Why go anywhere else.....?.
As long time customers (12 yrs+) the Ramp is our favorite place to go, fog or sun. What better place to sit and enjoy an eggs benedict and a bloody mary on a lazy sunday morning? Don't be surprised if you still see us siting in the afternoon sun for beers, BBQ & salsa music! Over the years the food has changed greatly. The burgers, specials and the salads are to die for, even for a quick lunch during a busy work day.
The BBQ food has also changed for the better! The service has remained consistant, some of the waiters and bartenders have been there for 10 years+. Thanks to the Ramp for always making us feel welcome and relaxed in their oasis down on the waterfront.
What Are They Still Doing Open. But experiences eating there at the Ramp have just gotten worse and worse, from horrible to traumatic. The last three times I ate there, I asked for my burger to be rare, I ended up with well done. I then asked for well done the next time and i ended up with rare. I asked for a blue cheese burger and the waitress apologized and told me the cook forgot to put blue cheese on it, so she took the burger back without even giving me a chance to make her and my life easyer by just telling her to bring me a side of blue cheese on it. When she finally brought it back to my table about a half hour later, it had blue cheese on it alright, except I noticed the side it had blue cheese on was raw and bloody and the bottom was burned to crisp. And then it that same instance a seagull decided to go to the bathroom in my marguerita. I dont know if I was more in shock or nauseated. I don't know what happened I dont remember it being like this there around four years ago. This day was as worse as the one day I ate there and had to tip toe through human sewage to get out of their horrible bathroom. I will never eat at this place ever again, nor will any body in my family for as long as I can help it.
The food has took a spiral down. I used to eat at the Ramp allot in the early 2000's. Back then it was ok. Yeah the surroundings were filthy and the food servers acted like they where better than everyone but my burger was always cooked the exact way I wanted it. And I loved the blueberry pancakes. After 2003 something drastic happened. In the summer of 2004 the burgers where always the same, way overcooked, dried out and burned. The blueberry pancakes had corned beef hash and onions in them and where litteraly disgusting. They where also hard and buned like frisbees. I just ate there recently and there did'nt seem to be any improvement. I asked one of the long time food servers there what happened, I was informed that at the end of 2003 they replaced the head broil cook to conserve employee overhead. Did'nt they realize what saving a few dollars on hiring a less experienced cook who was willing to work for less what devistating effect this would have on their food quality. I'll never eat at the Ramp again. And the few dollars they saved on replacing this guy I'm going to take and spend somewhere else. So there. The Ramps food turned down right disgusting back in 2004 and it's still down right disgusting three yaers later today. Blah
FUN TIMES IN SF.
I love this place. The salsa bands are usually great on Saturdays. People dance, eat and enjoy
fun conversation. Sometimes the crowd is really good looking. There all ages that come here to dance.
What I like is that even if you are 70 years old, you fit in. You will not feel out of place here!!! The bathrooms are disgusting, and there is usually a long line. I do not recommend the outhouses.
Lunch is okay. The staff are great, accomodating if you are having a party. It can get really
crowded. It is worth the $9 cover charge on Saturday. I recommend getting there early for lunch
and keep your seats for the dancing. It is a fun place to watch people salsa dance from South America,
Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, the US, Puerto Rico, and Central America. They have it all...it is all good!
Check it out, especially, if it is a warm evening. I suggest you get there at 3:30, eat and wait for the music to
start around 5pm-8:30pm
Boring, dirty, and expensive!. I don't know what the fuss is about. This place is dirty, and downright depressing AND THEY CHARGE YOU $9 TO GET IN AFTER 4 PM!!!. Basically The Ramp is a cleared out concrete lot in the industrial part of SF. They have a bunch of plastic chairs and tables set up around a concrete dance floor. A live band plays a few songs, then puts on a recording for half an hour. A bunch of creepy (and drunk) old guys are trolling the corners, trying to pick up a girl for a dance. On the dance floor it's mostly middle-aged hippies, aging frat boys, pregnant women, and some odd characters who seem to be at The Ramp every night. The music sounded very bland, kind of like the band was just a bunch of guys who randomly got together and decided to play. There was no chemistry between them and the audience. I don't know what view of the bay people are talking about either. All you see is the concrete industrial structures and loading docks, maybe a few private boats tied up at the piers, nothing awe-inspiring. You get very little for your money here and if you are a serious salsa dancer, the concrete floor will tear up your feet and shoes. I went to check it out for the experience, but I won't be back. If you are looking for a casual place to dance and socialize, there are much better spots in SF.
Totally don't get it!. Ghetoo and dirty. Restrooms were definitely disgusting with insects flying around inside of the restaurants. Prompt sitting? The wait was too long and we ended up sitting indoor (not that outside seating has better scenery either). The foods are unreasonably overpriced for what they serve. $3.50 of 8 oz freshly squeezed room temperature Orange Juice in disposable plastic cup? Homefries were too dry and overcooked. Curly fries looked appetizing but tasted mediocre. Seriously....I can get a much better quality of foods and ambiance in a French cafe somewhere else for $20 brunch. The only good thing though...they put a lot of avocado in my mushroom and avocado omelet. I'm not coming back there ever again!
This is why we live in SF. Outdoors, strong drinks. What else could you want? Not a huge fan of the food, I think it's just average. But for an experience (day or night) of why we live here, and to drink while doing it, this place is great.
Forget sundays - Enjoy every day. Great place to escape downtown for an hour and enjoy some real food at bottom prices during the week. Late afternoon even better. Week end is a zoo but music is good and you can always take a nap if you woke up early to get a table.
A killer view of the bay is the eternal lure at this unpretentious China Basin restaurant and bar..
A few dozen plastic tables with chairs crowd the ancient wooden deck of this erstwhile bait shop, which hugs the industrial edge of the bay. On sunny days, the Ramp is packed with casual city dwellers armed with stiff drinks, enjoying the view of the working waterfront.
The something-for-everyone menu includes burgers, sandwiches and salads to omelettes and pancakes for weekend brunch. The real draws here are the setting and the full bar, especially the potent bloody marys and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Among entrees, many offerings, such as curly fries and burgers, are commercially prepared and simply tossed in the deep-fryer or on the grill. Green salads consist of fresh mesclun mix loaded with bottled dressing. Hearty omelettes, like the bacon, avocado and cheddar version, are sided with a big pile of greasy home fries.
Just the place to relax and catch a catch. My nephews love the Clam Chowder. The prices are the greatest bargain by any means, however, you can above average quantity and quality for it. The Bloody Mary's make the sunday brunch.
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