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American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Place$$$$
Lower Haight, San Francisco
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  • Ming Min H.
    "Mac and cheese, salads, and chicken waffles are all amazing"(10 Tips)
    Diana K B.
    "Sweet potato tots and blackberry BBQ sauce are amazing!!"(6 Tips)
    Vanessa K.
    "Go for the Ring Master (Bacon Cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme..."(4 Tips)
    Dogs Gone Happy
    "Great place for a date, or to bring your kids due to carnival theme."(3 Tips)
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  • Diana A.
    Diana Arz1 week ago
    Went there for dessert. The most naughtiest food ever. Churro and funnel cake are the best I ever had. Good music & late 70-s vibes.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaDecember 3, 2016
    Skip the Bloody Mary. Watery and no veggies. No bueno.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeNovember 20, 2016
    glazed donut burger - eat it and then run 10 miles to burn off the calories
  • Vicky B.
    Vicky BrackinNovember 16, 2016
    BRUNCH! So yummy!
  • Dena G.
    Dena GarasSeptember 14, 2016
    First time I went they were "too busy" to seat us in their half empty restaurant and tonight I made reservations, confirmed them yesterday only to find out they were closed.
  • Mihika V.
    Mihika VermaAugust 27, 2016
    The doughnut burger and chicken and waffles. The lamb cupcakes are great!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SánchezAugust 20, 2016
    Omelets and huevos rancheros are very good.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 15, 2016
    Fried Chicken & Waffle Monte Cristo is just okay. If you have to pick one "As seen on TV" item on the menu, go for the donut burger instead!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 14, 2016
    This donut burger is RIDICULOUSLY GOODDDD🍩🍔
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSAugust 7, 2016
    The portions are a bit too huge
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte SferruzzaJuly 31, 2016
    Awesome lemonade strawberry basil iced tea and grilled cheese! Quick service :)
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DunnJuly 4, 2016
    Awesome brunch! Go when it opens to get a table! Yummy food! Cocktails are made with wine and sake as they don't have a liquor license
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiMarch 20, 2016
    Get here before it opens or else stand in line for an hour. Get the chicken and waffles!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMarch 19, 2016
    Fried, fried, fried deliciousness. The cauliflower is a must! Share the donut burger. Skip the cotton candy cocktail.
  • Neoshi C.
    Neoshi CMarch 19, 2016
    Creative menus made with children's story books. Loved the Rocky Mountain Madame!
  • William J.
    William JohnsonMarch 3, 2016
    Go with The Ringmaster. Load it up with an egg, bacon and avocado. Donut looks to be made in-house, HIGHly doubt it's Krispy Kreme.
  • Barb R.
    Barb Rasmussen KaneJanuary 7, 2016
    Fun and tasty!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofDecember 21, 2015
    Waffle benedict.
  • Ava
    AvaDecember 17, 2015
    great brunch, loved the veggie scrambler — looking forward to coming back for dinner!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GielOctober 4, 2015
    pork hash is amazing
  • Aniruddh C.
    Aniruddh ChaturvediSeptember 22, 2015
    Excellent spinach eggs Benedict!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WuAugust 2, 2015
    Donuts are amazing
  • K B.
    K BrayJuly 7, 2015
    A bit pricey, but definitely worth it! The waffles are light and amazing! My husband got the doughnut breakfast sandwich and loved it.
  • Matt M.
    Matt McGunagleJuly 3, 2015
    One hell of an experience. Make sure to order as weird as possible bc it's worth it.
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxJune 27, 2015
    Savory lamb cupcakes and pizza soup
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxJune 15, 2015
    Donut + Burger > Chicken + Waffle. You can get chicken and waffles at lots of places in the city.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsJune 2, 2015
    The blackberry pulled pork is very good
  • Nina Y.
    Nina YiamsamathaMay 25, 2015
    Start with the fried pickles with sriracha aioli. Keep the aioli and put it on your fried chicken & waffles. Repeat.
  • Mathew W.
    Mathew WApril 12, 2015
    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!
  • Marlon M.
