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San Francisco’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants

hyperbowler | Jun 12, 2013 06:17 PM

An article at SFeater brought to my attention a list maintained by The Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage called "San Francisco’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants."

http://www.sfheritage.org/news/legacy...

The quality of many of these places hasn't necessarily been sustained, but it's cool to see a list of older places and when they were established. I've reordered the list chronologically, but note that lots of these places have moved, burned down and been rebuilt, or changed focus over the years, so the date's listed are iffy.

1849, Old Ship Saloon
1849, Tadich Grill
1858, Elixir
1861, Old Clam House
1861, The Saloon
1863, Cliff House
1867, Bourbon & Branch (previously JJ Russell’s Cigar Shop & The Ipswitch
)1867, Sam’s Grill
1871, Anchor Steam Brewery
1882, North Star Café
1886, Fior d’Italia
1890s, Little Shamrock
1891, Shotwells
1893, Schroeder’s
1900, Bus Stop Bar
1902, The Homestead
1904, Oak Room
1906, Benkyodo Company
1907, Café Du Nord
1907, Comstock Saloon (formerly SF Brewing Company)
1907, Great American Music Hall
1907, Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar
1907, Savoy Tivoli
1908, House of Shields
1908, Hotel Utah Saloon
1908, Irish Bank Bar
1908, John’s Grill
1909, Double Play
1909, Garden Court
1909, The Pied Piper Bar and Grill
1909, Uptown
1910, Gangway Bar
1911, Liguria Bakery
1912, Java House Restaurant
1912, Red’s Java House
1912, Swan Oyster Depot
1912 (currently closed), Dogpatch Saloon
1912 (currently closed), Sam Wo
1913, Balboa Café
1916, Buena Vista Café
1916, Castagnola’s
1916, Hi Dive
1918, St. Francis Fountain
1919, Roosevelt Tamale Parlor
1920, Far East Café
1920, Hang Ah Tea Room
1920, Tosca
1920s, Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Café
1924, Casa Sanchez
1925, Alioto’s
1927, Grubstake
1927, Sabella & La Torre
1928, Alfred’s Steak House
1928, Eagle Café
1929, Lucca Delicatessen
1930s, La Rocca’s Corner
1931, Bimbo’s 365 Club
1933, Redwood Room
1933, Tony Nik’s
1934, The Horseshoe Tavern
1935, Fisherman’s Grotto
1935, Harrington’s Bar and Grill
1935, It’s Tops Coffee Shop
1935, Tommaso’s
1936, Columbus Café
1937, Li Po Cocktail Lounge
1937, Original Joe’s
1937, Pier 23 Café
1938, Sear’s Fine Food
1939, Top of the Mark
1939, Trad’r Sam
1940s, El Toreador
1942, Aub Zam Zam
1942, Gino & Carlo
1945, Tonga Room
1946, Tarantino’s Restaurant
1947, Ha-Ra Club
1947, Tommy’s Joynt
1948, Swensen’s Grill & Ice Cream
1948, Vesuvio Café
1949, House of Prime Rib
1950, St. Mary’s Pub
1950, The Ramp
1950s, Art’s Café
1950s, Bruno’s
1950s, Fleur De Lys
1951, La Victoria Bakery
1951, The Doctor’s Lounge
1952 (currently closed), La Rondalla
1953, Mitchell’s Ice Cream
1954, Guerra’s Quality Meats
1955, Whiz Burger
1956, Caffe Trieste
1957, SB40 (Carmen’s)
1958, Lefty O’Doul’s
1959, Murio’s Trophy Room
1959, Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill
1959, Seal Rock Inn
1960, Philosopher’s Club
1960s, Beep’s Burgers
1960s, Edinburgh Castle Pub
1962, Dianda’s Italian American Pastry
1962, Wild Side West
1963, Capp’s Corner
1964, Ghiradelli Square
1965, Empress of China
1965, Joe’s Cable Car Restaurant
1965, Scoma’s
1965, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant
1966, Sam’s Pizza and Burgers
1967, Big Four Restaurant
1967, Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant
1967, Gold Dust Lounge
1967, Manor Coffee Shop
1967, Mr Bing's
1968, Cordon Bleu Vietnamese Restaurant
1968, Sausage Factory
1968, Spec’s Twelve Adler Museum Café
1969, Café Sport
1969, Gold Mirror
1969, Kezar Pub
1969, Perry’s
before 1970, Bill’s Place
before 1970, Terry’s Lodge
1970, Silver Crest Donut Shop
1970s, Original US Restaurant
1971, Thanh Long
1972, La Cumbre Taqueria
1972, The Royal Exchange
1972, Twin Peaks Tavern
1973, Café Flore
1973, Frank’s 21 Club
1973, Liverpool Lil’s
1973, The End Up

A thread about recommended places that are old can be found at:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810915

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