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Where to Eat and Drink in Dogpatch

There's a lot more than sunshine and water views to love about this neighborhood

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Once upon a time, Dogpatch, a working class neighborhood on the east side of the city, was home to canning factories, shipyards, warehouses, and lots of wild fennel fields. The latter is perhaps where its name comes from, as there were "patches" of dogfennel everywhere, though it may also be because of the wild dogs that used to roam there. Either way, because neighborhoods like Potrero Hill and the Mission started spilling over their boundaries, this one gritty area has transformed in recent years and is now an easily walkable — it's flat! — place full of artists, green spaces, local shops, and new construction, as well as some of the city's oldest houses that survived the 1906 earthquake and stunning water views.

But for our purposes, the neighborhood is also home to a ton of amazing bars, breweries, and restaurants, including some great pizza joints, a few of SF's best breakfast spots, and more than one place to kick back with a drink and enjoy gorgeous Bay views and good weather. Because while Dogpatch has all of the stuff we just mentioned going for it, if there's one thing to love the most about this neighborhood, it's that it truly feels like the sun is always shining.

Looking for some more great neighborhood eats? Check out our guides to the Sunset, Upper Haight, and Chinatown.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noon All Day

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690 Indiana St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 619-3240
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An all-day counter service cafe and restaurant from the Piccino folks, Noon All Day seeks to serve neighbors and the Caltrain crowd in new, sleek environs. They've got creative pastries (like a taro coconut danish) and stuffed half pita "pocket sandwiches" including one with Piccino's popular meatballs, and they're adjacent to Esprit Park, so get your coffee and take a stroll.

2. 'āina

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900 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 814-3815
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While the quaint corner restaurant originally just served brunch (homemade Spam musabi, taro French toast, kalbi loco moco, and malasadas filled with guava custard) it now also pays homage to the islands of Hawaii during dinner (and even with a tasting menu). Popular dishes include charred octopus luau, wood-smoked pork, and a tuna poke that just sings. Reservations are only available for dinner and weekday brunch, which makes those the times to go, since you’ll wait a good two hours on a Saturday or Sunday to eat brunch at this spot that’s putting Dogpatch on the culinary map.

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3. Piccino Cafe

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1001 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 824-4224
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Housed in a bright yellow 1850s-era house is a neighborhood Italian restaurant with friendly service, a lively crowd, and, most important: damn good pizza. It’s the perfect place to go on a casual date or with the family when you’re in the mood for well-made Italian food and a glass of wine or two. While the pizza is the star, the way to approach the menu is with a plan to share. That way you can enjoy an asparagus salad with a slow-cooked egg and pecorino, spaghetti with Dungeness crab, and one of the six pies, all of which taste even better when you add an egg.

4. Harmonic Brewing

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1050 26th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 872-6817
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This three-year-old industrial Dogpatch brewery and taproom is a great destination for a thirsty group. Get a tasting flight in a pan — typically 12 fresh beers are on tap at a time — and perhaps some cans to go. It’s dog friendly, and just out of the way enough to feel like a find without being too hard to get to.

5. Besharam

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3407, 1275 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 580-7662
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Sassy plate ware and cheeky preparations of Gujarati food (hello blue cheese naan) attract diners to the revamped Alta restaurant space inside the Minnesota Street Project. Chef Heena Patel, in a partnership with Alta Group’s Daniel Patterson, serves lunch, dinner, brunch, and a prix fixe dinner option to show of her talents. Don’t miss the well-spiced cocktails, either.

6. Marcella's Lasagneria & Cucina

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1099 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 920-2225
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There’s nothing fancy about the inside of Marcella’s Lasagneria — there are just a handful of tables and the chairs look like they belong on a patio — but you’re not going there for the décor. You’re going there for mouth-watering, calorie-laden, indulgent Italian food. Specifically the lasagna: six layers of thin pasta, béchamel tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella, and a choice of seven fillings, including handmade Italian sausage, Bolognese, and mushroom. There are other pasta dishes as well, all of which are made each day on the premises. Only problem? It’s only open on weekdays and only for lunch (except lasagna to-go, which you can get until 6 p.m.).

