American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Place · Lower Haight
203 Octavia St (at Page St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Carnival-Inspired Comfort Food


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  • What you need to know
    "Get the Ring Master;bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut."(5 Tips)
    Diana K B.
    "Sweet potato tots and blackberry BBQ sauce are amazing!!"(6 Tips)
    Dogs Gone Happy
    "Great place for a date, or to bring your kids due to carnival theme."(3 Tips)
    Ming Min H.
    "Mac and cheese, salads, and chicken waffles are all amazing"(7 Tips)
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  • donuts
  • burgers
  • chicken & waffles
  • carnival theme
  • ring master
  • sweet potato tots
  • jenga french toast
  • sandwiches
  • cotton candy
  • mac & cheese
  • brunch food
  • cocktails
  • pulled pork
  • meats
  • lively
  • great value
  • french fries
  • root beer floats
  • grits
  • slushies
  • Andrew G.

    pork hash is amazing

    Andrew Giel · October 4
  • Aniruddh C.

    Excellent spinach eggs Benedict!

    Aniruddh Chaturvedi · September 22
  • Michelle W.

    Donuts are amazing

    Michelle Wu · August 2
  • K B.

    A bit pricey, but definitely worth it! The waffles are light and amazing! My husband got the doughnut breakfast sandwich and loved it.

    K Bray · July 7
  • Matt M.

    One hell of an experience. Make sure to order as weird as possible bc it's worth it.

    Matt McGunagle · July 3
  • Eli H.

    Savory lamb cupcakes and pizza soup

    Eli Hickox · June 27
  • Cameron M.

    Donut + Burger > Chicken + Waffle. You can get chicken and waffles at lots of places in the city.

    Cameron Maddux · June 15
  • Dave C.

    The blackberry pulled pork is very good

    Dave Cummings · June 2
  • Nina Y.

    Start with the fried pickles with sriracha aioli. Keep the aioli and put it on your fried chicken & waffles. Repeat.

  • Mathew W.

    Cocktails are beer, wine, and saki-based "cocktails", but that didn't stop us. DEFINITELY save a LOT of room for dessert. I couldn't finish the peanut butter mousse even though I wanted to so bad!

    Mathew W · April 12
  • Marlon M.

    Mac and cheese with apples was a nice surprise

    Marlon Molinare · April 2
  • Emily K.

    Make a reservation ahead of time! Then get one of everything from the "snacks" category to share.

    Emily Kane · March 15
  • Spoon C.

    Omg. I love this place. It's like a carnival but with out the smell of farm animals.

    Spoon Carvalho · February 20
  • Marc C.

    Think of a good animal to draw in the dessert menu!

    Marc Charbonneau · January 22
  • Bernard M.

    This place is amazing. The cinnamon wings are a great twist and the cotton candy drink is fun to watch made table side

    Bernard Mcmanus · January 17
  • Adam G.

    Mac and cheese. Sweet potato tots Corn on the cob. Cotton Candy.

    Adam G · December 31, 2014
  • Adam G.

    Fun place to eat. Cool state fair food :)

    Adam G · December 31, 2014
  • Nitya C.

    Loved that they give you popcorn as a starter! Foods delish, always go there for a pre flight meal!

    Nitya Chandra · December 21, 2014
  • Emilia F.

    Arrived and waited at door but no one greeted us so we sat down at one of the many empty tables and waited. Finally server came and said in a rude an unapologetic way that the place was fully booked.

    Emilia Flockhart · December 8, 2014
  • Adam F.

    If it has been one of those nights where u can't remember half of it, make sure to head down to this carnival inspired brunch spot. Order the chicken and waffles sandwich. Pure decadence!

    Adam F · October 25, 2014
  • Eugen S.

    Had the BLTA sandwich with a side salad. Simple but delicious! Cozy interior is reminiscent of a hip Cooney Island spot.

    Eugen Sakhnenko · October 7, 2014
  • Amelia H.

