Restaurants in Central East, CA


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Knockout

Knockout

San Francisco, CA

A go-to spot for live music, DJs, and cheap imbibing on Mission Street. You may find yourself in the photo booth after a few too many Hamm's + whiskey specials. Cash only.

Acme Bread

Acme Bread

San Francisco, CA

Follow your nose to this busy bakery, where fresh-baked loaves of organic olive bread and walnut levain will have you eating your gluten quota for the year in a single sitting, right out of the bag. Get an epi loaf for sure--and try not to eat every single bread 'leaf' before you've even left the building.

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

San Francisco, CA

Satisfying made-to-order limited edition sandwiches. Carnivores will love the roast beef or the meatball.

Lolo

Lolo

San Francisco, CA

This place is a riot of color and playful style. The menu of Mexican dishes just keeps getting better, from the tinga to the classic (and must-order) taco tropical. Fun date spot, and the margaritas are delish. Friendly staff, fun crowd.

Top Restaurants in Central East, CA



Restaurants in Central East, CA
Gold Club

Gold Club

650 Howard St, San Francisco


When I first heard of a strip club that had an all you can eat buffet, I thought, "How unsanitary is that!?” but I had to try it anyway. To my surprise, the Gold Club is not only…
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Luce

Luce

888 Howard St, San Francisco


The chef at Luce has such an understanding of flavor and texture and oh-my-god-that's-good that I'm pretty sure she has her own personal cherubs hunt the food and deliver it to her…
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Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

216 King St, San Francisco


I loved this place and pizza was great! Service was a bit light --but really didnt need much - to eat a pizza?! - I had the eggplant pizza an thought it was great and friends i was…
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Blue Plate

Blue Plate

3218 Mission St, San Francisco


People love the fried chicken, but the menu changes often, so try something else, too. The wine list is well chosen, the space inviting.
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Ame

Ame

689 Mission St, San Francisco


Good spot for a business meeting (or a date) since it doesn't get too loud. Cuisine is Franco-Japanese--don't miss Lissa's staff meal with cuttlefish "noodles" and the famed chawan…
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Nova Bar & Restaurant

Nova Bar & Restaurant

555 Second St, San Francisco


Nova may not look it from the outside, as it presents iself as a slighlty divey, homey, comfortable after-work (and anytime before or in between) bar, but the food is really good-…
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Thirsty Bear

Thirsty Bear

661 Howard St, San Francisco


Howard street I.P.A. or Golden Vanilla? Definitely go with the I.P.A.!! The friend I went with has a sweeter tooth than I, so if you're like her then you will love the Vanilla.…
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Goat Hill Pizza

Goat Hill Pizza

300 Connecticut St, San Francisco


As neighborhood pizza joints go, Goat Hill stacks up just fine. Don't go looking for fancy, just good, straight-up pizza.
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Yank Sing Restaurant

Yank Sing Restaurant

101 Spear St (One Rincon Ctr), San Francisco


Love the entire frenetic experience of this huge Rincon Center dim sum dining hall, from the endless parade of cart pushers hawking everything from soup dumplings to Peking duck to…
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Beretta

Beretta

1199 Valencia, San Francisco


The Lonsdale is my favorite cocktail anywhere: gin, apple, honey and basil. For bites their spicy meatballs are not to be missed
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Maverick Restaurant. This is by far my favorite place for fried chicken in the city! The restaurant may be small (highly recommend making reservations) but their food is packed with big, bold flavors. The southern fried chicken is served with potato pave, swiss chard and an incredible red eye gravy. Portions are generous. The best part is the fried chicken tastes just as good for leftovers the next day.… read more


flour + water. Wood-fired artisanal pizzas are the name of the game at this instant Bay Area classic, but the pastas are if possible even better. You can't get simplified, perfectly executed rustic Italian food better anywhere on the west coast. … read more


20 Spot. Cozy Mission place off the main drag--cool mid-century vibe, choice wines, and the small plates are inventive (don't miss the deviled eggs and cheese plate).… read more