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Tiffany T


I made the mistake of ordering off the menu instead of opting for the buffet. HUGE MISTAKE. I ordered the egg skillet with salmon, with the eggs being over hard. I ended up getting eggs over easy, so I had the plate sent back. When I got the plate back, the eggs were perfect, which would have been fine, no? No. When I got into the salmon, it wasn't fully cooked so I had it sent back and opted getting a new order of chicken and waffles, which was far more satisfying. If I were to go back, I'd opt for the buffet, and I'd recommend everyone do that too. They don't seem to be on their cooking game for anything else.

Carl P


Farmerbrown is a farm to table comfort food restaurant with a lively atmosphere, good wait staff and nice drink menu. They play movies on a big screen in the middle of the restaurant and there is a DJ booth by the door. The corn bread muffins are perfect and the dishes are traditional comfort food and well made. The pot pie was excellent as is the catfish. Not a lot of really healthy options for those picky eaters.

Andrew N


A fantastic breakfast/brunch place a good friend from San Diego took us too. It's a hipsters' dream - a industrial-style eatery with all-you-can-eat brunch. Atmosphere is very hip, most drinks come in jam jars and they often have live jazz, although sadly we arrived just a tad early for that. I'm not a fan of grit, but we got buffet (~$20) with plenty of tasty options, but the biscuit and gravy was my favorite since I'm not a fan of grit. You can get a set breakfast for a bit cheaper, but then you'll miss the variety.

Laura T


I second +Paul Volk's review. While the decor and atmosphere of this place has dark wood, a friendly bar, and comfortable charm, the food we ordered was subpar. The appetizers were skimpy and the sauces and sides were bland. Who messes up macaroni and cheese? To be fair, it looked like macaroni and cheese, but there was no flavor or kick to it. Not what I expected for a place that identifies itself as soul food.

The other thing to note is that this place is in a dodgy neighborhood. I took the BART and walked and got to the place before it opened. Which means that I wandered around for a bit. Despite it being early evening/happy hour time, the area and loiterers were quite sketchy.

The restaurant did have some good mixed drinks in mason jars.

Mitchell L


Interesting and slightly eclectic (but clean) interior. They have good Bloody Mary's and an all you can eat buffet for $21. Their chicken was especially good, although the waffles could use some work.

Nhung K


Ok - I'm not a fan of the service that requires whole party there before they'll even check you off to be seated ~ I had reservation, but the host was a bit rude.

however, the service of our waitress and bartender makes up for the rude Host. The bartender is knowledable and most drinks here are in mason jar (how hipster for the area!) but its great and fun. Coming on Weds, happy hour, it wasn't as crowded at 5, but gets really crowded by 6.

Our small group came here for Dine about town, and I have to say, this is the best dine about town menu there is!!! For $39.50, you get an appz, entree and dessert. I had a cup of jambalaya, and even though it was small, it was filling!! For my entree, I had the fried chicken (super moist, w/ the right amount of crunch) - and for dessert, sadly, they ran out of Red Velvet cake, so we got the pecan pie, which was really good! rich, and fresh whipped cream on top ~ I was stuffed. The little corn muffin w/ this raspberry jelly was also amazing!

Edwin Z


This place is amazing and great to go when you need comfort food ASAP. While the prices are a little high, the portions are huge so be sure to ask for a box (your stomach will thank you later). While everything is tasty here, my favorite thing of course is the all you can eat brunch. You better come hungry because somebody's gotta eat all that fried chicken.

Tamika W


OMG, this place is a great spot 2 blocks away from Powell st and near all the local shopping mall in downtown San Francisco. The food is great, great portion sizes and a variety of soul food.

Ryan S


Ordered only bacon for my meal. Good quantity and fair price especially considering prime location. Will definitely be back at some point.

