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Safeway

Grocery Store, Supermarket, and Bakery
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
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  • Mark P.
    "This Safeway has a Wells Fargo that is open on Sundays."(5 Tips)
    Stephen L.
    "Good wine selection"(3 Tips)
    Scott L.
    "Good people watching."(2 Tips)
    Sandra M.
    "Free WiFi."(2 Tips)
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  • Scott L.
    Scott LiebermanNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Good people watching. Occasional shoplifter getting busted, men in high heels, and if you're lucky a full on brawl for a $3 bottle of wine
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica Bridges (Salazar)December 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendliest most professional checkers and baggers Ive ever ran into, at least all the young black ladies are! Entire rest of the staff is typical Safeway quality Ive come to expect (miserable).
  • Suzanne H.
    Suzanne HollowayJune 2, 2013
    Pros: there's a Wells Fargo inside, plenty of parking. Cons: there is always some crazy ass stuff going on here with the crazy ass people who gather here.
  • Wendyrama
    WendyramaApril 16, 2017
    They always have Aussie Bites and killer oatmeal cookies in the smallest organic section possible.
  • TaskRabbit
    TaskRabbitDecember 20, 2011
    This Safeway has an awesome ethnic food selection. Next time, send a TaskRabbit to get those hard-to-find ingredients!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleyOctober 10, 2011
    Be glad you're not from the UK. This is generally the quietest and calmest you can expect such a store to be, at any hour over there!
  • Sejal
    SejalApril 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Franco is one of the nicest checkers I have ever met at a supermarket. Smile and say hi if you see him!
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LongAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent butcher shop. Good wine selection
  • Vansi
    VansiApril 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Has a lot of the same selection as the Whole Foods. Though the meats don't look as good.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BristowOctober 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Always busy after the work day. Go early or very late, always a pan handler or 12 outside
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the Starbucks inside sells banana walnut bread- not carried at the Starbucks next door
  • Marc R.
    Marc RothJanuary 7, 2012
    I usually prefer the dangerous way, but as safe ones go this place is alright :-) (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't bother with the self checkout machines - if you need assistance (buying alcohol, or the machine complaining about something) it takes ages for anyone to show up.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LevyJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Gee, if they actually put the prices out for the produce and in the correct spot, that might be useful...oh why bother?
  • David D.
    David DezernOctober 3, 2010
    I always use my Safeway card. Privacy is intangible, but that nickel that I saved on a can of corn is 75% copper!
  • JJ H.
    JJ HOctober 27, 2010
    Register your club card to get free stuff and PERSONALIZED coupons (use referral code 822701D): http://shopgroceries.safeway.com/a/tBMwl8eBxs2sTB8VRkZA0pgd8.Bxs2sTYJ/j4u-1
  • Frank G.
    Frank GiraffeSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The pharmacy staff are not empowered to provide an excellent customer experience. Look, sarcasm on my shoes!
  • latoyna b.
    latoyna brooksMarch 26, 2015
    Always has fresh vegetables and fruits selections
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The very 1st SF Farmers' Market was along the Wiggle at the current Church Street Safeway. Makes Sense.
  • Clay K.
    Clay KramerJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Gulf of CA shrimp has a tender sweet taste and is usuallyon special at least once/week for $8.99/lb
  • Patrice J.
    Patrice JohnsonFebruary 22, 2012
    A woman in the floral booth told me they were closed, but the cashier offered to arrange and wrap my flower for me! At 11:28pm. Now that's customer service!
  • David H.
    David HurleyMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    All the pharmacy customers should complain to ExpressScripts & Walgreens & Safeway bitterly about how crummy this change is going!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HowardOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bags cost $0,10 each starting today! Bring your old ones back & save a few bucks a month.
  • Ramon S.
    Ramon SimmsFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    bring a shopping cart with you from the parking lot when you come in, just in case.
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 11, 2015
    Love the salad bar at the deli section
  • Food G.
    Food GnomeMarch 15, 2012
    I've always had amazing service here. 3 SW employees asked if I found what I need!
