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The 20 Bay Area Dishes Eater Readers Crave The Most

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Last week, Eater asked readers to name the dish they crave the most frequently. From shrimp and grits to carnitas tacos to dry fried chicken wings, readers obliged with their favorites. Here's a map of where you can find these addictive foods.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. PPQ Dungeness Island's Crab & Garlic Noodles

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2332 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-8266
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You can't just have one. Order the crab, follow with garlic noodles. Swallow. Repeat.

2. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana's Limited Edition Margherita

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1570 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 835-9888
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Ok, readers didn't specify which Tony's pizza they craved most, but it was a resounding favorite. So we'll pick for you: the limited edition margherita, clothed in San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte mozz.

3. Lers Ros Thai's crispy pork belly

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730 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931-6917
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People call this dish a standout and a "must try" on Lers Ros' long menu.

4. Noeteca's Croque Josephine

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1551 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 824-5524
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A spin on the classic Croque, made with ham, soft bread and poached egg.

5. Seven Hills' Raviolo Uovo

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1550 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-1550
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A local take on a classic Italian fine dining trick: one huge quivering raviolo begs to be forked, unleashing the spinach, ricotta and barely set egg yolk within.

6. John Campbell's Scone

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5625 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 387-1536
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Made from a traditional Irish recipe, John Campbell's scones are round, light, cakey, and best consumed with a good buttering of clotted cream.

7. Phat Philly's Cheesesteak

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3388 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-7428
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Two words: "wit whiz."

8. Brown Sugar Kitchen's Shrimp & Grits

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2534 Mandela Pkwy
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 839-7685
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Tanya Holland's rendition come in a deep white bowl, so none of that extra barbecue sauce or creamy grits can escape your spoon's reach.

9. San Tung Chinese Restaurant's Dry Fried Chicken Wings

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1031 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-4233
By now, if you haven't tried San Tung's dry fried chicken wings, there is something seriously wrong with your brain.

10. Yamo's Fish Chowder

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3406 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 553-8911
This noodle seafood soup sticks with you, and won't let go. One order is easy to split.

11. Udupi Palace's Onion Rava Dosa

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1007 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-8000
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A special dosa stuffed with potatoes and onions is flavorful, even without the coconut chutney and sambar that come with it.

12. Grubstake Diner's Rare Cheeseburger

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1525 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-8268
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Rare means rare at Grubstake, and most people love this burger after a long night of cocktails and beer.

13. Ino Sushi's Ankimo

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22 Peace Plaza 510
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-3121
The foie gras of the sea, served buttery and fresh every night.

14. Pal's Takeaway's Aunt Malai's Lao Sausage Sandwich

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2751 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 203-4911
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Just look at that sucker: sausage, cucumber-cilantro relish, soy-yuzu mayo, and wild arugula, all forced to share one crusty Acme roll.

15. La Ciccia's Octopus Stew

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291 30th St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 550-8114
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Another reader favorite among the favorites: whole, tender baby octopus in spicy tomato broth, done the Sardinian way.

16. Kirimachi Tonkotsu Ramen

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450 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Readers love this ramen for its deep pork bone flavor, and the use of shredded pork instead of the usual sliced chunks.

17. Taqueria el Buen Sabor's Carnitas

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699 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-8816
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It's all about the carnitas here, in regular and super tacos. One reader digs the sauce too: "Their green salsa in the squeeze bottle is the best. I eat every bite with it ..."

18. Balompié Cafe's Pupusas

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3349 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-9199
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Angelic circular masa rounds yield to wicked oozy centers full of meat and cheese.

19. Frisco Fried Chicken's Fried Chicken

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3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Finger-licking, lip-smacking, crispy and succulent—choose your own adjective. Then let the chicken do the talking.

20. Breakfast At Tiffany's "Stella by Starlight"

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2499 San Bruno Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 468-0977
A neighborhood favorite for 30 years, Breakfast at Tiffany's makes deliriously addictive hashbrowns, like the "Stella by Starlight" with cheddar and jack cheeses, green chile, bacon, tomato and sour cream on top. Good luck with that.

