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Our Story

Founded in 1975, Orphan Andy’s has been a cherished fixture in the heart of San Francisco for nearly five decades. More than just a restaurant, Orphan Andy’s is a living testament to the city's ever-evolving culinary landscape and a testament to the enduring spirit of our community.

A Humble Beginning:

Orphan Andy’s started as a modest diner in the heart of the Castro district. From day one, we set out to serve classic American comfort food to the diverse and welcoming community of San Francisco. Our doors were open to all, and this philosophy remains at the core of our values to this day.

A Gathering Place:

Over the years, Orphan Andy’s has transformed into a vibrant hub for the people of San Francisco. It became a place where friends met, families dined, and strangers became friends. The welcoming atmosphere and familiar faces have created a sense of belonging that transcends generations.

Time-Honored Favorites:

Orphan Andy’s has always been dedicated to preserving the essence of classic American comfort food. Our menu is a journey through time, featuring hearty breakfasts, mouthwatering burgers, homemade chili, and other timeless favorites. Every dish is prepared with care, using quality ingredients and time-honored recipes.

Nostalgia and Nurturing:

We're more than a restaurant; we're a haven of nostalgia and a provider of nurturing meals. Our retro-inspired decor, cozy booths, and attentive staff set the stage for a memorable dining experience. Here, you'll find a slice of the past, a taste of home, and a reminder of what truly matters.

Community Commitment:

Orphan Andy’s is deeply committed to the San Francisco community. We've supported local initiatives, charities, and events for years. It's our way of giving back to the people who have embraced us and allowed us to be a part of their lives.

Your Story with Us:

Orphan Andy’s is not just our story; it's your story too. It's about the moments you've celebrated here, the friendships you've forged, and the memories you've created around our tables. We take pride in being a part of your life's journey and look forward to being a part of many more chapters to come.

Join Our Legacy:

We invite you to be a part of our enduring legacy. Whether you're a longtime patron or a first-time visitor, we welcome you with open arms. Orphan Andy’s is a place where the past meets the present, and every meal is a step back in time. Come and experience the warmth, the nostalgia, and the timeless appeal of Orphan Andy’s.

Thank you for being a part of our story, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.