The only things that makes you look cooler than ordering off-menu? Wearing Big Dog tees and sagging your pants. But since you're already totally versed in both of those, we're helping you out with the off-menu thing with the seven most must-order-y items that San Francisco has to offer.
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Burger "Doc's Way", Starbelly The Castro Because it generally worked out for Marty McFly, order Starbelly's hamburger "Doc's Way". It'll come topped with 1.5oz of the next best thing to foie.
French Fry Po' Boy, Boxing Room Hayes Valley This is awesome, Saints-hat-wearing chef Justin Simoneaux's secret Creole version of poutine: he slides cheddar-topped French fries slathered in bacon and giblet gravy into a roll and bakes the whole damn thing.
Balsalmic Egg Burger, Foreign Cinema The Mission A perfect combination of a pan-fried egg on top of FC's already-fantastic burger is pushed to Saved-By-The-Bell-Tori status with a drizzle of tangy sweet balsamic reduction.
Bartender's Special, Delarosa The Marina Weirdly, this isn't actually even a drink; it's a red-sauced pizza topped with burrata, Kalamata olives, sausage, and spicy red peppers.
Burger, Garibaldi's Pac Heights Hello, secret burger you can get at the too-schmancy-for-burgers Garibaldi's.
Brass Monkey, Little Star Pizza The Mission Okay, so it's not to much of a secret anymore considering it's basically their signature dish, but this still-somehow-not-on-the-menu sausage adder makes the already-delicious Little Star namesake pizza with mushrooms, onions, garlic, spinach, and a mixture of ricotta and feta cheese damn near perfect.
Chicken Ravioli, Jackson Fillmore Pacific Heights Almost a secret itself, this have-to-arrive-at-opening-if-you-want-a-seat restaurant also has an amazing chicken ravioli dish that they almost always have, even if it's not exactly on the menu.