Lana C


This was the best meal I had this year and I enjoyed every morsel.  I have wanted to try this restaurant for a while, and I was not disappointed.  The southern fried chicken with moist dark meat was cooked perfectly with crispy skin but not too meaty (some may say that there’s not enough meat but I like my fried chicken that way).  The collard greens were delicious with a spicy kick. One of the dinner companions commented that the shells n’ cheese needed more seasoning but I think the lighter version complemented the chicken and greens.  The biscuits with the right amount of flakiness and the waffles were tasty.  The only drawback was the blaring music that was distracting and too loud to have a conversation.

Stephen N


You can't go wrong if you order the fried chicken here, but next time I'm trying something different. Good biscuits and cocktails too.

Denise D


My ultimate favorite fried chicken is from Little Skillet, but when we came here for dinner, their fried chicken came out very dry. The mac and cheese was oily too. The ambiance was great, but the fried chicken experience here was such a disappointment. Perhaps it was because we tried it for Dine About Town...

Ryan B


Came here for brunch. Cute place with a rustic feel. Pretty pricey. Staff was friendly but a small place so I wouldn't recommend for groups.

Bruce P


Went here with girlfriends for early dinner and grab a cocktail beforehand. Cocktails were amazing. They have happy hour everyday ! Isn't it great! Farmer brown is famous for their chicken and waffles which we ordered too. And their seafood gumbo oh wow super yum! I hope they have it in singapore !

Chrissie R


4.5 stars :)

Brought a big group from the Philippines here and we loved the food. Corn bread was moist and filling, gumbo was yummy, a little spicy for the kids, so they changed it for them and gave them sweet potato fries instead, which was a big hit. Loved the Steak & Shrimp with grits! The red velvet mini cupcake was the perfect ender (wish it was the normal, bigger size though). Service was good, Staff very friendly.

For big groups, must make reservations. (I did a limited menu to make things easier for our group and staff of FarmerBrown)

If you're bringing kids (not really recommended though), make sure to make it an early dinner thing, because it gets really packed and noisy after 7pm.

Max H


Good ambiance, decent food. I had the cider when I went here and it was way too sweet for me. I'd go back.

Carolyn I


Good Brunch! Great Southern food and nice ambiance with the jazz in the background. I liked that they had some healthy choices like fruit and salad in the brunch too. Overall very happy we tried it on our SF visit.



Pricy, but worth it! The food is very fresh, flavorful, and delicious. I would go everyday!

Samantha B


Brunch = Yum! Slightly overpriced for what it is, but the experience makes up for it.

Live music, endless buffet, Southern comfort food, bottomless mimosas, friendly service... I just don't know what more you can ask for.

Maybe a less sketchy neighborhood.

Alexey F


Everything is cool, the people are great, but it can get very crowded and busy so you would have to wait for a servise a lot

Silke F


Great veggie jambalaya, veggie and grits, salads - love it. Easy to get to, close to the theatre and public transportation. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere.

Salads around $10, entrees many over $20

Patrick S


I was told that this was the best breakfast in San Francisco. If it is, then I will be sticking to dinner and lunch in SF.

The food was good, but it may be been overhyped. I was disappointed with my breakfast here. The prices were far higher than what I experienced and the service was almost nonexistent.

Caleb A


Just had the cocktails, which were a bit pricey and I was whelmed (neither over nor under... just whelmed). I've herd the chicken and waffles is dope, so I'll have to return and update when I do.

Kimberly M


The food is high-end soul food, but I've noticed the flavor has been a little lacking recently. The cocktail menu is still fantastic.

Yannick D


Tasty drinks, really good food. Little pricey, but the pull pork and mac and cheese were delicious.

Joshua H


The andouille sausage and sweet pepper scramble was amazing, the coffee was dark and strong, and the décor was inspiringly hand crafted. Service and music choice were both impeccable, too. But most importantly, their homemade hot sauce is seriously face meltingly awesome--and $5 to take home with you in a 15oz bottle. Sad we missed the live music, but still an amazing, reasonably priced brunch experience. Go get you some!

cinnamon t


Yeah it was good. Belgian waffles were AWESOME. Restaurant has cool art design. Service was okay. Portions are super small and a bit overpriced, like 2 waffles for 9 bucks. Location is in a real sketchy part of town (super close to the tenderloin) but there's parking in an enclosed fence next to the restaurant.

