Tommy's Joynt

Food & Drink
1101 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94109 1101 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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Visit Tommy's Joynt for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of San Francisco's Civic Center. You can call it in, then carry it out.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Traditional, German, Deli, Barbecue
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    12:00 AM - 1:30 AM, 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Traditional, German, Deli, Barbecue
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Cash Only Payment
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Tommy's Joynt: A User’s Guide

Hand-Carved Meats | 100+ International Beers | Hofbrau-Style Service | Featured on Food Network | Eclectic Atmosphere

Sample Menu

  • Soup: buffalo stew
  • Sandwich: house-roasted turkey on a sourdough roll
  • Side: hickory baked beans
  • Dessert: apple pie

The History: Tommy Harris, a local radio personality, opened up Tommy's Joynt along with members of the Veprin and Pollack families in 1947. Those same families still own the place, and many of their staffers have been working here for more than 20 years.

The Vibe: Frommer’s sums up the decor perfectly, saying the restaurant looks like “a Buffalo Bill museum that imploded.” Old stained-glass lights hang from the ceiling, and the walls brim with antique firearms and taxidermy.

Press and Praise

  • SF Weekly named it the Best Place to Drink Around the Globe in 2010.
  • Guy Fieri profiled the restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

While You’re Waiting: Watch the deli counter, where the staff puts on quite a show. They slice their house-cooked meats—including whole turkeys—fresh with every order.

Inside Tips

  • Bring cash. They don’t accept credit cards.
  • Know what you want. The staff likes things to move fast, and they prefer that customers order quickly once they get to the counter.
  • Don’t order lettuce on your sandwich. The food here is meant to showcase meat in its simplest form.

Vocab Lesson
Hofbrau: German term for a casual, cafeteria-style restaurant or tavern

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Explore the collection of surrealist and abstract art installations at Shooting Gallery (886 Geary Street).

After: Give an old piece of jewelry a new life at Mureta’s Antiques (2418 Fillmore Street).

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Tommy's Joynt

Sun-Sat
12:00 AM - 1:30 AM, 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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