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The 10 Best American Restaurants in South San Francisco

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the finest American food in South San Francisco? To get you the ultimate list of the best American restaurants in South San Francisco, we checked out the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. You can find everything you need to know about the top American restaurants below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Hidden Spot

American
South San Francisco
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

SSF Chickenbox

American
South San Francisco
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Hometown Heroes

American
South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Original Joe’s Westlake

Italian
Daly City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Keith’s Chicken N Waffles

American · $13 avg. main dish
Daly City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Big Mouth Burgers

American
San Bruno
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

California Fish Grill

American
Daly City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sixteen Mile House

American · $37 avg. main dish
Millbrae
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Boulevard Cafe

American
Daly City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hashes & Brews

American · $16 avg. main dish
San Bruno
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28738 spots across South San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of San Francisco Chronicle – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering how to best enjoy your heavy meat dish, we would highlight how well a glass of Vieux Carre complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The ideal pairing for grilled burger

    Experts suggest pairing a grilled burger with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.


Factoids

  • A tasty first

    Ruth Graves Wakefield is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.

  • July = American festival

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


Parking tips

South San Franciscois notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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