Best Dining Near San Francisco’s Landmarks

You don’t have to sacrifice good food when visiting these attractions
Staff Writer

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Greens has a lovely view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Technically speaking, San Francisco has more than 260 designated landmarks. For our purposes, though, The Daily Meal has spotlighted some of the post popular destinations to visit in the city (or even the world). From the Golden Gate Bridge to the "Painted Ladies," we have paired each landmark with a delicious dining experience nearby each location. Be sure to check these out next time you’re doing some sight-seeing — you might find that these spots are worth a visit on their own!

Murray Circle Restaurant at the Golden Gate Bridge
Murray Circle restaurant offers a dramatic setting of the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito (near the city). Executive chef Justin Everett enables patrons to indulge in modern Northern Californian cuisine with house-cured charcuterie and an extensive raw bar — an experience worth sharing.

Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason
Greens is a vegetarian restaurant located in the iconic Fort Mason complex. "Greens and Fort Mason have grown up together in our beautiful city," explains Greens executive chef Annie Somerville. Some of their most popular items on the menu are yellowfin potato griddle cakes with romesco, as well as fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. Somerville explains that you can enjoy the food while being surrounded by Golden Gate National Park and fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the Marin Headlands.

Sears Fine Foods at Union Square
While taking the cable car through Union Square, you will stop at Powell Street. Sears Fine Food is nearby and has been open since 1938. They are famous for many things, including the iconic cable cars rushing by the restaurant as well as their 18 Swedish pancakes served with warm maple syrup and whipped butter with bacon or link sausages.

Mama’s at Coit Tower
Coit Tower is considered a San Francisco landmark to locals and tourists alike. It's located near the neighborhood of North Beach, and so visiting Mama’s restaurant should be the next stop after seeing this historic tower. Mama's is a family-owned restaurant that's been around for more than 50 years and it serves breakfast and lunch. From their traditional breakfast items and lunch favorites to their seven different eggs Benedict options, all plates will be "just like Mama used to make," according to Mama’s staff. We suggest the B.L.T. served on a sourdough baguette.

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