Hillstone might be basically an upscale Applebee’s, but at least you know know what you’re getting. The spinach and artichoke dip will be heated to a precise temperature every time, the salmon is identical in San Francisco and Phoenix, and the drinks are always expensive and good. This is the Embarcadero after all.
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Humphry Slocombe, in the Ferry Building, serves some of the best ice cream in the city - or, frankly, the world.
Acme Bread Company
Head to Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building for some of the best bread in the city.
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Louie’s is a bar in the Financial District that feels like a nice dive. Watch games and eat bar bites or full meals in this brick wall establishment.
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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