Walk-In Tips & Tricks

Are you thinking of joining us as a walk-in?

We'd love to have you. We save plenty of space indoors and outdoors for our walk-in guests. Below are a few tips and tricks.

We are open for walk-in seating Tuesday through Saturday from 5-9 pm.

Remember, about 90% of guests also prefer your desired time. Meaning everyone wants 6 or 6:30, and we only have so many tables. Think prime time or preferred seating. For example, arriving on a Friday at 6:30 would put you in the bottleneck arrival time. Likely you'd have a long wait. 5 pm is always the best time to arrive. After 5 pm the waitlist sometimes will continue to grow and can close. We encourage guests to join us on weekdays as Friday and Saturday can be hectic, even at 5 pm. With many guests off from work on Saturdays, we can have a line beginning before 5 pm. We often get all guests sat within the first round of seating. Unfortunately, some guests may end up on the waitlist. 

Do you live near by? Pop in at 5 pm, add your name to our waitlist with your desired time. We will do our best to seat you close to that time and send a text as your table is nearing ready!

The average dining time for two guests is about 1.5 hours, this is only an estimate, and our quote times can vary. If you stay on-site, it's much more likely we will get you seated quicker.

Of course, these tips are only guesses and suggestions. Please know, we will always do our best to get you seated. We often have no wait at all. We want you to join us, which is why we save plenty of tables for our neighbors and walk-in guests. 

A few things to note - Bring a layer. Although we have outdoor heaters, indoors and outdoors can get quite drafty. Allow ample time for parking, The Mission is busy, and we are close to Dolores Park. Once you are finished dining, please remember our guests who are still on the waitlist.

We invite you to read our values & equity page, and please learn more about our team. Lastly, please be kind and patient with us while we recover from the Pandemic. It will be a while until we find our new normal and return to full capacity.

If you have specific questions? We are here to help. Please email us.

We much appreciate your support of our family-owned restaurant. We realize we would not be here without you.