66 "Dining Solo" restaurants in San Francisco.
Routier is a casual French place in Pacific Heights that makes an iconic chicken liver mousse. It’s a destination restaurant in disguise.
This kissaten-style cafe in North Beach is one of our go-to spots for an excellent midweek lunch.
Volcano Curry is a counter-service spot in the Richmond making excellent Japanese curry and chicken katsu sandwiches.
You’re going to wait in line at the Shake Shack in Cow Hollow, but at least there are awesome burgers and ice cream at the end of it.
Oma San Francisco Station in the Japan Center is an affordable entry into omakase.
The Italian Homemade Company in North Beach is a great and easy spot to drop into for homemade pasta.
Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill usually has a bit of a wait, so try to head there on the early side (they open at 6).
Liholiho Yacht Club in the Tenderloin is where you should go for a blowout meal with a group.
Woodbury is a dark bar in SoMa serving solid bar food like fried chicken sandwiches.
Cocotte is a small French place in Russian Hill where you should go for a midweek date.
Pushcart Fare in the Mission has solid takeout dim sum and good larger items like popcorn chicken.
Stock up for some sort of cheese party at Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building, or go to their stand next door if you want something to eat now.