra G.
    Aleksandra GarbaczSeptember 8, 2016
    Probably cannot get any more hipster than Plow, but crowds of moustaches outside are absolutely right about the place. We had an amazing brunch - eggs, apple sausage and lemon ricotta pancakes.
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkAugust 15, 2016
    Long wait but deservedly so; It's the best brunch spot in SF for a reason. Their housemade Pork Sausage patties, Nueske's Bacon, and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are outstanding
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickSeptember 12, 2015
    I got the Plow, a full breakfast with eggs, bacon/sausage, lemon ricotta pancakes, and the best breakfast potatoes I've had in awhile. Worth the long wait!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The brunch potatoes are a must, even if they don't come with your meal. Also, the fried egg sandwich and French toast are phenomenal. Really though, everything is outstanding. You can't go wrong.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 12, 2016
    Lovers of weekday breakfast can rejoice in Plow's options, that include their popular lemon ricotta pancakes alongside staples like breakfast sandwiches and porridge. Read more
  • Kenny V.
    Kenny VickJanuary 18, 2014
    I'm sure that Plow is simply divine for breakfast, but if they're going to stay open until 2pm, I think that they should have more than two lunch plates. The Reuben was tasty.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BNovember 30, 2014
    Since it was my first time here, I went with The Plow. Crispy potatoes, eggs cooked over easy and almondbutter pancakes. Great meal to start your day.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TMay 11, 2014
    Great food all around. Avoid the crowd/wait and do a late brunch around 1:30ish. Sit in 30, grab a grapefruit mamosa while u wait, eat 15 mins after you order. Done. Now go take a nap.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotOctober 2, 2015
    Get the chia seed pudding as a shared appetizer, then the plow plate. Go early! We got there at 7:45am and had a 30min wait for a party of 6.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoSeptember 5, 2016
    My highlight was the Hong Kong style toast, decadent! We also had the lemon ricotta pancakes and french toast...but, they were okay. It's a very small place, hence the long wait.
  • Pavan K.
    Breakfast potatoes were perfect and egg sandwich was yummilicious. The wait is a longer than an hour on weekends . So reserve and walk to the ramp to chill with some beers and ship dockyard view.
  • amanda m.
    amanda munroeMay 18, 2013
    kid friendly is a stretch but kid accommodating? absolutely. the staff was fantastic & made brunch w/a baby great. they were quick w/the mimosas & brought over toys to keep the little one entertained.
  • Anna L.
    Anna LFebruary 12, 2014
    Orange cake is zomg good. Plow breakfast is also a great deal..good way to try all their popular items including the gf almond pancakes, housemade sausage and crispy potatoes :) yumm
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerApril 15
    there is going to be a wait, but it's a fun neighborhood to hang out in. get the plow plate to get a sampling of all the goodness on offer
  • Shruthi K.
    Shruthi KSAugust 13
    Lemon ricotta pancakes are phenomenal. I had the plow, the home made pork sausage patties are flavourful however I didn't like the poached eggs (it was completely cooked) the fried potatoes are yummy.
  • Jen D.
    Jen DApril 25
    The crab + asparagus scramble was very plain, but the french toast was good. Good, but may not be worth an hours' wait with the choices down the st.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FuSeptember 7, 2015
    We got here around 12 on a Saturday and the wait was about one hour (for 2 people). I got The Plow, and the lemon ricotta pancakes and homemade sausages are absolutely amazing!
  • Yasmin
    YasminDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beyond yummy potatoes. Seriously, you'll dream about them. Can't go wrong with the Plow plate. Be prepared to wait but I promise, the potatoes (or lemon ricotta pancakes) are worth it.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 3, 2014
    Creamy housemade ricotta and tart lemon make the pancakes here as light as a feather, even when drowned in honest-to-goodness maple syrup. Read more
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngMarch 25, 2016
    The breakfast potatoes were the best I've ever had. Lemon ricotta pancakes were good too, so was the coffee. Lovely brunch spot in charming neighborhood, a must try!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and watch the spectacular operation that is the open kitchen. For food you need to go all in and get The Plow (with the house made sausage).
  • Vic Z.
    Vic ZaudJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unique and amazing attention to foodie detail. By foodies for foodies. Come here for a traditional Chinese pork breakfast or an American scramble. Amazing. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissFebruary 27, 2015
    The perfect egg breakfast sandwich with slabs of bacon on top. This is the quintessential SF brunch spot.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AizussJuly 13, 2015
    There is always a long wait here, and it's really good but not *wow* quality. Get the plow to experience eggs *and* the delicious (must-try) lemon ricotta pancakes.
  • Simon S.
    Simon SylvestNovember 5, 2016
    Went there on a Saturday noon. Really busy - but the que went fast. Super local and vibrant atmosphere. Ok food. The whole area around 18th and Texas is really cool
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try everything. Amazing fried egg sandwich, BLT, cold smoked salmon toast and etc etc. you won't be disappointed!
  • Phui Leng C.
    Phui Leng ChanFebruary 11
    Go for the Plow! Awesome lemon ricotta pancakes and the house made sausage patties! Best brunch I've ever had!
  • Chetna P.
    Chetna PannuJanuary 27
    Their potatoes are delicious just like everyone mentioned. I had the breakfast sandwich and it was yummy and quite filling.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    My favorite breakfast place in San Francisco. Get their namesake dish, so, so good. The waits are brutal, but worth it. Those lemon ricotta pancakes...
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacAugust 4, 2016
    Wow. Best brunch I've had in SF. Don't miss The Plow -- lemon ricotta pancakes, moist eggs, and crispy potatoes.
  • Katharina T.
    Katharina TappeinerAugust 14, 2015
    Absolutely great breakfast. Would have loved to taste the entire menu if my stomach capacity had allowed it. Cues are impressive though. Make sure you get there early.
  • Kylie
    KylieAugust 25, 2014
    Best breakfast potatoes in San Francisco. Long, long wait, so hop across the street for the strongest Bloody Mary to pass the time.
  • kev/null
    kev/nullSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If it's your first time here, get the Plow. The crispy potatoes are the best in town. Come on weekdays before 9 to skip the line.
  • Ramzi L.
    Ramzi L.February 1
    This is probably one of the best breakfast places I've ever been to. I order over medium eggs, homemade fries and toast which you would nothing nothing special about them, rich flavor and satisfying.
  • adriana c.
    adriana castroNovember 21, 2016
    The plow and the avocado toast are heavenly must try. Service is very good worth every minute wait
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJuly 5, 2015
    It will a 90% chance of an hour wait. 100% delicious pancakes and breakfast potatoes. Is it worth the wait? Hard to know considering by the time you get your food you're famished. Those potatoes tho.
  • Jess B.
    Jess BarronNovember 7, 2013
    I love pumpkin, but the pumpkin pancakes are just OK (not pumpkin-y enough). If you want pancakes, get the lemon ricotta ones, which are pretty incredible.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaNovember 17, 2014
    Don't understand the hype. Lemon ricotta pancakes are good but save $$ and scramble your own eggs at home. Fried egg sandwich is tasty i guess?
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    For a solid start to the day try Plow's simple, organic, and locally-sourced breakfast and brunch comfort plates like lemon ricotta pancakes and fried chicken with biscuits and gravy. Read more
  • H K.
    H KJanuary 15
    "Plow" with lemon pancakes and pork sausage was amazing. The wait can be long on weekends (2 hrs).
  • Petie P.
    Petie PizarroMarch 9, 2016
    Best breakfast in San Francisco! I don't even eat pancakes, but these lemon pancakes were to die for.
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