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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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“brunch” (115 reviews)
“beignets” (252 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have only 1 opportunity to dine here, make sure your selection includes the watermelon tea and the shrimp and grits. Outstanding food.

Thank FrankieGal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just around the corner from our hotel, Brenda’s was a very short walk from the Phoenix Hotel. We got there around brunch time so we’re lucky to get a seat-pretty crowded. Server was prompt with coffee and menus. I ordered the Beignet Flight (4)with one...More

Thank Angela3950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of us had bunch and others turkey meal. Cheese and grit was great. Their biscuits are the best. The crispy pork belly was yummy just needed bigger portion.

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I heard good things and my curious nature led me to Brendas. I have driven by it a few times and could see the queues out the door, its true. I went at 4pm so i had missed breakfast /brunch (served til 3) and...More

1  Thank Carls W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the shrimp po-boy and the fried chicken for dinner. The chicken dinner came with a cream biscuit, seriously one of the BEST biscuits I've ever had, and collard greens - delicious. The shrimp po-boy was loaded with fried shrimp. Will definitely have it...More

Thank loves2travelsf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place for brunch! But ready to Q if you have more than 3! Nice service and friendly. Very heart warming place. Beautiful set up

1  Thank CarolynnAng5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good things about this restaurant, so I decided to try it for myself. I also looked at the menu, and everything seemed mouth-watering. I am from the south, and can appreciate goid southern cooking. Upon arrival the crowd was out the the...More

1  Thank travelmaven_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in SF for the weekend and went to Brenda's. We ordered a flight of Beignets(plain, apple, chocolate and Crawfish). They were all fantastic and although the crawfish is better suited for lunch or dinner, it was still delicious. I had the fried chicken eggs...More

2  Thank Favabean43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about Brenda's fried chicken while at home in South Carolina and desperately wanted to eat here when we came to San Francisco. The atmosphere was fun and laid back. The food was delicious. The hostess and wait staff were attentive. It was worth...More

1  Thank Bangco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joined friends for breakfast. Although a nice walk from the Financial district, I will Lift or Uber next time. The food was amazing and did NOT disappoint!

Thank joselouis98
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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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