About Show Dogs

ShowDogs is an emporium of sausages and other fine foods situated in the heart of San Francisco’s thriving theater district. ShowDogs offers a completely unique and urbane menu focused on artisanal food consistent with the Bay Area’s demand for uncompromised quality, sustainability & ecology in a clean, warm and inviting space

Our style and ambiance is meant to capture a bygone era with post-Victorian, early industrial elements such as white marble tables, antique pews, metal stools, tin ceiling tiles and holophane light fixtures. The clean, marbled table interior evokes a pure sense of the Market Street history of a bustling city center on the verge of a new era. Our evolving menu features at least 10 specially chosen organic sausages, locally made, served on organic buns with classic & modern house made condiments. For those looking for more than a hot dog, we offer an expanding menu of sandwiches and mains including philly cheese steaks, Pacific mahi-mahi sandwich and fried chicken. Delicious & fun sides such as onion rings, potato salad, market greens, and chili compliment the dogs and enhance the 10 locally brewed beer and biodynamic wine program as well, making Showdogs a perfect “anytime” place for the Metropolitan “all stop”, be it lunch, supper, the before or after theater quick-bite, nightly happy hour, or weekend picnic. Finish your meal with Four Barrel coffee & house made desserts. Catch your favorite sporting on TV at our bar while enjoying a beer and a sausage, or just enjoy the old film footage of Market Street in it’s earlier days. Grab a seat at the window or at a sidewalk table and enjoy the “show” going on all around you today.  Enjoy live music on Jazz Fridays during happy hour.

About John and Gayle

Our mission is always to provide distinctive food, flavor, and service of which we are both proud. Our dedication at Show Dogs Emporium is to grill up tasty classic & modern sausages and other specialty items that are made to order with care! Try our in house made condiments tailored to compliment our food such as spiced fig chutney, piperade, three house mustards, specialty hand made mayos, and sauerkraut!

As San Francisco natives, we wanted to be part of the catalyst for re-vitalizing the mid-Market theater district to its former heyday and bring back the vitality, centrality, and relevancy of decades ago by being one of the first businesses providing distinct, high-quality, organic food & locally brewed beers & biodynamic wines. In other words, we want to serve the community at large, whether you are on your way home from work, need a restorative lunch, or stop in with friends to watch your favorite sports event. Our business is merely one of the first to make this area vibrant and safe once again to all San Franciscans. We attract shoppers on their way to Union Square, commuters on their way to and from work, and workers looking for a quick, quality, inexpensive lunch or drink and meal after work.”