Southern food for brunch or dinner is never the wrong move, unless you’re trying to do a lot of activity afterwards, in which case, maybe think again. This place on the border of the Mission and Bernal makes fantastic chicken and waffles and eggs benedict at brunch and fried chicken and ribs at dinner. If you’ve never had fried okra, now’s your chance.
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Serious sushi types rave about ICHI in Bernal Heights. We like the sushi, but the cooked food is really where it’s at.
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
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Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy, near Union Square, has strong Southern food, like shrimp and grits, cornbread, fried chicken, and black-eyed pea fritters.
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