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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Mall
“In central SF - and near SF MOMA, Metreon and Yerba Buena park so you can split up and do a variety of things and come back together for lunch and dinner.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best pizza in San Francisco! Pro Tip: You can join the waitlist online to reduce your wait time by using Yelp. I recommend adding yourself to the waitlist about 30 minutes before you'd like to dine, and an 60 minutes ahead of time on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Got to start lining up at 7:30 otherwise you will have to wait 90 minutes. Is it worth it? Depends on how hungry you get while waiting in line for 90 minutes. At that point you talk yourself into thinking its worth it otherwise you will feel like a fool.”
  • 89 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“$$ Meat Centric neighborhood bistro with unique and flavorful twists. Don’t let the simple sounding menu fool you. It’s yum all the way around. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another really great roastery and cafe that takes their coffee seriously. I'd recommend taking a bag home.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Trendy Charles Phan eatery serving modern Vietnamese fare in a glass-heavy space with bay views. It is pricey but worth it!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Everything on the menu is solid italian food - and the pizzas are oven baked; you basically can't go wrong with any pizza you pick. Also - the bar is great to watch a game and have dinner!”
  • 54 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A classic for brunch or dinner - and no need to wait! Park Tavern accepts reservations in advance and also does pretty well at accepting walk-ins as well. A little bit pricier, but worth it for the tasty food and lack of wait.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Sicilian Style, late night full pie or by-the-slice, we’ve been out clubbing and need food before our drive home. They have clam and garlic, what’s not to love! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sotto Mare provides an authentic Italian North Beach experience. They serve the freshest fish and shellfish in town; Oysters and clams on the half shell, Boston style Clam Chowder, Baccala, Crab Cioppino, Louis salads, Seafood Pastas and Seafood Risotto. Call ahead for RSVP, or go at off hours 2-4:30”
  • 41 locals recommend
Brewery
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“21st Amendment always seems to be busy (especially during the Giant's season). During the spring/summer they make one of my favorite summer beers, Hell or High Watermelon. It's my go to drink for Dolores Park. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Definitely stop in for a drink at this amazing SF bar/restaurant on the water with amazing views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco bay. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“This is one of the few places where I would bring my friends that are visiting from other cities to try! Asian fusion cuisine. The place is a bit small and expect to wait as there's always a crowd. Parking will be quite difficult, suggest taking an Uber / Lyft”
  • 40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Hidden restaurant - I dont think there's a sign outside. Delicious mexican food and great vibe.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“My personal favorite restaurant in SF, but good luck getting a reservation!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of my top favs for fresh oysters. Some Calif champagne pairs well with them! There rich, buttery clam chowder guaranteed to clog those arteries (go ahead.....live a little while In SF). Can be busy, especially during lunch so plan accordingly, House in the historic Ferry Building, offering a variety of unique shops and food markets, as well as views of the bay. ”
  • 35 locals recommend