A "Grand Olde Grille" in the Financial District of San Francisco

Tadich Grill - San Francisco

Crossing the threshold of San Francisco’s oldest seafood restaurant feels like walking into a men's club, with dark wood, including the long bar and lunch counter that highlight the decor and give the space an old-fashioned, clubby feel. Booths are created by wooden panels for more private dining away from the din of the restaurant. White-clothed tables line the walls and Deco-style light fixtures add a warm glow.

Quick Facts:
Cuisines: Traditional American, Seafood
Dress: Casual-Nice
Be prepared to wait during peak hours
240 California St.
Location: Financial District
Entrees: Moderate Price.

Tadich Grill which has been in business for over 150 years is known for its straightforward seafood dishes and unchanged facade, with  600 to 800 people showing up daily to choose a dish from their daily-printed menu containing over seventy-five entrees including seafood, creamy casseroles, hearty stews and steaks with specials of the day.

Seafood favorites include Seafood Cioppino, Dungeness Crab Legs Saute, Pan-Fried Sand Dabs, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna, Mesquite Broiled Swordfish, and a variety of fresh local seafood as well as seafood flown in daily from all oceans of the world.

The menu is enormous and generally specializes in fried, grilled, sauted, and broiled seafood (note, however, the meats and chops are also good). Although all tasty, we recommend the San Francisco specialties; pan-fried sand dabs, the seafood-loaded cioppino (and bouillabaisse), and excellent sourdough bread. If you have an urge to try something else, check the daily catches or ask your waiter what's fresh that day.

Tip: Does not accept American Express. There is a minimum food charge of $10.25 per seat.