7. School Night

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601 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 903-5427
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Open, as the name suggests, on school nights, this bar with casual bites from Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere) has been seriously popular with Dogpatch locals looking for a good drink on a weeknight. Enrique Sanchez is behind the cocktails, which avail themselves of 19 Peruvian piscos. The concept behind Schoolnight is simple: It’s a way to take advantage of a bar area in the Pearl event space when it’s not in use, and to drum up attention for the space in general. But the execution of the bar — definitely try the crispy albondigas made from Impossible Foods’ faux meat — makes it worth a visit.

8. Just For You

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732 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 647-3033
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Whether you’ve got a hangover or are just craving quality diner food, this casual no-frills joint is the place to go for breakfast or lunch. The hangtown fry (three eggs scrambled with bacon, oysters, and onions) served with toast, cornbread, or a biscuit (all baked in-house) is probably the most popular thing on the menu, but the Mexican “especiales” and po’ boys aren’t messing around either. Save room the for the fluffy beignets, which are made from scratch, and strongly consider taking home a loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread or a pan of cornbread. You know, since you’re there already.

9. The Sea Star

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2289 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

This watering hole has been a watering hole (under many different names and owners) since at least 1899, but when you walk in the history feels less important than the fact that it’s just a really solid neighborhood bar. In fact, considering the dive bar-ish vibe and prices, it’s almost surprising how great the cocktails are, until you find out that the woman concocting them (Alicia Walton) used to make them at Comstock Saloon, Elixir, and Bloodhound, amongst other place. The beer list isn’t too shabby either; there are 11 on tap, most of which are from California.

10. Dogpatch Saloon

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2496 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 643-8592
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This saloon opened its doors in 1912, but underwent a full remodel a few years ago in an attempt to make it a little less of a dive bar and a little more of a neighborhood hangout. The remodel included adding a black and white tile floor, gas fireplace, and bar rail made from an old Muni track, which aren’t authentic to the original space, but give it a historic feel. Mostly though, it’s the kind of no-frills bar where you go in for one and leave four hours later having made some new friends and promising yourself you’ll be back soon.

11. Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room

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2245 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 598-8811
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This premium craft brewery xhas one of the best taprooms in San Francisco, which is saying a lot. There are 16 rotating taps (you can order tasting flights, pints, or fill a growler,) snacks for sale, and you can order food from a nearby restaurant. It’s also open seven days a week, AND you’re allowed to bring your pup. If you go on a Friday at 6 p.m., you can also take a tour of the brewery, which is $10 and includes a flight of four beers.

12. Yield Wine Bar

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2490 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 401-8984
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Yield is pretty unassuming as far as SF wine bars go, but that's a good thing. There are some comfy seats by the windows, some not-so comfy stools at the bar, and an awesome wine selection, all of which were picked “with the environment in mind.” This means all of the wineries from which the wines come are sustainable in practice with a few being certified organic and certified biodynamic. That's awesome. But what’s also awesome is that Yield serves substantial food, including cod sliders, smoked trout rillettes, warm artichoke, kale, and Parmesan dip, and five different grilled flatbread pizzas.

13. Long Bridge Pizza Co.

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2347 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 829-8999
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The only game here is sourdough thin-crust pizza (fine, and a Caesar salad), so come hungry for some pie. The Loading Dock is covered in mozzarella, tomato sauce, soppressata, sausage, mushroom, garlic, and thyme, and it’s by far the most popular option. The space is minimal, but clean, and finding a seat can be tough at popular dining times, but all in all, Long Bridge is one of the most underrated and under-the-radar pizza places in town.

14. Wooly Pig

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2295 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 592-8015
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Inner Sunset sandwich standby the Wooly Pig has moved to Dogpatch, bringing favorite banh mi sandwiches and more with them. The namesake Wooly Pig sandwich, an understandably popopular choice, is made with “Shanghai style braised caramel pork belly” with arugula and pickled daikon on a brioche roll. Poke, salads, and coffee are options too.

15. Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill

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2427 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 913-7163
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Gilberth’s might not be the type of place one travels to from the other side of the city, but if you live or work nearby, it’s the perfect go-to because of its stylish, low key atmosphere, relatively easy parking, flavorful Latin-fusion dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, and affordable prices. Lunch is all about the taco bar and the sandwiches (chimichuri steak, rotisserie chicken salad), while dinner is the perfect time to share a smorgasborg of small plates and mains. You can cover your table in shishito peppers, ceviche, chile relleno, barbecue guava baby back ribs, and a whole lot more. Plus, the prices are right: a trio of tacos is $10 while the mains range from $14 to $18.

16. Hard Knox Cafe

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2526 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 648-3770
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The Dogpatch Hard Knox location is funky in a good way that you don’t see much in SF. The décor is a mish-mash of corrugated metal walls, worn hardwood floors, and a jumble of “art” on the walls (an old Coca-Cola ad, a “slow” street sign, enormous fish sculptures, and a life preserver). But none of that is why you’re going to Hard Knox — you're going for the fried chicken, the thing for which this southern home-style cooking restaurant is known. There are other yummy things on the menu (fried pork chops, blackened catfish, barbecue chicken), but the fried chicken is what to get, accompanied by two sides and a corn muffin or a buttermilk Belgian waffle.

17. Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous

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699 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 970-0750

A labor of love from couple Annabelle Topiaco and Ian Flores, Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous produces delicate, delectable ice cream in a miscellany of rotating flavors: Banana with dark rum, french lavender, and black sesame, to name just a few. Whatever you get, order it in a homemade waffle cone, and for an added treat, don't miss the peanut butter maltballs and other sweets to take home.

18. Glena’s Tacos & Margaritas

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632 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 800-7415
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Chef Mike Gaines, previously of Kin Khao, and general manager Stephanie Gaines, from Plow, opened their Dogpatch drinking and dining den in 2017 where the emphasis is on high-quality ingredients. Al pastor tacos and a popular fried egg taco (served on a house-made corn tortilla) are $5 each — no taco truck prices — but they're satisfying, as is the fried chicken torta, especially when coupled with tart margaritas and other well-crafted cocktails.

19. Third Rail

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628 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

One of the best spots in this Art Deco meets mid-century modern cocktail bar is right by the door in the space that feels like it was inspired by a train station waiting area, but with more comfortable seating. This is the perfect place to enjoy a craft cocktail made with quality spirits, fresh, seasonal ingredients and hand-cut or -crushed ice, while snacking on house-made jerky (there are eight different flavors, including a mushroom jerky for vegetarians). In fact, you may enjoy yourself so much that you’ll decide to catch the next train so you can have just one more.

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20. Neighbor Bakehouse

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2343 3rd St #100
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 549-7716
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Greg and Christine Mindel are the force behind this favorite neighborhood bakery whose goods can be found around the city. Stop by for coffee, sweets like twice baked stuffed croissants, and don’t skip their famous everything croissant, dusted with everything spice like a bagel and filled with cream cheese.

21. Serpentine

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2495 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 252-2000
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Industrial spaces with high ceilings, exposed brick, and lots of concrete can sometimes feel cold, but Serpentine has so much warmth thanks to its cozy booths and friendly service, one would never even think it used to be the boiler room for a factory that manufactured tin cans. Plus, the food and cocktails are total crowd-pleasers. Brunch is where Serpentine shines (cornbread Benedict, crispy pork belly hash, fried egg biscuit sandwich), but the wait can be intense, so a visit for dinner to eat hush puppies with Dungeness crab, chili-modelo braised short ribs, and the Prather Ranch hamburger (which you can “truffle” for an extra $10) is always a good choice. Whichever time of day you go though, be sure to check out the cocktail menu, which offers some delightful creations.

