This San Francisco institution is a love-it-or-loathe-it kind of place, where vibrant murals outside and flea–market decor inside set the perfect scene for ultracasual cafeteria-style dining and drinking. To me, the point is the price; it’s getting harder and harder in the city to find well-priced food options, and they don’t get much more affordable than this for a rib-sticking meal. Grab a tray and order the likes of corned beef, buffalo stew, or roast beef (plus every heavy, delicious side you can imagine) from the heat-lamp-warmed counter, then settle into a seat to devour your heaping helping of comfort food. And if you want to do some serious drinking, Tommy’s offers a variety of almost 100 beers and ciders from over 30 different countries.
San Francisco› Restaurant
11011 Geary Blvd. (at Van Ness Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Civic Center/Hayes Valley Hours Daily 11am–1:40am (bar opens 10am) Transportation Bus: 38 or 90 Phone 415/775-4216 Prices Entrees $10–$16 Cuisine Type American Web site Tommy’s Joynt
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