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Eating out in San Francisco

San Francisco is a restaurant town. The city offers a stunning variety of places to eat, from neighborhood bistros and cafes to nationally acclaimed dining rooms.

The Best Restaurants in San Francisco
The best restaurants in San Francisco by category. Best Italian restaurants, best vegetarian restaurants, best waterfront restaurants and more.

The Best Waterfront Restaurants in San Francisco
A guide to the best waterfront and bayside restaurants in San Francisco. The best restaurants with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate or Bay Bridge and magnificent sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

The Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco
List of the best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco
Guide to the top vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco.

The Best Cafes in San Francisco
Cafes dot every block in San Francisco and most are excellent quality, but true coffee lovers will want to check out our exclusive list of the best cafes in the city for a rundown of the cream of the crop.

Food Lover's Guide to San Francisco
Food Lover's Guide to San Francisco

Romantic Restaurants
Cozy surroundings and killer views are the hallmarks of these intimate dining spots.

Locals' Favorite Restaurants
Where do San Franciscans grab dinner? The best food in the city may be at these favorite neighborhood restaurants.

Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Is it possible to get a good meal and keep your kids happy at the same time? Absolutely. At these accommodating spots around town, conveniences like booster seats, highchairs, and coloring pages—not to mention better than average kids’ menus—will help keep dining parents sane.

San Francisco's Best Cafes
At these standout cafes, you'll find great coffee, terrific people-watching, and delicious nibbles.

San Francisco's Best Bargain Bites
Need a quick delicious meal on a budget? Check out the high-quality eats at these low-priced restaurants.

Desserts in San Francisco - San Francisco Desserts
Desserts in San Francisco - San Francisco Desserts

San Francisco's Best Taquerias
If you want to eat like a local in San Francisco, grab a mouth-filling taco or burrito at one of these favorite vendors.

Best Burgers in San Francisco
Looking for a memorable burger? Check out these top local spots.

Restaurant Reviews by Ocean Malandra
From Classic Italian to the Spiciest Burgers on Earth, check out my in depth reviews of San Francisco's hottest restaurants!

Top Lunch Spots in San Francisco

Looking for lunch in San Francisco?  Here are the top spots for a midday meal, from long and leisurely to quick and tasty.

The Best Ice Cream Shops in San Francisco

San Francisco boasts a wealth of artisanal ice cream shops offering the very best in traditional and offbeat flavors.

Restaurants in Union Square
Restaurants in Union Square, San Francisco

Alioto's Italian Seafood Restaurant
Check out my review of Alioto's seafood restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. Alioto's is a historic landmark San Francisco waterfront restaurant with awesome views over the fishing boats and the San Francisco Bay.

Culinary Tours of San Francisco
Foodies and gourmands will fall in love at first bite with the city of San Francisco. Take a culinary tour of the city's most interesting ethnic neighborhoods, top restaurants and food markets with local food experts and culinary experts.

The Best Ethnic Restaurants in San Francicso
The cosmopolitan nature of San Francisco shines through like brilliant beam from heaven in its ethnic food scene. From Thai and Indian to Mexican and Italian, San Francisco offers up authentic eats from all over the world within its compact borders.

Best Bakeries in San Francisco

Grab a buttery bite at one of these iconic San Francisco bakeries. 

Nuevo Frutilandia: Latin Flavors Done Right
Catch some Cuban and Puerto Rican food at it's best at this Mission District hole in the wall that prepares with finesse and expert attention to detail.

The Chocolate Lovers Guide to San Francisco
Grab your sweet tooth and head to one of San Francisco's many chocolate factories, where you can taste the treats yourself before you make a purchase.

Ritual Coffee: For Those Obsessed with Coffee
Grab a personally brewed cup of organic coffee at this bustling Mission District hangout of hte hip and slip into cafe heaven.

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