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The 8 Best American Restaurants Near South San Francisco

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best South San Francisco restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in South San Francisco.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Hidden Spot

American, South San FranciscoAmericanSouth San Francisco
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Hometown Heroes

American, $$, South San FranciscoAmerican, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Original Joe's Westlake

Italian, $$$, Daly CityItalian, $$$Daly City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • San Francisco Chronicle

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    San Francisco Chronicle

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Keith's Chicken N Waffles

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

California Fish Grill

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sixteen Mile House

American, $$$, MillbraeAmerican, $$$Millbrae
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Boulevard Cafe

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Hashes & Brews

American, $$, San BrunoAmerican, $$San Bruno
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across South San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip and San Francisco Chronicle – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - The Top Daly City Brunches To Savor Anytime and San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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