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The 9 Best Soul Food Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Sometimes you need a heaping plate of soul food! These are our top San Francisco restaurants for a taste of the South. We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top sites for the best soul food restaurants in San Francisco. So if you're after the best sweet potato pie, fried catfish and grits visit any of these amazing venues.

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Hard Knox Cafe

American, $$, Central Waterfront - DogpatchAmerican, $$San Francisco, Central Waterfront - Dogpatch
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Auntie April's Chicken-n-Waffles

American, $, BayviewAmerican, $San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Little Skillet

American, $$, South of MarketAmerican, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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RT Rotisserie

American, $$, Van Ness - Civic CenterAmerican, $$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Bird

American, $, Yerba BuenaAmerican, $San Francisco, Yerba Buena
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Frisco Fried

American, $$, BayviewAmerican, $$San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Old Skool Cafe

American, $$, BayviewAmerican, $$San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Voodoo Love

New American, $$, MissionNew American, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Proposition Chicken

$$, Hayes Valley$$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Francisco. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Fitt, Infatuation and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Fitt - All The Best Spots For Gluten-Free Eats in San Francisco, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Bayview-Hunters Point to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

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