This is a nice little cafe to duck into for a cup of herbal tea, coffe, fresh juice, or a snack or healthy light lunch. The cafe is filled with mismatched wooden chairs, couches, unique rugs and stools and has a homey, lodgey feel. Usually filled with locals grabbing a bite, reading or working on their laptops.
This boutique shop carries hand-knit goods. They have mostly sweaters in a wide variety of unique styles you won't find off the rack. It's a great place to check out if you or someone you know love sweaters.
This is a very small salon, and they' don't usually take walk-ins. Very personal feel and friendly staff - you get a real "neighborhood feel." Good services, but not particularly exceptional.
Boudin is the place to go for San Francisco sour dough, especially for out-of-towners. The warm bread bowls of clam chowder are perfect on a chilly day, and there are several locations right on the water.
This is a pretty average sports bar in the center of a tourist-y area. Naturally, it draws a lot of tourists. The food isn't great and the place doesn't really draw a crowd, so unless you're strictly looking for a place to see a game, you can do better.
When I ate here the food and service were both better than expected - (try the mussels)- but the place was empty? We had free reign over the big screen tv, and it looks like it would be a fun place for happy hour or a game.
This is a tiny, old-style restaurant right on the water. It's a no-frills place to grab a quick snack or sandwich to eat along the pier and known among locals. Their breakfast sandwiches are hot and greasy and are great with their coffee early in the a.m.
I'v always liked this restaurant although I know many locals feel it's too tourist-y. You can't beat the view, the service is above average, and the crab is always good. Dishes aren't especially inventive, but they are executed well enough. My only complaint is the interior decor - it could use an update.
Chaya Brasserie has a great location near the waterfront and is a popular happy hour/after-work destination. The crowd is mostly professionals but they range in age. Decent California/Asian fusion food, average service.
Great pre or post-Giants game place for lunch, dinner or drinks. Can't beat its location across from AT&T park an close to the water. The outdoor patio is great when the weather cooperates, and you can expect it to be packed on gamedays. Yummy up-scale American food, but service can be slow when it's busy.