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The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Sandwich Place and American Restaurant$$$$
South Park, San Francisco
203 Tips and reviews
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • piglet
  • mousetrap
  • tomato soup
  • breakfast food
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  • Best of
    Best ofSeptember 15, 2014
    Get the American Dip (Garlic herb sonoma jack, roast beef, roasted potatoes, chive butter on levain; with horseradish cream dipping sauce) or the Mac N Cheese Grilled Cheese. Yes, you read that right. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 12, 2014
    The American has a ton of vegetarian options, but a crowd favorite is the mushroom Gruyere grilled cheese, with roasted potatoes, melted leeks, and caramelized onions all tucked inside. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 25, 2013
    The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen has created an entire cake made out of grilled cheese sandwiches that you can order from either of their shops. Read more
  • Min K.
    Min KimDecember 28, 2014
    The service is great. Grilled cheese selection is top notch. You got to have the veggie breakfast only served in the mornings! Grilled mac n cheese would have been better with more chedder personally
  • SFist
    SFistDecember 5, 2014
    This place is known for some amazing grilled cheese sandwiches if that’s your idea of a great lunch. Go for the Cubano with lots of cheese variations! Read more
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PoppelJanuary 26, 2015
    Jalapeno Popper. Local chevre, Monterey jack, apricot-jalapeno relish and Zoe’s applewood bacon on levain bread. It's creamy, spicy, smoky with a hint of sweetness; this sandwich is tough to beat.
  • San F.
    If you have time for the lunchtime wait, order the Jalapeno Popper: goat cheese, Monterey Jack, jalapeno-apricot relish, and smoky bacon between slices of crispy-soft levain from Pinkie's.
  • Saumil M.
    Saumil MehtaJuly 4, 2012
    Amazing tomato soup (if you're into that sort of thing), excellent jalapeno popper, great morning oatmeal, horrendous entrepreneur-unfriendly lunch lines. Don't bother going if you work a lot.
  • George D.
    George DySeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the grilled cheese options rock, if you get there before noon, get the breakfast sandwich (with an egg). Wanna try a sandwich and a soup? Get the Red, White and Blue Special. Read more
  • Donia
    DoniaApril 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Long lines during lunch. Take advantage of the online (chow now), Facebook, & iPhone app ordering. Especially good if your ordering for the office. Just pick up and go!
  • Martin H.
    Martin HeckoNovember 18, 2016
    The half sandwich/soup is the way to go. I recommend the gruyere/mushroom with the smoked tomato soup.
  • Ignacy Z.
    Ignacy ZulawskiDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Breakfast sandwiches are the best deal and keep you full. I recommend the veggie breakfast, light on the cheese, add an extra egg and jalapeño relish. Yum.
  • Tessa K.
    Tessa KayserApril 13, 2013
    The mac n cheese grilled cheese is absolutely delicious! Slap some bacon on it, get tomato soup on the side, and finish it off with a beer.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Red, white and blue plate special with mushroom gruyere and tomato soup - perfect for lunch any day! Their muffins are also delicious :)
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterAugust 12, 2014
    Get the mushroom Gruyere grilled cheese, with roasted potatoes, melted leeks, and caramelized onions all tucked inside. Add in some smoky tomato soup or quinoa salad for a hearty meal.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BeckFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Add 15 mins to how long you think this will take. This is the only place where there can be a line out the door and the guys behind the counter will still move like a snail and stop to chat w/friends.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GoldbergAugust 30, 2014
    One of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever had. I know it's a simple concept, but they put a great twist on it.
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro FranceschiNovember 6, 2013
    Fresh comfort food with beer and wine; really, what more could you want? Well, having them be open LATE would be AMAZING, but won't press my luck...
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TomitaMay 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of good sandwiches and salads here. Get there in the morning for the bacon biscuit.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The mac and cheese grilled cheese is the best grilled cheese sandwich in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CookAugust 20, 2014
    Most unique grilled cheese shop I've been to. Try the Mac and cheese grilled cheese with a cup of tomato soup. YUM!
