Address: 399 Fifth Street (between Clara St & Harrison St) Phone: (415) 882-0889 . Hours: Everyday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Take-out/Delivery: Yes/No . Reviews: LiveSOMA Rating: (See Below) Yelp! Average Rating: Urban Spoon Average Rating: Google Review Page Rating: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
All Star Donuts is located at the corner of 5th & Harrison Streets in South of Market. Though it’s called All Star Donuts, they serve not only donuts, but also an assortment of sandwiches and other types of lunch/comfort food.
Original Review from June 11th, 2009:
I decided to venture out into the neighborhood for a quick bite this afternoon. I’d come across All Star Donuts (and Burgers) a while back and thought, ‘hmmm, who decides to open a donut AND burger place?’ And, more importantly, how do the two tie in together? Walking in, I noticed that the place looks like an old-time donut shop as well as an inner city deli. The donuts are smack in the middle, in a pretty decent sized display case. Above the counter is a menu spread across the entire upper wall.
Along with the obligatory donuts and burgers, ASD features an assortment of other options, from sandwiches and Teriyaki Bowls to a “24-hour breakfast”. I’m a huge fan of the 24-hour breakfast, but I opted for their daily special. Today, they had a Roasted Turkey Sandwich, served with choice of fries or onion rings and a can of soda for $6.95 plus tax.
I wasn’t sure what came on the Roasted Turkey Sandwich, and I forgot to ask, but it had pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo (I would have requested no mayo, had I remembered). Preparation took about 5 minutes, in which time I tried to get a better idea of their menu. For such a small place, they have a large variety of items on the menu!
As for portions, I would say there was more than enough. Sandwich was nicely prepared with moist, mostly dark meat; very juicy. The pickles were also a nice touch and brought out the flavor of the turkey. The fries were slightly overcooked, but surprisingly not too greasy as overcooked fries can sometimes be. I wonder what type of grease they fry them in?
Next time I go back- which I’m sure I will at some point- I’ll have to try their 24-hour breakfast. Pancakes, French Toast, Omelets and even Corn Beef Hash, whenever you want it! Oh, and I’ve heard they have pretty decent burgers to boot.
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