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 try some of the food that makes this city so famous. Believe it or not, it's possible to do both.
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, pioneering steam beer, and fog-cutting coffee cocktails, as well as incredible views, spots dating back more than one hundred years, and roast chicken with a reputation around the world. For a fuller litany of recommendations, check our Eater’s Guide to San Francisco.Read More