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Blue Plate

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££ - £££
American, Contemporary
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3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007 (Valencia St.)
+1 415-282-6777
17:30 - 22:00
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SF, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Blue Plate for years! Meatloaf, fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, never fails to send us home happy and with full bellies! This visit was no exception. We tried the gnocchi and the key lime pie this time too, wow so delicious! One of my very favorites! 😘

Thank ms711
Hillsborough, California, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Blue Plate in San Francisco last night with 2 friends. It was outstanding! It was restaurant week in San Francisco. We got a 3 course dinner and each course was wonderful! The beet salad was fabulous. The ravioli/crab main course was also great. The key lime pie was amazing. We will definitely go back!!

Thank Phil S
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us during San Francisco's Restaurant Week. We like to feature dishes that are often on our menu so that newcomers get a good idea of what we are all about. I'm so glad you chose Blue Plate on your trip to San Francisco, and thank you for sharing your experience. More 

San Francisco, California
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1,524 reviews
755 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I love that this place serves excellent quality and extremely tasty comfort food. Great steak, pork chops, fried chicken, meatloaf etc. All cooked to perfection. Delicious tasting side dishes and excellent service. All at very reasonable prices. Will be going back here again and again !

Thank Travellover6128
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Salty food: octopus and Brussels sprouts. We also had the sturgeon but they put too many thing with it, which was overwhelming. The fried chicken was a disappointment, we couldn't find a pleasant taste. Noisy. We wouldn't go back.

Thank Andrea R
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visit San Francisco 3-4 times a year and try to make sure Blue Plate is part of our dinner plans each time. The food is both delicious and beautifully presented. If you eat meat, you should definitely try the meatloaf. Outstanding. There's always a wait so be sure to make a reservation. Prices are reasonable for San Francisco.

Thank Lbohanan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you are looking for great fried chicken, amazing pork chops, excellent grilled squid, and an interesting wine list, go to Blue Plate.

Thank traveld9
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Right on, Traveld9, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post. More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It is consistently outstanding. Chef Sean is constantly changing the menu to feature the freshest farm to table I season produce. The meatloaf and fried chicken are by far the best in the city. The service is always top notch. The atmosphere is romantic and fun. Highly recommend!

Thank Ashleyreneescales
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Hey Ashley, Thank you for eating with us and thank you for that review. Yes, Sean does a killer job and we are all so glad that you enjoy having dinner with us. More 

San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco and I've been going here regularly for nearly 10 years. I'm always pleased with what I order there. The menu changes seasonally, but you'll always see certain dishes, like the meatloaf and the fried chicken. The chef is imaginative and the staff is hard-working and very good at what they... More 

Thank Heather R
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Heather, Wow, thank you for joining us for 10 years. Here's to ten more! Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Blue Plate and I hope to see you in again soon. Jeff More 

Vienna, Virginia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My daughters and I ate here to celebrate together- first time I had been with them together in ten years. I got super sick. I threw up immediately after I ate the food right at the restaurant. They got pretty sick, too. It was St. Patty's Day and we all had celebratory corned beef. I think it must have been... More 

Thank Suzanne G
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Suzanne, Oh no! I'm so sorry you had a bad experience when you were with us. This is the first I have heard of any issues last St. Patty's Day. I have not heard of allergies to nettles but perhaps that was your case. I know that we never serve nettles raw. They are always blanched first, (to remove the... More 

Scarsdale, New York
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341 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter thought we'd enjoy the menu, so she reserved us a table at the Blue Plate. While the menu is limited, the selection is impressive and the food we ordered was outstanding. Unlike most restaurants, the waiter offered us a choice of sparkling or regular water at no charge! We started with an amazing Bibb salad with pistachios, strawberries... More 

Thank Arthur G
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Hey Arthur, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for sharing your great experience. I am so happy you loved your dishes. That Bibb salad is delish. And we are happy to offer complimentary filtered still or sparkling water to our guests. We put the system in several years ago and it has been great for doing away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007
    (Valencia St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Blue Plate is located at the stop for the following bus lines: 14, 49 and 67. Bart riders should get off on the 24th and Mission station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-282-6777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?