Kevin K


Farmers plate is the best deal, we also ordered the 3 piece chicken but it's not listed as an entree but an appetizer.

Chicken is super juicy but really crispy at the same time. Catfish on the farmers plate was not too salty and extremely tasty!

Latoya W


Service was great but the food was not...needs more seasoning in the sides, shrimp were good, catfish was under cooked, fries were extremely greasy, the portion sizes did not go with the price. Shells and cheese lacked flavor, greens need salt and pepper, the sweet tea was tasty!

Sylvia L


Next time, I think I'll only come here only for the drinks. This was my second time here. I can't recall the first time too well, but I don't remember being overly impressed.

I rarely comment on ambiance, but here it goes:

Upon entering, there was a live band that did not seem intent on playing. Instead, the main man kept rambling about the warriors game tonight and then talking about how the band was releasing a CD. Every other word was punctuated with drunken "woos" from the crowd of friends-of-the-band. Very loud.

As for the food:

We looked at the short menu (4 things listed) and chose French Toast. They did not have any. We then tried requesting Chicken and Waffles. No dice either. They also ran out of waffles.

We gave up and ordered the buffet. It was not really that great... and I like Southern food. Perhaps it is because it was left out so long? The fried chicken was nothing mindblowing, the cheesy grits were par for the course, and I probably chose the wrong gravy for my biscuits.

Buffet for two people + two drinks ($12 each) = $78 bill after tax, pre-tip. Way too expensive for what it was.

Rohenne L


Make sure to make a reservation for bunch! We went around 12:30pm on a Saturday and the wait for a table of 3 was around 45-60min.

Although they're famous for their Chicken & Waffles (which were really tasty but nothing out of the ordinary), we actually enjoyed the skillet with 2 overeasy eggs with bbq pulled pork and a biscuit. The softness of the egg paired really well with the smoky taste of the pulled pork. You can even make yourself a little sandwich using the biscuit. Highly recommend this dish!

Adam W


I have mixed feelings here. The catfish sandwich was amazing, but the service was really slow. They also offered a brunch buffet. I got really excited until I saw it was really picked over and the variety was good but not great. Let's get back to that cornmeal-fried catfish sandwich - I could eat four of them...

Myron H


Chicken was amazing. ..along with the shrimp and grits balls. ..service was a little slow but good atmosphere. .

Christian P


Service is a little slow, but I though the food is quite good. I had baby back ribs which were amazing, and fried chicken for the main. Both really good.

Derek W


Great brunch! Good food! A little hectic but it was a Sunday so definitely understood. At least it didn't have a line!! Everyone here is very friendly! Probably good to have reservations.

Wing C


Delicious food. Good portion size. Quick service. Helpful staff. What's not to like?

Charles F


Good food. Good atmosphere. Good hospitality. A perfect combo.

Tiffany U


Farmerbrown has been on my radar for a while now-- in fact, I've had a few failed attempts before making it last week-- once a girlfriend fell sick and another time, their main dining area flooded. We ended up ordering a la carte with our waistlines in mind, even though the brunch buffet was tempting.

I tried the chicken & waffles and a taste of the grits. Both were OK-- I wish the chicken and waffles were more flavorful. To top things off (literally), the syrup that they had out on the table had a runnier consistency than what I've come to expect from syrup. Which makes me wonder-- did they perhaps dilute the syrup with water? Not confirmed.

My biggest gripe is with the live band. While the music was not bad, it very much interrupted our catch up session since we were seated directly next to them. A heads up or an option to wait for another table would've been much appreciated from the hostess and our server.

The food was mediocre and the overall experience was not an enjoyable one. I doubt I'd be back especially since they're located in the TL.

Michael M


Good food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. I had the pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce. My fellow diners had the pork chop and beef brisket. The portion sizes were on the large size.

