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Brenda's French Soul Food

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652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
08:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Corvallis, OR
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant was recommended but I reserved my judgement until I saw the fried chicken and tasted the biscuit. Both delicious and absolutely brought back memories of southern Louisiana meals along with the beignets and coffee we had afterwards. definitely would like to return for the shrimp and grits. Prices very reasonable, decor fun, service great!

Thank Bolthero
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love this place. I travel to the city from the Santa Cruz area just to eat here. Today I tried the "Pulled Pork Benedict", WOW!!! They were awesome!!! I never leave there hungry or dissatisfied. This is a MUST TRY place in San Francisco

Thank JP G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME EATING @ BRENDA'S. I HAD TO COME BACK I treated my best friend for a birthday dinner @ Brenda's. We both order the creamy delicious shrimp grits oooh loved them..then ordered yams and collard greens that also were delicious make you want to slap yo mamma....if you know anything about Soul Food. I have eaten... More 

Thank Melanie P
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing, the receptionist at our hotel recommended this place, it is always very busy, the downside is you have to wait for a table but trust me it's well worth it, delicious x

Thank dowdykat
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing southern food! We shared plates as no one could decide since it all looked so good! The mac and cheese side is to die for! Fried chicken was loved even by my Jamaican husband who doesn't usually like chicken at restaurants! There was a big line up but we just put our name on the chalk board and wandered... More 

Thank Kathryn M
Shenzhen, China
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Brenda's a few times and will keep coming back! The eatery offers a nice balance of NOLA French Quarter flare and calm escape from the tenderloin without having outrageous prices. Expect to spend about $13 per plate. The portions are generous and the food never disappoints if you like creole food. The po' boys are massive and... More 

Thank StephCaliforniaBound
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was good. Came here particularly for the fried chicken and wasn't disappointed at all. I ordered a side of mac n cheese to go with my meal. At the end of it all, I had a ton of food and couldn't finish it all. And for all the things that was ordered, the bill wasn't bad at all, quite... More 

Thank tannedinnyc
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sooooo glad we chose to eat here while visiting San Francisco! You go through a scary part of town to get here, but you will NOT be sorry you braved it! The beignets are a VERY close second to Cafe Du Monde in NOLA. You must order them! Everything is made from scratch and large portions! Their biscuits are soooo... More 

Thank yeehawsister4
Odense, Denmark
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just love this place. I was there for the first time in juli 2011 and when I got to go to San Francisco again i november 2016 I went back. It was a business trip and I brought seven collegues, and they all really liked it. Food is great, people are nice and the prices are more than resonable. And... More 

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stockton, ca
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i've been 3 times. everything is delicious. the neighboring table said the bloody mary is o.k., not special, not bad.

Thank chlene36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?