farmerbrown is San Francisco Soul.

We are a destination where good things gather: locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, west coast freshness and time-honored southern recipes from the Creoles to the Carolinas, artful and seasonally celebrated cocktails that blend well with fresh beats. All come together to define modern Americana cuisine. With an ambience that mixes true southern providence and generosity of spirit with the heart of San Francisco, you feel native in an instant — welcomed as a member of the family.

Any given night promises a constant contrast of energies that fills the space nicely. They say, evidence of a great meal are the feelings that linger afterwards. farmerbrown prides itself in bringing you that unique sense of home.

photography by andria lo +
deanna sison foster

He & She

farmerbrown was built from the ground up by owners
Jay Foster and Deanna Sison Foster. A true labor of love, the restaurant
was created from their passions: hers, community, and his, food.

Deanna is constantly driven by authentic and wholehearted connectedness—from the neighborhood, to the city, to the food. This drive is reflected in the restaurant’s charm and hospitality. Jay is more than an adventurous restauranteur, but a deeply passionate chef with roots in the American South. This continues to define him, his culinary approach, day-to-day work ethic, and most valuably his relationships with the staff and patrons he calls family.

What Folks Say

"It's a perfect Southern homage."
michael bauer, 2013

"Classic upscale southern food is served with urbane style
and a socially-conscious slant."

"It feels like pure, unadulterated San Francisco, and that's hard to beat."
michael bauer, 2006

"Wonderful fried chicken and fixings for dinner and brunch
at the corner of Funky and Town"

"Fresh takes on soul food with an upscale bent."

"Our pleasure did not hinge solely on having perfect food—
it was about the whole experience."

"There’s jazz in the air/Spiced peanuts on the bar.
Don’t need to get fancy/Just come as you are."

We enjoy serving focused and complex flavors while keeping to the “family recipe.” We believe that a great meal will not only fill you up, but uplift you. That’s soul food at its finest.


bbq baby back ribs 15.5
dry rubbed and slow-smoked ribs with bbq sauce and potato salad

baby kale and chicory caeser 12.5
caesar dressing, kumquats and anchovy
add blackened or fried chicken or grilled salmon +6, prawns +8

beet and carrot carpaccio 12.5
arugula, ginger dressing, brie cheese

dungeness crab cakes 16.95
remoulade, avocado, orange & fennel salad

seafood gumbo small cup 8      bowl 12.95
catfish and gulf shrimp

sweet potato steak fries 7.5
cayenne salt & lemon aioli

fried pickles 6.95
housemade ranch

shrimp & okra hush puppies 8.5
with remoulade and pickled peppers


seafood gumbo 21.95
entree sized with catfish and shrimp

southern fried chicken 21.5
local pasture raised chicken, ham hock collard greens & shells n' cheese

crispy cornmeal catfish 22.5
hush puppies, candied yams, pickled onions, haricot verts and sauce gribiche

vegetable jambalaya 19.95
cajun rice dish with seasonal vegetables and daikon sprouts

jambalaya 24.5
cajun rice dishw with smoked chicken, housemade andouille & gulf shrimp

jumbo blackened prawns & grits 24.5
fresh louisiana whole shrimp, dusted with cajun seasoning, over stoneground grits,
topped with cherry tomato & cucumber salsa

pulled pork po'boy 17.5
smoked pork shoulder, housemade bbq or carolina mustard sauce,
apple slaw, pickle & chips

citrus marinated chicken 21.5
rangapur lime marinade, baby carrots, broccoli di cicco, celery root puree

bbq baby back ribs plate 25
tossed in our classic BBQ sauce, pickled veggies, potato salad

skillet pork chop 24.95
roasted root vegetables, fennel, pomegranate gastrique

farmer's surf and turf 29.5
grilled hanger steak, gulf prawns with whipped rutabaga

we kindly request no substitutions


angel biscuits two for 4 / five for 8
orange butter

candied yams 7
in lemon syrup

shells n' cheese 7
with oregons’ tillmook cheddar & toasted bread crumbs

southern greens 7
slow cooked collard greens w/ham hock (veggie also available)

cheesy grits 7
stone ground organic grits with melted tillamook cheddar

seasonal veggies 7
ask server about tonight's offering

waffles 7
served with powdered sugar and housemade syrup

sample late winter menu

The exact punctuation to a perfect country meal, a lick of sweet and a slice of dreamy is all you need to feel happily complete.

