Restaurants in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco has long had the reputation of a great city to eat in. Its white-tablecloth grills, such as Sam’s and Tadich’s, have defined Bay Area deluxe dining literally for centuries. Since 1912, Swan Oyster Depot has been an American shrine to fresh, uncomplicated Pacific seafood. While the cuisines of the world can be sampled in restaurants around the city, some dishes bear the San Francisco brand wherever they are served. Among these are cioppino, sourdough bread, crab Louis, hangtown fry (actually from Placerville), the Joe’s special, and what’s known as mission-style burritos, meaning burritos loaded with a meal-and-a-half of meat, rice, beans, vegetables, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and more.

San Francisco’s Most Famous Dishes

Seafood platter is loaded with fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, flounder, plus deviled crab and hushpuppies

Seafood

Condiment array at an al fresco hot dog stand

Condiments

Big circular plate holds a cake of golden, crisp-edge hash brown potatoes.

Potatoes

Six thick half-slices of bread, dipped in egg batter and fried, are arrayed on a plate under fruit jam, with a pitcher of syrup on the side.

French Toast

San Francisco’s Best Restaurants

Sears Fine Foods - Swedish pancakes
Sears Fine Foods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

St. Francis Fountain

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Bi-Rite Creamery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Mission Pie

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Sam’s Grill

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Otoro Sushi

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Lou’s Fish Shack

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Swan Oyster Depot

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Frog Hollow Farm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Souvla

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Loló

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Media Noche

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Split

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

House of Prime Rib

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Suppenküche

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Taqueria San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Mama’s on Washington Square

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Plate of crisp-fried tofu triangles waiting to be dipped in sauce
Kowloon Tong Dessert Cafe

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Tommy's Joynt BBQ Brisket
Tommy’s Joynt

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PizzaHacker

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

House of Nanking

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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