22. STEM Kitchen & Garden

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499 Illinois St
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 915-1000
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Stem feels a little odd when you walk inside — it’s housed in an office building — but once you make it to the back patio, everything starts to make sense. Bay views, bocce ball, fire pits, and a lush garden that provides ingredients for the farm-to-table food are all such a treat in a city where space is at a premium. It would be the perfect place to waste away a Saturday; unfortunately, it doesn’t open until 4 p.m. that day, but if you can call in “sick” to work, you can hang out all day Monday to Friday drinking cocktails, snacking on pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, while enjoying the view and the vibe.

23. The Ramp

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855 Terry a Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 621-2378
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The sun shines more often in Dogpatch, which is just one reason why this bait shop-turned-waterfront hangout seems to always have a crowd. The time to go is during lunch or weekend brunch when the sun is out and you can enjoy the views while sipping on bloody Mary’s and feasting on oysters, burgers, and fish & chips. There is also live salsa music on Saturday afternoons and great happy hour deals during the week, but the regular prices are incredibly reasonable considering the location.

24. Mission Rock Resort

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817 Terry a Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 701-7625
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If you’re looking for outdoor waterfront dining that’s just a smidge less raucous than The Ramp, you’ll find it at this popular spot that has not one, but two levels of outdoor seating. The food and prices are what you’d expect from a seafood restaurant with great views: lots of oysters, a $19 Bay shrimp Louie, a $26 Dungeness crab roll, and $18 calamari. But while the food is tasty, it’s really only part of the experience. What you’re really there for is sunshine, day drinking, and everything else amazing that leads to a late afternoon nap.

1. Noon All Day

690 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107

An all-day counter service cafe and restaurant from the Piccino folks, Noon All Day seeks to serve neighbors and the Caltrain crowd in new, sleek environs. They've got creative pastries (like a taro coconut danish) and stuffed half pita "pocket sandwiches" including one with Piccino's popular meatballs, and they're adjacent to Esprit Park, so get your coffee and take a stroll.

690 Indiana St
San Francisco, CA 94107

2. 'āina

900 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
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While the quaint corner restaurant originally just served brunch (homemade Spam musabi, taro French toast, kalbi loco moco, and malasadas filled with guava custard) it now also pays homage to the islands of Hawaii during dinner (and even with a tasting menu). Popular dishes include charred octopus luau, wood-smoked pork, and a tuna poke that just sings. Reservations are only available for dinner and weekday brunch, which makes those the times to go, since you’ll wait a good two hours on a Saturday or Sunday to eat brunch at this spot that’s putting Dogpatch on the culinary map.

900 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

3. Piccino Cafe

1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Housed in a bright yellow 1850s-era house is a neighborhood Italian restaurant with friendly service, a lively crowd, and, most important: damn good pizza. It’s the perfect place to go on a casual date or with the family when you’re in the mood for well-made Italian food and a glass of wine or two. While the pizza is the star, the way to approach the menu is with a plan to share. That way you can enjoy an asparagus salad with a slow-cooked egg and pecorino, spaghetti with Dungeness crab, and one of the six pies, all of which taste even better when you add an egg.

1001 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107

4. Harmonic Brewing

1050 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This three-year-old industrial Dogpatch brewery and taproom is a great destination for a thirsty group. Get a tasting flight in a pan — typically 12 fresh beers are on tap at a time — and perhaps some cans to go. It’s dog friendly, and just out of the way enough to feel like a find without being too hard to get to.

1050 26th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

5. Besharam

3407, 1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Sassy plate ware and cheeky preparations of Gujarati food (hello blue cheese naan) attract diners to the revamped Alta restaurant space inside the Minnesota Street Project. Chef Heena Patel, in a partnership with Alta Group’s Daniel Patterson, serves lunch, dinner, brunch, and a prix fixe dinner option to show of her talents. Don’t miss the well-spiced cocktails, either.

3407, 1275 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107

6. Marcella's Lasagneria & Cucina

1099 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107

There’s nothing fancy about the inside of Marcella’s Lasagneria — there are just a handful of tables and the chairs look like they belong on a patio — but you’re not going there for the décor. You’re going there for mouth-watering, calorie-laden, indulgent Italian food. Specifically the lasagna: six layers of thin pasta, béchamel tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella, and a choice of seven fillings, including handmade Italian sausage, Bolognese, and mushroom. There are other pasta dishes as well, all of which are made each day on the premises. Only problem? It’s only open on weekdays and only for lunch (except lasagna to-go, which you can get until 6 p.m.).

