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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Pier 23 Cafe
The casual waterfront bar and restaurant on the Embarcadero makes burgers, salads, sandwiches, and stiff drinks.
Golden Gate Meat Company
Aside from some of the best cuts in town, Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building makes great sandwiches.
Gott’s Soft Serve
When you need soft serve, you really need it, and Gott’s Soft Serve in the Ferry Building makes some of the best around.
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School Night in Dogpatch is a good spot to go after work with your team for cocktails and good bar food.
Square Pie Guys
Square Pie Guys in Soma is a great post-work spot for Detroit-style pizza, burger, and wings.
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