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Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking

2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1247
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good47%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves real-deal southern bbq - nothing over-sauced which we appreciate. It was a bit fatty for our taste but still truly luscious BBQ. GREAT FIND!

1  Thank lyssiebeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After enjoying the appetizers and some very good beer, we were delighted to see the main courses come out of the kitchen quickly. We thought the meats, particularly the spare ribs and brisket, were exceptional and would recommend them to anyone. The side dishes, although...More

Thank Influencer
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

One a year I visit San Francisco to attend a conference. At Southpaw we host our annual community reception. The location is great, the food is super and the team is wonderful! We will come back next year! Thanks Jürgen Kress

Thank jkress
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went to Southpaw mainly for the craft beer, but were blown away by the food. The neighborhood was not for everyone, but the restaurant was excellent. Portions were generous and staff were very friendly and informative (as we haven't had too much authentic BBQ)....More

Thank Doogie59
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Believe it or not, a lot of this food would fly in the south and I mean that as a compliment. Good flava and service.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Good BBQ spare ribs. Excellent kale salad. Home cut fries were also very good. Great atmosphere. Quick and friendly service - - ate at the bar. Eclectic and rough area.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A casual dinner with friends took us here. Top-notch quality flavor, portion size and super friendly staff. The brisket was smoky with a nice smoke ring, for my sides I went with the classic macaroni and cheese and grits. The grits cakes werevakso a tabked...More

Thank FVStrona
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Family visit looking for the best BBQ place in town. Enthusiastic local recommendations led us here. Great service, brilliant ribs, wings, pulled pork and corn and a truly superb set of cocktails. All southern style, dripping with taste (and not a small amount of spice...More

Thank GastronomicusNZ
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice relaxed venue with some awesome dishes like ribs, salmon and chicken salads. Highly recommended!

Thank David J
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My friend took me here for dinner, since we are both from the South, and he figured I hadn't had Southern food for a while. The food was good, although out of my normal price range, so it was nice that my friend was treating....More

Thank Blaize S
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1247
    (18th St)
  • Public Transportation: Mission & 18th: Bus Lines 33,49 Mission & 16th: Bus Lines (14,22,49), MUNI, BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
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