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1. PPQ Dungeness Island's Crab & Garlic Noodles

2332 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121
You can't just have one. Order the crab, follow with garlic noodles. Swallow. Repeat.
2332 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

2. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana's Limited Edition Margherita

1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Ok, readers didn't specify which Tony's pizza they craved most, but it was a resounding favorite. So we'll pick for you: the limited edition margherita, clothed in San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte mozz.
1570 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133

3. Lers Ros Thai's crispy pork belly

730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
People call this dish a standout and a "must try" on Lers Ros' long menu.
730 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109

4. Noeteca's Croque Josephine

1551 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94131
A spin on the classic Croque, made with ham, soft bread and poached egg.
1551 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94131

5. Seven Hills' Raviolo Uovo

1550 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
A local take on a classic Italian fine dining trick: one huge quivering raviolo begs to be forked, unleashing the spinach, ricotta and barely set egg yolk within.
1550 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. John Campbell's Scone

5625 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Made from a traditional Irish recipe, John Campbell's scones are round, light, cakey, and best consumed with a good buttering of clotted cream.
5625 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

7. Phat Philly's Cheesesteak

3388 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Two words: "wit whiz."
3388 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Brown Sugar Kitchen's Shrimp & Grits

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607
Tanya Holland's rendition come in a deep white bowl, so none of that extra barbecue sauce or creamy grits can escape your spoon's reach.
2534 Mandela Pkwy
Oakland, CA 94607

9. San Tung Chinese Restaurant's Dry Fried Chicken Wings

1031 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
By now, if you haven't tried San Tung's dry fried chicken wings, there is something seriously wrong with your brain.
1031 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

10. Yamo's Fish Chowder

3406 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This noodle seafood soup sticks with you, and won't let go. One order is easy to split.
3406 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Udupi Palace's Onion Rava Dosa

1007 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
A special dosa stuffed with potatoes and onions is flavorful, even without the coconut chutney and sambar that come with it.
1007 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. Grubstake Diner's Rare Cheeseburger

1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Rare means rare at Grubstake, and most people love this burger after a long night of cocktails and beer.
1525 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94109

13. Ino Sushi's Ankimo

22 Peace Plaza 510, San Francisco, CA 94115
The foie gras of the sea, served buttery and fresh every night.
22 Peace Plaza 510
San Francisco, CA 94115

14. Pal's Takeaway's Aunt Malai's Lao Sausage Sandwich

2751 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Just look at that sucker: sausage, cucumber-cilantro relish, soy-yuzu mayo, and wild arugula, all forced to share one crusty Acme roll.
2751 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. La Ciccia's Octopus Stew

291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Another reader favorite among the favorites: whole, tender baby octopus in spicy tomato broth, done the Sardinian way.
291 30th St
San Francisco, CA 94131

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16. Kirimachi Tonkotsu Ramen

450 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Readers love this ramen for its deep pork bone flavor, and the use of shredded pork instead of the usual sliced chunks.
450 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94133

17. Taqueria el Buen Sabor's Carnitas

699 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
It's all about the carnitas here, in regular and super tacos. One reader digs the sauce too: "Their green salsa in the squeeze bottle is the best. I eat every bite with it ..."
699 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

18. Balompié Cafe's Pupusas

3349 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Angelic circular masa rounds yield to wicked oozy centers full of meat and cheese.
3349 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

19. Frisco Fried Chicken's Fried Chicken

3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
Finger-licking, lip-smacking, crispy and succulent—choose your own adjective. Then let the chicken do the talking.
3rd Street
San Francisco, CA

20. Breakfast At Tiffany's "Stella by Starlight"

2499 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
A neighborhood favorite for 30 years, Breakfast at Tiffany's makes deliriously addictive hashbrowns, like the "Stella by Starlight" with cheddar and jack cheeses, green chile, bacon, tomato and sour cream on top. Good luck with that.
2499 San Bruno Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134

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