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Schmidt's

German Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Ben S.
    Ben SchwartzApril 14
    Chicken schnitzel!!!!
  • Liza P.
    Liza PApril 2
    Delicious wursts, awesome beer and really good ambient electronic music! Recommend.
  • Landon L.
    The pretzels with brown mustard were really awesome. So simple, but I really REALLY loved them!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • alex r.
    alex rockFebruary 25
    Brunch is delicious. The veal schnitzel sandwich with an egg and a Belgian tripel beermosa is tops.
  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 12
    In addition to the fishplatte and großes frühstück platter options, there are heartier options like a sausage plate, and a veal schnitzel sandwich. Also, of course, there's plenty of great beer. Read more
  • Alec F.
    Alec FosterDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretzels, bread pudding, beer, schnitzel, goulash
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroAugust 13, 2016
    German beer and noms
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithJuly 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The pretzel is great.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Kewscha A.
    Kewscha AkpabioMay 16, 2016
    The desserts are top notch!!! Loved the bread pudding and apple strudel.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorApril 19, 2016
    Good food, big portions
  • Crystal Y.
    Crystal YangFebruary 24, 2016
    pretzel with butter
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchofieldJanuary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Wiener schnitzel! Also - sub the cheese spätzle for the potatoes. Das ist gut!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Large servings of beer and great food!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BerlandJanuary 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is great. Start with a pretzel roll and end with the chocolate pudding.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    I liked it here! Nice!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenDecember 24, 2015
    Quality food and decent beer selection
  • awfy
    awfyNovember 16, 2015
    The food is ridiculously good, but grab a Milka bar on your way out too!
  • Eliot F.
    Eliot FowlerOctober 18, 2015
    Awesome german food
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 18, 2015
    Tasty German beers on tap. Try the Schwarzbier if you're in the mood for a refreshing black lager. Chicken schnitzel was excellent, the portion was enormous. I would recommend starting with pickles.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 13, 2015
    Spätzle was great and came with a pretty generous side salad.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchofieldAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretzel rolls with fresh butter are spectacular.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FrankeAugust 4, 2015
    The Flammkuchen was not a Flammkuchen - it was horrible 😷
  • Travis B.
    Travis BloomJuly 29, 2015
    Dat brat 👍
  • Rena B.
    Rena BarchJune 6, 2015
    Don't think you can go wrong with the menu. Everything is tasty!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningApril 23, 2015
    Always a table for good beer and a hefty plate of wurst.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelApril 14, 2015
    Good beer and the schnitzel was pretty good. Pretzels rather nice as well.
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsMarch 27, 2015
    Great food and beer selection. Good gluten free choices as well
  • SFGate
    SFGateMarch 6, 2015
    Pan-German eating without the kitsch. Expect a satisfying selection of sausage and beer. Read more
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pro tip: Order the Schnitzel with Spätzle and cucumber salad but switch the meat from chicken to veal.
  • Felicity B.
    Felicity BarberNovember 16, 2014
    Apfelstrudel is delicious!
  • Joanne H.
    Joanne Ho-HueslerOctober 18, 2014
    True sausages and spaetzle!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Sasha V.
    Sasha ValleSeptember 5, 2014
    Not impressed by the potato salad. Too much mustard seed for my taste. The mashed potatoes though...
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Schmidt's as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Dan W.
    Dan WalchAugust 23, 2014
    Lots of good German beer
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 20, 2014
    Onion strudel
  • George H.
    George HayesAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Liberkase!
  • Jason A.
    Jason AucoinAugust 11, 2014
    Best sauerbraten ever! Favorite restaurant in SF!
  • Josie V.
    Josie VenturiniAugust 10, 2014
    Wow amazing deviled eggs and pretzels appa
  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PortelanceAugust 7, 2014
    Trout was excellent and came with a delicious potato salad
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenAugust 5, 2014
    Nice beer selection, very attentive staff, and arguably some of the best German on the west coast
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Brunch centers around sausage and beer, some excellent waffles with lingonberry cream, and some deep German stuff like a pan-fried pork and veal terrine with a fried egg on top, and the fish platter. Read more
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonJuly 31, 2014
    Love the smoky mask potatoes.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FiskeJuly 26, 2014
    Does not accept AMEX :(
  • Andy S.
