Yelpers Wrong About Emmy's?

Junk Thief dined at Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack yesterday and had a fab time:

Yelp reviewers had heralded Emily’s as “the best place in San Francisco to wait over an hour to be served mediocre spaghetti.” So I was a little irked that my meal was very good and came in about 20 minutes.

He went early on a Sunday evening and had halibut, so is that the secret? Go early, don’t order spaghetti? Link.

Photo by SF Steve.

9 Responses to “Yelpers Wrong About Emmy's?”

  1. katie says:

    I agree with Emily. I wasn’t very impressed.

    I think it’s one of those places that people go who don’t live in the Mission. This is my assumption because anytime i talk about living in the mission from people who don’t live in the mission, they always talk about going to Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack, and how it was really good.

  2. Jesse! says:

    Yelpers wrong about a hip place not catering to yuppies? You don’t say!

  3. Plug1 says:

    i like(d) emmy’s, five years ago. before all the d’bags from cow hollow found out and caused 1 hours waits. the salad is good and the spaghetti is homely. and its not what i think about when i think about The Mish. so maybe you should label it Bernal Heights as it fits into that neighborhoods reputation more?

    ps: you cant beat buying nine 40 oz’s and getting the tenth for free.

  4. Katie Ann says:

    i dont know Plug1, i remember seeing them on the FoodNetwork about 7 years ago.

  5. Plug1 says:


    ive never watched Food Network. maybe it was longer than 5 years ago that i thought it was cool. i used to smoke a lot of pot and my memory fails me at times.

    bottom line: i like the forties, but not the wait.

  6. Allan says:

    can you get country club there?

  7. Plug1 says:

    no, just Mickeys, Bud and Miller High Life. i think they used to have like 10 diff kinds.

    have you ever been to Front Porch? that place is pretty tasty, but again more Bernal than The Dirty 30. (Mission)

  8. Junk Thief says:

    I won’t try to defend this place except to say that the food was pretty good and the crowd not too annoying. That was not the case the two previous times I went there. Also, I always have trouble deciding if something on Mission is actually Bernal or still Mission or Outer Mission. Since they’re technically a a few feet back from Mission, I guess they do qualify as Bernal.

  9. katie says:

    40s and spaghetti doesn’t sound very good to me. Like in ‘Big Night’ when that lady orders risotto AND spaghetti …