10 delicious San Francisco dining options after graduation
As we go on we remember all the times we ate together. It’s time to treat yourself and eat away the stress accumulated over the last semester. What better way to indulge with friends and family after graduation than to revisit some of your old favorites.
From its salt and pepper Dungeness crab to its barely legal shark fin soup, this Chinatown staple serves traditional Cantonese-style cuisine using only fresh ingredients.
Price range: $12-$18
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Offering a globally influenced menu, this urban restaurant serves up wood-fired cuisine that includes highlights like the Moroccan vegetable tagine and the juicy rotisserie herbed chicken.
Price range: $15-$27
Hours: Monday through Friday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Saturday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Manna, Inner Sunset
Korean food at an affordable price is hard to come by, especially good Korean food. Be sure to try its standout: the kanpoongki, which are deep-fried chicken wings smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Price range: $7-$10
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than to indulge in a couple of scoops of organic ice cream at this sweet shop. Must-try flavors include the balsamic caramel and the peanut butter curry.
Price range: $4-6
Hours: Monday through Thursday Noon to 9 p.m. | Friday through Sunday Noon to 10 p.m.
This formidable pizza purveyor serves one of the best offerings of fresh-made pizza in the neighborhood. The clam and garlic pizza is hands down a no-brainer.
Price range: $2.75-3.75
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. | Friday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Blue Plate, Bernal Heights
With an interesting marriage of classic American and rustic Mediterranean dishes on its menu, this casual neighborhood restaurant offers upscale dining options for a fairly affordable price.
Price range: $15-$29
Hours: Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sociale, Laurel Heights
This quaint restaurant offers an intimate setting that’s great for dates or groups of friends with its selection of authentic Italian dishes.
Price range: $22-$32
Hours: Monday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
These cute, flaky little pies make it easy to just dig in. There is no need for a spoon or fork—just your mouth. These affordable pies are filled with a range of flavors from savory tastes like the ham, egg and cheese, to the mouthwatering sweetness of the irresistible pear crumble.
Price range: $3.15 each
Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hard Knox Café, Dogpatch
This local café serves up simple, no-fuss southern homestyle cooking. Highlights include the creamy macaroni and cheese and the chicken ‘n waffles.
Price range: $6-$14
Hours: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Who said frozen yogurt wasn’t hip anymore? This ice cream and frozen yogurt establishment reinvigorates the concept with organic flavors like vanilla and Valrhona chocolate.
Price range: $4-$7
Hours: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Sunday 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.