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Restaurants in Outside San Francisco

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Outside San Francisco restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Outside San Francisco restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Outside San Francisco to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Outside San Francisco restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Outside San Francisco.

  • À Côté

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With many of its Mediterranean, small-plate dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven, À Côté has become a fixture Rockridge restaurant. But amongst the s... More
  • Barlata

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On Oakland’s restaurant row, in the Temescal neighborhood, this tapas bar serves authentic small plates from Catalonia—pa amb tomàquet; patatas bra... More
  • Boot and Shoe Service

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A pared-down pizzeria with an endless array of toppings (sausage, potato, and egg, to name a few). More
  • Brewed Awakening

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Less than a block from the University of California campus, this Berkeley coffee shop is housed in a red-brick storefront with large picture window... More
  • Brown Sugar Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Weekend mornings, locals queue up outside this diner-like restaurant, where biscuits and glazed ribs are considered standard brunch fare. More
  • Café Rouge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    From its adjacent butcher shop, Café Rouge serves a variety of cured meats, fresh cuts, sausages, and pâtés. The menu changes fortnightly, but plat... More
  • Caffè 817

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Serving Italian-style breakfasts and lunches, Caffè 817 sits on a tree-lined street in Old Oakland and is decorated with the work of select Bay Are... More
  • Camino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Founded by Russell Moore, a former chef at Chez Panisse, this restaurant has an open kitchen that cooks using a fireplace hearth and a wood-burning... More
  • Cheese Board Pizzeria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An offshoot of the Cheese Board Collective and located just two doors down, the Cheese Board Pizzeria makes only one kind of vegetarian pizza each ... More
  • Chez Panisse Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    As Alice Waters travels the world, spreading her gospel of “local, seasonal, sustainable,” Chez Panisse chugs steadily along in its two-story Craft... More
  • Commis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A spare, albeit highly innovative, restaurant on a nondescript block of Piedmont Avenue (“across the street from Blockbuster,” notes the restaurant... More
  • Doña Tomás

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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  • Everett & Jones

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A family-run soul food restaurant, Everett & Jones opened in 1973 and has expanded with multiple locations. The dining room of this Oakland site is... More
  • Flora

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Known for its handcrafted cocktails and New American cuisine, this lively restaurant is housed in the former Oakland Floral Depot, a blue-and-silve... More
  • Fraîche Yogurt

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Within this largely white corner café boasting woods floors and a white-marble counter, Fraîche Yogurt serves both fresh a frozen variations of thi... More

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