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The 50 best San Francisco restaurants to eat at right now
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The 50 best San Francisco restaurants to eat at right now

October 2019: Summer is behind us and it's time to eat with abandon! The fall update to our list of the best restauarants in San Francisco swaps out some older eateries to make room for exciting new spots and this time we've topped out at 50(!) stellar restaurants. For Instagram-worthy dining, we’ve added the Ghirardelli Square dim sum parlor Palette Tea House (#15), downtown fine dining at O' by Claude Le Tohic (our new #1 spot!) and Nari (#2), the latest modern Thai spot in Japantown. In accordance with the comfy season, comfort food takes new shapes and forms from American classics at Corridor (#26) and hearty vegetarian dishes at Wildseed (#39) to warming bowls of ramen in SOMA and meaty favorites at Al’s Deli (#18). Last but not least, Aziza (#8) returns to the scene, filling a void in the Richmond neighborhood. It’s no exaggeration to say that San Francisco is one of the best cities for food in the world. But with so many interesting dining destinations packed into just 7x7 square miles, it can be as overwhelming to decide where to eat as it can be to choose from our list of the best things to do in the city. But we’re here to help, with 50 picks for the greatest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most memorable, most inventive. The ones changing the gastronomic landscape and the ones that have been holding it up for decades. Our experts scour the city for great dishes, great value and insider info (like a certain restaurant’s off-the-menu homemade Sp

The best cheap eats in San Francisco
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The best cheap eats in San Francisco

Fill up your belly without emptying your wallet

The best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco
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The best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco

SF’s restaurants breat the Veggie mold, creating innovative meatless cuisine

The most romantic restaurants in San Francisco
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The most romantic restaurants in San Francisco

Whether you want classy and comfortable or a special-occasion splurge

Eat like a local in San Francisco
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Eat like a local in San Francisco

10 game-changing SF dishes to help you eat like the locals do

The best of San Francisco’s food scene

The best restaurants in the Mission
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The best restaurants in the Mission

San Francisco’s Mission district is an undisputed culinary hub

The best restaurants in Chinatown
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The best restaurants in Chinatown

Chinatown is having a moment—the area is now a bustling mecca for foodies

The best gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco
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The best gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco

Finding a gluten-free restaurant in San Francisco has never been easier.

The best food trucks in San Francisco
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The best food trucks in San Francisco

San Francisco is a food truck paradise, with offerings from healthy to deliciously indulgent

The oldest restaurants in San Francisco
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The oldest restaurants in San Francisco

These places have survived fire, floods and surging rent prices

San Francisco’s best 24-hour restaurants
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San Francisco’s best 24-hour restaurants

There will always be a need for after-hours spots where you can grab a greasy bite

American cuisine in San Francisco

The best American restaurants in San Francisco
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The best American restaurants in San Francisco

From classic burgers-and-brunch spots to upscale eateries serving New American cuisine

The best burgers in San Francisco
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The best burgers in San Francisco

San Franciscans aren’t just passionate about the perfect patty, we’re downright fierce

The best hot dogs in San Francisco
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The best hot dogs in San Francisco

Slathered in mustard or piled with toppings, here’s are the best hot dogs in SF

The best barbecue in San Francisco
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The best barbecue in San Francisco

SF is gaining ‘cue cred thanks to these talented Bay Area pit masters

The best fried chicken in San Francisco
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The best fried chicken in San Francisco

Whether you’re craving a Nashville-style sandwich or a diet-be-damned bucket...

The best steakhouses in San Francisco
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The best steakhouses in San Francisco

The Bay Area is rich in high-quality meat, which means tons of serious steakhouses

European cuisine in San Francisco

The best Italian restaurants in San Francisco
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The best Italian restaurants in San Francisco

These places serve innovative pastas and old-school comfort food alike

The best Spanish restaurants in San Francisco
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The best Spanish restaurants in San Francisco

For an authentic slice of Spain visit these restaurants in the Bay Area

The best French restaurants in San Francisco
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The best French restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco’s French cuisine scene is thriving – here are 10 of the best

The best Portuguese restaurants in the Bay Area
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The best Portuguese restaurants in the Bay Area

If you can’t make it across the Atlantic, head to these Bay Area restaurants

The best pizza in San Francisco
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The best pizza in San Francisco

Crafted by award-winning chefs who are putting a new spin on the classic pie

The best Greek restaurants in San Francisco
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The best Greek restaurants in San Francisco

Many of these places are family-owned and operated, which means traditional cooking

San Francisco’s best tapas restaurants
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San Francisco’s best tapas restaurants

Small plates somehow pull off being both elegant and adorable

Asian cuisine in San Francisco

The best Japanese restaurants in San Francisco
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The best Japanese restaurants in San Francisco

Dozens of master chefs have opened fresh, new Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area

The best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco
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The best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco

