Fodor's Expert Review Chow

$ Castro American

This consistently popular and consciously unpretentious, funky-yet-savvy diner serves standards like hamburgers, pizzas, and spaghetti with meatballs, all treated with culinary respect. More budget-friendly than some of the area's other options, it has built its reputation on honest and approachable fare. Diners will discover Mexican- and Asian-style dishes mixed in with the primarily American/Italian menu (the silky wontons are popular), all-day brunch, and a nice list of salads. Don't even think about leaving without trying the ginger cake with caramel sauce. The wine list has some well-chosen picks.

American Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $ Family Breakfast

Quick Facts

215 Church St.
San Francisco, California  94114, USA


Known For:
  • Diner-style food
  • Good value
  • Fresh ingredients

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