Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA

  (19 restaurants)    
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  • Jambalaya
    Ethiopian influenced, chicken-based; looks good
  • Saffron Prawns w/ Harissa
    prawns prepared w/ a chili bell pepper sauce made w/ caraway seeds, lemon, garlic & pepper
  • Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Chermoula
    Chermoula is a Moroccan sauce made w/ cilantro, parsley, chilis, garlic, cumin, coriander, lemon juice & saffron; looks good
4.5 out of 5
340 ratings
opened in 2012
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Broken Record: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broken RecordSee Broken Record Video ($)
(1241 ratings)

1166 Geneva Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 963-1713
www.brokenrecordbar.com
  • Crispy Tiger Prawn Sandwich
    deep-fried prawns w/ crab salad mayo, sliced avocado, Louisiana hot sauce and lettuce on a sub roll; looks good
  • Oxtail Polenta
    pulled oxtail in "union sauce" on top of creamy polenta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1241 ratings
"killer, inventive pub food"; offer about 300 types of whiskey...even whiskey is on tap; Other Recipes: Texas Tomato Toast w/ Roasted Garlic Spread & Homemade Ricotta
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CatHead's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CatHead's BBQ ($$)
(934 ratings)

1665 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-4242
catheadsbbq.com
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    smoked for 14 hrs; served w/ mustard slaw on a "cathead" biscuit
  • Smoked Lamb
    pulled lamb, apple slaw, fennel ketchup
4.0 out of 5
934 ratings
est. 2008; owned & operated by husband-and-wife team who met in culinary school in 2004; trivia: "cathead" is a Southern biscuit the size of a cat's head; Other Recipes: Cathead Biscuits
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Dottie's True Blue Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dottie's True Blue CafeSee Dottie's True Blue Cafe Video ($$)
(4515 ratings)

28 6th St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 885-2767
  • Black Bean Cakes
  • Grilled Corn Bread w/ Jalepeno jelly
  • Vege Chili on Grilled Corn Bread
4.0 out of 5
4515 ratings
long lines; Other Recipes: Roasted Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
5
  • Mofongo
    hand mashed garlic plantains stuffed with your choice of filling, topped w/ a vegetable sofrito (Guy got roasted pork)
  • Ropa Vieja
    braised shredded flank steak w/ savory bits of tomatoes, onions, peppers & garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
383 ratings
est. 1974; husband & wife team serving home-style Cuban & Puerto Rican comfort food
6
  • Dr. Pepper Braised Beef Short Ribs
    braised in Dr. Pepper mixture in 350-deg for 4 hrs; served w/ parsnip puree, mustard greens & fresh horseradish; looks good
  • Spicy Shrimp & Grits
    wild Louisiana shrimp, garlic, shallots, & andouille sausage, red eye gravy; note: not the same as regular shrimp & grits on menu; "succulent"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2835 ratings
opened in 2006; Southern comfort food; rocking chairs at tables on front porch
7
  • Spicy Pork Kimchi Burrito
    looks good
  • Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops
    two pork chops served w/ fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2493 ratings
Asian-American fusion; 3 blocks away from S.F. Giants stadium
8
Nopalito: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NopalitoSee Nopalito Video ($$)
(1873 ratings)

306 Broderick St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 535-3969
nopalitosf.com
  • Quesadilla Roja con Chicharron
    Mulato chile-corn tortilla, crispy pork belly, salsa cascabel, jack cheese, queso fresco, onion & cilantro; looks good
  • Torta Pambazo
    chili-dipped sandwich, red chorizo, potatoes, avocado, tomato, cabbage, queso fresco, crema & salsa escabeche; available only at the 9th Ave location; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1873 ratings
opened in 2012; "sustainable organic Mexican kitchen"; 2 locations in San Francisco; "in the WOW-factor, it's way up there"-Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Totopos con Chile
9
  • Arepa Pabellon
    signature dish; grilled corn pocket crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside & stuffed w/ pabellon (shredded beef), sweet plantains, black bean spread, queso fresco; made by hand daily; looks good
  • Cachapas Vegetariana
    sweet corn crepes made w/ fresh yellow corn, filled w/ grilled marinated tofu, plantains, black beans, garlic aioli & then folded over; "there's great texture, there's uniqueness, there's depth of flavor...that's outrageous!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
1522 ratings
opened in 2010; Venezuelan cuisine; all menu items are 100% gluten-free; 2 other locations in N. California; Other Recipes: Cheese Empanadas | Guasacaca Sauce
10
Rocco's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rocco's Cafe ($$)
(992 ratings)

