Competing choices in San Francisco create fantastic value for visitors
Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu.
Besides saving money, getting the most value out of a dining experience also includes that other important resource: time. By taking some time right now to plan your dining experience, you'll insure that you get the most value out of that experience by... Read more »
Pica Pica's popularity is growing by the minute.
Local Expert Tip: "This is a small space with limited seating, so get your food to go during busy hours."
- Cuisine: American
- Average Main Course Price: $8
- Neighborhood: The Tenderloin
Most local would recommend Dottie's as their favorite "best value" place.
Local Expert Tip: "Dottie's new location is on 6th Street between Market and Mission."
Unlike most French restaurants in town, Chapeau will not drain your wallet for a nickel-sized portion of food.
Local Expert Tip: "After your sumptuous French meal, get back to the basics with a pint of Guinness at the always fun-loving Plow and Stars Irish bar right next door. "
Locals love the savory prosciutto at L'Osteria, the restaurant's unique specialty.
Local Expert Tip: "Cozy, romantic space, but be sure to get there early before the wait gets too long."
Beside being a great value, Park Chow is the comfort food capital of San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Park Chow is sandwiched between 9th and Irving streets and Golden Gate Park, both excellent locations worth exploring."
Delfina Restaurant is one of the most affordable of the high-end restaurants in the Bay Area.
Local Expert Tip: "The Pizzeria Delfina on Mission is also a good choice for the budget conscious."
Sushi can be very expensive, but Kabuto doesn't skimp on quality to reach affordability.
Local Expert Tip: "Exquisite sushi and cooked dishes satiate cravings for authenticity."
With three generations of family serving at Mama's, this place truly earns the "family-style" atmosphere description.
Local Expert Tip: "Get your shopping done at Mama's, too, with some wonderful jams and cakes available to bring back home."
- Cuisine: American
- Average Main Course Price: $7
- Neighborhood: Lower Haight
Rosamunde defines a classic budget restaurant: affordable, accessible and delicious.
Local Expert Tip: "The Monday-Friday Happy Hour from 4-7 is a fun way to kick of a feisty night in the Mission."
One of the more affordable Middle-Eastern restaurants in the city.
Local Expert Tip: "Try the Qabalee, a dish with generous chunks of lamb balanced with sweet raisins."
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