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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.

Monument / Landmark
“The 'windiest street in the world". It really is probably not the wildest tree though are great views and I would go before the close it to the public. Ad if you personally drive down it, then take a left at the bottom and drive straight forward to experience a San Francisco step street ride :-)”
  • 138 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
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“If you are in Fisherman's Wharf in SF, you'll need to visit Ghirardelli. It is famous for their Excellent ice cream and chocolate.”
  • 102 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This upscale street is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. Fun to explore, have lunch, and make friends.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“Just a nice park for sunny days. Lots of young people hanging out. Sometimes they have movies on at night!”
  • 67 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
Laundry Service
“Between Filmore and Divisadero, nice food, bars, shops and probably the highest number of yoga pants in the whole city in any given day.”
  • 37 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
Taco Place
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“Part taqueria, part fancy-ish sports bar - the ultimate identity crisis venue. Get those fried fish tacos!! If you opt for chips and salsa, ask them to put the salsa on the side so you don't end up with messy slop in five mins! ”
  • 61 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”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Reserve months in advance close to Fisherman’s wharf and Pier 39 on North Point and Hyde. One of the best restaurants in the city for special occasions and just an excellent meal.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee - a little on the expensive side though If you’re into mochas order one here. I do the almond macadamia milk mocha.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“One of the best gems in the neighborhood. Affordable and consistently excellent food. I recommend making a reservation about a week in advance.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Theatre
“Great Musical Parody and famous SF tradition carried on (not started) by Steve Silver in North Beach. You'll likely need to get tickets ahead of time. It's going away at the end of 2019 so don't miss it!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“If you like Sushi you would definitely love that place. The restaurant isn't only good at serving delicious food, but presenting it too. ”
  • 43 locals recommend