Tadich Grill has hosted both famous and regular folks. The famous have ranged from Joe Montana to Clark Gable to Roger Ebert who wrote, “What Casa Blanca is to the movies…you are to fish.” They all rave about food quality in general, the best seafood in particular, proper brisk service and a tether to tradition that’s as old as the city of San Francisco itself.

Few restaurants last 50 years, let alone 162... In a city known for cutting-edge restaurants, Tadich’s is old-fashioned, a nostalgic shrine to local piscine tradition.

The New York Times

I like this place! This is wonderful, I am ashamed we don't have something like this in New York.

Anthony Bourdain

Tadich Grill One of the World’s 10 Great Classic Restaurants Well Worth Visiting.

Forbes Magazine


Emeril Lagasse

Anthony Bourdain

Tyler Florence


“Many say the fact that nothing has changed at Tadich Grill in living memory is the reason it’s still almost always packed.  The fish is as varied and fresh as the last several dozen visits, the faces of the wait staff haven’t changed for decades it seems, and the clatter and chattering mix of business folk and laughing families is as it always has been.” 


“The vintage 1849 fish house is San Francisco’s oldest restaurant, and you get the impression some of the waiters have been working there since day one. This financial district landmark is all about the atmosphere, which is urban, and old school.  Tourists and business folks crowd the doorway to vie for one of the tables. Regulars know to grab a seat at the counter and to keep their order simple, ask for what’s fresh, have it grilled and wash it down with a martini or three. Tadich Grill is that kind of place.”  


“The oldest continuously running restaurant in San Francisco, the bustling Tadich offers a magical brand of vibrant timelessness: Thursday will always be corned-beef-and-cabbage day, and the waiters remain white-jacketed and efficient. All seafood is locally sourced, and nothing overfished is offered. Festive without being stuffy, it offers a taste of the San Francisco of yore while embracing the present day.”  read more>>

SF Gate – Running a restaurant in SF is tough.

“Here’s how long-standing eateries make it work. When Lucca Ravioli Company announced its plans to shutter at the end of April, the news was another blow to locals who have witnessed a number of longstanding Bay Area restaurants close within the past year.”  read more>>

Sunset Magazine ~ These 19 Restaurants Are the Dining Institutions of the West

“Everything about this Financial District icon is old school: the waiters in white coats, the dark wood booths, the straightforward seafood menu worthy of its spot near the waterfront. Yet despite being sandwiched between two of the city’s top dining destinations, Tadich Grill continues to draw crowds…” read more>>


“Few restaurants last 50 years, let alone 162. Tadich’s is older than Gage and Tollner and Peter Luger in Brooklyn, almost as old as Antoine’s in olde New Orleans.  In a city known for cutting-edge restaurants, Tadich’s is old-fashioned, a nostalgic shrine to local piscine tradition.” 

Tadich Grill aims to keep employees paid

Dave Clark catches up with the owner and CFO of Tadich Grill to discuss how they plan to continue to pay their staff despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.  watch the interview>>

Why the oldest restaurant in San Francisco refuses to lay off a single employee

Will Marek loves to tell stories. I know this because, well, he’s my dad. One of his favorites involves a trip to San Francisco with my mom and his parents.  read more>>

Eater San Fransico

“Hangtown Fry at Tadich Grill… Behold, the 34 best single items, from dishes to snacks to drinks, at some of San Francisco’s most classic restaurants and bars…” read more>>


Ben Sargent

KQED Check Please!

Eater San Francisco

“Here are some of the best places to get your buttery fix, whether it’s a whole steamed crab, or another crab-focused preparation.” read more>>


“Tadich Grill One of the World’s 10 Great Classic Restaurants Well Worth Visiting.” read more>>


“Crossing the threshold feels like walking into a men’s club, with dark wood, brass accents and private booths that over the years have seen more than their share of deal-closing lunches and occasional indiscretions.  The menu of seafood, creamy casseroles and hearty stews may be the draw for many, but continuity and nostalgia is what brings most back day after day, week after week, year after year.” 


“Seafood cooked rare by request only” warns the old-fashioned menu of TADICH GRILL, which goes back to the time of the Gold Rush. Tadich’s thoroughly panfried sand dabs, not to mention its Dungeness Crab Louie and charcoal-broiled chops and steaks, suit plenty of San Franciscans whose great grandfathers ate the same dishes in their day.”  

Alta  “17 seminal restaurants”

“The distinction of being California’s oldest restaurant is reason enough to consider Tadich a cornerstone of dining, but its influence extends well past its age.”  read more>>


This is how we feel after the @barstoolfund wire came in 🥰 THANK YOU @barstoolsports and THANK YOU to everyone else that helped us get this far by supporting us through merchandise purchases and GoFundMe donations. We LOVE you all! 
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We are starting off the New Year by being blessed with miracle. 🙌🏻 stay tuned for details.
We’ve been nominated for the 2020 World Culinary Awards Best Landmark Restaurant!

Voting starts today and runs through December 26th. Link in Bio!
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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! ❤️
Dear Friends, 

We have always loved the holiday season. For years, our family and some friends would gather at Tadich Grill the Sunday after Thanksgiving and personally decorate the interior with twinkling lights, garland, small Christmas trees along the center bar area, and the Santa display above the front door. We looked forward to the excitement and hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This year the restaurant is dark and quiet. Our hearts are heavy as the mandates that affect small businesses are extended into next year- stripping away any ability to make money to pay our mounting bills. 

Though the future is uncertain, we remain hopeful and plan to reopen once we are allowed to open at 50% capacity. 

Thank you for your past support and for caring about our small restaurant. Every dollar donated to Gofundme gives us hope. 

In the spirit of giving, with a donation of $50 or more we will send you a Tadich Grill buff/face covering as a thank you.  

We would like to remind you that we have several items available for purchase on our website that would make a perfect stocking stuffer or gift for any Tadich Grill fan. 


Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

Mike, Yvette, Melissa, Jen and Melanie

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Monday-Friday 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm
Saturday 5pm-9pm
Sunday – Closed


240 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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