The Best Restaurants and Bars in North Beach, San Francisco – Eater SF

Everyone in San Francisco knows North Beach. Maybe you’ve browsed in City Lights before a memorable dinner at the Stinking Rose with family visiting from out of town. Maybe you melt into the crowds in the raucous bars on Grant Street on Saturday nights.

But there’s another side to North Beach, one dripping with history and full of locals who have been in the neighborhood since putting down roots decades back. One that still feels like one of the most magical parts of the city — summer tourist hordes aside. If you know where to look, it’s easy to see how so many have fallen in love with this charming neighborhood and its many dining gems. So pull up a chair at a sideway bistro table and get ready to explore the best North Beach has to offer.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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