brownie ice cream sundae 8
housemade vanilla ice cream, walnut brownie, hot fudge sauce

red velvet cake 8
red velvet cake red chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, a southern classic!

blue ribbon pecan pie 8
simply the best pecan pie around served with whipped cream or try with our pepper ice cream

seasonal sorbets 7
ask for selections avail

pumpkin pie 8
whipped cream

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Where we come from, the song sounds sweeter when you got good lean in your cup. These handcrafted cocktails are thoughtfully concocted with seasonal and nostalgic story lines.

seasonal cocktails

foreign language 12
gin, basil, tangerine, lime, tangerine wheat ale reduction, cracked pepper

aficionado 12
evan williams bourbon, ruby port, allspice dram, espresso bitters, orange rind

sailor's shandy 10
sailor jerry spiced rum, hard apple cider, pinot noir, ginger beer, draft pilsner

bourbon, milk & honey 9
served warm, bourbon, roasted almond milk, honey, chai spice, coconut milk, cardamom, thyme

bottled mason jar cocktails

   (16 oz. of bottled goodness)
moro moonshine 14
rye whiskey, housemade ginger nectar, solerno blood orange liqueur, ancho chile, lime, angostura, lemonade, tonic

mountain punch 14
mt. gay barrel aged rum, guava nectar, aperol, grapefruit, sambuca, lemon, black tea, tonic, peychaud's bitters

farmerbrown classics

farmhouse lemonade 11
new amsterdam vodka, seasonal fresh fruit puree, homemade lemonade, mint, in 16oz mason jar

grand gimlet 12
tito’s handmade vodka (or blue coat gin), lime, pavan muscat liqueur, muddled sage & celery

front porch iced tea 10
benchmark 8 bourbon, seasonal fruit nectar, housemade ginger nectar, fresh iced tea

mason street manhattan 11
george dickel rye, punt e mes vermouth, orange rind, stirred and served up

tenderloin shandy 7
scrimshaw pilsner, housemade ginger nectar, lemon juice, lemon-lime soda

old-soul fashioned 12
four roses bourbon, brown sugar, sage, raspberry jam, house made ginger nectar

barrel aged sazerac 12
rittenhouse rye, licor 43, peychaud's, raw sugar, lemon zest (pre-built then aged in 6 weeks in an oak barrel)

matty's manhattan 12
rittenhouse rye, carpano antica vermouth, gran marnier, orange zest, over rocks

virgin mocktails

virgin farmhouse lemonade 6
seasonal fresh fruit puree, homemade lemonade, mint, served in 16oz mason jar

virgin front porch iced tea 6
seasonal fruit nectar, housemade ginger nectar, fresh iced tea, served in 16oz mason jar

cucumber cooler 6
cucumber, mint, sugar, lemon, lime, club soda

seasonal baby bellini 3.5
seasonal fruit puree’, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, lemon twist



red wine

'12 josh pinot noir - healdsburg, ca 9/36
expressive but unassuming and approachable

'12 diseno malbec - mendoza, argentina 7/28
100 year old vines, rich color and sweet abundant tannins

‘10 la posta malbec - mendoza,argentina 9/34
 soft rose petal aromas leading into violet, berries, & mocha mid palate, whispering tannins

‘09 decalier de la terre grenache - lake county, ca 9/35
 intense flavors of vanilla, berries & anise backed by spiced smoke

'11 wild horse cabernet sauvignon - central coast, ca 12/46
aromas of fresh berries, vanilla and nutmeg