  • ReyVolutionX
    ReyVolutionXNovember 5, 2011
    Great place to meet attractive men
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JenkinsAugust 21, 2014
    Self-checkout on deli side always has shortest line
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BukowskiFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you find any funfetti Pillsbury cake mix, grab me a box. With vanilla icing. I will share.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BlessingJanuary 2, 2012
    Check out the sausage selection. It's the best of any Safeway in the city.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BuhrApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lines get kinda long but there's a Wells Fargo and a Starbucks in here.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BoileauMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wade through a gaggle of aggressive homeless people every time.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you put it off until Sunday night, expect to wait in a looooong line!
  • Spud H.
    Spud HiltonMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Buy 6 bottles of wine and get minimum 10% off.
  • mariosgee
    mariosgeeFebruary 5, 2014
    Try a San Mateo Store what a reck!!
  • David H.
    David HurleyJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    When they say 30+ minutes to fill your Rx they mean at least 1-1/2 hours.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ODecember 8, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Butcher counter is open from 9am-8pm.
  • Greg P.
    Greg P.June 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Place is a mad house. Every open register has 10 or more people in line.
  • Abby
    AbbyMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    customer assistence requested in the liquor display case
  • Mark P.
    Mark PalomarJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This Safeway has a Wells Fargo that is open on Sundays.
  • Alexis
    AlexisJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    grouchy old customers. why do I bother to shop here? oh yeah, because it's on the way home.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Why do they bother with a sandwich counter if they only staff it with 1 person and turn out 1 sandwich every 15 min? Can't be profitable...
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.July 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This where the characters from the Land of the Misfit Toys shop. You've been warned.
  • Steve
    SteveOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    They charge $.10 for shopping bags. Remember to bring your own.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LougeeAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    if they hired good help -- it might improve the place!!!!
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra MacDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free WiFi. No password needed.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰February 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Pharmacy open 24 hours! Now accepting blue cross ppo
  • Allen F.
    Allen FosterMay 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to the REAL Starbucks next door. This one is slow & sloppy service.
  • Adam N.
    Adam N.July 29, 2012
    Easily the worst Safeway in SF. Many mainstream products out of stock any day/time of the week.
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PerroneMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're into hanging out with old gay couples, stop by on a weeknight it's jumpin!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchwabeJune 23, 2012
    Go elsewhere. Local. Smaller. This is the worst grocery store I've ever seen. From product quality, to availability, customer service, aisle design, layout, speed of checkout, and lighting. Terrible.
  • Dora F.
    Dora FangApril 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Yes service is lacking and there is often gay drama-orama...but it's open 24 hrs and has parking lot! Kinda evens out in my book.
  • Mack L.
    Mack LDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everytime I shop here I want to slit my wrists but it beats lucky.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BalaguerMay 12, 2010
    The safeway select brand usually taste better and has bigger portions than the name brand its copying. Large pizza for 2.99!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeiferSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Shop during the day if you can. Gets rather, well, bizarre at night.
  • JL B.
    JL BJune 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a friend. Long lines are less heinous with someone to talk to.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DeMainSeptember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I have been in DMV lines that are faster then the ones here at night!!!
  • Bill E.
    Bill EliasMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The pharmacy here sucks. Re they untrained? So many people behind the glass, but such long lines. I so have to move my prescriptions somewhere else.
  • eternal
    eternalDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quality meat.
  • JoJo B.
    JoJo BearMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab as many fruits as you can!
  • Ptown
    PtownNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this Safeway!!!!
  • Reggie G.
    Reggie GranadosJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Yo, the people watching is fantastic.
  • Asya P.
    Asya PearsonOctober 10, 2015
    The bakery is quite nice.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BristowApril 17, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to be accosted by those asking for money
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongNovember 2, 2016
    Grocery run? Come on in!
  • Rahee
    RaheeMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tell your staff to kick the disgusting transients that stink up the whole bathroom out. Last two times i walked in on these smelly arses with a gag reflex.
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CobosJuly 23, 2010
    Big selection very clean. Staff friendly.
  • JoJo B.
    JoJo BearApril 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Handy J's in the men's bathroom, I'm just sayin!
  • Phillip O.
    Phillip OzakiOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get in the wrong line, and the koooky customer in front will take FOREVER.
  • Sothea S.
    Sothea SamMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg! The Mayor is here I'm soooooo excited!!!
  • Tyke L.
    Tyke LewisMay 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wells Fargo is open until 4 on sundays
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 26, 2015
    Good spot to stop and buy some groceries
  • JenGa
    JenGaJanuary 24, 2016
    Good sales!
