Highest-rated cheap eats in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

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May 4, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in San Francisco that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Sam Wo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (177 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 713 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1802
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#29. Kui Shin Bo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Address: 22 Peace Plz Ste 535, San Francisco, CA 94115-3631
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#28. Tu Lan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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#27. Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Cafe
- Address: 566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
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#26. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food
- Address: 232 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2119
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#25. Tanguito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (122 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Argentinean
- Address: 2850 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1110
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#24. Kate's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, American
- Address: 471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505
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#23. Tad's Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (800 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 38 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2208
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#22. SoMa Streat Food Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 11th Street, San Francisco, CA
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#21. Garaje Sf

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Pub
- Address: 475 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1234
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#20. City Chopsticks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 883 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
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#19. Chowder Hut Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (678 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 2890 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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#18. Capital Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
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#17. Pork Store Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (205 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 1451 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2910
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#16. Saigon Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Asian
- Address: 560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3326
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#15. IHOP

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (759 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 200 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1216
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#14. King Of Thai Noodle

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (538 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Address: 184 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2202
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#13. La Boulange

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (244 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, French
- Address: 1909 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4245
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#12. Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (309 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 960 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1302
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#11. Pinecrest Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,891 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 401 Geary St Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
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#10. Uncle Vito's Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,511 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 700 Bush St (at Corner Of Powell), San Francisco, CA 94108-3403
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#9. Orphan Andy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (354 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 3991 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2029
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#8. Tommy's Joynt

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (707 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109-6815
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#7. Good Mong Kok Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (262 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Fast Food
- Address: 1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1109
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#6. Ramen Underground

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Asian
- Address: 356 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3205
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#5. Darren's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (503 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
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#4. Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: Fort Mason Center Parking Lot Buchanan St & Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
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#3. Curry Leaf Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian, Asian
- Address: 943 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2309
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#2. Za Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (547 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 1919 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-2014
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#1. Mo's Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (471 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1322 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3904
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