One of the few places in the city that does weekday brunch, Universal Cafe is a gem. The dinner is upscale American - from steak to pasta to a fish that changes regularly - but daytime is when Universal is at its best. The outdoor tables on a sunny weekend are ideal, partly because you can gloat at all the suckers still waiting in line while you get a tan.
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Prubechu in the Mission serves fantastic Guamanian food. Don't miss the sticky and sweet short ribs.
Mission Bowling Club
Aside from having six lanes, Mission Bowling Club has a great bar and makes one of our favorite burgers in the city.
Hawker Fare SF
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
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Sparrow Bar and Kitchen
Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.
Bob’s Donuts in Nob Hill is open 24 hours a day, so you can get a donut whenever you really need one.
Wood Tavern is an upscale American restaurant that serves an incredible pan-fried chicken.
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