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  (72 restaurants)    
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  • Dr. Pepper Braised Beef Short Ribs
    braised in Dr. Pepper mixture in 350-deg for 4 hrs; served w/ parsnip puree, mustard greens & fresh horseradish; looks good
  • Spicy Shrimp & Grits
    wild Louisiana shrimp, garlic, shallots, & andouille sausage, red eye gravy; note: not the same as regular shrimp & grits on menu; "succulent"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2971 ratings
opened in 2006; Southern comfort food; rocking chairs at tables on front porch
House of Prime RibSee House of Prime Rib Video ($$$)
(7560 ratings)

1906 Van Ness Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-4605
houseofprimerib.net
  • Prime Rib
    carved at the table; prime rib buried in mountain of rock salt, slow-roasted, dug-out from the salt pile & sliced at your table; looks good
4.0 out of 5
7560 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); San Francisco Landmark; cozy English-style dining room setting
  • Spicy Pork Kimchi Burrito
    looks good
  • Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops
    two pork chops served w/ fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2515 ratings
Asian-American fusion; 3 blocks away from S.F. Giants stadium
  • Prosciutto Ice Cream
  • Secret Breakfast Ice Cream
    top seller; ice cream w/ corn cereal cookies made w/ bourbon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3433 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); won many awards (SF Weekly - "Best Ice Cream in San Francisco" Reader's Poll, and other recognitions)
Incanto [CLOSED]See Incanto Video ($$$)
(924 ratings)

1550 Church St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 641-4500
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Leg of Beast
    lamb shank; need to order in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
924 ratings
[CLOSED]
La TaqueriaSee La Taqueria Video ($)
(4265 ratings)

2889 Mission St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-7117
  • Burritos
    no rice as filler, but rather lingua (cow's tongue)
  • Carne Asada Tacos Dorados
    not on menu; "hard & soft" taco shell (2 shells: crispy on the inside, soft on the outside) w/ carne asada (thin sliced steaks), melted monterey jack cheese, beans, homemade salsa, green hot sauce, avocado & sour cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4265 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); #55 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1973; long lines
La Torta GordaSee La Torta Gorda Video ($)
(354 ratings)

2833 24th St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 642-9600
latortagorda.net
  • Pierna Enchilada Torta
    pulled pork, adobo sauce, refried beans, queso fresco, red onion, avocado; juicy & sloppy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); opened in 2002; serving traditional Mexican cuisine
Mandarina [CLOSED] ($)
(19 ratings)

535 Octavia St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 861-5661
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Strawberry Ice Pop
4.0 out of 5
19 ratings
[CLOSED]
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Burgers"
  • Mission Burger
    1/2-lb aged & granulated patty, monterey jack, caramelized onions, caper aioli, fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
617 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); "boutique bowling alley that departs from tradition by serving award-winning food & extraordinary specialty cocktails, along w/ a rotating craft beer & wine list" (from its website)
  • PB&J Cruffin
    layers-like croissant shaped like a muffin rolled in sugar & stuffed w/ PB & J filling; takes multi-day to make; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2443 ratings
[CLOSED]; long lines
NopaSee Nopa Video ($$$)
(5159 ratings)

560 Divisadero St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 864-8643
www.nopasf.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Bacon"
  • House Smoked Bacon Flatbread
    smoke their own bacon
4.0 out of 5
5159 ratings
a gathering place, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine
Nopalito [CLOSED]See Nopalito Video ($$)
(1921 ratings)

306 Broderick St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 535-3969
nopalitosf.com
  • Quesadilla Roja con Chicharron
    Mulato chile-corn tortilla, crispy pork belly, salsa cascabel, jack cheese, queso fresco, onion & cilantro; looks good
  • Torta Pambazo
    chili-dipped sandwich, red chorizo, potatoes, avocado, tomato, cabbage, queso fresco, crema & salsa escabeche; available only at the 9th Ave location; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1921 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2012; "sustainable organic Mexican kitchen"; 2 locations in San Francisco; "in the WOW-factor, it's way up there"-Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Totopos con Chile
  • Arepa Pabellon
    signature dish; grilled corn pocket crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside & stuffed w/ pabellon (shredded beef), sweet plantains, black bean spread, queso fresco; made by hand daily; looks good
  • Cachapas Vegetariana
    sweet corn crepes made w/ fresh yellow corn, filled w/ grilled marinated tofu, plantains, black beans, garlic aioli & then folded over; "there's great texture, there's uniqueness, there's depth of flavor...that's outrageous!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
1565 ratings
opened in 2010; Venezuelan cuisine; all menu items are 100% gluten-free; 2 other locations in N. California; Other Recipes: Cheese Empanadas | Guasacaca Sauce
Rocco's Cafe ($$)
(1019 ratings)

1131 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-0522
www.roccoscafe.com
  • Linguine with Clams in White Cream Sauce
    fan favorite; "some of the best linguine clams"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Polenta with Bolognese Sauce
  • Sautéed Chicken Piccata
    very lemony
4.0 out of 5
1019 ratings
Other Recipes: Chicken Marsala
Schmidt's [CLOSED]See Schmidt's Video ($$)
(579 ratings)

2400 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 401-0200
www.schmidts-sf.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • Apple Strudel
    w/ whipped cream; assembled in a deep-dish pan rather than rolled; looks good
4.0 out of 5
579 ratings
[CLOSED]; German restaurant
  • Adobe Buffalo Wings
    chipotle-soy-garlic-sweet-based served on bed of shrimp chips; looks good
  • Pork Sisig Tacos
    signature dish; 6" corn tortilla topped w/ pork, onions, lettuce & cilantro cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
1660 ratings
started in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck; check their website to find location
Show Dogs [CLOSED]See Show Dogs Video ($$)
(776 ratings)

1020 Market St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-9560
showdogssf.com
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    lemon cayenne aioli, house coleslaw, pan de mie bun; vegetarian cutlet option available; "awesome fried chicken sandwich!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • House Lamb Merguez
    house made sausage w/ lamb and pork, fig chutney, house dijon, arugula
4.0 out of 5
776 ratings
[CLOSED]; emporium of sausages & other fine foods w/ post-Victorian decor that includes white marble tables, antique pews, metal stools, tin ceiling tiles & holophane light fixtures; storefront has large window to watch street performers, etc.; make their own ketchup & mustard; Other Recipes: Dijon Mustard
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Nebulous Potato Thing
    pile of spuds w/ melted cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream & green onions; topped w/ optional sunny-side-up egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1195 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1918; San Francisco's oldest ice cream parlor/soda fountain
State Bird Provisions ($$$)
(2875 ratings)

1529 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 795-1272
statebirdsf.com
  • Sourdough Sauerkraut Pecorino & Ricotta Pancakes
    top-selling pancake; sourdough, pecorino & ricotta pancakes w/ dehydrated sauerkraut powder; Alton loved it so much he got three orders in a row
4.0 out of 5
2875 ratings
est. 2012; Michelin star-winning contemporary American cuisine; named for quail & small plates on Dim sum-style carts
Straw Catering [CLOSED]See Straw Catering Video ($$)
(1750 ratings)

203 Octavia Blvd Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-3663
  • Donut Breakfast Sandwich
    house donuts w/ vanilla bean glaze, fried egg, cheddar jack cheese & avocado, served w/ hash browns; "some scientific evolution of flavors!" -Shinmin Li; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
1750 ratings
[CLOSED]; themed restaurant w/ carnival fare
Suppenkuche ($$)
(3190 ratings)

525 Laguna St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9289
www.suppenkuche.com
  • Falscher Hase
    meatloaf stuffed w/ hard-boiled eggs & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ onion sauce & mashed potatoes
4.0 out of 5
3190 ratings
#14 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving German food & beer from different regions of Germany, w/ an emphasis on Bavarian cooking
Swan Oyster Depot ($$)
(2944 ratings)

1517 Polk St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-1101
  • Crab Louie Salad
    iceberg lettuce, seasonal crab meat & legs, Louis dressing & crab fat infused vinaigrette
4.0 out of 5
2944 ratings
opened in 1903; neighborhood seafood eatery & fish market
Tacko ($$)
(892 ratings)

3115 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 796-3534
www.tackosf.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Tuesday Taco Trio
    $2 tacos on Tuesdays; tacos: chicken mole, carnitas, carne asada
4.0 out of 5
892 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
Tadich GrillSee Tadich Grill Video ($$$)
(2484 ratings)

240 California St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-1849
www.tadichgrill.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Sand Dab Filets
    flat fish similar to halibut or flounder dipped in eggwash, flour, breaded and pan-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2484 ratings
established in 1849; oldest restaurant in California (3rd oldest in U.S.); San Francisco institution
Tartine BakerySee Tartine Bakery Video ($$)
(8193 ratings)

600 Guerrero St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 487-2600
www.tartinebakery.com
  • Double Pain au Chocolat
    chocolate croissant; looks good
4.0 out of 5
8193 ratings
opened in 2002; continually rated in the Zagat Survey as Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco (from its website); nominated for James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chefs in 2006 and 2007, and won the award in 2008
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