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Oh Yelp. What would we do without you? You have to admit that the uncertainty of trying a new restaurant, store or service has greatly diminished since the debut of this opinion-driven site. Thanks to the experiences of thousands of others, you almost know whether or not you’ll enjoy a new restaurant even before you even walk in the door. It can help you decide what menu items to order, where to take your car for a tune-up, which new hair stylist to try, what dentists to avoid and so much more. So, in a city filled with so many wonderful places and so many opinionated people, which are the top Yelped Places in San Francisco? Let’s take a look!

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1. Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St. in the Mission
www.biritecreamery.com
5,475+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Highlights: Salted Caramel, Roasted Banana, Balsamic Strawberry

2. Yelp
6 Mission St. in the Financial District
www.yelp.com
4,900+ Reviews
Average Rating: 3 Stars
Review Highlights: N/A

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3. Ike’s Place
3489 16th St. in the Castro
www.ilikeikesplace.com
4,750+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Highlights: Dutch Crunch, Dirty Sauce, Menage a Trois

4. Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero St. in the Mission
www.tartinebakery.com
3,975+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Review Highlights: Bread Pudding, Morning Bun, Banana Cream Tart

5. Burma Superstar
309 Clement St. in the Inner Richmond
www.burmasuperstar.com
3,610+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Review Highlights: Tea Leaf Salad, Coconut Rice, Samusa Soup

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6. Brenda’s French Soul Food
652 Polk St. in the Tenderloin
www.frenchsoulfood.com
3,525+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Review Highlights: Beignets, Watermelon Iced Tea, Grits

7. House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Ave. on Nob Hill
www.houseofprimerib.net
3,375+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Review Highlights: Yorkshire Pudding, Creamed Spinach, English Cut

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8. Gary Danko
800 N Point St. on Fisherman’s Wharf/Russian Hill
www.garydanko.com
3,300 Reviews
Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Highlights: Roast Maine Lobster, Chocolate Soufflé, Cheese Cart

9. The Slanted Door
1 Ferry Bldg. on the Embarcadero
www.slanteddoor.com
3,215 Reviews
Average Rating: 3.5 Stars
Review Highlights: Spring Rolls, Cellophane Noodles, Daikon Rice Cakes

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10. San Tung Chinese Restaurant
1031 Irving St. in the Inner Sunset
www.santungrestaurant.com
3,185+ Reviews
Average Rating: 4 Stars
Review Highlights: Dry Fried Chicken Wings, Shrimp & Leek Dumplings, Black Bean Sauce Noodles

 

I had the fortune of being introduced to Brenda’s French Soul Food by some great friends after Bay To Breakers 2013, and have no doubt in my mind (or stomach) that they deserve to be on this list after I tried their Sweet Potato Pancakes with a Butter Pecan Sauce. As a personal recommendation, Sunday Brunch features many menu items not typically served during the week – but if you don’t get there early, expect a wait time of up to two hours! Have you eaten at any of these Yelp favorites, or are there some places in San Francisco that Yelp missed? My curiosity, and never satiable appetite, are piqued by the possibilities!