Farmerbrown Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 25 Mason St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: at Market

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  • 415-409-3276

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They had me a mac & cheese... and boy was it gooooood! I usually despise fried food but after a few long hours of tossing back some brews in the sun I obliged. Between the 5 of us we had 3 orders of fried chicken and mac & cheese and 2

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They had me a mac & cheese... and boy was it gooooood! I usually despise fried food but after a few long hours of tossing back some brews in the sun I obliged. Between the 5 of us we had 3 orders of fried chicken and mac & cheese and 2

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This is the best fried chicken I have ever had. If you are a fan of southern food, this is the only place you should go in San Francisco. The restaurant not only has a great atmosphere, but the food is authentic.

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This is the best fried chicken I have ever had. If you are a fan of southern food, this is the only place you should go in San Francisco. The restaurant not only has a great atmosphere, but the food is authentic.

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Come early, dodge all the druggies outside, grab a seat at the bar and enjoy their wonderful cocktails. Order an appetizer to snack on. Do get the sweet potato fries and a taste of their cornbread.

Don't get the catfish... dry.... Do get the fried chicken...... Don't go to Hard Knox if you want think that the friend chicken is the best here.

I've had a few good meals here. Horrible parking and area for a restaurant though.

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★★★★☆

Come early, dodge all the druggies outside, grab a seat at the bar and enjoy their wonderful cocktails. Order an appetizer to snack on. Do get the sweet potato fries and a taste of their cornbread.

Don't get the catfish... dry.... Do get the fried chicken...... Don't go to Hard Knox if you want think that the friend chicken is the best here.

I've had a few good meals here. Horrible parking and area for a restaurant though.

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ok, the first thing that was great about Farmer Brown was that it was open late. We were looking for a nice place to eat at around 11PM. In the City you can be hard pressed to find anything other then a slice of pizza or a diner at that hr. The server and bartender didn't seem put out that we came in that late which is always good.

When you get your food you are going to be very pleased. Great flavors and true comfort. It's like grandma was back in the kitchen cooking for the family. The place it self has a great vibe and can only be described as cool. Don't mind the neighborhood. Venturing into the loin is worth it.

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ok, the first thing that was great about Farmer Brown was that it was open late. We were looking for a nice place to eat at around 11PM. In the City you can be hard pressed to find anything other then a slice of pizza or a diner at that hr. The server and bartender didn't seem put out that we came in that late which is always good.

When you get your food you are going to be very pleased. Great flavors and true comfort. It's like grandma was back in the kitchen cooking for the family. The place it self has a great vibe and can only be described as cool. Don't mind the neighborhood. Venturing into the loin is worth it.

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This spot has the best soul food in town and their brunch spread has grits to die for - love the music and staff - just don't go with a headache unless you plan to drink it away! Also, don't let the hood keep you away or you'll miss a real

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This spot has the best soul food in town and their brunch spread has grits to die for - love the music and staff - just don't go with a headache unless you plan to drink it away! Also, don't let the hood keep you away or you'll miss a real

Pros: live jazz

Cons: very loud

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if you are in the mood for soul food and are in the city, you should try farmerbrown. they have the bet cornbread that comes with the meals. and you'll definitely like the cool refreshing flavor of the cucumber water they serve.

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if you are in the mood for soul food and are in the city, you should try farmerbrown. they have the bet cornbread that comes with the meals. and you'll definitely like the cool refreshing flavor of the cucumber water they serve.

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Great concept and excellent vibe. Music is good and the bar is flowing, but the food lacks in flavor. I love Southern cooking and was not impressed by the several times I've been here. If you're loking for good Southern Cooking, try Southern Cafe in Oakland, but if you're looking for a great place for a drink, good music, and ok food-Farmer Brown's is hard to beat...

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★★★☆☆

Great concept and excellent vibe. Music is good and the bar is flowing, but the food lacks in flavor. I love Southern cooking and was not impressed by the several times I've been here. If you're loking for good Southern Cooking, try Southern Cafe in Oakland, but if you're looking for a great place for a drink, good music, and ok food-Farmer Brown's is hard to beat...

