When family and friends come to visit San Francisco, they want both the tourist and the authentic experience. They want to ride cable cars and bike the Golden Gate Bridge, and they want to try some of the food that the city by the bay is so famous for. Believe it or not, it's possible to do both, to satisfy your discerning tastes as well as their desire to play SF.
Just because a restaurant, bar, or bakery in this city attracts visitors doesn't also mean it's not good — on the contrary, everything on this list has food, drink, and pastry that's at the peak of what San Francisco has to offer. Here, you'll find storied sourdough, garlicky cioppino, slurp-worthy oysters, pioneering steam beer, and fog-cutting coffee cocktails, as well as incredible views, spots dating back over one hundred years, and roast chicken with a reputation around the world.
So next time you have visitors, consult this list because everyone is guaranteed to be happy at these 18 restaurants perfect for tourists and locals alike.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More