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Where To Eat In The Castro

Mascarpone-stuffed french toast, dumplings, burritos, and more.

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8.0

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Anchor Oyster Bar

This seafood spot in the Castro serves great cioppino, oysters, and chowder in an old-school space.

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Where To Eat In The Castro

Mascarpone-stuffed french toast, dumplings, burritos, and more.

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Tanglad

This counter-service spot in the Castro serves Vietnamese staples like phở, bánh mì, vermicelli plates, and incredible garlic noodles.

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Shanghai Dumpling King

This casual Shanghainese spot in Duboce Triangle is our go-to for fantastic stir-fried rice cakes.

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8.3

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Kitchen Story

Go to Kitchen Story in the Castro for decadent, big-portioned brunch food, candied bacon, and deep-fried french toast.

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Dumpling House

Dumpling House is a casual Castro restaurant serving excellent dim sum.

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7.2

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Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar

Il Casaro is an Italian spot in the Castro we rely on for weeknight dinners and Happy Hours. Their Neapolitan pizzas are solid, but sometimes inconsistent.

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Mama Ji's

Mama Ji's makes solid dim sum in the Castro.

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Thorough Bread and Pastry

Thorough Bread and Pastry is a French-style bakery in the Castro with incredible almond croissants.

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I'a Poke

Come to I'a Poke in the Castro for excellent build-your-own poke bowls.

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Sushi Urashima

Sushi Urashima in Duboce Triangle is a great Japanese spot to drop in for a weeknight dinner filled with excellent nigiri.

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Starbelly

A decent spot in the Castro if you need to feed a group of ten in a pinch.

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Beso

The plates at this new tapas bar are hit or miss. But Beso has serious potential. If they'd just dim the lights.

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8.4

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El Castillito

One of the city’s most underrated burrito joints.

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Hecho

Hecho serves some solid Mexican food in the Castro. But $12 for two tacos?

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Cafe Du Nord

A great bar that doesn’t quite have the restaurant part figured out yet.

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Finn Town

You’ll get great comfort food and a neighborhood feel at Finn Town in the Castro.

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L'Ardoise

For cozy, classic French, it doesn't get much better than L'Ardoise in the Castro.

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Lark

The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.

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8.3

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs is a takeout-only sandwich spot in the Castro making banh mi that’s the perfect ratio of bread to filling.