The Tipsy Pig

While planning my latest trip to San Francisco, I came across a blog post about The Tipsy Pig in the Marina neighborhood. I instantly loved the name & immediately googled it to check out the menu… where I found Sunday brunch paradise.

Reservations were promptly made & I eagerly anticipated it for over a week.

We sat outside on their fantastic patio. I pretty much always prefer to sit outside, weather permitting. Despite being a rather brisk morning, the heaters did a great job keeping me warm. Since it was brunch (post killer 5-mile run), drinks were to be had.

Mimosa for me.

Spicy Bloody Mary for him.

I was pretty much ready to order the entire menu. It all sounded fabulous. Eventually we decided the Biscuits & Gravy, Chive-Goat Cheese Scramble, a side of hashbrowns & candied pepper bacon.

Definitely not your mama’s biscuits & gravy. The thyme-cheddar biscuits were a nice change from the standard buttermilk biscuit  & I loved the little kick of spice in the sausage gravy.

I love anything with prosciutto, & I really love the addition of beans on the scramble. I specifically remember saying that’s something I love about California – unexpected vegetables on entrees. Also, the eggs were light & fluffy with a fantastic lemon buerre blanc.

McDonald’s hashbrowns WISH they could be The Tipsy Pig’s hashbrowns. Wonderfully crispy & salty, they definitely made the meal.

If you know me at all… Then you knew there’d be bacon. It wouldn’t be brunch without bacon (or mimosas). This bacon was exceptional. I was a little hesitant when I saw it was peppered bacon, but I figured it was worth a try. The spicy & sweet combination along with the crispiness of the bacon was delightful.

I really cannot say enough good things about The Tipsy Pig. The food was awesome. The service was good. The atmosphere was great. There are pigs emblazened everywhere. Also, they deliver checks in old hardback books.

How cool is that?!

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Devon Stiles


  1. That looks A-MAZING, and just made me a little sad that I’m sitting here drinking coffee eating toast with pb and bananas. Womp Womp.

    • Yay! You’re going the same weekend as me, right? I’ll be there the 18-22 for Foodbuzz Fest 🙂

  2. Devon,

    So i just moved back to Jacksonville from San Francisco a year ago (after spending quite possibly the best 3 years of my life in the Marina district/Pac Heights) and I actually came across this blog post because i follow Tipsy Pig on FB. You my friend hit the nail on the head! TIpsy wa an amazing selection, but next time get the Fried Chicken. Next time you head out that way, I have a list of must eats I will send to you. Either way, i was amazed to find a Jacksonville food blogger talking about the city i once knew like the back of my hand. Thanks for sharing and I will have to look back at old post to find new places to to here in Jacksonville (Because the people at Matthews, AIX and Orsay are probably sick of seeing me). Thanks again.


    • Hi Harry!

      What a small world 🙂 I’d love to hear some more restaurant suggestions for San Francisco! I’m headed back out that way in October for Foodbuzz Fest actually. I have a few more reviews to post from this most recent trip, but I had to start with The Tipsy Pig because it was so incredible.

      Matthews? Bistro AIX? Orsay? You’ve got a rough life, dude 😉

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