The Sausage Factory
What once were dirt roads and dairy farms is now home to San Francisco's lively Castro District. Originally settled by Irish, German and Scandinavian immigrants, the area on the outskirts of San Francisco gradually became bonafide
suburbs with the completion of the Market Street Railway in
1887, linking what was then called Eureka Valley to the rest of
the city. Today, the area is saturated with stylish shops, bars
and restaurants so popular that patrons spill out onto the
The Sausage Factory Crew
The Sausage Factory Restaurant is a famous landmark in The Castro. The name derives from the actual Sausage Factory that held this location until the 1940's. In our back bar and banquet room, you can still see the original meat racks and the massive black iron doors that enclosed the sausage-smoke rooms. The restaurant opened in 1968 and has been owned and operated by the Azzolino Family since 1972. Famous for its signature pizza and Italian style food, The Sausage Factory offers a unique dining experience in a historic atmosphere.
The Castro is home to one of the city's most vibrant and colorful communities. And thanks to those original homesteaders, who built distinctive, multi-storied homes for their large families, we have the beautiful building, built in 1884, that now houses The Sausage Factory.
The Pork Store & Deli (building on the right) was the actual
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The dark wood interior with turn of the century wallpaper, plastered with antique mirrors and photographs, makes you feel as though you are in Grandma's dining room. A perfect meeting place for Gay Pride, Halloween or the Castro Street Fair, The Sausage Factory is also
a great place to meet for any occasion.
Dining Room view from the Entrance
We also have a large party room for banquets and special affairs in the
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