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Citizen's Band

Citizen's Band Review

A fresh take on the classic American diner, this busy corner spot seems to always pack in its coveted 40 seats. The draw: one of the city's tastiest versions of mac and cheese (topped with onion rings sporting a shattering exterior), fried chicken with red-eye gravy, and an excellent burger sandwiched inside a bun from the next-door neighbor, Pinkie's Bakery. There are also more "fine diner" dishes—like seasonal salads and pan-roasted rock cod—that further reveal chef-owner Chris Beerman's experience in upscale restaurants. Brunch brings eggs Benedict, while lunch has more sandwich options (try the fried chicken). The vibe is very SoMa, with an edgy and eclectic crowd that can match the rock and roll playing (sometimes loudly) on the stereo or at the club next door, but the well-chosen wine list keeps things elevated. Solo diners can try for a seat at the counter. Be warned: the restaurant shares restrooms with the rock club next door.

    Restaurant Details

  • Closed Mon. No lunch or brunch Sat.
Updated: 05-02-2013

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