148 "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.
Enssaro is a busy Ethiopian restaurant in Adams Point serving spiced, simmered, and sautéed meats and vegetables.
Vientian Cafe is a neighborhood Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese spot in Allendale.
Clove and Hoof is a butcher shop and restaurant that does big burgers, big fried chicken sandwiches, and big Philly cheesesteaks.
Burma Superstar in Oakland’s Temescal makes flavorful Burmese dishes - and a life-changing tea leaf salad.
Aburaya in Downtown Oakland is a punk-inspired space serving excellent Japanese fried chicken.
Order rum cocktails and skillet-fried chicken at this laid-back Caribbean spot in Old Oakland.
The original Champa Garden in Oakland’s Ivy Hill serves exceptional Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties.
Shan Dong serves hand-made noodles and exceptional Chinese dishes in Oakland’s Chinatown.
Seven Hills is an Italian neighborhood spot between Nob and Russian Hills that makes good pasta, but everything else is hit-or-miss.
You’re going to wait in line at the Shake Shack in Cow Hollow, but at least there are awesome burgers and ice cream at the end of it.
Prubechu in the Mission serves fantastic Guamanian food. Don't miss the sticky and sweet short ribs.