    The strawberry basil lemonade is really sweet but super good.

    Amelia Hurlbut · September 13, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Get the Ring Master;bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut. Eat it at your table that was once part of an amusement ride. Enjoy!

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 1, 2014
  • Stephanie L.

    Carnival-themed fare. Inventive and not diet friendly, but has vegetarian options for a varied dining group. Sweet potato tots are a must.

    Stephanie L · August 22, 2014
  • Alex P.

    Bloody Mary is great

    Alex Plutzer · August 7, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    Awesome date spot - try to lock down the Tilt-a-Whirl seat and order the chicken-n-waffle monte cristo. With a group? Share Da Fish in Sea (it's a fish bowl filled with sake and Swedish fish).

    Alyssa Foote · July 31, 2014
  • Lisa C.

    Get the fireball wings with ranch.

    Lisa Chue · June 8, 2014
  • Glenn D.

    The dark & grousome salad is the best I ever tasted!

    Glenn Dewild · June 1, 2014
  • Alexandre B.

    ask for half salad and half fries as a side

    Alexandre Bolze · May 4, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    Delicious! The potato croquettes were wonderful!

    Jennifer Cuddigan · April 27, 2014
  • Carlos L.

    Awesome desserts. Save room!

    Carlos La Grange · April 26, 2014
  • Dogs Gone Happy

    Great place for a date, or to bring your kids due to carnival theme.

    Dogs Gone Happy · March 15, 2014
  • Craig A.

    Try the The Contortionist Pretzel - It just keeps getting better.

    Craig Anderson · February 24, 2014
  • Craig A.

    Try the The Ringmaster Hamburger - This is what happens when my wife is working in Arizona... Diet is off the rails!

    Craig Anderson · February 24, 2014
  • Shamone J.

    I could eat here everyday but than I wouldn't be able to leave here at all like every. Great service great food great drinks nothing more you can ask for

    Shamone Jefferson · February 20, 2014
  • Elizabeth R.

    Get the wings

    Elizabeth Ruscitto · February 11, 2014
  • Carla P.

    Burger + donut

    Carla Perez-Vera · February 9, 2014
  • Aaron L.

    In the brunch menu- get the red velvet Belgian waffle- comes with cream cheese icing mousse it's insane

    Aaron Lockhart · December 23, 2013
  • Zoe W.

    Sweet Tots and Fireball!

    Zoe Wong · December 23, 2013
  • Alexandra M.

    Can we say delicious?! They have a great selection for vegans, vegetarians and peeps with celiac. A new neighborhood favorite.

    Alexandra McGregor · November 2, 2013
  • Kimmie M.

    Fun food like you would find at a carnival! :)

    Kimmie Moore · October 13, 2013
  • Don J.

    Try the root beer float!

    Don J · September 30, 2013
  • Duane K.

    Tilt-a-whirl booth for the win!

    Duane King · August 24, 2013
  • Ming Min H.

    Mac and cheese, salads, and chicken waffles are all amazing

    Ming Min Hui · August 19, 2013
  • Jake R.

    Order a side salad with The Ring Master to make yourself feel better about the fact you just ate a cheeseburger between two donuts.

    Jake Roper · July 14, 2013
  • Wendy L.

    Experience interesting, food average to below average :( sad. Had pancake, waffle, Wilbur hash

    Wendy Lin · July 14, 2013
  • Samantha C.

    The scrambler is YUM

    Samantha Calegan · June 22, 2013
  • Marina K.

    Have your camera ready to record video when you order the cotton candy cocktail- it comes ready to be poured at your table.

    Marina K. · June 22, 2013
  • Elliott P.

    Ringmaster burger

    Elliott Poppel · May 31, 2013
  • Christian C.

    Try the Ringmaster Burger - I'm going to hell. Wanted this since I got here. Wow.

    Christian Canterbury · April 30, 2013

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