    Marlon MolinareApril 2, 2015
    Mac and cheese with apples was a nice surprise
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneMarch 15, 2015
    Make a reservation ahead of time! Then get one of everything from the "snacks" category to share.
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoFebruary 20, 2015
    Omg. I love this place. It's like a carnival but with out the smell of farm animals.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CharbonneauJanuary 22, 2015
    Think of a good animal to draw in the dessert menu!
  • Bernard M.
    Bernard McmanusJanuary 17, 2015
    This place is amazing. The cinnamon wings are a great twist and the cotton candy drink is fun to watch made table side
  • Adam G.
    Adam GDecember 31, 2014
    Mac and cheese. Sweet potato tots Corn on the cob. Cotton Candy.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GDecember 31, 2014
    Fun place to eat. Cool state fair food :)
  • Nitya C.
    Nitya ChandraDecember 21, 2014
    Loved that they give you popcorn as a starter! Foods delish, always go there for a pre flight meal!
  • Emilia F.
    Emilia FlockhartDecember 8, 2014
    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.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FOctober 25, 2014
    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!
  • Eugen S.
    Eugen SakhnenkoOctober 7, 2014
    Had the BLTA sandwich with a side salad. Simple but delicious! Cozy interior is reminiscent of a hip Cooney Island spot.
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HurlbutSeptember 13, 2014
    The strawberry basil lemonade is really sweet but super good.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LAugust 22, 2014
    Carnival-themed fare. Inventive and not diet friendly, but has vegetarian options for a varied dining group. Sweet potato tots are a must.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerAugust 7, 2014
    Bloody Mary is great
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 31, 2014
    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).
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChueJune 8, 2014
    Get the fireball wings with ranch.
  • Glenn F.
    Glenn FlåtenJune 1, 2014
    The dark & grousome salad is the best I ever tasted!
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BolzeMay 4, 2014
    ask for half salad and half fries as a side
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CuddiganApril 27, 2014
    Delicious! The potato croquettes were wonderful!
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos La GrangeApril 26, 2014
    Awesome desserts. Save room!
  • Dogs Gone Happy
    Dogs Gone HappyMarch 15, 2014
    Great place for a date, or to bring your kids due to carnival theme.
  • Craig A.
    Craig AndersonFebruary 24, 2014
    Try the The Contortionist Pretzel - It just keeps getting better.
  • Craig A.
    Craig AndersonFebruary 24, 2014
    Try the The Ringmaster Hamburger - This is what happens when my wife is working in Arizona... Diet is off the rails!
  • Shamone J.
    Shamone JeffersonFebruary 20, 2014
    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
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RuscittoFebruary 11, 2014
    Get the wings
  • Carla P.
    Carla Perez-VeraFebruary 9, 2014
    Burger + donut
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LockhartDecember 23, 2013
    In the brunch menu- get the red velvet Belgian waffle- comes with cream cheese icing mousse it's insane
  • Zoe W.
    Zoe WongDecember 23, 2013
    Sweet Tots and Fireball!
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra McGregorNovember 2, 2013
    Can we say delicious?! They have a great selection for vegans, vegetarians and peeps with celiac. A new neighborhood favorite.
  • Kimmie M.
    Kimmie MooreOctober 13, 2013
    Fun food like you would find at a carnival! :)
  • Don J.
    Don JSeptember 30, 2013
    Try the root beer float!
  • Duane K.
    Duane KingAugust 24, 2013
    Tilt-a-whirl booth for the win!
  • Ming Min H.
    Ming Min HuiAugust 19, 2013
    Mac and cheese, salads, and chicken waffles are all amazing
  • Jake R.
    Jake RoperJuly 14, 2013
    Order a side salad with The Ring Master to make yourself feel better about the fact you just ate a cheeseburger between two donuts.
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LinJuly 14, 2013
    Experience interesting, food average to below average :( sad. Had pancake, waffle, Wilbur hash
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CaleganJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The scrambler is YUM
  • Marina K.
    Marina K.June 22, 2013
    Have your camera ready to record video when you order the cotton candy cocktail- it comes ready to be poured at your table.
