The Fourth of July is only a few days away, which means it's time to think about how you're going to celebrate — specifically, where to find those classic foods that scream red, white and blue.
In the spirit of freedom, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find San Francisco's top all-American dining destinations, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list of options.
They’re not native to either the United States or the old British colonies, but few things seem more American than that summer staple: the hot dog. San Francisco, we’ve got ideas on that.
1. Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Topping the list is the Lower Haight's Rosamunde Sausage Grill, located at 545 Haight St. (between Steiner and Fillmore streets), with Yelpers giving it 4.5 stars out of 1,600 reviews.
Rosamunde offers both traditional German sausages and specialty sausage varieties like wild boar and duck, grilled to order and served on a fresh Kaiser roll. At the original Lower Haight location, diners can bring their sausages next door to beer bar Toronado, where they can be enjoyed with a frosty brew.
2. Sheboygan Bratwurst
Next up are the Sheboygan Bratwurst stands, situated in Oracle Park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza. With 4.5 stars out of 81 reviews on Yelp, Sheboygan is a ballpark favorite for Giants fans. Yelpers recommend the Sheboygan Brat, loaded up with sauerkraut and onions.
3. Dapper Dog
Dapper Dog is another great choice. Located at 417 Castro St. (between 17th and 18th streets) in the Castro, it offers a wide selection of hot dogs, from classics like the Chicago Dog to fusion twists like the Banh Mi Dog. The eatery boasts four stars out of 184 reviews on Yelp.
If you're craving classic American food like meatloaf, hamburgers or mac and cheese, consider a celebratory Fourth of July meal at one of San Francisco's top traditional American restaurants.
1. Wayfare Tavern
Topping the list is Wayfare Tavern. Located at 558 Sacramento St. (between Leidesdorff and Montgomery streets) in the Financial District, it's the most popular traditional American spot in the city, offering dishes that range from burgers to peach pie.
Reviewers are especially fond of the fried chicken at this four-story restaurant and bar, which boasts four stars out of 3,777 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Presidio Heights' Spruce, situated at 3640 Sacramento St. (between Spruce and Locust streets). With four stars out of 1,848 reviews on Yelp, the traditional American spot, featuring a seasonal menu that highlights local farms, is a local favorite.
The Financial District's Bix, located at 56 Gold St. (between Balance and Montgomery streets), is a solid choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant four stars out of 1,748 reviews. Try one of their signature dishes, the Chicken Hash à la Bix.
Want to conjure the feeling of the open road? Head to one of these beloved San Francisco diners for easygogrub that'll have you singing "God Bless America" in no time.
1. Joanie's Happy Days Diner
Topping the list is Joanie's Happy Days Diner. Located at 1329 Columbus Ave. (between Leavenworth and North Point streets) in Russian Hill, the diner is the highest-rated in San Francisco, boasting four stars out of 410 reviews on Yelp.
Reviewers particularly enjoy the California omelette with cheese and avocado, and the Belgian waffles, topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
2. Mission's Kitchen
There's nothing more American than Mexican food –– as you'll learn from a trip to Mission's Kitchen, situated at 2738 Mission St. (between 24th and 23rd streets).
The diner, with four stars out of 156 reviews on Yelp, offers both American and Mexican comfort food for breakfast and lunch. Yelpers love the chilaquiles, served with refried beans, and the Mission Omelette, stuffed with ground beef, mushrooms, onions and bacon.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany's
Portola's Breakfast at Tiffany's, located at 2499 San Bruno Ave. (between Thornton Avenue and Felton Street, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it four stars out of 828 reviews.
Reviewers' avorite dishes include the Benedict Trio, with loco moco, corned beef, and fried chicken Benedicts, and the Belgian waffles with strawberries.
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