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Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beignets” (256 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would come back here in a heart beat!!! We came after the lunch rush at 2PM and were seated immediately. Well priced for the large portion sizes. We all had to take take out boxes for our leftover food. Would recommend the po-boy sandwhiches (can...More

Thank I2863VUjen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, great menu, great execution! What more could I ask for. The beignets are excellent. We ate one later that night and the chocolate had hardened into a gooey fudge brownie taste which was pretty good at 2am. Our andouille sausage omelette was excellent...More

1  Thank denverroadtrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from New Orleans so I was ready for more of that delicious style of food. The place was clean, fast, and more than enough food to feed any appetite. We each ordered different menu items and they all had good flavor.

1  Thank Papas105
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had hearty breakfasts here while staying at Phoenix hotel for a few nights. It was all great, decent prices and prompt service. The beignets are delicious!

1  Thank Henrik J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived 28 minutes after they opened on Wednesday, Feb 28...and the place was nearly full. Try the biscuits, they are scone like in density. I don't find an opportunity to have grits in Canada very often and I was not disappointed by my adventure....More

1  Thank Phil4765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On first walking through the door the first impression is funky casual, not fancy, just laid back and my expectations were that the food would be average. Well was I wrong!! The Bronzed catfish with crawfish étouffée was sensational, the Secret recipe fried chicken was...More

Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soo yummy! We went early before the theatre, so got right in . They seat when your whole group has arrived. The line builds quickly so early is the key. We tried a number of different items, shrimp po-boy, cat fish, dumplings, mac n cheese,...More

Thank Brian s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch with a friend in this nice restaurant! We had the house salad with fried shrimps, reaally good and some beignets to die for! Highly recommended, we loved it!

Thank traveler_AIS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! Taste of real New Orleans... Creole frittata was fantastic: crawfish, shrimp, sausage... biscuits are the top notch, grits are spot on! Everything was amazing and the service was quite good. Highly recommend a stop. No dinner on Mondays, though.

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Hangtown Fry (eggs, oysters, bacon, and scallions) and it was delicious. The crispiness of the oysters really made the dish from how I make them at home. I had the crawfish beignet which was flavorful.

Thank John W
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30 September 2017|
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Response from fredyt3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that there is a "best time" as reservations are not accepted but whatever the wait may be, it is worth it. If possible I would suggest planning your visit and include up to a 45 minute wait. Of course... More
Marsha P
17 July 2017|
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Response from Chygrl | Reviewed this property |
We went in evening, so I'm not sure. Sorry
Tanya W
26 January 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. There is a chalk board where you sdf your first name and number in party to the list. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-8100
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