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Tommy's Joynt

Tommy's Joynt

BBQ Joint, American Restaurant, and Dive Bar$$$$
Cathedral Hill, San Francisco
187 Tips and reviews
  • brisket
  • sandwiches
  • buffalo stew
  • lively
  • good for a late night
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  • George G.
    George GaylJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't kid yourself, get the brisket - either a meal or sandwich. Get extra BBQ sauce if ordering to go. Cucumber/tomato salad is key. Baked potatoes and the most filling stuffing you've ever had.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 13, 2014
    It’s inexpensive, it’s good and it serves both the famous and not-so-famous; and it’s open nearly as late as area bars so it’s a great place for an after-midnight pig-out. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    The stick-to-your-ribs hofbrau fare, like hand-carved sandwiches piled high with your choice of meat or classic buffalo stew, make for a perfect pairing with a cold Anchor Steam. Read more
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    This large, wholly unpretentious family-owned spot is cluttered with fascinating bar junk, pours an impressive array of beers and serves meals from its cafeteria-style buffet. Read more
  • Kirk H.
    Kirk HerlitzApril 22, 2015
    Everything's great here, but I'm partial to the corned beef. Everything is sliced right in front of you and bread is always fresh. Don't miss the big barrel of dill pickle chips past the register!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksMarch 10
    Corned beef is this week's trending taste and there is no better place in the Bay Area than Tommy's. Their huge portions are one of the many reasons they are on our list of Best Corned Beef in SF. Read more
  • Jeremiah J.
    Jeremiah JohnsonApril 30, 2013
    $6 for a sandwich. Walked into this place and saw how they cut the meat in front of you. It's was so good and tender, left me in a good coma. Sandwich is just roll/bread with meat. Ask for cheese
  • Kristen V.
    Amazing craft beer selection! Enjoyed a brisket platter. Cole slaw and potato salad are solid sides. Dont get the bread roll though -- you could kill someone w it if you throw it hard enough
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BartoliJuly 27, 2013
    Great food served cafeteria style and a bar. Get in line for your food first, find a seat and then order your drinks from the waitress. Awesome. Try the sloppy joe. It's turkey.
  • Miquela
    MiquelaJanuary 22, 2013
    $6 Pastrami on sourdough, and a $13 pitcher of whatever's on draft (we recommend the full boar whiskey beer) aka the OG San Francisco treat and a killer date night.
  • Bradley R.
    Bradley RiceAugust 20, 2015
    The food was awesome! Great prices especially for the area, most meals under $10! Really good food and awesome bar inside.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CSeptember 7, 2014
    Hungry? On Geary street? Check this joint out and get the BBQ brisket. Good portions, huge beer selection and bring cash because they don't take credit cards.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyMarch 6, 2015
    This is an great place. Def not your everyday. The portions are huge, the prices are low, and the food is great. The hard part is deciding what to have.
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyJune 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap beer, good food, open late— I love everything about this place except for the poster of guy fieri that stares down upon you at the bar
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayJanuary 18, 2012
    Even as a die hard Lefty's fan, I think that Tommy's has my favorite corned beef sandwich in the city. Also, super convenient to grab a bite before heading to AMC 1000 across the street for a flick.
  • Erica J.
    Erica JacksonSeptember 4
    The BBQ brisket was really very good, the au jus is amazing. They slice the meat right in front of you and the sangria was great.
  • Nicki
    NickiJune 4, 2012
    One of my favorites. There is not one fish here that isn't amazing. The bbq brisket plate is my favorite. Dont pass this place up
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 17, 2011
    Hot roast beef sandwiches, open faced turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy and one of the best sloppy joe's I have ever had in my life.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BeardFebruary 22, 2015
    They have a hot cocktail menu! Great for chilly days! Cash only! ATM right inside the door with only a $2 service charge.
  • Eve H.
    Eve HamiltonJanuary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection and one of the few places around that serves pitchers. Also a nice turn around on seasonal beers #BeerSF
  • Christian F.
