All ice cream is great, but sometimes what you really want is soft serve, and Gott’s Soft Serve in the Ferry Building is the height of the artform. You could stick with a classic chocolate-vanilla swirl and be happy, or try one of their other flavors like fior de latte or salted caramel. Whatever you get, you’re going to be in the mood for soft serve a lot more afterwards.
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Red’s Java House
Red’s Java House is a classic SF stop off for a burger and a cold beer in the Embarcadero.
Waterbar on the Embarcadero is a great place to bring clients for raw shellfish and other seafood.
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Chez Panisse Cafe
Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley is the more casual (and possibly better) sister spot to Chez Panisse, which is located just downstairs.
Iron Horse Cocktails
Walking into Iron Horse Cocktails for a drink is a good escape from the shopping and crowds close by in Union Square.
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Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
Acme Bread Company
Head to Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building for some of the best bread in the city.
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