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GillDecember 30, 2010
    After 9pm this place is where all the circus freaks come to feel normal !!
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro FranceschiAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    3 words: Customer Service Nightmare
  • Frank G.
    Frank GiraffeJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Dirtiest supermarket in SF.
  • Nadja B.
    Nadja BlagojevicNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Classier than your typical Safeway. Example: they have two kinds of truffle oil.
  • Gary R.
    Gary RileyOctober 31, 2010
    Seems like the free wi-fi is very popular with the more transitionally housed.
  • Ari B.
    Ari BraginskyOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have pumpkins outside!
  • Bovary
    BovaryOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    "Attention: service desk - two zero one" -Safeway proverb
  • eternal
    eternalAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Whole Foods is next door.
  • John M.
    John MossFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You're better off going to Whole Foods across the street, unless you like dismal customer service.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi if you don't mind sitting next to a homeless man with all his bags
  • Dylan R.
    Dylan ReichstadtMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Read these tips for some good laughs.
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TymstoneApril 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bathroom code is 1507
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cruisy. Need a date?
  • gooeylouie
    gooeylouieNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the sandwiches.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WestcottDecember 1, 2014
    No booze allowed in the self-checkout line.
  • J.J. P.
    J.J. PanzerOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sucks. Always a huge line, the slowest checkers and baggers in the whole city, and lousy help. The Safeway of last resort.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BelnapSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Why do they leave items close to expiring on the shelves.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MuncyMay 5, 2012
    Crack Head Central! Why is someone always getting arrested?
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SnyderOctober 29, 2011
    Tweekers, Tweekers, and yes, tweekers
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KaufmanMay 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid from 6:00 - 7:30pm, Mondays - Wednesdays. The lines are typically very long.
  • Sean G.
    Sean GustiloAugust 6, 2011
    Could also be called Gayway
  • Graham H.
    Graham HarbisonApril 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Only come here to use the Wells Fargo ATMs
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CooneyJanuary 25, 2010
    Agree with Jessica S., don't come here late unless you have a certain fetish for waiting in lines
  • Todd H.
    Todd HortonNovember 18, 2015
    Long lines, dirty store, no carts, awful service - go Safeway!
  • Beth J.
    Beth JohnsonAugust 27, 2010
    Sabrina is a poor checker! Crammed my groceries and crushed them!
  • Gary R.
    Gary RileyJuly 27, 2010
    Never come after 10pm unless you have a lot of time to wait in line.
  • Rico Paborito
    Rico PaboritoFebruary 7, 2015
    Dirty toilets during wee hours
  • Colby D.
    Colby DroscherNovember 9, 2011
    Is this check in spot for cruising or what?
  • Tu L.
    Tu LamJune 14, 2012
    Wait online forever and a day t
  • John K.
    John KennyNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Union brad
  • Jason D.
    Jason DornMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Homeless people spit in the buffet
  • Greg D.
    Greg DewarMay 20, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    eh. it's safeway.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmothersJuly 27, 2010
    "Watch out for your corn...."
  • Natan G.
    Natan GesherJune 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Slowest pharmacy staff on planet three.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SniderApril 13, 2012
    shopping...
  • Jim H.
    Jim HauckAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont ask for help in the meat department. They don't understand and can't help.
  • Gary R.
    Gary RileySeptember 11, 2010
    Attention service desk: two-zero-one
  • Mandell D.
    Avoid the donuts. It tastes like they never change the oil.
  • Sergio O.
    Sergio OliveriMarch 16, 2013
    Sketchy bathrooms
  • David R.
    David RuizNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    this could be a gay nightclub if they dimmed the lights
  • Eric H.
    Eric HarmatzApril 26, 2010
    Wow. It took 45 minutes to buy a monster. Avoid this place at 10 30 on a sunday night
  • Brian F.
    Brian FerrellFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I hate my life a little more every time I have to come here.
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GodwinJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst grocery store. The people who work here are rude. Cross the street and check out either one of the local markets
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StanellAugust 14, 2009
    do not come here late. the lines are atrocious
  • Michael C.
    Michael CohenMarch 25, 2010
    I just watched a checkout of m&m's take 8 minutes. Safeway is awful. Tip = shop elsewhere!
  • David L.
    David LytleDecember 13, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is a customer service nightmare
  • Steve S.
    Steve SilversMarch 24, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    buy groceries
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