Chelsea R


The weekend brunch spot. Mimosas, hangover friendly grub, live music and a trendy crowd. So fun! Add in the heart-stopping comfort food, and this place is a great bet! Be prepared to wait, I'm not the only one who thinks this place is sweet!

Corey S


Rolled in here on a Sunday during brunch. They had a live jazz band going and the place had a lively feel. The beer was good, and the food was also very good. I got the biscuits and gravy, and while it wasn't the best I've ever had it was good. The waffles were quite good as well, soft and crunchy. Service was good, the workers were all in great moods and super friendly.

Mathias P


Love this place. Cool rustic interior and super nice genuine staff. And let's just appreciate the Devine beauty of an all you can eat fried chicken (and much more but who cares) buffet


Great food, great vibe & great staff!

mikkel r


This is a large space that is separated into sections by dividers with an industrial-artsy feel. The divisions make the place feel more intimate, and we were pleasantly surprised to find it quiet enough to converse normally. We went for Sunday brunch, and the food here was the classics from the American south. You can order from the menu or choose an all-you-can-eat option, which lets you pick from most items on the menu. If you see something you like on the menu, ordering just that is going to be the less expensive option, and will fill you up.

The food was good, as was the service. I would recommend this as a good option for brunch, and will definitely go back, making a reservation this time.

Buddy J


Food was really good. Service was great. Drinks good. Pricey but worth it. Recommend the pulled pork, cheese grits, or jambalaya.

Derek P


The hours posted on their door are inaccurate. Despite the hours on Google Maps it's actually a roll of the dice when the doors are actually unlocked. It appears they usually don't actually open until 6pm or later. Food is delicious if the doors are unlocked but I wouldn't bother trying before 6pm or on Sundays.

Kristy N


Hands down in my top 3 brunch meals. The brunch buffet has everything I would ever want....cheesy grits, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, waffles and the list keeps going. Everything was wonderful and there are bottomless mimosas if you want to kick up the day a notch. Just don't plan on doing anything other than going home for a nap afterward - major food coma. Oh! And I they have an insanely awesome bloody mary.

Stephen P


Had lunch, chicken & waffles spot on; sausage gravy was stunning. Biscuits ok. They need to work on that. People are super friendly. Fried chicken is a lighter batter. Grits and greens next trip.

Benjamin W


Not too shabby of a place to eat for lunch. I ordered the Fried Catfish Sandwich and it was pretty good. The Catfish was soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside which is how fried catfish should be done. It was served with tartar sauce and greens as well as a slaw and pickle on the side along with some house made chips. Little on the expensive side I guess as the sandwich was simplistic and costed $14.50. Inflation m i rite? They have this green sweet/spicy sauce on each table which was pretty tasty too. It's like grinded relish with a hint of something tangy and a bit of spicy zing. May come back to try their Fried Chicken & Waffles.

Violet 2


Welcoming hospitality. Great food. Amazing music selection played in the background. Whenever I return to SF, this diner I will be one my first stops.

Jay B


I stopped by with a group of friends yesterday for lunch around 2:45pm. Two of us walked in to check out the restaurant while the others looked at the menu outside. Once we decided we wanted to eat there, we waited between the hostess stand and the bar. A female customer at the end of the bar, drinking a shot, looked at us and said we are closed. We were very confused as the door was propped open, people were being served and the female customer at the end of the bar didn't appear to be an employee. We thought she was joking with us. She repeated several times that they were closed and started to get hostile with us because we didn't understand what was going on. As we turned around to leave she started to engage with the bartender about how ridiculous we were. I turned back and politely told her, that there was no reason to be talking about us as we walked out the door. I told her were are good people who are just looking for a place to eat and that had the bartender, who clearly is dressed as an employee had told us they were closed it would have been easier to understand. The female then became more hostile with us stating that her supervisor had already told us when we entered that they were closed. As, I stated early, 2 of us walked in while the others were checking out the menu, if a supervisor had talked to us, we missed it. At no time did the bartender apologize for the miscommunication. She just sided with the female at the end of the counter, basically ganged up on us and said, ya, we told you we were closed. We would have loved to have tried your restaurant yesterday. We actually would have loved to come back when you were open. This experience tells us we don't ever want to try your restaurant. We love Brenda's and frequent often, we wanted to give you a chance, your staff blew it. I highly recommend customer service training for the mysterious supervisor, the female at the end of the counter and the bartender. Some clear communication, from employees clocked in would have prevented this mess from happening.

