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12 Neighborhood Restaurants In San Francisco With Food So Good You’ll Be Back For Seconds

Every neighborhood in San Francisco has its own distinct charm—and a lot of that has to do with the food. Go to North Beach for rich Italian, the Mission District for authentic Mexican, Chinatown for dim sum, and Hayes Valley for classic French. Of course, nowadays these boundaries aren’t so clearly defined, and you can find cuisine from every corner of the world in various corners throughout San Francisco. But some restaurants in particular have established themselves as true neighborhood gems. Here’s a dozen of our favorites.

After checking out these neighborhood restaurants in San Francisco, have a look at these 10 most highly rated restaurants in San Francisco.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (