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Where to Find Poutine in San Francisco

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The poutine at Greenburger's. [Photo: Facebook]

Poutine is the hottest thing to happen to fries in California since carne asada, and in honor of Burger Week Fryday, we hit the bricks to find 15 iterations available around town. From classic to Korean-influenced, fine-dining to food truck, truffles to teriyaki, these takes on poutine aren't always traditional, but they are what the dish demands: soul-satisfying, hangover-killing, stoner-pleasing combos of crisp fries of every thickness and gravy of every type (and usually, but not always, some cheese curds as well). Added bonus: many of these places also serve burgers, if you're looking to kill two cravings (and possibly yourself) with one stone.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Umami Burger

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2184 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440-8626
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In addition to the "smothered fries" with short-rib gravy, Umami Burger will make any burger on their menu "poutine-style," i.e. bunless atop fries with the gravy.

2. Wayfare Tavern

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558 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 772-9060
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The current iteration of Tyler Florence's take on poutine features crisp spring potatoes, oxtail gravy, mozzarella curds, and English peas. At other times of the year, truffles have been involved.

3. Salt House

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545 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 543-8900
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Salt House's poutine features thickly cut Kennebec fries topped with short-rib gravy, mornay sauce, and mozzarella cheese curds. (They have a lunchtime burger, too, with a rarely-seen accompaniment: curly fries.)

4. Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen

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401 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 775-7979
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The thick-cut fries here are customizable, with your choice of mushroom or beef gravy, smoked cheese, and/or the kitchen's choice of toppings.

5. Fins On The Hoof

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Moving Target!
SF Bay Area, CA
(415) 272-2868
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This food truck does two different creative poutines: a more traditional version with pork sausage gravy, cheese curds, and smoked salt, and the insane clam chowder fries, with chowder and house-cured bacon on top.

6. Jamber Wine Pub

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858 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 273-9192
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Bar snacks are a specialty at this SOMA spot, and their poutine is just-the-facts: house-cut fries, housemade gravy, cheese curds. Simplicity.

7. HRD Coffee Shop

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521 3rd St Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 543-2355
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It's not on the menu, but if you ask nicely, the HRD crew will make you a plate of fries topped with the curry gravy from their loco moco and plenty of kimchi.

8. AT&T Park

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24 Willie Mays Plz
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-2000
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The ballpark began offering poutine fries this spring at the Original Joe's stand behind the left-field bleachers. Inside Scoop tried them and didn't much care for them, but if you're stuck with limited ballpark options or have had a few too many beers, they might be a viable option.

9. Citizen's Band

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1198 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 556-4901
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Chris Beerman makes his own cheese curds for his take on poutine, with wild-mushroom gravy and crispy pork belly decorating the house-cut Kennebec fries. The final touch? A heap of feathery grated pecorino, same as the infamous mac-and-cheese.

10. Greenburger's

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518 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 829-2491
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It's not always on the menu, but this Lower Haight burger joint sometimes offers poutine as a special.

11. Limon

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524 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-0918
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Available at all three Limon locations, the lomito saltado is a Peruvian-Japanese fusion take on poutine, with fries topped with sirloin strips, onions, tomato, and a soy gravy.

12. Namu Gaji

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499 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-6268
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The Korean-inspired gamja fries (available at lunch here or at their Ferry Building stand) are described right on the menu as a "poutine-like stoner favorite." They've got short ribs, teriyaki sauce, kewpie mayo, kimchi relish, and gochujang.

13. Kronnerburger

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2379 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 656-9871
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Second only in popularity to the titular burger is Chris Kronner's fries with beef-cheek gravy and cheese curds, which can be topped with bone marrow for an extra charge if you're feeling particularly hedonistic.

14. Beast And The Hare

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1001 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-1001
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They're not always on the menu, but Beast and the Hare's special of poutine fries with lamb-neck gravy is next-level if you love the flavor of lamb.

15. Zoe's

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3088 24th
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 817-1972
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This recently-opened bar, whose burger is a favorite of A Hamburger Today's Wes Rowe, also offers a poutine with truffle fries, mushroom gravy, and mozzarella cheese curds.