1099 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107

7. School Night

601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Open, as the name suggests, on school nights, this bar with casual bites from Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere) has been seriously popular with Dogpatch locals looking for a good drink on a weeknight. Enrique Sanchez is behind the cocktails, which avail themselves of 19 Peruvian piscos. The concept behind Schoolnight is simple: It’s a way to take advantage of a bar area in the Pearl event space when it’s not in use, and to drum up attention for the space in general. But the execution of the bar — definitely try the crispy albondigas made from Impossible Foods’ faux meat — makes it worth a visit.

601 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

8. Just For You

732 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Whether you’ve got a hangover or are just craving quality diner food, this casual no-frills joint is the place to go for breakfast or lunch. The hangtown fry (three eggs scrambled with bacon, oysters, and onions) served with toast, cornbread, or a biscuit (all baked in-house) is probably the most popular thing on the menu, but the Mexican “especiales” and po’ boys aren’t messing around either. Save room the for the fluffy beignets, which are made from scratch, and strongly consider taking home a loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread or a pan of cornbread. You know, since you’re there already.

732 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

9. The Sea Star

2289 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This watering hole has been a watering hole (under many different names and owners) since at least 1899, but when you walk in the history feels less important than the fact that it’s just a really solid neighborhood bar. In fact, considering the dive bar-ish vibe and prices, it’s almost surprising how great the cocktails are, until you find out that the woman concocting them (Alicia Walton) used to make them at Comstock Saloon, Elixir, and Bloodhound, amongst other place. The beer list isn’t too shabby either; there are 11 on tap, most of which are from California.

2289 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

10. Dogpatch Saloon

2496 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This saloon opened its doors in 1912, but underwent a full remodel a few years ago in an attempt to make it a little less of a dive bar and a little more of a neighborhood hangout. The remodel included adding a black and white tile floor, gas fireplace, and bar rail made from an old Muni track, which aren’t authentic to the original space, but give it a historic feel. Mostly though, it’s the kind of no-frills bar where you go in for one and leave four hours later having made some new friends and promising yourself you’ll be back soon.

2496 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

11. Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room

2245 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This premium craft brewery xhas one of the best taprooms in San Francisco, which is saying a lot. There are 16 rotating taps (you can order tasting flights, pints, or fill a growler,) snacks for sale, and you can order food from a nearby restaurant. It’s also open seven days a week, AND you’re allowed to bring your pup. If you go on a Friday at 6 p.m., you can also take a tour of the brewery, which is $10 and includes a flight of four beers.

2245 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

12. Yield Wine Bar

2490 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Yield is pretty unassuming as far as SF wine bars go, but that's a good thing. There are some comfy seats by the windows, some not-so comfy stools at the bar, and an awesome wine selection, all of which were picked “with the environment in mind.” This means all of the wineries from which the wines come are sustainable in practice with a few being certified organic and certified biodynamic. That's awesome. But what’s also awesome is that Yield serves substantial food, including cod sliders, smoked trout rillettes, warm artichoke, kale, and Parmesan dip, and five different grilled flatbread pizzas.

2490 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

13. Long Bridge Pizza Co.

2347 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

The only game here is sourdough thin-crust pizza (fine, and a Caesar salad), so come hungry for some pie. The Loading Dock is covered in mozzarella, tomato sauce, soppressata, sausage, mushroom, garlic, and thyme, and it’s by far the most popular option. The space is minimal, but clean, and finding a seat can be tough at popular dining times, but all in all, Long Bridge is one of the most underrated and under-the-radar pizza places in town.

2347 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

14. Wooly Pig

2295 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Inner Sunset sandwich standby the Wooly Pig has moved to Dogpatch, bringing favorite banh mi sandwiches and more with them. The namesake Wooly Pig sandwich, an understandably popopular choice, is made with “Shanghai style braised caramel pork belly” with arugula and pickled daikon on a brioche roll. Poke, salads, and coffee are options too.

