Bars in the Marina can occasionally veer towards Sammy Adams levels of frattiness, but Hollow Cow is a nice alternative if you’ve graduated from that scene. While it can be a little dead at the start of the week, as you get closer to the weekend, it’s a prime spot for catching the elusive “big game” or to socialize with the 30’s-ish crowd on the outdoor patio.
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Balboa Cafe is a throwback spot in Cow Hollow whose best asset is its Bloody Mary’s.
Kaiyo is a Peruvian-Japanese place where you should go for one of the best meals in Cow Hollow.
Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It’s hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
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State Bird Provisions
You’ll want to book a table in advance for the dim sum-style small plates at State Bird Provisions in the Fillmore.
Rose’s Cafe in Cow Hollow has great granola, pastries and an excellent breakfast pizza. Hit it in the morning for an outdoor breakfast.
Tadich Grill in the Financial District is a classic San Francisco steak and seafood spot that you should go to at least once.
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The upscale Mexican at Flores is a nice change of pace for Cow Hollow. You just have to do this place right.
Stop by Radhaus after a long day in Fort Mason for some Belgian beers and German food like bratwurst and schnitzel.
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