Gracie W


This place has a great vibe to it. The service is great and fast, and the food is absolutely impeccable. Best fried chicken in SF hands down, and if you're looking for a good drink, the ReFresh Prince is amazing. Great experience.

Tzu-Liang Y


Service was way too slow even if the food was ok. Management didn't apologize and no offer of complimentary items. Would not come back here.

Glenn B


Waited at the bar for 10 mins and couldn't find a waiter. Went to front and asked for a table. Waited another 10 mins and no waiter. It was quite, so I guess the staff where in cruise mode maybe. Decided to leave before ordering, so can't rate the food. Only the service (or lack of)

Rhiannon M


Go before 7pm if you wanna have a conversation. Also, the bar seats are crazy big and awkward. Drinks and food are so good. Bar staff is awesome, thoughtful, and swift.

Autumn J


Was in town with my family for 4 days and the food was so good we ate here twice. Great food and atmosphere. Mom said the fried chicken was the best she's ever eaten in her entire life, and we all agreed. Seafood gumbo was delicious, the best potato salad came with the short ribs, the bourbon pecan pie was amazing, and the yams are stellar. so good. A few cons though, the cheesy grits were mediocre, the water brought to the table has cucumber in it (I like cucumber but the family doesn't), and we asked for plain water but the server forgot, the bourbon pecan pie was supposed to come with pepper ice cream but got served to me with just vanilla (I think they must've ran out) and the cherry peach cobbler which was served in a small cast iron skillet accidentally came out to us stone cold instead of hot so it tasted awful (like metal) we had it taken away and didn't get charged. Despite setbacks the overall quality of the meals we had was so great i highly recommend this place. If the prices of the entrees are a bit much, some of the meals you can order just as an appetizer at a smaller portion and cost and are still generous enough to leave you full and satisfied. Some of the best food I've eaten in San Francisco.

Greg S


Neighborhood looks a little sketchy, the hostesses was short with us when we asked to change our table and the drinks were a tad slow getting to us. But...still was a top 4 meal experience we've ever had. Everything we had was excellent..everything! Food, drinks, desert, cucumber water, decor, music all great. We will be back

James O


Great food , friendly staff. I recommend the BBQ pulled pork sandwich with shoestring fries.

Lois C


Looking for a quick bite for lunch today and found this spot on yelp (after passing up another questionable looking place...) and so happy to have strolled in here! The food is all fresh and everything was SO tasty! Very unique, good portions. Well deserved 4 stars

Luchas T


Almost walked right by it while looking for somewhere to eat. So glad I didn't. One of my new favorite restaurants in town. Everything was great. Amazing food and very friendly staff.

John C


Great soul food - the mushroom scramble with biscuit and potatoes hit the spot. Live soul band during weekend brunch creates a great atmosphere too

Tiffany C


Farmerbrown is a slow, home-cooking kind of place, with Southern staff and good Southern food. The place is big and spacious, and the food is made with quality ingredients and presented well. Add the homemade, green, spicy sauce if you like spice, maybe add some salt as well. I would come once for the experience if you have lots of time, as service tends to be on the slower side of things. They are known for their fried chicken and shrimp and grits here, so if you're a fan, order those!

John B


Ridiculous wait times of 45mins+, but...

Is it good soul food, yes. It most definitely is. If you happen to be able to just walk in & not need to wait, it's worth it.

However, if you're in a hurry looking for a quick bite, I'd recommend going elsewhere.

