47 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in San Francisco.
Foreign Cinema in the Mission is still one of the most unique restaurants in San Francisco, and you need to come here at least once in your life.
Lois The Pie Queen is a North Oakland institution that serves chicken and waffles, biscuits, pancakes, and pies.
Sotto Mare is a classic Italian seafood spot in the middle of North Beach.
Drink beer and cocktails at this historic bar in Jack London that has a big patio overlooking the water.
Fentons Creamery is an over 100-year-old ice cream shop serving sundaes, banana splits, and shakes in Oakland.
This East Bay institution has been making excellent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza since 1983.
There isn’t a place in SF that’s more classic for dim sum than Yank Sing in SoMa.
Vesuvio Cafe is a piece of San Francisco history, but unlike most museums, this place makes great cocktails.
Zam Zam is a classic bar in the Haight with some of the best martinis in the city.
Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley is the more casual (and possibly better) sister spot to Chez Panisse, which is located just downstairs.
Scoma’s in Fisherman’s Wharf is an old-school seafood spot with some of the best Dungeness crab in the city.
Tadich Grill in the Financial District is a classic San Francisco steak and seafood spot that you should go to at least once.
Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach has nearly every style of pizza you can ask for all under one roof.