'11 paso creek zinfandel - paso robles, ca 9/34
raspberries and cherries with intense notes of cinnamon, bold intense finish

‘11 artezin zinfandel - mendocino, ca 9/35
 smooth ripe berries, pomegranate, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper & a hint of earth

white wine

‘11 vino pinot grigio - columbia valley, wa. 8/32
 aromas of warm summer grasses, nectarines, & white anise,an easy sipping white

'12 borgo conventi pinot grigio - friuli/collio italy 12/46
aromas of ripe fruit and pear, bright and fresh on the palate with a lingering touch of minerality on the finish

‘11 pushback sauvignon blanc - napa valley 10/40
 floral jasmine aromas tangle with sweet tangerine & tangy grapefruit

'13 nobilo sauvignon blanc - napa valley, ca 8/30
ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple on the palate, well balanced acidity and a generous finish

'12 milestone chardonnay - central coast, ca 9/34
refreshing crisp, fruit forward style with subtle notes of vanilla

sparkling wine

opera prima 6/20
brut- spain (glass/bottle)

gloria ferrer 10/48
brut- sonoma

mionetto 10/48
prosecco- doc, treviso italy

draft beers

half pint 3      pint 5       quart 9 scrimshaw pilsner

boont amber ale
anderson valley

racer 5

bottled beers

pabst blue ribbon 3
victoria 4
steelhead pale ale 5
full sail's session lager 5
lost coast’s 8ball oatmeal stout 5
angry orchard’s apple ginger cider 5
drake’s hefeweizen 5
anchorsteam ale 5
mad river’s jamaica red ale 6
dogfish head's 60 minute ipa 7
brother thelonious belgian style ale 8
sample late winter menu

Weekends were made to be celebrated. Our brunch menu features old country classics, prepared with the best of West Coast ingredients. Your week was long. Eat slow, laugh loud, and love life.

come and get it brunch

famous fried chicken, country scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornmeal catfish, mushroom gravy, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cheesy grits, cajun potatoes, succotash veggies, yogurt w/granola and honey, pecan brownies, banana bread, fruit salad, seasonal house salad.
all items subject to seasonality

a la carte items

skillet baked eggs with house made potatoes and a biscuit
smoked salmon 13
pulled pork 11
bacon 10
cheese & veggies 9

french toast 12
whipped cream, berries, 100% maple syrup

chicken ‘n’ waffles
2 pieces fried chicken with 2 waffles 15
just waffles and berries 9

farmerbrown burger 14
1/2 lb. of house ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, on a toasted house made bun with remoulade, served with chips
add cheddar or bacon 2 each

sample late winter menu

Our arms are open to you any day of the week so come and make yourself at home here in the warmth of good company and sumptuous eats. The space comes alive every night because, here... soul is a way of life.


farmerbrown's kitchen and bar is now serving lunch. Come join us for food monday-friday from 11am-230 and the bar open from 11am-close. Enjoy new lunch items, free wi-fi and also serving redbay coffee!

make me happy hour

Gather and get loose, shake off your day with good music and good folk. Bar bites from $3-$15 (bar only).
Every Monday - Friday, 5-7p.
2$ off seasonal cocktails, 1$ off draft beer, 1$ off house red and white wine

come and get it brunch

Let us fix you a plate of our famous fried chicken, country scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornmeal catfish, mushroom gravy, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cheesy grits, cajun potatoes, succotash veggies, yogurt w/granola and honey, pecan brownies, banana bread, fruit salad, seasonal house salad, and more. Don't forget to wash it all down with our bottomless mimosa!
Sunday Soul Brunch with "HOT POCKET" 11:30am-2:30pm
all items subject to seasonality

tuesday night chicken ‘n’ waffles

Said to have been developed as a classic Southern Sunday brunch combo, it sure does taste just as good on a Tuesday night. Join us for the best of both worlds: the sweet and the savory. Two waffles and our famous fried chicken.