Jaime H


Good fried chicken! Not your dry or greasy chicken. The staff was fast and professional. Big thank you Farmer Brown.



The prices aren't cheap, and the portions are small, but the service, food, and cocktails are outstanding!

If you go for dinner, I would recommend giving their Chicken & Waffles a shot. I was expecting something sweet, but was impressed by how savory the meal was. The chicken was perfectly cooked and was well complimented by the homemade Belgium waffle.

If you're over 21 years of age and enjoy whiskey cocktails, I would suggest trying the Old-Soul Fashioned ... you won't be disappointed. If you're not a whiskey fan, then I'd recommend the Farmhouse Lemonade.

Tavia B


The fried catfish was delicious. The sweet potatoes and green beans weren’t as impressive unfortunately. But the service and atmosphere were really welcoming, I’d be willing to go back.

David B


Had catfish and collards. Walked in on NYE and sat at the bar. Very good food, authentic down-home and I say that coming from Louisnana. Good service. Good experience overall.

Jamie A


Fried chicken with waffles. Who would have thought they work together? Well they do. Guess I haven't spent much time in the south. Bookmarked - I'm coming back.

Sanci C


One of the best meals I have had in a long time! From the corn bread to the fried chicken and the jambalaya.... all outstanding!

Ari E


Mmmm... Was a good birthday dinner!

We naturally ordered too much food. I had the pulled pork sandwich... it was worth it.

I recommend it to anyone who wants their arteries clogged in a tasty kind of way. I was very impressed, and don't feel I need to go back.

Dwayne N


I had the vegan scramble. So delicious and very flavorful. Most places that aren't specifically vegan don't season tofu well. This place did great! It's so nice to have vegan options somewhere that my family can easily pick food that they prefer too.

Carol D


Delicious fried chicken. Good pulled pork. Matt was attentive to our needs. Quick service for 5:45 pm seating.

Elliot W


Food was pretty good, though not perfect. I was happy with my sausage and egg scramble. The biscuit was a bit on the drier side, and no butter nor jam/jelly/preserves with it .My wife was very happy with her fried chicken sandwich. Friends were happy with their catfish sandwiches. The fried chicken was good, though one friend was disappointed that he asked for a breast and a wing... Received 3 legs... Then 2 wings... Then a breast. The cornbread was good - not overly sweet, served with a side of butter. The drinks were pretty good - a pitcher of mimosas, and a spiked lemonade (that wasn't the official name, but that's effectively what it was). So other than the minor issue with the right chicken order, as well as the biscuit, the food was good. I'd easily go back.

Sherrine M


Great atmosphere and excellent service. Portion sizes are small compared to other restaurants I’ve visited in San Francisco. I had the BBQ ribs. The sauce was delicious, the ribs themselves were a little tough and not really seasoned. My friends had the catfish platter and chicken and waffles. Both said the dishes were delicious. The blueberry lemonade is excellent.

Jesse M


This is my second time here and honestly the first time wasn't memorable. WOW, HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED! We are a party of 6 and everything was awesome. The service was amazing. (MATHEW, THANK YOU!) CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK. 😉

Maria S


When we arrived tonight, we had forgotten that we ate here years ago, and it was not memorable, so we weren't as excited. Tonight, farmerbrown redeemed itself. EVERYTHING that we ordered was flavorful, and the service was superb (thanks to Matthew)! We ate fried okra for an appetizer. It actually had pieces of fish. They were fried with cornmeal- it makes a big difference. Our party ordered the shrimp and grits (just a little salty), chicken and waffles, fried chicken with hamhock greens (deliciously spicy) and shells and cheese (perfect amount of cheese), and fried cornmeal catfish with cheesy grits (awesome grits!). We ended the evening with chocolate chip bread pudding with vanilla ice cream- so good. We will definitely return. The neighborhood is sketchy. It's cheaper to park in the garage before the restaurant ($15) vs turning the corner and parking in the next garage ($20).

