149 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in San Francisco.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Shan Dong serves hand-made noodles and exceptional Chinese dishes in Oakland’s Chinatown.
Flour + Water Pizzeria in the Mission will make you happier than your childhood pizza party.
Nyum Bai in Oakland serves Cambodian food that you’re either lucky enough to live by or should be crossing the bay to go get.
The original Champa Garden in Oakland’s Ivy Hill serves exceptional Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties.
This East Bay institution has been making excellent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza since 1983.
Burma Superstar in Oakland’s Temescal makes flavorful Burmese dishes - and a life-changing tea leaf salad.
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
The Mill in Nopa is the place you keep hearing about with the fancy toast, and it’s worth paying for, especially to hang out here a little longer.
Farmhouse Kitchen is a lively and fun Thai place in the Mission that’s perfect for starting a night out.
Pearl is a great option for a long weekend brunch or a casual weeknight dinner in the Richmond.
RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
Pita-wrapped meats find their Elysium at Souvla in Hayes Valley. Zeus would be proud.
Oma San Francisco Station in the Japan Center is an affordable entry into omakase.
Noosh is a Mediterranean place in Lower Pac Heights that feels like you’re taking a short vacation out of SF.