If you're a die-hard Giants fan, you probably already know that you can bring food into AT&T Park. If you're not, you just peed yourself a little bit. Okay, a lot bit.
Either way, you're gonna wanna make sure the food you get is 1) delicious, 2) convenient, and 3) laid out in a deliciously convenient guide to the best food within a three-square-block radius of AT&T.
The Place: 25 Lusk (click here for address and info)
The Dish: For daytime: cod fish and chips with togarashi remoulade and Banyuls vinegar. For nighttime: tempura octopus with Blue Lake beans, ginger, and yuzu-sesame vinaigrette.
Open During: Day games on weekdays; night games on Saturdays.
The Place: The Creamery/Iron Cactus (click here for address and info)
The Dish: The Ballpark Burger with bacon and cheese, or the carne asada super burrito with a side of nachos (because you were gonna get some anyway).
Open During: Day games, every day.
The Place: Umami SOMA (click here for address and info)
The Dish: The Manly Burger with beer-cheddar cheese, smoked salt-onion strings, and bacon lardon. Yup.
Open During: Any game, any day.
The Place: 21st Amendment Brewery (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Prosciutto pizza with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and arugula... + beer while you wait for it.
Open During: All games, all days.
The Place: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Mac 'n cheese grilled cheese with garlic butter. Yes, really.
Open During: Day games, every day.
The Place: Tres (click here for address and info)
The Dish: The chef's taco, which can be anything from duck confit with chiles and fig, to house-made chicharrones with escabeche relish, red onion, watermelon relish, and roasted habaneros.
Open During: Day games on weekdays; night games all days.
The Place: Brickhouse Cafe (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Nachos del diablo (Ahhhh!!!! Devil Nachos!!!) w/ house-fried potato chips, pulled pork, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and house-made pico de gallo.
Open During: Day games every day; night games, Mon-Sat.
The Place: Public House (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Spicy pulled-pork sliders with cabbage onion slaw. Also: beer! True story, they'll let you bring in beers from Public House, provided you go through the stadium turn-style inside the bar.
Open During: Night games, Tues-Sun; day games on weekends .
The Place: Primo Patio Cafe (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Jerk pork burritos.
Open During: Day games, every day; prepare to brave a monster line if you've got a weekday nooner.
The Place: Koh Samui and the Monkey (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Pineapple fried rice (served in a friggin' halved pineapple).
Open During: Day games, Mon-Sat; night games every day.
The Place: Little Skillet / Victory Hall and Parlor (click here for Little Skillet address and info / Victory Hall and Parlor address and info)
The Dish: Chicken and waffles (duh).
Open During: Erry game, erry day (for the uninitiated: Little Skillet's window is open during the day, then they bring things inside to Victory Hall during the night).
The Place: Ironside (click here for address and info)
The Dish: Natural Hill pork ribs; extra napkins.
Open During: Day games, Mon-Fri; night games Tues-Sat.
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1. Little Skillet360 Ritch St, San Francisco
2. Victory Hall & Parlor330 Ritch St, San Francisco
3. Darwin Cafe212 Ritch St, San Francisco
4. Marlowe330 Townsend St, San Francisco
5. Twenty Five Lusk25 Lusk St, San Francisco
6. Umami Burger242 King St, San Francisco
7. 21st Amendment563 2nd St, San Francisco
8. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen1 S Park Ave, San Francisco
9. Public House & Mijita24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
10. Primo Patio Cafe214 Townsend St, San Francisco
11. Ironside680 Second Street, San Francisco
12. The Iron Cactus683 4th St, San Francisco
13. TRES130 Townsend St, San Francisco
14. Brickhouse Cafe426 Brannan St, San Francisco
15. Koh Samui & The Monkey415 Brannan St, San Francisco
Little Skillet fully operates out of 330 Ritch's kitchen, and is run by the same dudes that opened Farmer Brown. It's a minuscule, alley-bound to-go window that sells crazy-good soul food (including some of SF proper's best chicken & waffles), as well as great brew.
This American, comfort food-lauded joint is doling out delicious trays of things like chicken 'n waffles, chilli cheese fries, and the like.
This pint-sized SoMa hideaway doubles as one of San Francisco's best places to camp out with a laptop if you're lucky enough to score some real estate, and also as one of the best damn sandwich shops you'll find anywhere. Get the legendary roast beef, sliced impossibly thin and layered between buttery slices of bread with whatever the fresh veggie du jour may be, and you won't be disappointed.
