San Francisco, California: Tommy's Joynt

"Where Turkey is King." Cluttered original hof-brau from 1947, a place to get a good carved meat sandwich, admire funny stuff on the wall, including a murky portrait of the self-appointed Emperor Norton.

1101 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA
SW corner of Van Ness Ave and Geary Blvd.
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Tommy's Joynt.

Tommy's Joynt

Tommy's Joynt had been on this city corner since 1947, dispensing meat pile sandwiches to hungry tourists and locals (Slogan: "Where Turkey is King."). Two floors of rooms with crowded seating are decorated with hof-brau bric a brac, promotional beer plates, a dusty cabinet of tonics, and little men on little horses. There's a murky portrait of San Francisco's colorful Emperor Norton (our waitress didn't know what we were talking about; the bartender pointed it out in a niche above a video monitor.).

[ Team, 02/22/2015]

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