#FNLRunsSF: Must-Eat Places in San Francisco


Our Finish Line Women are hitting the streets of SF this week to take on the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. Whether or not you’re running the race, everyone loves a good city visit. We decided to put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, and be indulgent in San Francisco!




Park Tavern: for ample people watching at Washington Square, craft cocktails and New American cuisine.

Park Tavern


Park Tavern – 4 stars $$$ American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

1652 Stockton St (between Union St & Filbert St)

Neighborhood: North Beach/Telegraph Hill



Ike’s Place: for the ultimate sandwich shop, also featured on Man vs. Food.


Ike’s Place – 4.5 stars $ Sandwiches

3489 16th St (between Dehon St & Sanchez St)

Neighborhood: Castro



Piccino: for the fresh fare, the modern/European feel of the space, and the eclectic yet gentrified Dogpatch neighborhood.


Piccino – 4 stars $$ Italian, Coffee & Tea

1001 Minnesota St (at 22nd Street)

Neighborhood: Dogpatch, Portero Hill



Sotto Mare: for a homestyle Italian dinner. Favorites include the cioppino and fettuccine with sea scallops.

Sotto Mare 2


Sotto Mare – 4 stars $$ Seafood, Italian

552 Green St (between Columbus Ave & Stockton St)

Neighborhood: North Beach/Telegraph Hill



Causwells: for the burger, rated by 7×7 publication as one of the 100 things to eat in SF before you die.



Causwells – 4.5 stars $$ American (New)

2346 Chestnut St (between Divisadero St & Scott St)

Neighborhood: Marina/Cow Hollow



Buena Vista Cafe: for the OG Irish Coffee.

Buena Vista



Buena Vista Cafe – 4 stars $$ Bars, Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch

2765 Hyde St (between North Point St & Beach St)

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill




Ghiradelli’s: for duh, ice cream and chocolates galore, and a view of Alcatraz. It’s a definite SF haunt you can’t miss.



The Original Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop – 4 stars $$ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Chocolatiers & Shops

900 North Point

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill



Bi-Rite Creamery: for unique ice cream flavors such as ricanelas (cinnamon ice cream with snickerdoodle cookies)
Bi-Rite Creamery – 4.5 stars $ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

3692 18th St (between Dolores St & Oakwood St)

Neighborhood: Mission



Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous: for more ice cream. With flavors like horchata and milk and cookies, it’s another unique shop that does ice cream right! Stop by here while in the Dogpatch neighborhood.



Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous – 4.5 stars $ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

699 22nd St (between Illinois St. & 3rd St)

Neighborhood: Dogpatch, Potrero Hill




Blue Bottle Coffee Co: for a true SF coffee treat. The mocha’s utilize local Tcho chocolate making them indulgent, while not too sweet and not too bitter.



Blue Bottle Coffee Co. – 4 stars $$ Coffee & Tea

66 Mint St (between Jessie St & Mission St)

Neighborhoods: Union Square, SoMa



Black Point Café: for a twist on the traditional latte, such as lavender and “Bee In The Trees” (latte with maple and honey syrup).
Black Point Café – 4 stars $ Cafes, Coffee & Tea

882 N Point St

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill


Written by Ashleigh Hinrichs of