humpday BBQ special

price may vary
Because the middle of the week is a big deal. Each week, we feature one bangin’ BBQ entrée item on deck and a pint of cold beer. Bring the fam!

eat your greens thursday

price may vary
This is a night dedicated to the true riches of the earth. This meat-free culinary experience features soulful spins on classic dishes. Vegetarian soul food is the essence of living off the land, the (literal) roots of southern cooking. Celebrate your health and enjoy the complexity of homestyle flavors with quality-sourced, seasonally celebrated vegetables.
FOOD FOR FUNK - w/DJ Mr.Lucky$


bbq pulled pork sandwich 15
pickles, cole slaw, baby lettuces salad

kale & chicory caesar 9.5
add blackened or fried chicken or grilled salmon +6

seafood louie 18.5
soft boiled egg, haricot verts, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, little jems

bbq berkshire baby back ribs 15.5
potato salad

grilled new york burger 14
house ground new york steak and short ribs
add cheddar or bacon +2each

chicken and waffles 17.5
two pieces of fried chicken and two belgian waffles

chicken sandwich 12
fried or blackened chicken on our brioche bun, baby lettuce salad

southern fried chicken 20.95
local pasture raised chicken, ham hock collard greens & shells n' cheese

farmer's plate 16
2 eggs, waffle, house potatoes and your choice of bacon or housemade sausage

daily scramble 12
ask servers for today's choice, served with house potatoes & fruit

we kindly request no substitutions

sample late winter menu

Come on down to farmerbrown

located in the heart of the city
25 Mason @ Market, San Francisco, California google map
accessible by BART (Powell Station) and Muni


kitchen open

for lunch
monday-friday 11a-230p

for dinner
monday-thursday 5p-9p
friday - saturday 5p-10p

for brunch
saturday 10a-230p
sunday 930a-230p

bar happy hour
monday-friday 5p-7p


415.409.3276 (farm)

If ya just want to holler:

For special occasions:


Looking for lunch? farmerbrown brings you mid-day grub at our sister joint, little skillet. This small and mighty take-out window is perfectly poised in a south of market alley close to AT&T ballpark. Our hot box lunches are famous for the po’ boy selection and San Francisco’s finest chicken and waffles.


farmerbrown offers secure paid parking on Mason Street, directly adjacent to the restaurant. Rates vary depending on time of day and day of week.


You can save your spot at the table by phone and online.
special diets
We are happy to make recommendations for any special diet. Allow our staff to craft a meal for you that suits your needs. Simply alert your server to your special requests, so that we get your order just right.
private dining + special events
We love celebrations at farmerbrown. The space has flavor. The food, unforgettable. The drinks, artisanal. Bring your event game up a notch.

The restaurant offers up to 2800 square feet of event space for large dinner parties, brunch and lunch events, corporate meetings, wedding receptions, holiday soirées, and more. Bountiful buffets and cocktail receptions can accommodate up to 150+. The restaurant is also available for complete buy-out {includes digital projector and dj-ready booth}.

Contact us at with your ideas and we will work with you personally to complete your vision, suiting both your taste and budget.
Bring your guests “home” to a mouth-watering table, set with amazing Southern fare. From family-style picnics to corporate lunches, enjoy slow-cooked, sustainably-sourced, warm and tasty comfort food.

Contact us at or 415.409.3276 with your ideas. We are happy to help you determine how much to order and collaborate on creating a menu to fit your event.
farmerbrown nests in the heart of the city in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Bordering the Mission/Market street corridors, this older downtown residential community has colorful stories to tell and our restaurant is blessed with natives, business owners, and friends who fill our space with them on a daily basis. The energy is always bright, the personalities as colorful and this makes our establishment burst with personality.

We make it an important part of our operations to give the best of ourselves and this business to the community around us and in doing so, we are constantly reminded of what’s important in life. This neighborhood is beautiful because of its resilience, standing strong in the face of earthquakes, ever-changing demographics and economy. We are deeply grateful that we are welcomed here and we open our arms in return to all those who need to feel at home, wanderers and travelers alike.