The Old Clam House (299 Bayshore Blvd.)
The Old Clam House has been in the same location since 1861. Needless to say, this place is a must go for seafood lovers. Specializing in clams, mussels and oysters, The Old Clam House has been a San Francisco gathering place for waterfront workers in the past, and locals and neighbors in the present. Have you had your shot of clam juice today? Most Popular Dishes: Clam Bake Cioppino and Clam Chowder.
Casa Sanchez (250 Napoleon Ave.)
Casa Sanchez is not exactly a restaurant, unless you consider chips and salsa a full meal. Plausible. Since 1920 Casa Sanchez has been supplying San Francisco with locally made, organic products. Roberto and Isabel Sanchez came to San Francisco and introduced the first mechanized tortilla factory. It is now in the top 10 highest grossing companies in San Francisco. Most Popular Dishes: Thick and Crispy or Thin and Light Tortilla Chips paired with Hot Salsa Roja, Pico de Gallo Chunky Salsa, Real Guacamole.
Castro / Noe Valley
The Sausage Factory (517 Castro St.)
Castro? Sausage Factory? What? Family-owned since 1968, The Sausage Factory specializes in crafting homemade pizzas with fresh dough. If you are looking for a classic, home-styled Italian meal, look no further. And if you are looking for sausages, also look no further. Most Popular Dishes: Try their special pizzas and veal entrees. More Information.
Hang Ah Tea Room (1 Pagoda Place)
Located across the street from the Chinatown YMCA, behind a basketball court in the Pagoda Place alleyway, you fill find the dim sum gem that is Hang Ah Tea Room. Enjoy dim sum with pastries and small eats made from scratch, fresh brewed tea, and friends and family. Most Popular Dishes: Cha Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns) and Rabbit-Shaped Siu Mai (Shrimp Dumplings).
Civic Center / Hayes Valley
Tommy’s Joynt (1101 Geary Blvd.)
Established in 1947, Tommy’s Joynt is one of San Francisco’s original Hofbraus and remains steadfast in changing times. This is a perfect place to hop in, grab hot food and a cold beer, and hop out and continue with your adventures. Most Popular Dishes: Buffalo Stew, Lamb Shank, and BBQ Brisket.