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Wayfare Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Financial District
American, Bar
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
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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Palm Desert, California
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The decor is very unique and woodsy and the main dining space is on the second floor. The menu has typical pub food which was well prepared and presented. They have a decent wine list. The server was attentive and helpful.

Thank Marty911
Allen, TX
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate dinner at Wayfare Tavern during our recent trip to SF. The food was amazing! We particularly enjoyed the fried chicken, but everything that we had was very tasty and the portions were very large. Our only complaint was regarding the service. Specifically, we were seated at our table, then didn't see a server for about 20 minutes. We... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At lunch here twice on a recent trip. The service is very good. The fried chicken, though not cheap at $28, is amazing. Had a burger the other time and that was really good as well.

Thank JohnSF8
Lakewood, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told to try the fried chicken and it was amazing...a must! The service was great, the food delicious and a nice wine list!

Thank Anne S
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked this restaurant our due to some Trip Advisor reviews. I had their renowned fried chicken, and I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's just fried chicken. My son had a very good burger. It has been a month since I was there, and nothing else memorable comes to mind.

Thank pauljanh
Bluffton, South Carolina
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329 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is very good and there is a lot of it! The steak tartare was amazing as was the pork loin. Got to try the fried chicken it is amazing, comfort food at it's best. It is a very noisy place so be prepared.

Thank fjmccarl
Roseville, California
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this place after our first choice was closing for then night. They told us a 30 minute wait so we went to the bar and got some drinks. It was not even close to 30 minutes before we got a table! The wine list was impressive and although it took a bit for the waiter to check... More 

Thank RoseKala15
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, it's gorgeous, comfy space with food to compliment. My husband and I typically share a salad and entree: tonight that was the BLT salad followed by fried chicken (split plate) with a side of sautéed mushrooms. Just divine!Clearly the best fried chicken accompanied by deeply flavored mushrooms. Go! Order what we did and you'll have no regrets!

Thank KitchnQ
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were tired after a day of site seeing and wanted to eat dinner near the hotel. Our friend had mentioned this as the best burger place so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. We couldn't get reservations so decided to try a walk-in. We were seated at the counter that faces the open kitchen. It is... More 

Thank Chelsea23Nyc
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to eat here by the hotel concierge for typical American food and told about the fried chicken. This certainly did not disappoint. A huge portion of well seasoned moist chicken accompanied by a silky mash (ordered separately). We had shared the burrata and pears as a starter and of course had the Popovers (wonderful bread cooked like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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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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