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The atmosphere is great, the food is great and the staff is so-so. For the neighborhood that it's in, they should have a BIG bouncer at the door to keep out and filter the riff-raff as this restaurant is in the Tenderloin or the 'Tender

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is great, the food is great and the staff is so-so. For the neighborhood that it's in, they should have a BIG bouncer at the door to keep out and filter the riff-raff as this restaurant is in the Tenderloin or the 'Tender

Pros: Great bar menu of small plates and appetizers; drinks excellent; great full menu

Cons: They need a bouncer to screen out jerks and theives or at least catch them on the way out.

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Wow! You wouldn't have guessed it by looking at the outside of this place that it's a happening place to be. You're in the middle of the Tenderloin, and the place looks pretty dumpy from the outside, but that's where it's

3
★★★★★

Wow! You wouldn't have guessed it by looking at the outside of this place that it's a happening place to be. You're in the middle of the Tenderloin, and the place looks pretty dumpy from the outside, but that's where it's

Pros: COCKTAILS! Ambiance, people

Cons: Service average

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I heard all the hype and wanted to try it out. We went in and sat at the bar the bartenders were kind of nice but also not very helpful. I ordered a beer and they said the keg was shot so they gave me half a beer and said they would give

3
★★★★★

I heard all the hype and wanted to try it out. We went in and sat at the bar the bartenders were kind of nice but also not very helpful. I ordered a beer and they said the keg was shot so they gave me half a beer and said they would give

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The ribs here were delicious: seasoned well, and the meat fell right off the bones. The portions were smaller than I would have expected for the price, but overall a good meal.

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The ribs here were delicious: seasoned well, and the meat fell right off the bones. The portions were smaller than I would have expected for the price, but overall a good meal.

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Cons: I had dinner with friends this past Tuesday night, I ordered the fried chicken and macaroni. The fried chicken was so salty. I thought I'd avoid the skin to avoid the salt, well the chicken must have been brined because the meat

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★★★★★

Cons: I had dinner with friends this past Tuesday night, I ordered the fried chicken and macaroni. The fried chicken was so salty. I thought I'd avoid the skin to avoid the salt, well the chicken must have been brined because the meat

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The location is a little sketch- but don?t let that deter you. From the moment you walk in- Farmer Brown is a real treat. The atmosphere was festive and populated. The decor, and great attention to detail, helps set the mood / era:

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★★★★★

The location is a little sketch- but don?t let that deter you. From the moment you walk in- Farmer Brown is a real treat. The atmosphere was festive and populated. The decor, and great attention to detail, helps set the mood / era:

Pros: Good food, Clever details

Cons: Neighbourhood- it is what it is

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I've been going to Farmer Brown since the beginning. The food originally was awful and disappointing! I had been going back just to hang out at the bar. Imagine my surprise when a friend ordered their food (against my strong wishes) and it

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★★★★★

I've been going to Farmer Brown since the beginning. The food originally was awful and disappointing! I had been going back just to hang out at the bar. Imagine my surprise when a friend ordered their food (against my strong wishes) and it

Pros: Great drinks and social scene

Cons: Little pricey for soul food

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I went here last night and found it was very busy, however, the service was excellent, Nahill, was on top of it the whole time - and very knowledgable. We started w/ 2 specialty cocktails that were delicious, then had wine by the glass -

3
★★★★★

I went here last night and found it was very busy, however, the service was excellent, Nahill, was on top of it the whole time - and very knowledgable. We started w/ 2 specialty cocktails that were delicious, then had wine by the glass -

Pros: Southern Food, Price and Wines by the glass!!!

Cons: noisy but fun

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This food was not even close to comfort food. I made the mistake of taking my mother here, who happens to cook very delicious soul food. She laughed. The dishes on the menu that vaguely relate to soul food are not prepared well. For

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★★★★★

This food was not even close to comfort food. I made the mistake of taking my mother here, who happens to cook very delicious soul food. She laughed. The dishes on the menu that vaguely relate to soul food are not prepared well. For

Pros: Cute atmosphere, good location, good drinks

Cons: not really soul food

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My friend and I had the roasted chicken with fennel/grape stuffing, pork chop with an awesome walnut cabbage salad and the cheddar mac and cheese (with quite a zing to it!). I found the service to be very pleasant, the vibe energetic and

3
★★★★★

My friend and I had the roasted chicken with fennel/grape stuffing, pork chop with an awesome walnut cabbage salad and the cheddar mac and cheese (with quite a zing to it!). I found the service to be very pleasant, the vibe energetic and

Pros: The chicken, mac and cheese and pork chop!

