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Heading To SF Berk Area, and In Need of Some Tips

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Heading To SF Berk Area, and In Need of Some Tips

cem3340 | Oct 22, 2009 05:10 PM

I live in Southern California and will be traveling to SF from 10/29-11/3, precious little time to do everything in such a great city. We will be staying in downtown SF (Courtyard) and be using Metro/BART as transport.

Would you please post your must hit food spots?

I tend to gravitate to casual dining more than fine dining. Take out, food on the go tips are great too.

My wife's one major request is chowder in a bread bowl. I'm sure there are a million places to make such an acquisition; however is there a "GREAT" place to go?

Burgers, fries, pizza, Italian, Ethiopian, Greek, Middle Eastern, BBQ, fried chicken, Soul food, Vietnamese, Japanese, if I forgot to mention something, it's all up for grabs. I'm sure we'll be walking through China Town, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, the usual tourist enclaves and some of the beaten path choices would be great.

I have heard tell of an ice cream shop in Berkley that is unreal, and a friend told me to hit "Top Dog." Any hound impressions would be greatly appreciated.

A good bakery / donut shop would be welcome suggestions too.

TIA

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