When family and friends come to San Francisco, they want both the tourist and the authentic experience. They want to ride the cable car and bike the Golden Gate Bridge, and they want to try some of the food the City by the Bay is so famous for. Believe it or not, it is possible to do both to satisfy your discerning tastes and desire to play SF.

Just because a restaurant, bar, or bakery draws visitors to this city doesn’t mean it isn’t good – on the contrary, everything on this list includes food, drinks, and pastries that are at the height of what San Francisco is has to offer. Here you will find famous sourdough, garlic cioppino, slippery oysters, groundbreaking steam beer and mist-cutting coffee cocktails, as well as incredible views, places that go back over a hundred years and fried chicken with a good reputation around the world.

The next time you have a visitor, be sure to consult this list as everyone is guaranteed to be happy at these 18 restaurants, perfect for tourists and locals alike.

The latest CDC guidelines for vaccinated guests during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here. Eating out still poses risks for unvaccinated guests and workers. Please note the changes in local rules and check the individual restaurant websites for additional restrictions, such as: B. Mask requirements. You can find a local vaccination center here.

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Note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.