San Francisco is known worldwide now to be one thing — expensive! Why spend too much of your hard earned money on a single meal when you can find delicious and satisfying food for less than $10? Believe it or not you can still grab a good meal for under $10. Let’s check out these 12 spots in San Francisco that are worth your time and hunger for good eats at a cheap price.
1. Swan Oyster Depot: 1517 Polk Street, 94109
In 2017, this spot is still a popular favorite with locals and tourists alike. And, it is cheap and more than delicious. Swans is a no-frills Polk Street spot that is a must for raw seafood lovers.
2. Hot Sauce and Panko: 1468 Hyde Street, San Francisco, 94109
A tiny place with limited seating, but don't let this deter you. If you want the best wings in a variety of flavors or fried chicken sandwich then this is the place for you. Don't break the bank for great food because this place is a great option.
3. Sam's Pizza & Hamburgers: 618 Broadway, 94133
Sam’s is only open from 5pm-2am, but well worth the time to visit in North Beach. This is a classic institution that offers great burgers and drinks at a very reasonable price.
4. Art's Cafe: 747 Irving Street, 94122
Venture out to the Inner Sunset for some tasty and refreshingly simple yet delicious food. Art's Cafe puts a Korean spin on American classics, all with an old-school diner charm.
5. Cafe Trieste: 609 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, 94133
This place was the hangout spot of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and a great coffee spot and place to eat too. If you order a sandwich or any food, as of now, everything is under $10! The ambiance here is old school and classic.
6. Uncle Boy's: 245 Balboa Street, San Francisco, 94118
A truly unassuming and affordable spot that delivers a hearty meal. A favorite tends to be the burger with American cheese combo that comes with fries, and an add on of chicken tenders! Wow!
7. Sam Wo Restaurant: 713 Clay Street, 94108
Sam Wo is popular and has a loyal following, and better yet offers many plates under $10. Around for 100+ years, this Chinese spot is truly an SF institution .
8. Papalote: 3409 24th Street, 94110
There are many reasonably priced Mexican restaurants in the Mission, and Papalote offers quality food in a nice place. The burritos and tacos are under $10, and if you are willing to spend more the salsa is a hit here too!
9. Yamo: 3406 18th Street, 94110
A rare cuisine at a great price. Go to Yamo and get your Burmese specialties (like the tea leaf salad) and Chinese classics (dumplings) at this hole-in-the-wall tucked in the Mission.
10. The Sentinel: 37 New Montgomery Street, 94105
Everything is $10 and under at this downtown lunchtime favorite. This is a takeaway spot known for serving incredible corned beef sandwiches and more. Check it out!
11. Zen Yai Thai Restaurant: 771 Ellis Street, 94109
This spot is known for their boat noodles, served in a beefy broth. Zen Yai is full of yummy eats under $10. This is a popular Thai restaurant with a good reputation and great prices.
12. Taqueria Cancun: 2288 Mission Street, 94110
Among the many well priced spots in the Mission, this place is legendary. For burrito fans who think a taco is just not enough, here's your spot. Super tacos, nachos, burritos, and much more at a very decent price.