    Christian FengDecember 30, 2011
    Carved Meats are to die for. Turkey Sloppy Joe without BBQ Sauce (For Me) for less than $5 is awesome at this local legend.
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BakerOctober 12, 2014
    Best pastrami anywhere, amazing value for money & decent paleo options
  • Mark H.
    Mark HeyertJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Specials are always good. Also, brisket, lasagna, buffalo chili, and also ways get the three bean salad.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    Hugh restaurant, so great for groups. So many options and sides, so everyone can have their sandwiches the way they like.
  • Jays
    JaysMay 21, 2010
    If you're craving good old comfort food, in big portions & budget friendly prices, this is your kinda place! As long as you're not too picky about the ambiance nor 5-star restaurant typ'a service.
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 25, 2012
    even if you are a veg. swiss cheese on a roll w hot mustard and side of pickled bean salad is awesome!
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenMarch 16, 2015
    Great place for food. Pastrami, brisket and meatballs. There will be a line, but it moves quickly.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha L.August 10, 2014
    BBQ brisket is all you need. Well, and some mashed potatoes and beans on your dinner plate, of course.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie M.July 24, 2013
    Food is fantastic and reasonably-priced but I don't understand how anyone can eat as much as they give you!!
  • John G.
    John GispertNovember 23, 2013
    Don't miss the daily specials. Thu is braised lamb which is made in premises and very good.
  • Wei T.
    Wei TsangApril 1, 2012
    The corned beef is excellent. This place beats Katz's in nyc for user friendliness alone. yum.
  • Mike
    MikeSeptember 8, 2011
    Great place for lunch. Food is great and prices are reasonable. I had the turkey platter, enjoyed it very much.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonNovember 15, 2014
    Great value for amazing food. Super cozy and casual atmosphere. Cash only!
  • Don J.
    Don JAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The sourdough roll is very hard. You might to get a steak knife to slice it.
  • John H.
    John HronowskiJune 9, 2014
    The brisket of beef is outstanding and pretty reasonable. You don't leave this place hungry
  • Chris L.
    Chris LionMarch 24, 2013
    Great sandwiches. Fun, quirky atmosphere. Don't come to judge, come to enjoy.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyDecember 21, 2015
    Delicious food and super quaint! Very local sort of place. Great drink selection!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SwaggaburgaSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    get the corned beef sandwich, grab some homemade pickles and order a PBR at the bar, now you are in San Francisco.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanMarch 26, 2012
    Amazing my Chino friend never been here so my treat. He ordered Buffalo Stew and asked if it was from Golden Gate Park!!
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicApril 1, 2012
    Great home-style BBQ and beer selection - and pretty cheap. Try the brisket.
  • Dawn E.
    Dawn EvansDecember 6, 2011
    Great grub, great prices, awesome service!! Not to mention a Metallica hot spot for fans.
    DJLYRiQMarch 4, 2012
    Friday menu is the best! Sit downstairs near the bar, upstairs is kind of cramp and sketch
  • Paul M.
    Paul MaddisonJuly 4, 2012
    Awesome canteen style eating. Great beers, great chilli and great sandwiches.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MApril 30, 2012
    Chimay on tap. Bbq Briscuit is a must. Cole slaw is good, potatoe salad was a little bland
  • Zac C.
    Zac ChesterSeptember 23, 2012
    Get the table by the front window for some of the best people-watching in the city.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    Try SOMETHING. In this meat lover's paradise, everything tastes like perfection.
  • James T.
    James TAugust 20, 2014
    Cafeteria-style meat and veg (although the latter is questionable). Cheap and tasty.
  • Oscar V.
    Oscar VelardeAugust 15, 2014
    Amazing food for a good price and a fast line. U gotta love that.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonJanuary 19, 2012
    Came here for the first time with my wife and now it's one of my more fav places (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Erdem S.
    Erdem SenerAugust 23, 2013
    If this is your first time here, make sure to get Buffalo stew!
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