The 8 most delicious tater tot creations in SF

That guy sitting next to Jon Heder in science class said it best: "Napoleon, gimme some of your tots, provided they're one of the eight best in SF according to Thrillist." And because you don't wanna disappoint science class guy like Heder did, here're said eight best...

Southside Spirit House
Southside Spirit House (click here for address and deets)
Here, they've introduced truffle-garlic tater tots, and what's more (for now) is they're running a special where if you buy any two specialty drinks, you get a bucket for free. Side note: how are tot buckets not a thing everywhere?
Jamber (click here for address and deets)
Maybe our favorite place to grab wine/beer in a jug, it's also behind these Parmesan and rosemary "Mashed Potater Tots" that come with the choice of bacon jam or cranberry jam... though, really, you should just get both.
Bullitt/Lightning Tavern/Wild Hare/Mayhem (Bullitt address and deets; Lightning Tavern address and deets; Wild Hare address and deets; Mayhem address and deets)
The Marina; Lower Pac Heights; The Mission
The guys heading this bar empire sure love their tots, as evidenced by the huge selection of ways you can get 'em: Original, Garlic, Truffle, Sweet Potato, Bacon Bleu (w/ bacon and bleu cheese!), and even "Tot-chos", a tater-nacho combination with melted cheese, jalapeños, black olives, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guac.
Straw (click here for address and deets)
Hayes Valley
Obviously the carnival-themed restaurant that does that donut breakfast sandwich is doing something awesome, and that something-awesome is Sweet Potato Tots that come with blackberry BBQ sauce.
Rickybobby (click here for address and deets)
Hayes Valley
RB's basket of crispy sweet potato tots're served with ketchup and house-made ranch, dude.

Flickr/Ray Dehler
Redford (click here for address and deets)
This Tenderloin spot (with the awesome upstairs that's never open) serves its fried taters with spicy ketchup (!) and roasted garlic-kalamata olive aioli (!!).
Burritt Room + Tavern (click here for address and deets)
Union Square
Because, awesome, these are rolled in sharp cheddar, provolone, and Parmesan, caramelized, topped with jalapeños, and served with house-made ketchup.

Chambers Eat + Drink (click here for address and deets)
How could you turn down tots served with pork remoulade and bacon dust? Also: BACON DUST?!?!!?
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1. Southside Spirit House 575 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

A SOMA spot from the team behind John Colins, SSH's got craft 'tails like the rye, brandy, Carpano Antica, Fernet Branca Viex Kenner, plus delicious bar eats like deviled eggs with Cotija cheese, jalapeno, and bacon.

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2. Jamber Wine Pub 858 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

All the wine at SOMA's Jamber Wine Pub is served on tap (no bottles). They've also got beer from local microbreweries, and food leaning toward sandwiches and comfort food classics (think stomach-coating meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and mac 'n cheese).

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3. Bullitt 2209 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Bullitt's got a finely designed interior to match the retro coolness of the Steve McQueen flick it was named after, sporting a sheet metal bar with hanging Edison bulbs and fine wood paneling. In case you didn't just come for the decor, however, there's also a killer selection of grub and drinks for you to cram down your cramhole (or savor slowly, whichever).

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4. Lightning Tavern 1875 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

With its Edison bulbs, beakers, and copper finishings, Lightning Tavern's decor is what you might call "scientific chic". It's totally fine if you don't want to call it that though, because this place has chicken wings by the boatload and mixed drinks to match. If beer's your thing, they've also got a fine selection of hoppy brews available.

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5. Wild Hare 2801 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Set in the old Solstice space, Wild Hare is a wide open, London-style pub with a theme that's decidedly Alice in Wonderland, thanks to plates depicting different scenes (like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party), and a mounted rabbit head accompanied by this Queen of Hearts... err... Dueen of Hearts?

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6. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem 2323 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Although inspired by the famed Muppet band, this place is about as devoid of Muppets as you can get. What they do have, however, is cheap wings, liquor on tap and beers served in Mason jars. We think this more than makes up for a little Hensonless-ness.

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7. Straw 203 Octavia Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94102

Straw is an over-the-top-playful, carny-themed eatery imagined by a quartet of former Outside Lands concession-eers, with a festive 30-seat interior anchored by a booth built from an actual Tilt-a-Whirl car, plus framed Coney Island photography, light fixtures made of Exeter Mason jars, and a bathroom full of funhouse mirrors, also what Kirstie Alley calls normal mirrors in an effort to avoid a shame spiral.

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8. Rickybobby 400 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

You know it's a sweet place when it has two first names for its only name. And if you like cheap and hearty eats, soft lighting and crazy crap on the walls, you'll love Rickybobby.

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9. Redford 673 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

A huge, actually-classy-and-not-stabby spot in the Tenderloin that's got two separate bar areas, eats like pot pie and a build-your-own pastrami sandwich board for two, and drinks like their Whiskey Plank: four shots of the "Brown of the Month".

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10. Burritt Room 417 Stockton St, San Francisco , CA 94108

Located inside the Mystic Hotel, this place serves up handcrafted cocktails in a true speakeasy-style setting. The adjoining Burritt Tavern has a menu loaded with gourmet American cuisine, and there are special areas to accommodate both small and large parties, so go in with a group and prepare to be impressed.

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11. Chambers eat + drink 601 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The interior styling at Chambers is evocative of a softly-lit contemporary speakeasy, with dark wood on the walls and floor and tons of records on recessed shelves in the wall. The outside, on the other hand, features a poolside patio where you can enjoy your drinks in the sunshine, and with a fine selection of cocktails and beers to choose from you'll have no problem keeping the day (or night) interesting.

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