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.

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