With the new Warriors stadium set to open in Mission Bay in 2019, this area is going to be changing a lot in the next few years. Until then, there are some great places to eat here - and expect this list to keep growing.
Caffeine & pastries in a modern space
Italian · Dogpatch · $$
A “happening” spot in Dogpatch, this “sunny”, “warm community” place serves up an “inventive”, “satisfying” Cal-Italian menu of “delicious” thin-crust pizzas, “jewel-green” salads and other seasonal plates in “designerly” digs with a “fun-to-watch” open kitchen, “dog-friendly” sidewalk seating and adjacent coffee bar; service can be “spotty” but usually makes you feel like you're “eating at a friend's house” (while drinking “excellent beer and wine”).
Casual Japanese spot with sushi & soba
Japanese · Dogpatch · $$
A “favorite before a Giants game” and for regulars who've been “going for years”, this Dogpatch “neighborhood place” offers “excellent” sushi and Japanese cooking matched with “awesome service” overseen by a “warm” owner; fans also “love the combo plates” for a budget-friendly lunch or dinner.
Industrial-chic New American bistro
American · Dogpatch · $$
“A gem in the Dogpatch neighborhood – and it knows it” – this “sophisticated” New American sib to Slow Club features “organic, sustainable” and “consistently good” lunch and dinner fare and “creative cocktails”, plus brunch items with a “unique twist”; the “industrial-chic vibe” and “on-point' service further help solidify its rep as a local ”favorite."
SMOKESTACK AT MAGNOLIA BREWING
Brewpub with BBQ & whiskey cocktails
Barbecue · Dogpatch · $$
Magnolia Brewery’s Dogpatch outpost supplies “tender” brisket and other “fantastic BBQ”chased with house-brewed beers and a cocktail list that’s heavy on the whiskey; “by-the-pound”rates make it “pricey” given the “casual” digs, communal tables and counter service, but fans prefer to focus on the “party atmosphere”; P.S. a chef and menu change may affect the Food score.
HARD KNOX CAFE AND SAN FRANCISCO SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT
Funky spot for Southern comfort food
Soul Food · Dogpatch · $$
“Rib-sticking” soul food – think “crisp” fried chicken and “guilt-inducingly good side dishes” – “hits the spot” at these “friendly”, “funky” joints, where “what it might lack in quality is made up for in quantity”; “unbeatable” prices leave “Southern comfort food” fans “super-satisfied.”
JUST FOR YOU CAFE
Down-home breakfast & lunch joint
Cafe · Dogpatch · $$
Breakfast/lunch joint where local ingredients & scratch-made breads give comfort dining a lift.
Cafe for gourmet Hawaiian breakfasts
Hawaiian · Dogpatch · $$
Hawaiian fare gets the modern treatment at this hip Dogpatch place that presents midpriced meat and seafood mains, along with wine, sake and island-inspired cocktails (including boozy punch bowls for two or four). It's open for Friday-Sunday brunch and Wednesday-Sunday dinner, in a cozy-chic dining room with rustic wood and minimalist design style.
GLENA'S TACOS AND MARGARITAS
Cool cafe for modern Cal-Mexican eats
Taco · Dogpatch · $$
Chef Michael Gaines (Kin Khao, Manresa) chose a low-key Dogpatch location for his solo debut, a Cal-Mexican spot with a focused menu of tacos, tortas, salads and sides. Casual, cool and compact, the stylish joint incorporates weathered wood and bold tiles and seats diners at communal high-tops or tables for two.
STEM KITCHEN & GARDEN
Mediterranean menus, bocce & fire pits
Mediterranean · Dogpatch · $$
“See where much of your meal comes from” at this “great addition” to Dogpatch, which grows “fresh veggies” onsite for its “simple yet well-executed” menu of midpriced California-Mediterranean fare; besides the garden, its “amazing” backyard boasts fire pits, bocce courts and “a beautiful view of the bay”, while the bar in the upscale-contemporary dining room dispenses “awesome” cocktails.