16. Per Diem

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43 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 989-0300
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Bonus addition! Per Diem didn't make the original list because they didn't have an updated menu on their site, but their poutine is available, and it features oxtail gravy, local cheese curds from Achadinha Farms, and housemade fries. "I'm not an egomaniac, but I know when I have a good thing," says chef Adam Hinojosa.

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1. Umami Burger

2184 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
In addition to the "smothered fries" with short-rib gravy, Umami Burger will make any burger on their menu "poutine-style," i.e. bunless atop fries with the gravy.
2184 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

2. Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94111
The current iteration of Tyler Florence's take on poutine features crisp spring potatoes, oxtail gravy, mozzarella curds, and English peas. At other times of the year, truffles have been involved.
558 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

3. Salt House

545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Salt House's poutine features thickly cut Kennebec fries topped with short-rib gravy, mornay sauce, and mozzarella cheese curds. (They have a lunchtime burger, too, with a rarely-seen accompaniment: curly fries.)
545 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

4. Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen

401 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102
The thick-cut fries here are customizable, with your choice of mushroom or beef gravy, smoked cheese, and/or the kitchen's choice of toppings.
401 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. Fins On The Hoof

Moving Target!, SF Bay Area, CA
This food truck does two different creative poutines: a more traditional version with pork sausage gravy, cheese curds, and smoked salt, and the insane clam chowder fries, with chowder and house-cured bacon on top.
Moving Target!
SF Bay Area, CA

6. Jamber Wine Pub

858 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Bar snacks are a specialty at this SOMA spot, and their poutine is just-the-facts: house-cut fries, housemade gravy, cheese curds. Simplicity.
858 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. HRD Coffee Shop

521 3rd St Ste A, San Francisco, CA 94107
It's not on the menu, but if you ask nicely, the HRD crew will make you a plate of fries topped with the curry gravy from their loco moco and plenty of kimchi.
521 3rd St Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94107

8. AT&T Park

24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco, CA 94107
The ballpark began offering poutine fries this spring at the Original Joe's stand behind the left-field bleachers. Inside Scoop tried them and didn't much care for them, but if you're stuck with limited ballpark options or have had a few too many beers, they might be a viable option.
24 Willie Mays Plz
San Francisco, CA 94107

9. Citizen's Band

1198 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Chris Beerman makes his own cheese curds for his take on poutine, with wild-mushroom gravy and crispy pork belly decorating the house-cut Kennebec fries. The final touch? A heap of feathery grated pecorino, same as the infamous mac-and-cheese.
1198 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. Greenburger's

518 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
It's not always on the menu, but this Lower Haight burger joint sometimes offers poutine as a special.
518 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

11. Limon

524 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Available at all three Limon locations, the lomito saltado is a Peruvian-Japanese fusion take on poutine, with fries topped with sirloin strips, onions, tomato, and a soy gravy.
524 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. Namu Gaji

499 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA 94103
The Korean-inspired gamja fries (available at lunch here or at their Ferry Building stand) are described right on the menu as a "poutine-like stoner favorite." They've got short ribs, teriyaki sauce, kewpie mayo, kimchi relish, and gochujang.
499 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

13. Kronnerburger

2379 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Second only in popularity to the titular burger is Chris Kronner's fries with beef-cheek gravy and cheese curds, which can be topped with bone marrow for an extra charge if you're feeling particularly hedonistic.
2379 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. Beast And The Hare

1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
They're not always on the menu, but Beast and the Hare's special of poutine fries with lamb-neck gravy is next-level if you love the flavor of lamb.
1001 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. Zoe's

3088 24th, San Francisco, CA 94110
This recently-opened bar, whose burger is a favorite of A Hamburger Today's Wes Rowe, also offers a poutine with truffle fries, mushroom gravy, and mozzarella cheese curds.
3088 24th
San Francisco, CA 94110

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16. Per Diem

43 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Bonus addition! Per Diem didn't make the original list because they didn't have an updated menu on their site, but their poutine is available, and it features oxtail gravy, local cheese curds from Achadinha Farms, and housemade fries. "I'm not an egomaniac, but I know when I have a good thing," says chef Adam Hinojosa.
43 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104

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