Cons: If you sit by the door, a draft is very apparent.

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We saw an add about this place's Southern Cooking and went to try it out. What a dissappointment. We got there 10 minutes before the posted closing time and asked the door man if they were serving dinner before we went in. When we

3
★★★★★

We saw an add about this place's Southern Cooking and went to try it out. What a dissappointment. We got there 10 minutes before the posted closing time and asked the door man if they were serving dinner before we went in. When we

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I loved the concept of a casual soul food place, but I admit I was a bit disappointed with this restaurant but I have high hopes that this relatively new restaurant will be able to turn it around. First of all, the watermelon margarita I

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I loved the concept of a casual soul food place, but I admit I was a bit disappointed with this restaurant but I have high hopes that this relatively new restaurant will be able to turn it around. First of all, the watermelon margarita I

Pros: Good Fried Chicken

Cons: Limited Menu; Uncoordinated Between Waitstaff and Kitchen

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Was looking forward to dining here for quite awhile. Went to Farmer Brown on a Thursday night. Bartender was extremely short with our party, as well as several of the patrons sitting near us. The hostess was very kind, but waitstaff was

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★★★★★

Was looking forward to dining here for quite awhile. Went to Farmer Brown on a Thursday night. Bartender was extremely short with our party, as well as several of the patrons sitting near us. The hostess was very kind, but waitstaff was

Pros: fried chicken, black-eyed pea soup

Cons: HORRIBLE service ruins entire experience

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My best friend and I went to farmer brown based on the fact that he had heard it was a soul food restaurant. I should have read the CitySearch reviews first. We went on a Friday night and the restaurant and bar area was packed (I highly

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★★★★★

My best friend and I went to farmer brown based on the fact that he had heard it was a soul food restaurant. I should have read the CitySearch reviews first. We went on a Friday night and the restaurant and bar area was packed (I highly

Pros: Strong drinks, close parking, great staff

Cons: Area, Not real soul-food, limited menu

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I've been looking forward to going to this place for some time now. As it came highly recommended by some friends. Our first atttempt was interrupted by the "walk ins welcome" over the phone greeting, only to get there and find there

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★★★★★

I've been looking forward to going to this place for some time now. As it came highly recommended by some friends. Our first atttempt was interrupted by the "walk ins welcome" over the phone greeting, only to get there and find there

Pros: shrimp cakes, chicken

Cons: mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes, greens

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My g-friend and I went here on our anniversary, and had a great time. The waitress was friendly, and the owner even approached us and was warm as well. All of the food seemed to be good, but lacked the certain things that HIP COMFORT

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★★★★★

My g-friend and I went here on our anniversary, and had a great time. The waitress was friendly, and the owner even approached us and was warm as well. All of the food seemed to be good, but lacked the certain things that HIP COMFORT

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Called ahead just 1 hour before arriving and managed to get a table for 6 on a Saturday night. No detail is over looked here. The interior of the space concides with the theme of the menu - down home cooking. The joint was classy, yet

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★★★★★

Called ahead just 1 hour before arriving and managed to get a table for 6 on a Saturday night. No detail is over looked here. The interior of the space concides with the theme of the menu - down home cooking. The joint was classy, yet

Pros: atmosphere, vibe, fun cocktails and comfort food

Cons: the popcorn shrimp

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I've been missing reasonably priced (not cheap, just reasonable) good Cajun-ish food since the Elite Cafe changed their ownership and their menu. Farmer Brown's SOOOOO filled that void! We ordered a salad, the backened steak, the

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I've been missing reasonably priced (not cheap, just reasonable) good Cajun-ish food since the Elite Cafe changed their ownership and their menu. Farmer Brown's SOOOOO filled that void! We ordered a salad, the backened steak, the

Pros: ALL of the food! The cornbread (with strawberry jalapeno jelly)! And it takes reservations!!!

Cons: A little loud, but not so much that it was a problem.

