Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in San Francisco and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Town's End Restaurant and Bakery thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Mama's on Washington Square, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Dottie's True Blue Café

A little homey, a little kitschy and a lot of good. If you crave homemade breakfast foods and substantial portions, Dottie's is definitely the place to go. In the morning, wonderful pancakes, French toast, frittatas and baked goods bring...  Read More


Chef Orlando Pagan imbues every dish he creates with practiced culinary expertise. Among the options are crab ravioli, steak-cut ahi with tobiko caviar, and Charlie's sea scallop sandwich, a Silks' signature. If you can't decide on an individual...  Read More

A historic, waterfront building, dazzling Art Nouveau decor and sumptuous food hit all the right notes at this always-busy restaurant. Lively yet romantic, the place puts folks immediately at ease and readies them to delight in chef Nancy Oakes'...  Read More

Consistently regarded as one of the city's best bistros, Fringale has a reputation as a noisy, crowded place that offers sensational Basque-inspired cuisine. Within the neutral-toned space, diners are treated to unique, flavor-packed dishes and...  Read More

Town's End Restaurant and Bakery

This friendly restaurant, located at the Embarcadero, is just two blocks from the "New" Giants Stadium and offers great bay views. Brunch is a near-perfect experience, according to regulars. Baskets of home-baked breads, smoked mozzarella...  Read More

Marina District
Greens Restaurant
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Greens, one of the city's finest vegetarian establishments, is owned and operated by the San Francisco Zen Center, which helps supply it with organic produce. Inside the voluminous space, diners are afforded spectacular views of the Golden Gate...  Read More

For generations, this small eatery has been delighting seafood lovers from all over the city. Distinguished by a marble counter and pull-up stools, the place puts all its attention on fresh shellfish, especially just-shucked oysters. You can...  Read More

Tadich Grill

Old-school classics are the rule here, and for more than 150 years, the place has thrived on simplicity, a great menu, and time-tested hospitality. Seafood is the standard, prepared a variety of ways (mesquite-grilled, baked in a casserole) and...  Read More

Hayes Street Grill

In a comfortable, simply adorned space, Hayes Street Grill delivers some of the city's best seafood, as it has since 1979. The menu changes daily, depending on what's fresh at local markets, and chefs often collaborate to create a unified...  Read More

This much-loved mainstay has evolved into one of San Fran's favorite restaurants. The interior features Southwestern accents, but the food takes cues from California, France, Italy, and the Mediterranean. Fresh oysters at the bar make a good...  Read More