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German Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
105 Tips and reviews
  • German food
  • pretzels
  • potato salad
  • spätzle
  • schnitzel
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  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay Eyink4 days ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Schmidt's is consistently good food and a great place to go in SF on Sunday for brunch. Can handle big groups and not on the usual brunch circuit. Shhh.
  • Alexander G.
    Great service, really great, authentic german food, amazing selection of beers
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonAugust 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Würst teller w/ Nuremberg bratwurst and a domina trocken at the bar. Missing Berlin? Pick up a Löwebsenf (mustard) to go.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SchwartzApril 14
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroAugust 13, 2016
    German beer and noms
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithJuly 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The pretzel is great.
  • 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!
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Large servings of beer and great food!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dante C.
    Dante CesaSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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! 👊
  • 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.
  • 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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