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CookAugust 3, 2014
    Best grilled cheese spot I've ever been to. Mac n cheese Grilled cheese sandwich and delicious smoky tomato soup!
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuApril 18, 2015
    Their breakfast sandwiches and tomato soups are great. Haven't had their Mac n cheese grilled cheese yet, but that will be next time.
  • Simon D.
    Simon DavisonApril 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a 'classic breakfast' in the morning for a $4 grilled cheese with egg. It's filling, cheap and super tasty!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 23, 2016
    1. BREAKFAST grilled cheeses. 2. Gluten-free bread choices. 3. MAC AND CHEESE STUFFED INTO BUTTERED GARLIC BREAD. Read more
  • Mark D.
    Mark DregerAugust 30, 2016
    Great comfort food. Sit outside on a warm day, or take your food around the corner to South Park.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineOctober 29, 2012
    No seriously get a mac 'n cheese grilled cheese. That's right, mac 'n cheese stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich with, you guess it, more cheese (and bacon!). Read more
  • Adam M.
    Adam MintzJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Foghorn Leghorn is amazing! So is the American Dip. Quick to order, but takes FOREVER to get your food
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LamNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Solid grilled cheese (Piglet is my fave), soups, yummy in-house sodas, nice selection of draft beers. Extended hours on Giants home game days.
  • Krysten
    KrystenSeptember 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the breakfast grilled cheese on the weekends! Their lemonade is always good as well!
  • Clay R.
    Clay RobesonApril 29, 2011
    Try the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese - Chevre, Jack, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Apricot-Jalapeno Relish - Amazing combo of flavors!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LangsamSeptember 17, 2013
    Ordering online was easy and quick. Mac n cheese was delicious, definitely will be trying more
  • Lea D.
    Lea Dessi-OliveMarch 12, 2015
    Great gluten free bread- they call it wheat free though bc it's not a gluten free kitchen.
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MarieMay 24, 2016
    Amazing Mac and cheese grilled cheese. Outdoor seating and some parking. Best days to go is on Sunday!
  • Ankur P.
    Ankur PatankarOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Moscone, foghorn or the new Cubano... You can't go wrong with any of these delicious treats.
  • Shannon P.
    Shannon PrickettOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The breakfast Classic, accompanied by a cookie & coffee, is an unbeatable start to the day.
  • Liz F.
    Liz FallAugust 27, 2015
    The tomato bisque is like no other. I would go here more but the lunch lines can be insane.
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JeongFebruary 12, 2012
    Must try this if you're in San Francisco Bay area! So many grilled cheeses to choose from!
  • Dawn D.
    Dawn DeVirgilioMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with Piglet and Tomato Soup. Also the Mac & Cheese is heavenly!
  • Arianna S.
    Arianna SandersApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
  • Yossef M.
    Yossef MendelssohnDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The curry cauliflower soup is excellent, even better than I'd hoped. Get some while it lasts!
  • Bryce T.
    Bryce TronDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone knows their Lunch is great, but their breakfast sandwiches may be even better
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanFebruary 16, 2014
    it's all about the cheese - add a jalepino pepper for some kick
  • Adrienne O.
    Adrienne OldsMay 25, 2012
    Make sure to order the Piglet. It's so delicious my mouth is watering just thinking about that yummy melted cheese.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJuly 26, 2011
    Orgasm in my mouth. Get the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese or/and the Farmer's Breakfast Grilled Cheese w/ ham. Read more
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestJanuary 6, 2012
    After you get a delicious grilled cheese sandwich, use me to soundtrack your amazing culinary experience
  • Jo M.
    Jo MassieApril 9, 2016
    Mac and cheese in a grilled cheese. What's not to love?? Pomegranate lemonade was also 👌
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EckenfelderApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast Piglet is awesome! I think they stop serving around 11am, so get there early!
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine SApril 13, 2013
    Today, April 12, is National Grilled Cheese Day! Tillamook at TAGCK is hosting an event with free grilled cheese for the first 250 until 7pm :)
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJune 5, 2016
    For that grilled cheesus craving. Great crispy crust 🍞🧀
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