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San Francisco Attractions Top Foodie Restaurants Only Locals Would Know

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View all the top rated restaurants that only Locals Would Know

Some of the best eats of San Francisco’s are waiting to be discovered. Here are a few unlocked secrets and recommendations from our locals.

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Patrick's Pick

Sushi Shio

Neighborhood - Mission

Price - $$$

There are a lot of sushi restaurants in San Francisco and it's hard to figure out what's worth it. This is the perfect spot to splurge a little and get a lot from their chef tasting

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Zazie

Neighborhood - Cole Valley

Price - $$

People are obsessed with brunch and so many are overrated. Zazie isn't. Grab a  bloody mary next door and wait for your name to be called for this incredible spot

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Mister Jiu's

Neighborhood - Mission

Price - $$$$

This is the restaurant you book a month in advanced. The kind to make memories. Don't forget the cocktails they are just as good as their fantastic modern Chinese

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El Farolito

Neighborhood - Mission

Price - $

How can you look at that picture and not think it's the best burrito in San Francisco? You'll see La Taqueria as a favorite but this is where the locals go for their burrito.

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After grinding it at work during COVID all I wanted was some good live music, cocktails, and fantastic food while avoiding the tourist traps. That's exactly what I got when I worked through Virgil!

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