    Andy StewartJuly 13, 2014
    So so slow, the serivice were struggling to complete anything
  • Catarina L.
    Catarina LaiJune 8, 2014
    chicken schitzel and waffle is yummy. don't forget to bring your own stein for bier & + PROST!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorMarch 29, 2014
    The Käsespätzle and the Rotkraut (red cabbage) are truly amazing.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Alex L.
    Alex LinFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The mashed potatoes are made from potatoes that the chef smokes in house. they taste like bacon and it changed my life. also the German beer selection is excellent
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CDecember 19, 2013
    Yes yes yes on the pea pancakes (below) and pretzel roll.
  • Hao L.
    Hao LeAugust 17, 2013
    Apps, entrees, and desserts are big enough to share. They take cards now.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent French Toast (giggle) -- not too sweet!
  • David D.
    David DeathMay 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    David's special and a zwickel are a knockout pair. Don't forget to ask for the mustards.
  • Gustaf E.
    Gustaf EngströmMay 22, 2013
    The schnitzel was "meh"
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WoolfApril 29, 2013
    Get the pretzel. Best pretzel in SF - melts in your mouth.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • timoni w.
    timoni westApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a boar sausage, or the amazing spatzle with bacon, but do not miss the pretzel rolls—get two of them. Afterwards, mosey over to Shotwell's down the street for one more beer.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Christina L.
    Christina LorApril 17, 2013
    Switch out or order a side of these brussels sprouts! They are crisp, fresh and provide that crunch to complete your meal. Prost, I've paired mine with a tasty Radeberger.
  • Charles M.
    Charles MagnusonMarch 29, 2013
    Best pretzel I've ever had. I would come back for the pretzel alone.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • stephanie v.
    stephanie vacherJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    not just a restaurant- they have a great selection of german mustards and snacks
  • Gustavo R.
    Gustavo RibeiroNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the litter of beer and the curry quest. Can't go wrong with that combination :-)
  • Raunak M.
    Raunak MunotNovember 3, 2012
    Best German food I've ever eaten in the U.S. Grilled sausages are delicious, especially the currywürst. Great atmosphere and bier selection.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Dante C.
    Dante CesaSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    currywürst.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BodolecJune 30, 2012
    Awesome german restaurant!
  • Eli T.
    Eli TuckerJune 29, 2012
    Egg on schnitzel? That's gourmet.
  • Rosemarie M.
    Rosemarie McKeonJune 7, 2012
    Chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce! Delish!!
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Exceptional and cozy spot for very good German beer. Try my Holy Trinity: kölsch, sausage, and their ridiculously good potato salad!
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ConlinMay 10, 2012
    Schmidt's...unless you absolutely LOVE limberger cheese, stay away from the cheese plate. Read more
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ConlinMay 10, 2012
    Eat at Schmidt's, Snore like a House Frau. LOVE the duck sausage.
  • Mitch A.
    Mitch AidelbaumApril 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try their brunch, it's awesome!
  • Ray E.
    Ray EverettMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The weekend brunch is a good try, but a little weak. Come back at dinner time.
  • Xtel v.
    Xtel van der BoomFebruary 25, 2012
    They also sell German groceries like Spaetzle, Sauerkraut, Curry Kerchup, Rote Grutze and more.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Apple Strudel
  • Ulysses d.
    Ulysses de GuzmanFebruary 16, 2012
    leberkase is a must with beer
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmithFebruary 15, 2012
    Mashed potatoes are awesome. More like potato salad with a hint of horseradish.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchwenkFebruary 5, 2012
    I prefer Schmidt's to Suppenkuche. No long waits, no preppies, GREAT beer. The schnitzel RULES.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJanuary 7, 2012
    blood sausage and potato salad. all delicious.