Michael H


Excellent dinner experience. Comfortable atmosphere, really nice staff. I had the endive salad with blood oranges, shells n' cheese, angel biscuits with fresh preserves, a large cucumber gimlet in a jar, and iced tea! Yeah, even for a vegetarian, this place nailed it. I'd go back.

Staci B


Went for Mother's Day and got seated by the band. Asked to move to another table because my daughter has autism and was told no! Food was delicious and hot. Catfish and Fried Chicken was crisp and tasty. Would like an environment considerate of it's patrons especially those with disabilities and a mother trying to enjoy her day.

Eric Y


The vibe was perfect and I was thrilled by the menu. Figured I'd give this spot a chance. Great ambience, wonderful bar and staff and sat at the bar. Ordered the chicken and waffles. And then waited, and waited and waited some more. During this period I could see that my order was ready, but it sat waiting for my side of eggs.

What could've been a great experience became an ok experience. I shouldn't have to tell the server not to bring out food that's been sitting around. The waffle was overcooked and dry and the chicken was barely warm.. I'm glad I finally went, now I know what I'm not missing.



This place has significantly gone down over the years. I was saddened on my visit last week to see what it's become. The food is just alright. I ordered fried okra and they seriously dipped the ENTIRE okra in batter then fried. Traditional southern okra is cut in pieces so it is easier to eat and fries evenly. My okra was stringy and under cooked. Service was also alright. Our server was nice and certainly did her best, so no issue there. The floor was filthy. Being the first ones in at 5:10 PM, the place should have been spotless. My napkin had stuck on food and I had to request a new one. Overall, not too impressive after my last visit 2 years ago.

Lala B


Our waiter, Matthew was dope, he was a great server and took pride in delivering excellent service. The chicken was seasoned and flavorful. The waffle, little less to be desired. My slice of cake was good! Great vibe and music!!!

thetrumike m


Happened across this place purely by accident! But, man, was it a great accident! Went in with my friend and we had the brunch. We went kind of late, as the brunch ends at 2:30 in the afternoon, but we still got delicious food. It was my 1st experience having chicken and waffles. Everything on the buffet menu was very delicious! The hostess, Astrud, was very friendly and professional. Our waitress, Karla, was very friendly, accommodating, and attentive. Found out that they have a live band on Sundays, so will definitely be going back and experiencing the brunch and the band!

Sarah H


I love this place when I am downtown. The cocktails are lovely and the menu is solid. Cocktails have fresh, seasonal fruit, food is in the southern comfort realm: fried chicken and shrimp and grits are my favorites. Staff is friendly. You can sit at the bar and people-watch the wildness if San Francisco



The service could have been a little better, but I love the rustic ambiance and the fresh food. Everything was cooked to perfection, and flavorful, seems pricey at first, but everything is good quality, delicious, and big portions. Fried Chicken was the BEST, but everything we tried was top notch. I had been craving some soul food for ages, and glad I was able to get my fix while in town!

Emily G


Ambiance is nice Kama location is relatively okay. Service was a little home, and it wasn't busy. I did enjoy the food although my husband didn't enjoy it as much. I was really impressed by their vegetarian jambalaya. Drinks are unique and strong.

Ken W


Have heard about this place for a long time and finally made it down here.

Chicken was very tasty. But my main problem is the very small pieces. Ordered the fried chicken plate (2 pieces) with two sides. The wing was tiny and the other piece was a small thigh. Feel very unsatisfied for $19.95. (photo shows the finished pieces)

If a wing was one of the two pieces, I would have expected the second piece to be bigger like a breast or a big drumstick. Very disappointed and will not come back.



The promise of Soul food is inviting. Throw in some Creol and you have it. The flavors are there though muted. When we arrived there restaurant was not crowded but we were scrunched at a 2 top right behind the host stand, right next to a table of 4, who were next to a table of 2. There are 3 other tables in the whole restaurant which had diners.

