This cash-only spot always has a line out front, but unlike a lot of lines in North Beach, this one has more than just tourists. People who actually pay rent in and around San Francisco come to Golden Boy for slices - partly because a single slice is enough to fill you up, partly because the most it will run you is $3.75, and mainly because the pizza is really good. The crust is essentially focaccia that gets really crispy on the bottom, and there’s a lot of cheese - enough that you might want to use a fork and knife, but not so much that they’re clearly trying to frighten lactose intolerant people. Punk rock music blares, there are a bunch of beers on tap, and they stay open until 12:30. Make this a pit stop on your night out.
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Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
This low-key Asian-American restaurant in North Beach serves delicious seasonal dishes and fresh seafood.
Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you’re probably not used to. Fortunately, it’s a very delicious taste.
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Jupiter in Berkeley is known for its amazing patio and live music situation. It has a ton of beers on tap and serves decent pizza.
Down to talk loudly and eat a ton of burrata in the Mission? Get yourself to Beretta for excellent Italian small plates.
We can always rely on Cotogna in the Financial District for an excellent upscale Italian meal.
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Saigon Sandwich’s Sandwiches are $4 and pack more punch than most of the city’s pricier offerings. The best cheap lunch in the game.
Good Mong Kok Bakery
Good Mong Kok Bakery makes solid dim sum and is a good first stop on a walk through Chinatown.
The Italian Homemade Company
The Italian Homemade Company's North Beach location is a good bet for homemade pasta.
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