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Best things to do in Mission Dolores, San Francisco

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Korean Restaurant
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“Korean-Japanese fusion, try the okonomiyaki- it’s better than most places in Japan!”
53 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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““Everything is so delicious” at this “cute” Mission fromagerie – from the “exceptional” American cheeses to the “awesome” pressed sandwiches to the “amazing” mac 'n' cheese – and the staff is “super-knowledgeable” about wine pairings, too; while “compact”, it's “low-key” enough that “you can actually hear yourself” and “they get extra points” for sidewalk seating; P.S. “go for the Monger's Choice if you're feeling adventuresome.””
57 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Califorianized Vietnamese. Hipster spot, good music and vibes. Decent Pho’s and Bain Mi. ”
52 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing vegan Japanese food. Long lines and no reservations, so add yourself to the waitlist in advance on Yelp”
34 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegan Japanese. Very good noodle soups and vegetarian maki! One of my favorite casual and healthy restaurants on Valencia! (CASH ONLY)”
41 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Casual restaurant serving tacos & other Mexican street eats accompanied by frequent mariachi music. Get the Cadillac Margaritas. You'll spend more on drinks than dinner, but it's worth it!”
46 locals recommend
Church
“Get off on 18th st stop. Walk two blocks on Dolores st to 16th st. One of the oldest structures in San Francisco.”
47 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Oldest continually operating theater. Great place just off the main part of Valencia Street.”
38 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Hidden local gem, family-owned, and very casual, just around the corner 5-7 mins walk. It’s small, quaint, and cash only. There’s usually a wait but not too long.”
38 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Lovely, unique gifts & clothing--a perfect place to buy that one-of-a-kind souvenir.”
22 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“California comfort-food, cafe fare & drinks served in a warm, casual former home with a patio. ”
30 locals recommend
Lounge
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“They play good music for dancing on Friday and Saturday nights only. Get there before 11pm to avoid lines. Great specialty martinis. Cash only.”
32 locals recommend
Bar
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“This easy-going whiskey-centric watering hole serves up solid cocktails in an unpretentious environment. Trivia happens every Tuesday, if you're in the mood, and you can bring in food from the neighboring Thai restaurant (or any other).”
27 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“This market is ground zero for the local foodie scene - with a great selection of top quality prepared foods, produce, deli counter items, wine, etc. Great place to stock up for a picnic in Dolores Park.”
252 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“AKA, The Pirate Supply Store. They literally sell pirate supplies and all proceeds fund writing workshops for local youth.”
20 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Pirate supply store! it's an after-school writing program but was required to sell stuff to be there eon valencia so they came up with a creative solution.”
26 locals recommend