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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Mountain recreation space featuring city & bay views, hiking trails, picnic areas & open meadows.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“The historic 7 Mile House is an award-winning, family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s to a trucker/biker hangout and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is the main coffee shop in town. I like the chai tea as I don't drink coffee... 630 am to pm. They also have free wifi and seating. I am not familiar with busy times there”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The food is tasty and freshly made. It can be busy during lunch and dinner, but the wait is nevevr long and worth it. 9am to 9pm”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Hike up to the South San Francisco sign and catch a sweeping view of the Bay Area”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A somewhat challenging hike that offers a steep climb, but a priceless view! Since the mountain is between the Peninsula and San Francisco, you can almost see the entire Bay Area.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really good Chinese food, very reasonably priced. Great service, family run and quaint little atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Nice trail to walk or bicycle on, take a ferry to the city and enjoy the route and view (check for ferry availability ad timing)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Cow Palace is an indoor arena that hosts great events located in Daly City, California, situated on the city's border with neighboring San Francisco.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Walk 1 mile to this train station to get into SF near Giant's Stadium in downtown. Or take the train south to Stanford University, Google, and San Jose.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Heated open-air pool, great for swimming laps. Brisbane is usually much sunnier than San Francisco and this is a nice place to enjoy an afternoon outside. Also suited for kids with separate pool. Only $5 to get in. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Very reasonably priced exquisite Vietnamese place. Food and service are excellent. Good for a quick bite if you are looking for something light and healthy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“This is my favorite Sushi anywhere. The food is fresh and tastes great. They do not overcook the vegetables, which I really appreciate. It is family run and feels friendly. it can get busy during lunch and dinner, but not an unreasonable amount. Hours cover lunch 11am to 3pm and then again from 5pm to 9pm, they are closed on Sunday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Interesting place to stop by and learn about this history of Brisbane. Also offering great programs for toddlers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food & beverage
“A great place to watch sport, eat bar food and drink pitchers of beer. This is the "Cheers" of San Francisco.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“The historic 7 Mile House is an award-winning, family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s to a trucker/biker hangout and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“It is the main coffee shop in town. I like the chai tea as I don't drink coffee... 630 am to pm. They also have free wifi and seating. I am not familiar with busy times there”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“The food is tasty and freshly made. It can be busy during lunch and dinner, but the wait is nevevr long and worth it. 9am to 9pm”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good Chinese food, very reasonably priced. Great service, family run and quaint little atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Very reasonably priced exquisite Vietnamese place. Food and service are excellent. Good for a quick bite if you are looking for something light and healthy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This is my favorite Sushi anywhere. The food is fresh and tastes great. They do not overcook the vegetables, which I really appreciate. It is family run and feels friendly. it can get busy during lunch and dinner, but not an unreasonable amount. Hours cover lunch 11am to 3pm and then again from 5pm to 9pm, they are closed on Sunday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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