1131 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-0522
www.roccoscafe.com
  • Linguine with Clams in White Cream Sauce
    fan favorite; "some of the best linguine clams"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Polenta with Bolognese Sauce
  • Sautéed Chicken Piccata
    very lemony
4.0 out of 5
992 ratings
Other Recipes: Chicken Marsala
11
  • Adobe Buffalo Wings
    chipotle-soy-garlic-sweet-based served on bed of shrimp chips; looks good
  • Pork Sisig Tacos
    signature dish; 6" corn tortilla topped w/ pork, onions, lettuce & cilantro cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
1611 ratings
started in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck; check their website to find location
12
Show Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Show Dogs [CLOSED]See Show Dogs Video ($$)
(785 ratings)

1020 Market St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-9560
showdogssf.com
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    lemon cayenne aioli, house coleslaw, pan de mie bun; vegetarian cutlet option available; "awesome fried chicken sandwich!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • House Lamb Merguez
    house made sausage w/ lamb and pork, fig chutney, house dijon, arugula
4.0 out of 5
785 ratings
[CLOSED]; emporium of sausages & other fine foods w/ post-Victorian decor that includes white marble tables, antique pews, metal stools, tin ceiling tiles & holophane light fixtures; storefront has large window to watch street performers, etc.; make their own ketchup & mustard; Other Recipes: Dijon Mustard
13
Tommy's Joynt: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tommy's JoyntSee Tommy's Joynt Video ($)
(2878 ratings)

1101 Geary Blvd Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4216
www.tommysjoynt.com
  • Braised Lamb Shanks
    special available only on Thursdays; cooked for 3 hrs; falls apart; looks good
  • Corned Beef
    looks good
  • Roast Beef
    looks good
  • Roast Turkey
    served w/ homemade gravy
  • Chili
    30+ year-old recipe; use buffalo meat
4.0 out of 5
2878 ratings
est. in 1947; original hof-brau of San Francisco; San Francisco institution; storefront is colorful...circus-like; eclectic no frills interior; one of Guy's favorite places to go in San Francisco
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Grubstake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grubstake ($$)
(1098 ratings)

1525 Pine St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-8268
www.sfgrubstake.com
  • Gomes
    hash-like Portuguese dish w/ cod, potatoes & olives; looks good
  • Kale Soup
    w/ slices of Portuguese sausage
  • Pork Chop
    seasoned & pan-fried; served w/ fries
3.5 out of 5
1098 ratings
est. 1927; Portuguese cuisine; there is a rail car that houses half of The Grubstake that originally served the Key Line that provided transportation between Berkeley and Oakland & San Francisco
15
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle w/ Matzo Ball
    grandmother's recipe
  • Potato Latke Delight
    two crispy potato pancakes, topped w/ corned beef & pastrami & side of apple sauce & sour cream; proper way to eat is meat + potato + sour cream + apple sauce all in 1 bite; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1479 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2001; east-coast deli atmosphere; another location in San Rafael
16
Pier 23 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pier 23 CafeSee Pier 23 Cafe Video ($$)
(1735 ratings)

The Embarcadero Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5125
www.pier23cafe.com
  • Duck Poppers
    onion slice, jalapeno slice & spicy cream cheese mix wrapped in thinly sliced duck breasts & bacon, marinated & grilled; available only Thu-Sun (call in advance to check)
  • Fish Tacos
    grilled fish (depending on what fish is fresh) w/ roasted tomato salsa & tomatillo avocado sauce; looks good
  • Oven-Roasted Crab
    whole roasted Dungeness crab broken & sauteed in garlic, butter & herbs
3.5 out of 5
1735 ratings
since 1984; located right on the San Francisco bay w/ outdoor seating available on pier; known for fresh seafood, unique cocktails & live music daily; one of Guy Fieri's favorite hang out joints
17
  • Carne Adovada on a Fresh Telera Bun
    Albuquerque Style Pulled Pork
  • Duck Confit
    takes 3-4 days to prepare; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1311 ratings
[CLOSED]; "funky American comfort"; chef used to cook for P-Funk and Greatful Dead
18
  • Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop
    with achiote & apricot relish over garlic mash and deep fried sweet corn; "up there w/ some of the best chops I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Paul's Crafty Mac & Cheese
    signature dish; blend of four cheeses with pancetta on ziti pasta; looks good
3.5 out of 5
539 ratings
[CLOSED]; "Five Star Dive Bar" (from website)
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Joe's Cable Car Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe's Cable Car Restaurant [CLOSED]See Joe's Cable Car Restaurant Video ($$)
(947 ratings)

4320 Mission St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 334-6699
  • Bacon Burger
    2nd top seller
  • Cable Fresh Ground Beef Steak
    Guy's favorite burger at restaurant; top seller
  • Patty Melt
    Guy's 2nd favorite burger at restaurant; 3rd top seller
2.5 out of 5
947 ratings
[CLOSED]; open in 1965; neon decor; meat trimmed and ground fresh daily
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San Francisco, CA

  (19 restaurants)