What is San Francisco’s dining scene like?

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Katie Sweeney

San Francisco's dining scene is unlike any other in the world. The people of this city absolutely love food and they celebrate it in every way, shape, and form. Instead of going out for just drinks or dancing, locals go out to eat.

Everyone is always looking for the next best food truck, pizza, dim sum, or cupcake. And staying up to date on which chef is where and what restaurant is opening next is considered a sport to the natives of San Francisco. 

If you want to dine out in SF, the restaurant choices and their types of cuisine are endless. From perfectly crafted hand rolled pasta to veggie burgers on gluten-free buns, there's something delicious for everyone. This makes San Francisco truly a food lover's paradise.

However, take note that many of the city's trendiest restaurants don't take reservations for small parties. The wait for a meal at these eateries is often long and tiresome. Thus, when dining at one of SF's most talked about restaurants, be sure to plan ahead.

Kimberley Lovato

Tony Bennett may have left his heart here, but most visitors leave their stomachs. San Francisco is, hands down, one of the country's best cities for food, and locals are devoted to the art of mealtime, any time, thanks to the diverse population living in equally ecclectic neighborhoods.

You can't throw a fork down the street without hitting a place to eat, and it seems a restaurant opens every week somewhere in San Francisco.  From the large oft-praised favorites to  small family run cafes and bars, there is someting to suit any taste and budget.

Rest assured you will never go hungry in San Francisco.


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