The 15 Best outdoor dining places in san francisco

If the weather’s in favor, nothing beats outdoor seating, especially in a grand city like San Francisco, wherein every turn, you are greeted with blue skies and the refreshing wind. Scenic views are a huge bonus too!

But when the city is filled to the brim with restaurants, it makes you wonder which of them has the best food and great outdoor dining experience. But worry no more, here are the 15 best outdoor dining places in San Francisco.

1. Blue Plate

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 3218 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 282-6777

Most Popular Items:

Fried Chicken
$26.00
Grilled Pork Chop
$31.93
A neighborhood gem in the Mission district, Blue Plate offers the common favorites like salmon and steak. They also offer truly unique dishes, including their Macaroni and Drunken Spanish Goat Cheese, as well as Charred Octopus.

2. Marlena Restaurant

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Price Range: | Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Takeout
Address: 300 Precita Ave San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 400-5997

Most Popular Items:

A great option for Valentine’s day or any special occasion. This high class restaurant only delivers the most exquisite menu items. The Valentine’s Day Tasting menu includes oysters, duck liver, and poached lobster.

3. Doma Sushi Bar

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address:433 Precita Ave San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 648-4417

Most Popular Items:

Omakase
Omakase $80.00
$80.00
Doma Sushi Bar is currently featuring a $29 Chirashi Special with 10 pc market fish. But they have all the traditional favorites too - nigiri, rolls, and a number of great appetizers.

4. United Dumplings

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Tues)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 525 Cortland Ave San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 658-7363

Most Popular Items:

Craving some comfort Asian food? Get a wide variety of dumplings with flavors like Korean BBQ, Grandma’s Pork Dumping, and Vegetarian. The menu also has potstickers and rice plates, and the popular dan dan noodles.

5. The Front Porch

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 65 29th St Ste A San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 695-7800

Most Popular Items:

Fried Chicken
$21.00
Braised Short Rib
$26.00
Country Fried Steak
$17.00
A great place to go for Southern Soul Food in San Francisco. Naturally, this means that the fried chicken here is amazing. You can also find a crawfish pot pie and a vegan gumbo, dishes for any mood and most diets.

6. Little Skillet

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address:360 Ritch St San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 777-2777

Most Popular Items:

Chicken and Waffles Breakfast
$16.00 (3-pc)
Skillets Po Boys
$12.50
Cobb Salad
$13.50
San Francisco’s best fried chicken and waffles. Get the Works - 2 pieces of fried chicken, 2 waffles, a choice of a side (we like the Sweet Potato Fries or Seasonal Veggies!), and a Jalapeno Corn Muffin. There are also tasty salads and sandwiches for all moods.

7. Beit Rima

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Open During COVID for: Indoor dining
Address: 138 Church St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 703-0270

Most Popular Items:

Beef Kabob Plate
$18.00
Lamb Shank
$28.00
Described as Arabic comfort food, Beit Rima’s menu includes a Beef Kabob Plate, a Grilled Hanger Steak, and many appetizer options, also known as “Mezze.” The Hummus and Baba Ganoush are popular selections.

8. Cafe Mystique

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 464 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114,
Phone: (415) 865-9963

Most Popular Items:

You can’t go wrong with their Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken Breast or their Grilled Salmon. They prepare some delicious lamb dishes and risottos too.

9. Bhoga

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Price Range: | Hours: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 468 Castro Sreet San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 915-4444

Most Popular Items:

Sunchoke Kofta
$19.00
Pepper Duck Dosa
$19.00
A modern Indian restaurant that uses naturally raised meats to offer delectable tandoori paneers, chicken tikka, and Delhi Butter Chicken. For those with smaller appetites they can try the Dosas and Bombay Sliders. Pair any meal with the refreshing Mango Lassi.

10. Catch

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address 2362 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 431-5000

Most Popular Items:

Risotto
Risotto $20.00
$20.00
Fettuccine
$16.00
Braised Short Ribs
$26.00
Enjoy your seafood favorites including Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Cole Slaw, Seafood Stew, and Seafood Chowder. Other menu items include Eggs Benedict and an “Al Pastor'' sandwich.

11. Angler

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Closed: Sun-Mon)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 132 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 872-9442

Most Popular Items:

Specialized in local seafood, Angler works with local fishermen to source the best products. The food is prepared via an open wood fire for great flavor.

12. L’Ardoise

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor seating
Address: 151 Noe St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 437-2600

Most Popular Items:

Enjoy the finest french cuisine, including their Tiger Prawn Ravioles, their Duck Leg Confit, and their Black Angus Hanger Steak.They have a special outdoor dining for Valentine’s Day at $95 per person.

13. Le Marais Bakery

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Takeout
Address: 498 Sanchez St San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 872-9026

Most Popular Items:

This bakery makes some of the best croissants in the city. You can order savory or sweet croissant sandwiches all day long, or get a set of frozen bake-at-home croissants to heat up in your oven at home.

14. Palm House

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Tues-Fri: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat-Sun: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 2032 Union St San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 400-4355

Most Popular Items:

Jerk Chicken
$22.00
Punch Bowl
$65.00
Caribbean spot that features a delicious Fried Chicken Sandwich, Ahi Poke, and Ahi Tuna Banh Mi. Pair your meal with the Palm House Slushy or one of the many brunch libations.

15. Gentilly

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: Tues-Fri: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sat-Sun: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating
Address: 4826 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 859-5633

Most Popular Items:

Beignets
$8.00
Creamy Cajun Pasta
$22.00
Shrimp Po Boy
$18.00
New Orleans soul food. Try their Shrimp Po’ Boy, Gumbo, and Maple Bacon Glazed Fried Chicken, Finish the meal with some of their signature beignets.