Always crowded here, but you'll find great pizzas and lots of beer on tap. You place an order up front, get a number and jockey with other patrons to find seating. Sometimes you'll wind up with food but no seat. There's a takeout location across the street if you'd prefer to eat at home.
This place offers intense ice cream and sundaes. Definitely an indulgence. They're quite popular so lines can be long if you actually want to sit and eat. (They also offer standard American style food, but I'd pass unless you want the complete "malt shop" feel.) Instead, take home a pint or two...
I think this is the best Italian restaurant around. The food is excellent, the pricing is affordable and service is good. While you wait in lines, which can be long, you can wander over to the kitchen area and watch them make the pizzas...always fun for kids, or the kid in all of us. Highly recommended.
You wouldn't think to look at it, but Ricks Rather Rich Ice Cream makes the best ice cream around. They're in a small shop in a mini-mall. With really cool and ever-changing flavors (try orange-chocolate, or chocolate-orange) they actually supply a number of local restaurants. Very high butter fat content means tasty treats!
This place serves pretty good Brazilian food. It's nothing spectacular. The fun part is that they have Brazilian dancers who just pop out of the back and pull everyone into a wild dance every now and then. Kind of a fun place to take unsuspecting people there and watch their reactions.
This is one of the best breakfast places in the Bay Area, and everyone knows it. Be prepared to wait as long as an hour or more. Thankfully, they provide lots of seating space outside and coffee. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service seems to keep up with the crowds well too.
This place prides themselves on being hot and they are for sure. After eating their Mongolian beef, you may feel as though you can see through time. It can be crowded, but it's worth the wait. Be sure to try the Dan Dan noodles, which come in a spicy peanut sauce.
Really good, affordable food. Lots of variety in crepes, salads, sandwiches, coffee, etc.. Wireless Internet access is also available. A good place for breakfast or lunch. I keep coming back here because they offer some of the best, cheap food in the neighborhood, and there's always a place to sit.
Frjtz (pronounced "Fritz") is a Belgian coffee house/fry place/cool place to hang out. Located in Hayes Valley, they have very good, cheap food (the fries are killer and they have a variety of dipping sauces). There's also a garden in the back, perfect for hanging out in on a sunny day. Plus they frequently have DJs spinning tunes over the sound system.
Have eaten here twice via take out. But as far as Thai goes, it leaves much to be desired. Portions are small and the food quality is only so-so. There's a lot better food in the area and life is far too short for third chances. Then again, they are still in business, so someone is eating here.