It’s rare that a restaurant with such a tourist-friendly view has delicious food to boot but pricy Guaymas (5 Main St.; tel. 415/435-6300; www.guaymasrestaurant.com) delivers on both fronts, which is why it remains a favorite among this discerning community. Sit outside mere feet away from bobbing sailboats and indulge in margaritas, guacamole, ceviche, and a number of authentic Mexican dishes from various regions. Add on a stunning panoramic view of the city, and the damage the drinks do to your wallet might be the only reason to leave. On a sunny day, you’ll find San Francisco’s brunch-time warriors flocking in droves to Sam’s Anchor Cafe (27 Main St.; tel. 415/435-4527; www.samscafe.com) a few doors away. Same stunning view, an even bigger outdoor patio, brunch, and top-quality burgers, bloody Marys, and beer draw crowds of twenty- and thirtysomethings who linger at the sundrenched tables and get good and tipsy before biking or ferrying their way back into the fog. It gets crowded on nice days so it’s worth getting there early for prime seating.
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