Neal G


I come here all the time for the bottomless mimosas! Mimosas are pretty strong and they give you a full pitcher at the end after your time is up. Definitely worth it. Also the biscuits are some of the best I've had outside of the south. Also the biscuits come with an incredible preserve/jam. Amazing!

Sheila H


Comfort food at its best. And just a short walk from Union Square. The chicken and waffles were amazing! And the veggie jambalaya was not only delicious, but so visually appealing as well. Definitely recommend when in SF.

Cecilia S


This place was great to eat at. It was my brother birthday so his girl and my mom and my self had a great time. Food was great and the service was great our waitress Carla was very patient and kind. If ever I come back to San Francisco I will return here. 👍👍👍👍👍

Luke M


My girl friend and I stopped in the farmerbrown while I was in SF for work. I looked at the menu and expected it to be good but it blew away my expectations! We started with the sweet potato steak fries. They were thick and tasty. There was a slight kick to them because they sprinkle cayenne on them but it is countered perfectly by an incredible aioli. My girlfriend got the chicken and sausage jambalaya. Like the fires it had a kick but was really good. Didn't look like a large portion of food but we left with leftovers because it was very filling. I had the Ribeye Meatloaf and is was the star of the night. I'm not joking when I say the meatloaf covered half the plate! It was juicy, and flavorful with a slight sweetness. Paired very well with the mashed potatoes it was served on and the great squash that came with it. Service was also A+! Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and certainly added to the experience. If I ever go to SF again I will make a point to stop by farmerbrown!

Mark W


Fantastic Sunday brunch buffet, including the chicken and waffles I was recommended by a friend. Delicious signature syrup, more of a thin consistency with hints of molasses and cinammon. Excellent, friendly bartender service. Great music selection. Overall, wonderful vibes at a crossroads of Southern hospitality and modern attraction.

Nikki C


This is our first visit to San Francisco and this restaurant was highly recommended. The location was walking distance from our hotel. The food and drinks were awesome! Hands down the best meatloaf (ground ribeye) I've had! Farmer Brown will be on our must eat when we visit again. I highly recommend!

Donna Y


This place was worth the wait (1hr 45min). Everything was awesome. Just amazing. Omelettes were awesome. The Italian sausage (my husband had them in his eggs) were great. The chocolate cinnamon fresh toast was like GOD. Bliss. I would definitely come again here.

Chardae V


Really like this place for brunch! Not only is the atmosphere cozy but the food makes you feel good as well. I went this past Sunday with a small group and we did the brunch buffet and mimosa pitchers. Food goes quickly but the staff was so helpful in making sure we got what we wanted. There was also a live band playing and they were amazing!

Christian B


Such a contrast to 5y ago... The service was horrendous, food was mediocre - no wonder the place was half-full. We came with friends, also from out-of-town, based on our excellent visit list time, but tonight's server was absent, missed basic service items (How is everything tasting so far? Looks like your water jug is empty, can I get you more? Here are the drinks you ordered without having to remind me.), and seemed to forget about us mid-way through clearing the table. We had a party of 8 (4 kids), and the bill came with the automatic gratuity of 20%. I totally agree with that for large parties when the restaurant is busy, but to get that level of service and be forced to include a 20% tip was a slap in the face. I mentioned my disappointment to our waiter and his response was that he was busy because he had so many tables. I'm sorry, that's not the customer's fault -- your manager short-staffed the shift. And don't tell me you were stretched trying to cover so many tables yourself when I saw that you had time to lean and have a conversation with a coworker. A simple "Sorry, we're a bit short tonight so please accept my apologies in advance - just flag me down if you need something" would have at least given me the sense that you knew you were in over your head.

Nicholas T


This was a really fun brunch. The buffet food tastes like buffet food, but it's pretty enjoyable. The mimosas are solid and the music adds a lot to the atmosphere. Would go again.

Heather B.



Vegetarian soul food, yes please!!! I was a little worried when my friend suggested this place, typically if a restaurant is known for chicken and waffles, this and 3361 more

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