120 Powell St.,
San Francisco , CA 94102 UNITED STATES
Based on 17 reviews
Steak!Tender and savory steak along with delicious baked potatoes! Tad's Steakhouse seems like the place to be at any time of day and also seems like home to many regulars. With that being said, I highly recommend eating at Tad's if you are ever around the downtown SF area. Although the price per meal is a bit on the high side, it is definitely worth every penny.
Steaks!OK food, a little pricey, but that's what you get if you want the convenience of eating in Union Square. Cafeteria style setting. Weirdly decorated in 1890's style.
steakAhhh memories! I still remember coming here light years ago during my teenage years! It's not the greatest place but for about $15 you can get a steak dinner....perfect for a starving student! =)
$10 steak downtownOne of my favorite tasting steaks for the money, considering the neighborhood you're in.
Great food!Loved everything about the food! Stopped in at this place on a whim while shopping in the area. I was a bit skeptical about it at first, but one bite into the steak and it all melted away. Great casual place. An interesting variety of people were here when we went. I'd definitely head to this place again. Where else can you get a delicious steak meal with a lot of sides for under $15?
Great meal for the moneyThis place is great! Service is excellent and the food is outstanding, especially for the price. I eat there several ltimes a week.
SF's best $10 steakYou will not find a better deal in the city. Good steak, cooked the way you want it, quick service, nice folks. And you don't have to hassle with valet parking. There isn't any!
Great Steak.. and Great DealThey say there are no good deals these days... but nothing can be further from the truth...One would not guess that Tads with its funky deor, has one of the best valued steak dinners in the city...
fast food steakhouseThis place is a fast food steakhouse. The food is comparable to Denny's. Actually, I think Denny's is better. At least Denny's has good bread and potatoes. Tad's bread is the cheap ones you find at grocery stores and the bake potatoes were tasteless. Overall, this reminds me of a charitable Thanksgiving function. VERY DISAPOINTED! I WAS MISLEAD BY THE OTHER REVIEWS!
well worth itI would definitely recommend this restaurant for its delicious, quality steaks, as well as prompt service. The decor can use an upgrade, but aside from that I rate Tad's a 9.5 outta 10!
get the conceptthe concept here is value, good steak, baked potato, and salad like you'd have at home, no big price, no one to tip. i waited in line briefly, got a perfectly cooked bone in new york steak, laughed at the garish wallpaper and decor, and took a break from stuffy waiters and wine lists. the place was filled with firefighters and other real people some with kids. i left with a smile, neither hungry or appreciably poorer, that isn't always the case in the big city.
You Get What You Pay For"You Might Be At A Cheap Steakhouse If..."
Mediocre foodFood is ordered from a menu on the wall. Not much selection. Ordering food is like standing in line at a cafeteria. I ordered a burger with a baked potato and salad. My patty was rare in the center. Disgusting. Wouldn't eat here again.
Union Square holdout? Ironic 70's throwback? Tourist Trap? Dive bar with grilled meat? Yes!I've passed by Tad's hundreds of times, and curiosity finally got the best of me. Yes, the menu (all 5 items) are posted on the wall. Yes, the interior is hideous (velvet wallpaper??) and unchanged since the Nixon era. Yes, the meals are relatively affordable for the Union Square location. To be fair, the steak I ordered was actually very good -- but just the steak, not the chewy and tasteless sourdough garlic bread or the forgettable baked potato. But unlike other quirky throwback places nearby that I enjoy (Tommy's Joynt, Lefty O'Doul's, the Owl Tree, etc.), Tad's feels to me like a stubborn holdout in a hot real estate market that just happens to house an antiquated, subpar steak house. The space itself has so much potential -- I'd love to see a complete makeover of the interior, menu, and concept -- so maybe the Tad's of the next decade will be one I'll return to, but this one I'm staying away from.
The NEW Tad's SteaksSomeone previously wrote that Tad's needed to be remodeled and updated. Well your wish came true! Closed for six months, this "hole in the wall" gem is now looking better than ever. The wonderful service and great prices remain the same. I'm not a huge Steak fan, so I always eat breakfast there which is a great value for the money.
Good 'ol memoriesMy husband and I have been going to Tad's since 1970 (we got married in 1973). We have continued with this tradition until now. At least once a year we go to Tad's for old time's sake. The steak, baked potato and salad with a couple of garbanzo beans and the good 'ol fashioned thousand island dressing brings a smile to our faces. The burgundy velvet wall paper and the simple tables and chairs always felt comfortable, why change this incredible decor from the fifties. And we always are happy to see at least one or too homeless people enjoying the same nostalgic meal with us. And then just as you are really to dig into the steak, ah, the german tourists are pushing and shoving to get in. They know a good thing when they see it. In August we will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We are planning a trip to Tad's. Or the new Tad's, we hear it has been remodeled. I hope that our memories will remain the same although the ambiance may have changed. Life is good!
A Real Hidden Gem Right Out in the OpenWe were heading somewhere else after a play at 10:30 pm and walked by Tad's, did a "what the heck" and went in. It was clean and well lit. The menu is printed and drawn on a couple of huge chalboards, you order at the register and they give you a pager to pick up your food when it is ready. Dinner comes with salad and baked potato. The service was really friendly and the food was hot and good (not fancy, but very good and very inexpensive). The chicken-fried steak is an instant guilty pleasure. Portion sizes are generous for the price. We also tried the chicken rice soup; it was homemade and excellent. Really a good find; great for tourists, folks who want a decent, cheap bite to eat. They also serve beer and wine.
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