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The 8 Best Lunch Spots In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These San Francisco lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for San Francisco’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Beit Rima

Middle Eastern, $$, Duboce TriangleMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Saigon Sandwich

Vietnamese, $, TenderloinVietnamese, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Sushi Shio

Japanese, MissionJapaneseSan Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Starbelly

American, $$, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroAmerican, $$San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Sushi Ondo

Japanese, South of MarketJapaneseSan Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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The Snug

American, $$, Pacific HeightsAmerican, $$San Francisco, Pacific Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Kingdom Of Dumpling

Asian, $, ParksideAsian, $San Francisco, Parkside
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5
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Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Italian, $$, Telegraph HillItalian, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in San Francisco, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Thrillist, Infatuation and San Francisco Travel and more. All with some boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - The 14 Best Eating Neighborhoods in SF, Ranked, Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In The Sunset and San Francisco Travel - Where To Eat In The Inner And Outer Sunset to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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