Named after the owners family butcher shop in Boston, it is no surprise that Marlowe, founded in San Francisco's swanky SoMA neighborhood, slings some of the Bay Area's best burgers. Not to be boxed in, this American-French bistro offers a diverse menu, which includes its signature Northern California oysters the perfect drink complement from its lengthy wine list.
Housed in a brick and timber SoMa warehouse erected in 1917, Twenty Five Lusk, few San Francisco bars deliver this combination of staggering size and striking beauty, . with 20ft-high ceilings, ample plush leather seating, and, the piece de resistance: stainless steel hanging fireplaces. But avert your eyes from the ambiance for a second, because you'll have to choose from a selection of 250-plus wines and elevated fare like fried burrata or braised rabbit and chevre ravioli.
Named and acclaimed for the elusive ‘fifth taste,’ national chain Umami Burger aims to awaken your burger senses with its specially-coated patties and thoroughly perfected side pairings. Each bun is branded with a "U" and sandwiches carefully considered ingredients, like the restaurant’s signature burger topped with Parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, and Umami ketchup.
Chances are that you can buy cans of 21st Amendment’s beer at your corner store, but let’s be real: beer fresh from the tap will always taste better. So head to the restaurant, where you can get growlers to take home with you, and drink while wearing naught but your underwear. 21st You can buy a 2L growler for $12 and a 32oz “growlette” for $6, or you can bring your own for them to fill. Prices vary depending on the beer, but it’s usually around $18-$24 for the 2L and $10 for the 32oz. (And yes, you can also get your growler filled at their San Leandro Brewery.)
From the seven-time winner of the Grilled Cheese Invitational and her biz-savvy BF, AGCK's a triumphant homage to the food-diction you never quite kicked. Set up in a SOMA space that rocks a big, heat-lamped patio and a nostalgic '50s aesthetic via milk bottle light fixtures and a multi-media mural comprised of old postcards and cuckoo clocks, providing the backdrop for the sandwich action for which you came. You can keep it basic or reach for next-level creations like Mushroom Gruyere (with roasted potato and melted leeks) or the Mac n Cheese... which you can probably figure out.
Located at AT&T Park, home of the two-World-Series-titles-in-three-years Giants, Public House is an awesome spot that has a secret entrace to the stadium and allows you to take beers to go for the game, because no one wants to pay $8 for watery hop water...er, Miller Lite.
PPC slings Caribbean eats (with influences from Cuba and Mexico) highlighting fresh spices at affordable prices. Their signature dish is their jerk chicken, and you'd pretty much be a jerk not to try it.
The folks at District responded to their patrons' constant gripes about SOMA lacking a "casual community eatery" by opening Ironside, an airy, 49-seat all-day eclectic Cali grubbery that sits street-level within Chronicle Books.
Taqueria classics, such as burritos, platters, and south of the border-style salads, are provided at this warm, rustic restaurant in SoMa. And with the promise of providing unfussy, inexpensive menu items expertly crafted with seasonal ingredients and naturally raised, hormone-free proteins, The Iron Cactus succeeds as a little Mexican oasis in SoMa.
With 10 different types of margaritas and many more mezcal cocktails and flights available, it’s safe to say that TRES has its tequila game on lock. And what better way to compliment a pitcher of margs amongst friends than a big plate of tacos, steak, or ceviche? Adjacent to AT&T Park, TRES is best known for its plentiful beverages, flavorful eats, and top-notch queso fundido, which comes packed with chorizo, corn, and chilies.
Located in SoMa, this industrial-chic eatery is known for its sustainable, vegan and omnivore-friendly plates and seasonal menu rotation. Highlights include the kale and pear salad, smoked salmon Benedict, and crab cake melt. Equally important to Brickhouse's food is its drink, which includes a number of locally-brewed beers and signature cocktails. The lofty ceilings, natural light, greenery at this cafe create a relaxing atmosphere suitable for any time of the day.
White linen tablecloths and Buddhist altars set the scene at this Thai restaurant in SoMa, which offers delicacies like mango catfish, grilled lamb, and pumpkin curry. Koh Samui also provides a full bar that delivers happy hour deals and specialty cocktails. We recommend the Monkey in Paris, made with Grey Goose vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and fresh lime and pineapple juice.