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PoppelMay 31, 2013
    Ringmaster burger
  • Christian C.
    Christian CanterburyApril 30, 2013
    Try the Ringmaster Burger - I'm going to hell. Wanted this since I got here. Wow.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LallyApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato tots and BBQ sauce - you can't go wrong.
  • stef r.
    stef rubioApril 7, 2013
    Love this place! If you are adventurous and have an appetite, try out the fried chicken n waffle monte cristo! Yum
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MacDuff PupiusMarch 30, 2013
    The chilaquiles are dangerously delicious and enormous. So full but can't stop eating....
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KhadiwalaFebruary 23, 2013
    Grits are super indulgent and delicious. French toast on pumpernickel is a great decision too. Love this place!
  • Volary
    VolaryJanuary 27, 2013
    The food is meh. My coffee tasted like instant, the mushrooms in my omelette were rubbery, and the hash browns were undercooked.
  • Greg K.
    Greg KandankulamDecember 17, 2012
    I love the Fireball. do not pass it up
  • ˜ ˜.
    ˜ ˜December 9, 2012
    Tight seating so travel light.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JNovember 11, 2012
    Try the Dark And Gruesome Salad
  • Amy J.
    Amy JNovember 11, 2012
    Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Justin H.
    Justin HilemanOctober 28, 2012
    The Ringmaster — a solid burger sandwiched between a pair of donuts — goes well with a side of sweet potato fries. Come hungry.
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GrolSeptember 15, 2012
    Don't get the French toast. It is deep-fried and gross. I've never tasted a more oily and nasty thing in my life.
  • Benny S.
    Benny SooAugust 2, 2012
    The ringmaster burger
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJuly 15, 2012
    Try the Sangria Slushie - Carter's drink
  • Kate S.
    Kate SJuly 14, 2012
    Nicest staff ever.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJune 30, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the Ringmaster! And surprisingly? The funnel cake wasn't too sweet. Also try the deep fried candy bars if you're daring like my friend. :)
  • Nick M.
    Nick MotwaniMay 30, 2012
    Try the the Ringmaster - Better than I expected. Cut the doughnut in half and use them as buns. Use the second doughnut as dessert! :)
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super fun carnival themed restaurant. Everything is great here, from the ribs and waffles, which may kill you, to the fish and veggie empanadas. Try to save room for dessert.
  • Regina P.
    Regina PhelpsMay 22, 2012
    Ask for a veggie menu!!!
  • Britt M.
    Britt MaurissApril 1, 2012
    This is what you get when you order the $8 sangria "slushie." Rip.
  • eh?
    eh?January 26, 2012
    Everything gives you a taste of diabetes!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Deep Fried Candy Bars - Lucky me! Out of this assortment of deep fried candy bars I got the Twix, my favorite candy bar!
  • Tira J.
    Tira JohnsonDecember 30, 2011
    Doughnut Burger - it's worth the heart attack
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LDecember 11, 2011
    This restaurant is the first place you should go to after you get out of fat camp.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Joe B.
    Joe BertinoNovember 20, 2011
    Hank Panky is good, but the Rancher's is bangin!
  • SillyCamilly
    SillyCamillyOctober 19, 2011
    Funky menu. Cool place. Nice staff.
  • Paul M.
    Paul McSheaOctober 15, 2011
    The funnel cake is amazing!
  • Igael G.
    Igael GMOctober 15, 2011
    The turkey leg is the mist amazing piece if turkey EVER!
  • Stephannie D.
    Stephannie DepaOctober 4, 2011
    Get the Aunt Sally w/ grilled chicken! Read more
  • Molls
    MollsSeptember 23, 2011
    select items are GF and are noted on the menu.
  • Santi C.
    Santi CabezaSeptember 23, 2011
    Try the picadilly - best ahi tuna!
  • Stephannie D.
    Stephannie DepaSeptember 12, 2011
    sweet tots! Read more
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BoatrightAugust 28, 2011
    The Gastro Gypsy can be made vegan. Use avocado in the place of the chevre. It's good!
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