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Food and restaurants in San Francisco

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“The famous Cliff House! Stop for a drink, appetizers or a meal after visiting Ocean Beach, Land's End, Sutro Baths or the western side of Golden Gate Park.”
  • 200 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Delicious seafood and pub grub with view of Ocean Beach at the West end of Golden Gate Park. Serves their own micro-brews. Less than a 10 minute drive or 40 minute walk.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Brewery
“"Just as the Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific Ocean, you will encounter a historically central building filled with interesting features, as well as an assortment of respectable edibles. The building, set in a Spanish colonial design, is significant in itself, serving as the last built design of architect, Willis Polk, who was well quite known in the San Francisco community. Overall, the Beach Chalet and Park Chalet each possess their own sense of welcoming style when it comes to entertaining the flocks of people who stop by for a bite to eat, a sight to greet, or a decent drink to bring in the night."”
  • 53 locals recommend
Nature
“A beautify small lake in Golden Gate Park, where you can rent a paddle boat that you can take around the lake. You can also hike to the top of the island in the middle of the lake. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you love pizza, you must go to Pizzetta 211 for lunch or dinner. It is a block away and they don't take reservations, but the wait isn't usually too long. Best pizza ever! (And be sure to have dessert...)”
  • 39 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great restaurant on Balboa within walking distance serving modern California cuisine. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Taco Place
“I come here often for late-night. I like the Baja Burrito (fried fish) here ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bakery
“Just a short walk from here! Delicious freshly baked treats, fresh coffee and tea. Opens at 7am weekdays, 8am weekends.”
  • 30 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“One of the last places in San Francisco with soul. Do not go here if you want something polished or cute. This place has attracted the same exact crowd for decades. They sit around debating philosophy and politics. Don't they have jobs? How do they afford the coffee? The cafe is open till 10 PM, and serves beer (with live music) at nights.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Neighborhood corner deli with fresh baked goods, delicious sandwiches and salads, wine/beer, Strauss organic soft ice-cream with sprinkles. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Best sandwich spot! Go before noon or you may wait 15-20 minutes for your order.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Diner
“Great American breakfast walking distant. There might be a wait as this is popular especially during weekends. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best.Coffee.Ever. It's strong and their pastries are great for a little a.m. nosh. Yum.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“This is one of the best cafes in San Francisco. It's my secret spot! It's quiet and lovely, but a bit far to reach. Great backyard to sit in.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Hard Knox offers dishes from the southern states of the USA, like chicken and waffles and smothered ribs. You can also find simpler choices like salads and burgers. You can always find something for everybody here; kids and adults alike. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Too popular to even need an explanation - but if you haven't tried Boba yet - try it here - HUGE line usually - I hear it's worth the wait. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Just a short walk from here! Delicious freshly baked treats, fresh coffee and tea. Opens at 7am weekdays, 8am weekends.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Best bagels and pastries in the city! Get here early on weekends. The lines can be crazy! But totally worth it!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Best sandwich spot! Go before noon or you may wait 15-20 minutes for your order.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is our daughters bakery. We of course are biased but she receives good reviews and is a favorite for locals in her neighborhood. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very traditional Irish scones and baked goods from this Belfast Baker! Also teas, and small amount of Irish goods, etc. Call day before to request plain scones as they're only made by request, otherwise they have chocolate, blueberry, raisin, etc. Get there early for scones, they sell out FAST. Also great for pasties, rhubarb tarts, soda breah and various stuffed rolls, etc. Grab a pint from the pub next door to have with your heated pastie (The Blarney Stone)!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best barbeque pork bun in the City. The kids love the hot dog buns here, too. Some patrons stay here all day long gossiping in Chinese. Definitely a local spot. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Russian bakery store. They have lots of poppy seeds pastries that are delicious.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“The best grocery store in the immediate area. Lots of ethnic foods, meats, great produce. ”
  • 7 locals recommend