Ranging from dim sum to hand-pulled noodles and bakeries to fine dining

The best Thai food in San Francisco
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The best Thai food in San Francisco

From buzzy Michelin-starred restaurants and food trucks to authentic, family-run mainstays

The best Indian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area
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The best Indian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area

SF has a diverse selection of deftly-spiced, slow-simmered deliciousness

The best sushi in San Francisco
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The best sushi in San Francisco

Many of the city’s best sushi restaurants fly fish in daily from Tsukiji Fish Market

The best ramen shops in San Francisco
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The best ramen shops in San Francisco

From modern, seasonally-inspired flavors to authentic Japanese izakayas

The best dim sum in San Francisco
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The best dim sum in San Francisco

If you’re looking for dim sum, our first tip is to venture beyond Chinatown

The best banh mi in San Francisco
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The best banh mi in San Francisco

The banh mi may be the best sandwich in San Francisco: cheap, filling and delicious

Mexican food in San Francisco

The 10 best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco
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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in San Francisco

It doesn't have to be Tuesday to eat delicious Mexican food.

The 10 best tacos in San Francisco
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The 10 best tacos in San Francisco

There's a taco for every taste in the city.

The 9 best burritos in San Francisco
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The 9 best burritos in San Francisco

San Franciscans have a long history of fighting over who makes the best burritos in San Francisco. 

Sweet treats in San Francisco

The best dessert in San Francisco
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The best dessert in San Francisco

In San Francisco, you’ll find almost every decadent dessert

The best ice cream in San Francisco
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The best ice cream in San Francisco

SF is the hometown of Bi-Rite, Humphry Slocombe and Smitten

The best gelato in the Bay Area
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The best gelato in the Bay Area

From traditional to zany, there’s a gelateria for every taste in SF

The best cookies in San Francisco
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The best cookies in San Francisco

Next time a snack attack hits, check out these sweet spots

The best pie in San Francisco
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The best pie in San Francisco

These buttery creations are the best pies in SF for your after-dinner treats

The best cupcakes in San Francisco
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The best cupcakes in San Francisco

There’s something so right about these dependable, single-serving pick-me-ups

The best donuts in San Francisco
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The best donuts in San Francisco

There’s always something magical about biting into one of these beauties

Drinks in San Francisco

The best coffee in San Francisco
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The best coffee in San Francisco

San Francisco is a boon for coffee buffs—the city is awash in third-wave roasters

The best juice bars in San Francisco
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The best juice bars in San Francisco

Juicing is purported to deliver everything from stronger bones to a glowing complexion

The best bubble tea in San Francisco
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The best bubble tea in San Francisco

If coffee shops and tea houses aren’t your thing, try bubble tea

The best tea houses in San Francisco
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The best tea houses in San Francisco

Though fancypants coffee gets all the glory, SF is equally steeped in fine teas

The best smoothie options in San Francisco
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The best smoothie options in San Francisco

When it comes to smoothie and juice bars, we don’t mess around

Breakfast and brunch in San Francisco

The best brunch in San Francisco
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The best brunch in San Francisco

Serving everything from American classics to Indian specialities (and tons of mimosas)

The best breakfast in San Francisco
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The best breakfast in San Francisco

The city that launched the $4 toast trend takes breakfast seriously

The best pancakes in San Francisco
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The best pancakes in San Francisco

Pancakes: the ultimate nostalgic comfort food and the perfect hangover cure

The best chicken and waffles in San Francisco
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The best chicken and waffles in San Francisco

Once you’ve taken a bite of a well-executed chicken and waffle dish, you just get it

The best bagels in San Francisco
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The best bagels in San Francisco

From Brooklyn-style approximations to refined takes on the classic dough

The best bakeries in San Francisco
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The best bakeries in San Francisco

SF is knead-deep in artisan bakeries that churn out cakes, pastries, cookies and more

Seafood in San Francisco

The best seafood restaurants in San Francisco
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The best seafood restaurants in San Francisco

The Bay Area is famous for its seafood, from oysters and crab to chowder

The best lobster rolls in the Bay Area
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The best lobster rolls in the Bay Area

Summertime calls for a classic New England-style lobster roll

The best poke bowls in San Francisco
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The best poke bowls in San Francisco

In the past two years, new poke joints have exploded across the Bay Area

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The 25 best restaurants in Philadelphia
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The 25 best restaurants in Philadelphia

We're no longer solely a cheesesteak-and-pretzel town.

The 15 best Maui restaurants
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The 15 best Maui restaurants

Don't forget that agriculture is the second largest local industry.

The 20 best Nashville restaurants
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The 20 best Nashville restaurants

Local chefs are enjoying the access to new flavors and ingredients. 

The 20 best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
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The 20 best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Many Floridian eateries boast farm-to-table, organic and sustainable practices. And we’re here for it. 

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