Privy 5 San Francisco American Comfort Food

Every country has its own comfort food, this is derived from the food we grew up with - it has a sense of nostalgia and is familiar. In the US this may be classics such as mac and cheese, French toast, French fries, milkshakes and pudding. In this city, classic American meals are easy to find and as good if not better than you remembered them.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: The Castro


    2247 Market St (between Sanchez St & 15th St) San Francisco CA 94114
    (415) 553-6888
    Formerly known as the famous Ike’s Place, Ike’s @ Lime is an insanely popular sandwich shop in San Francisco. Featured in several articles, food shows, and more, Ike’s @ Lime houses some of the most inventive and absolutely can’t miss delicious sandwiches around. Ike’s @ Lime is named after Ike Shehadeh who is largely responsible for the over 100+ sandwich concoctions on the menu. Half of the fun ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: The Castro

    Cuisine:American (New)

    2032 Union Street San Francisco CA 94123
    +1 415 931 5006
    Few things are more comforting than the concept of home and so when it comes to American comfort food, it is no surprise that Home is a San Francisco old standby that continues to please. Nothing hits that comfort food spot quite like Home. Over time, Home has updated but all for the better. The menu is filled with delicious and comforting food. The portion sizes are delightfully generous. Not to ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Laurel Heights

    Cuisine:American (New)

    500 Presidio Avenue (at the corner of California Street) San Francisco CA 94118
    +1 415 441 5669
    Ella’s is home to some of the best American comfort food you’ll find in San Francisco. After a hard day’s night, one bite of Ella’s famous chicken hash and that hangover will be cured almost instantaneously. You definitely can’t go wrong with the chicken hash as it was even recommended by 7x7 magazine as being one the of top 100 things to eat in San Francisco before you die.  Ella’s is also a perf ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Tenderloin


    25 Mason Street (at Market Street) San Francisco CA 94112
    +1 415 409 3276
    For comfort food, few places can top Farmer Brown. Farmer Brown is a throwback to good eating with classic favorites and soul food that will make you feel good inside. From the hearty portions of hanger steak to the chicken and biscuits, the food at Farmer Brown is always cooked as if it were home-made and that is part of the reason why it is so delicious. If that weren’t enough, the restaurant it ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: N/A

    Cuisine:Fast Food

    2534 Durant Avenue Berkeley CA 94704 94704

    Local Language Address: between Bowditch St & Telegraph Ave

    (510) 843-5967
    Easily the best hot dogs in San Francisco, Top Dog may even be the best hot dogs in the entire nation. They’re cheap and delicious and people can’t seem to get enough judging by the scores of people this tiny shop attracts. From a chicken-apple flavor to all sorts of kielbasas and sausages, the menu at Top Dog is definitely expansive. However, you cannot go wrong no matter what you decide on and g ... read more >

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