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The service wasn't so bad but the food was terrible! I ordered the pork chop, which the waitress said was juicy and falls off the bone - absolutely not. It was extra dry and every time I used my knife to slice a piece off, the whole table

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★★★★★

The service wasn't so bad but the food was terrible! I ordered the pork chop, which the waitress said was juicy and falls off the bone - absolutely not. It was extra dry and every time I used my knife to slice a piece off, the whole table

Pros: Cool interior

Cons: Horrible food, Too loud, dangerous neighborhood for parking

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We called to make a reservation on Wednesday for Friday night. Received a call on Friday afternoon (2 days later) to say they couldn't take us, but walk-ins were welcome. We went in around 6:45 and checked in with the hostess. She told us

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We called to make a reservation on Wednesday for Friday night. Received a call on Friday afternoon (2 days later) to say they couldn't take us, but walk-ins were welcome. We went in around 6:45 and checked in with the hostess. She told us

Pros: Watermelon Margarita

Cons: Not good for walk-ins, Wait of around 2+ hours for a table

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Great place to dine pre-theater as it's about 3-4 long blocks from the Curran Theater. M-F 5-7pm is Happy Hour and cocktails/draft beer are 1/2 off! Couldn't detect any watermelon flavor in my margarita. The Ginger Rum was ok, everyone

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★★★★★

Great place to dine pre-theater as it's about 3-4 long blocks from the Curran Theater. M-F 5-7pm is Happy Hour and cocktails/draft beer are 1/2 off! Couldn't detect any watermelon flavor in my margarita. The Ginger Rum was ok, everyone

Pros: Fried chicken, fries, blackened meat

Cons: parking, neighborhood, not enough bathrooms

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I've been to Farmer Brown's three times now, and I am definitely impressed with their food and drink. It's a cool atmosphere, and easy location to get to (Mason & Market). First time there I had the fried chicken-the chicken was really

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★★★★★

I've been to Farmer Brown's three times now, and I am definitely impressed with their food and drink. It's a cool atmosphere, and easy location to get to (Mason & Market). First time there I had the fried chicken-the chicken was really

Pros: Great food, ambiance, strong specialty cocktails

Cons: watch out for undercooked food

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A real-deal restaurant w/ friendly staff, reasonable prices and a hip atmosphere. It seems like it would be hard NOT to have fun at farmerbrown.

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A real-deal restaurant w/ friendly staff, reasonable prices and a hip atmosphere. It seems like it would be hard NOT to have fun at farmerbrown.

Pros: upbeat, friendly, good value

Cons: noisy - live music

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"OpenTable who?" says farmerbrown- the tenderest part of SF's 'loin.' Dinner was at 7pm and I was seated promptly even though I was ten minutes late. Greeted with water in Mason jars and cornbread, I knew I was home. Now, when a menu says

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★★★★★

"OpenTable who?" says farmerbrown- the tenderest part of SF's 'loin.' Dinner was at 7pm and I was seated promptly even though I was ten minutes late. Greeted with water in Mason jars and cornbread, I knew I was home. Now, when a menu says

Pros: Happy Hour, Value

Cons: Parking, Noise

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Great southern food and wonderful cocktails. Try the fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and a mint julep. Worth the one block walk through hell!

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Great southern food and wonderful cocktails. Try the fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and a mint julep. Worth the one block walk through hell!

Pros: Southern cuisine

Cons: bad lighting, inattentive staff

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I went there for the ver first time with a friend on a Friday night. We started off with chile infused vodka shooters. They were so yummy that I had two. Upon recommedation from the bartenders, my friend and I both ordered the Fried

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★★★★★

I went there for the ver first time with a friend on a Friday night. We started off with chile infused vodka shooters. They were so yummy that I had two. Upon recommedation from the bartenders, my friend and I both ordered the Fried

Pros: Pecan Pie, service, drinks

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Went for the first time and was blown away! The food is amazing, good southern favorites that I thought I left behind after I moved to the city, the service was truly commendable, given that it was packed on a Thursday night, and the live

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Went for the first time and was blown away! The food is amazing, good southern favorites that I thought I left behind after I moved to the city, the service was truly commendable, given that it was packed on a Thursday night, and the live

Pros: Great food, fast service

Cons: Noisy

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Farmer Brown has great potential. I went there for the first time this weekend and thought the vibe was very nice and upscale. The waitresses and bartender Jason were great. Would love to have seen more selections on the menu and more

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Farmer Brown has great potential. I went there for the first time this weekend and thought the vibe was very nice and upscale. The waitresses and bartender Jason were great. Would love to have seen more selections on the menu and more

Pros: vibe, bartender, fried chicken

Cons: the place was empty, bigger menu selection, in the tenderloin

 

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