2295 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

15. Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill

2427 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Gilberth’s might not be the type of place one travels to from the other side of the city, but if you live or work nearby, it’s the perfect go-to because of its stylish, low key atmosphere, relatively easy parking, flavorful Latin-fusion dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, and affordable prices. Lunch is all about the taco bar and the sandwiches (chimichuri steak, rotisserie chicken salad), while dinner is the perfect time to share a smorgasborg of small plates and mains. You can cover your table in shishito peppers, ceviche, chile relleno, barbecue guava baby back ribs, and a whole lot more. Plus, the prices are right: a trio of tacos is $10 while the mains range from $14 to $18.

2427 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

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16. Hard Knox Cafe

2526 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Dogpatch Hard Knox location is funky in a good way that you don’t see much in SF. The décor is a mish-mash of corrugated metal walls, worn hardwood floors, and a jumble of “art” on the walls (an old Coca-Cola ad, a “slow” street sign, enormous fish sculptures, and a life preserver). But none of that is why you’re going to Hard Knox — you're going for the fried chicken, the thing for which this southern home-style cooking restaurant is known. There are other yummy things on the menu (fried pork chops, blackened catfish, barbecue chicken), but the fried chicken is what to get, accompanied by two sides and a corn muffin or a buttermilk Belgian waffle.

2526 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

17. Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous

699 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

A labor of love from couple Annabelle Topiaco and Ian Flores, Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous produces delicate, delectable ice cream in a miscellany of rotating flavors: Banana with dark rum, french lavender, and black sesame, to name just a few. Whatever you get, order it in a homemade waffle cone, and for an added treat, don't miss the peanut butter maltballs and other sweets to take home.

699 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

18. Glena’s Tacos & Margaritas

632 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Chef Mike Gaines, previously of Kin Khao, and general manager Stephanie Gaines, from Plow, opened their Dogpatch drinking and dining den in 2017 where the emphasis is on high-quality ingredients. Al pastor tacos and a popular fried egg taco (served on a house-made corn tortilla) are $5 each — no taco truck prices — but they're satisfying, as is the fried chicken torta, especially when coupled with tart margaritas and other well-crafted cocktails.

632 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

19. Third Rail

628 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Patricia Chang

One of the best spots in this Art Deco meets mid-century modern cocktail bar is right by the door in the space that feels like it was inspired by a train station waiting area, but with more comfortable seating. This is the perfect place to enjoy a craft cocktail made with quality spirits, fresh, seasonal ingredients and hand-cut or -crushed ice, while snacking on house-made jerky (there are eight different flavors, including a mushroom jerky for vegetarians). In fact, you may enjoy yourself so much that you’ll decide to catch the next train so you can have just one more.

628 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

20. Neighbor Bakehouse

2343 3rd St #100, San Francisco, CA 94107

Greg and Christine Mindel are the force behind this favorite neighborhood bakery whose goods can be found around the city. Stop by for coffee, sweets like twice baked stuffed croissants, and don’t skip their famous everything croissant, dusted with everything spice like a bagel and filled with cream cheese.

2343 3rd St #100
San Francisco, CA 94107

21. Serpentine

2495 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Industrial spaces with high ceilings, exposed brick, and lots of concrete can sometimes feel cold, but Serpentine has so much warmth thanks to its cozy booths and friendly service, one would never even think it used to be the boiler room for a factory that manufactured tin cans. Plus, the food and cocktails are total crowd-pleasers. Brunch is where Serpentine shines (cornbread Benedict, crispy pork belly hash, fried egg biscuit sandwich), but the wait can be intense, so a visit for dinner to eat hush puppies with Dungeness crab, chili-modelo braised short ribs, and the Prather Ranch hamburger (which you can “truffle” for an extra $10) is always a good choice. Whichever time of day you go though, be sure to check out the cocktail menu, which offers some delightful creations.

2495 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

22. STEM Kitchen & Garden

499 Illinois St, San Francisco, CA 94158