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Tennessee Grill

Diner, American, Barbecue
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1128 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2440
+1 415-664-7834
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 06:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Fresno, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Definitely a "local" place and not one that you would necessarily hear about in any of the travel brochures. This is a diner in every sense of the tradition. No frills or fancy table cloths, just good food at a good price. The Mandaly Slam is probably my favorite item on the menu - A slice of ham, a sausage... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Is it good or bad to review a place I used to work at?!?! It really hasn't changed that much. If you see Enrique cooking, and you sit at the long counter, you will get excellent comfort food for the price. if those conditions are not met, all bets are off. It will be a crap shoot, and it always... More 

Thank Edi M
Newport Beach, California
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you're really hungry and aren't craving super healthy food, check out the TG - a local, neighborhood food 'joint.' Staff is friendly and if you're under 65 years old, you won't find too much company. It doesn't matter because the servings are huge, and senior menus all include a nice, fresh salad, coffee, and a scoop or two of... More 

Thank 205sr
San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Been eating here for decades. One of the last good diners around with a big menu. Go for the turkey rice soup, dinner specials, and the best patty melt around. Its performance art to watch the cooks work through the short orders on a weekend brunch. You can sit at the counter and watch TV or find a quiet table... More 

Thank Cubecritter
San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

This hole in the wall in dire need of a face lift doesn't have the best food around. It's got a local following, a lot of families, couples and geriatricians because the price is so reasonable. An entree is only about $10 for 1/2 fried chicken with corn and rice! The fried chicken came out piping hot with a crispy... More 

Thank Chartreuse
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

Went there for breakfast, which was really great. Good selection on the menu, coffee was only okay - just your regular american coffee. Staff was friendly and always refilling your coffee. Only downside are the restrooms. The last time I saw something like this was years ago in a rundown nightclub. Do not attempt to use them!

Thank Robin A
San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

We happened by Tennessee Grill on a Sunday morning and were amazed at how crowded the place was. Obviously, the regulars in the neighborhood know a good deal and a good meal. We ordered breakfast specials and they were made to order and substantial. We also ordered food to go as we were going to the concert series at Stern... More 

Thank twins1_11
San Diego
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Visiting family in the neighborhood, and walked there for breakfast. I felt as if we were walking into a restaurant from back in the midwest, last century. It was not a negative for us, however. Breakfast was just what we expected, inexpensive, good coffee, fairly prompt service. Since we had our six year old grandson with us, it was important... More 

Thank culdesacSanDiego
San Francisco, California, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

everything is great.good food,great staff,excellent service.

Thank lovebugfeb16
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2010

Old fashoned American diner :) been coming with my grandpa since I was born and with my Mom since I was still in there. Good local sf food and service

Thank lovroxy87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American, Barbecue
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2440
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-664-7834

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