  • Laura G.
    Laura Glascott FaustmanDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to save room for dessert. Pro tip: if you are stuffed, order some Underberg. You'll feel better.
  • stephanie v.
    stephanie vacherDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    thank you, germany, for giving us sauerkraut and sausages
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Giant Pretzel - Best thing here!!
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Pretzel Roll - My favorite treat here! Also; my fave pretzel in SF
  • Suraj A.
    Suraj AcharyaSeptember 3, 2011
    The apple strudel + vanilla custard is to die for.
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SehgalSeptember 3, 2011
    Marzenbier bratwurst + marzenbier beer
  • Ray E.
    Ray EverettJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ignore the crazy lady upstairs. If you rent upstairs from a restaurant you cannot claim to be surprised by there being a restaurant downstairs.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For the BEST in German beers and brats (not to mention the potato salad and spatzle), look no further. Despite the name this IS a sit-down restaurant (with some bar stools) with lots of seating. Excel Read more
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Jason J.
    Jason JohnsonJune 11, 2011
    Must have pretzels
  • Dean F.
    Dean FaustmanMay 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guessing it's temporary, but pass on the Schneider hopfen wiessen special. Too sweet, too hoppy, not German at all.
  • Gabe R.
    Gabe R.May 13, 2011
    Damn good German food. Excellent beer selection. Not crowded.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Mat L.
    Mat LuschekApril 17, 2011
    Get the Underberg digestif after your meal!
  • Gre' W.
    Gre' WallaceJanuary 29, 2011
    The brat o'course ! The potatoe salad that goes with it is nice as well.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 14, 2011
    Try the pretzel
  • Cara H.
    Cara HirschJanuary 14, 2011
    Sausages, potato salad, fennel salad, pretzel: perfect. Skip the onion soup.
  • Buddy B.
    Buddy BeersDecember 14, 2010
    Real Germans order the blood sausage (blutwurst)
  • Sacha L.
    Sacha LienDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Around Christmas they have stollen and zimsterne cookies for sale. Reminds me of Christmas as a young'n.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • joanne
    joanneJune 16, 2010
    i would be perfectly happy with the cured meat plate, a salted pretzel roll, and a dunkel weisen.
  • Ray E.
    Ray EverettMay 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm a potato salad snob, amd theirs is among the best I've ever eaten. That's saying something because I've eaten a lot of potato salad all over, from Germany to Calif.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NgoApril 22, 2010
    Loved the bratwurst plate and the drink that's half Orangina half Pils.
  • jody
    jodyApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best potato salad ever. Order 1 to eat and 1 to go.
  • Jules
    JulesMarch 10, 2010
    badass charcuterie plate and no-mayo potato salad. screw Flour + Water down the street, you can actually get a place to sit, eat and drink some german brews without too much waiting
  • Shana S.
    Shana SimpsonSeptember 20, 2009
    do not deny yourself the chocolate pudding that comes covered in vanilla sauce.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SeamanSeptember 8, 2009
    Enjoy some delicious German food and wash it down with a beer!
  • Sacha L.
    Sacha LienSeptember 2, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    order one of the sausage dinners. it comes with the best potato salad I've ever had. the spatzle is good too.
  • Cipriano S.
    Cipriano SánchezDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Das Ambiente war typisch Deutsch genauso wie die Speisen! Nette Bedienung, leckere Biere und tolle Schlager Musik! Kommt rein und genießt ein Augustiner! 👊
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Nicholas C.
    Nicholas CarrawayJuly 14, 2013
    Es gibt megaviele verschiedene deutsche Biersorten und eine ziemlich lange, sehr deftige Speisekarte (übrigens voller Rechtschreibfehler). Das Interieur kalifornisch-modern, die Bedienung freundlich.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Eric F.
    Eric FloydJune 30, 2011
    Ich freue mich immer hier schöne Deutsche Weine und Biere zu trinken, aber der Lärm is wirklich schrecklich.... Amis sind immer so laut!
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