This spot in the Ferry Building is connected to the specialty butcher next door, and accordingly they take their meat seriously. We like the lamb burger and the chili fries. Be warned though, the chili fries could be a whole meal by themselves - it’s essentially giant steak tips in some chili poured over enough fries to feed a small army.
Prather Ranch: American Eatery is permanently closed.
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Some restaurants that have been around a long time feel like ageless classics. The Slanted Door feels more like an aged classic.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Embarcadero location of The Plant is a prime spot to grab a healthy lunch.
Red’s Java House
Red’s Java House is a classic SF stop off for a burger and a cold beer in the Embarcadero.
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The plates at Al's Place in the Mission look like art, and taste pretty great too. "Best New Restaurant in the US 2015" ain't a bad calling card either.
Looking for a last minute reservation for a big group on a Saturday night? That’s a daunting task. Fog City enters the pantheon of great places you can get into.
Zuni Cafe in the Civic Center is still an icon, and it sits firmly at the top of our list of favorite restaurants in this town.
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Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
Acme Bread Company
Head to Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building for some of the best bread in the city.
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