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Wayfare Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Financial District
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you have a reservation! Very good fried chicken, tasty appetizers. Service was ok, they are just too busy

Thank Olga B
San Diego, CA
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVE fried chicken so visiting Wayfare Tavern after the Giants game was a must. The restaurant reviews claim it's one of the top rated Fried Chicken restaurants in the USA. First off, the bar stocked my favorite Whistle Pig Rye, so we were off to a great start. They serve a limited menu before 5pm, but fortunately it includes... More 

Thank desederata
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Service. I could have eaten 100 popovers. The fried chicken was recommended and was absolutely the best. Lived up to the hype.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love the opportunity to eat at one of the best fried checiken restaurants in America. Especially when owned by a famous celebrity Chef. I have eaten many fried chicken meals all around the country. Perfectly brined and flavored but just seemed to be missing a little something breading was nice but soggy and skin was not crisp. In the... More 

Thank Steven J
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed drinks and dinner at the bar with my parents at Wayfare. It was super busy and loud so beware if you're looking for a quite evening out. We weren't able to get reservations but waited a few minutes to snag a seat at the bar. We each had a drink and then dinner. The popover style bread they serve... More 

Thank Christine H
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, this is one of the few places open for Sunday lunch in the Financial District. High points: comfortable booth seating, excellent cocktail program, good (but expensive) choice of wines by the glass, noise level acceptable, attentive service. All items on the menu looked interesting. We consumed deviled eggs, beef tartare, burgers, and fried chicken, all first rate.

Thank NinthCircle
new jersey
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Which came first, the eggs did. The deviled eggs and then the chicken. FRIED... This is a great fun hip chic cool neat place to visit. I'm so glad i did

Thank lobels
Wichita, Kansas
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227 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day in San Fransisco and had lunch here and good food and good service. Can't go wrong with a nice salad and gnocchi.

Thank Jim H
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to my return to the Wayfare Tavern the next time I am in San Fran! I was in town on business and came to the Wayfare Tavern on a recommendartion from co-workers that live in the area. They were incredibly spot on! From the decor, to the service and the food itself, all was great! My co-workers and... More 

Thank RRtothe3rd
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions of delicious meaty dishes served in a chic bistro interior. I recommend the deviled eggs and the fried chicken. Great service even late at night.

Thank oribie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
    (Montgomery & Sansome)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-772-9060
A Tyler Florence restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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