Hillstone might be basically an upscale Applebee’s, but at least you know know what you’re getting. The spinach and artichoke dip will be heated to a precise temperature every time, the salmon is identical in San Francisco and Phoenix, and the drinks are always expensive and good. This is the Embarcadero after all.
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Out The Door is a good place to grab some spring rolls or pork buns for lunch if you work around the Ferry Building.
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Fort Point Ferry Building is a small brewery on the Embarcadero that’s perfect when you want a quick beer.
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Head to Giordano Bros. in the Mission for huge sandwiches and a good place to watch sports.
Causwells is a much-needed brunch spot in the Marina, that works well any time of day. Especially since the burger is always on the menu.
Homage Ltd. is a small fast-casual spot in the Financial District with great salads and tartines for a workday lunch.
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