Top 5 Lunch Places near Parkmerced

With the amount of foodie spots that our great city of San Francisco offers, the hardest thing just may be picking a spot for lunch. We’ve done the research and present you with our top 5 picks for lunch around Parkmerced!


Ike’s Place

(San Francisco State University, 1650 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA)

If you’ve lived around Parkmerced for awhile you’ve undoubtedly heard about our first spot and if you haven’t yet, you soon will. A staple on the SFSU campus, Ike’s Place is not just for college kids and it’s not your average sandwich shop. These monster sandwiches are packed with flavor and made fresh to order. With vegan and crazy combination options, Ike’s has something for everyone. We suggest ordering ahead as the place tends to stay busy.

Most Popular: Matt Cain.

Our Tip: Always order the Dutch Crunch bread and never ever skip on the dirty sauce.


Hall of Flame Burgers

(73 Cambon Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132)

If you’re craving some good ol’ fashion Americana eats, look no further than Hall of Flame Burgers. Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Parkmerced these truly American half-pound burgers are sure to leave you satisfied. They offer a variety of monster burgers, including veggie options, stacked with fresh toppings, a side of fries, and some of the best milkshakes we’ve ever had. You’ll never leave Hall of Flame unsatisfied.

Most Popular: Ally-Oop Burger.

Our Tip: Try and make it there a little bit before peak lunch time to grab a seat inside.


April Nine Thai Kitchen

(701 Randolph St, San Francisco, CA 94132)

Don’t be confused by the seemly empty restaurant which embodies the very definition of a “hidden gem”. April Nine Thai Kitchen is tucked away and masked by the appearance of a taqueria, and is serving up some of the best Thai in SF. What they lack in ambience they surely make up for with their food. From savory lunch dishes to mouth-watering desserts, we definitely recommend April Nine Thai Kitchen for your next meal.

Most Popular: Crispy Pork Belly and Red Pumpkin Curry.

Our Tip: If you’re really hungry, order a la carte. You’ll be sacrificing rice for a much larger portion of the good stuff .


Sam’s Sandwiches and Coffee

(301 87th St, Daly City, CA 94015)

A classic lunch spot in Daly City, Sam’s not only has great coffee and lunch food but an awesome staff that makes you feel like you’re right at home. You really can’t go wrong with their classic deli sandwiches packed with super fresh ingredients and coffee that far surpasses any chain. If you’re looking for that classic hometown neighborhood deli feel with amazing fresh food and the best staff, Sam’s is your place.

Most Popular: Hot Pastrami Sandwich.

Our Tip: Try the pesto spread on your sandwich for extra deliciousness.


Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant

(6582 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014)

If you’re craving authentic Mexican food and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, then Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant is the place for you. This neighborhood staple for over 30 years (and proclaimed as Mickey Rooney’s favorite Mexican restaurant) has survived for a reason. Not only is their food as savory and authentic as it gets, it’s the only restaurant you’ll find a live harp player at. Walls filled with celebrity pictures and chachkies, sangria to die for, and that perfect home-cooked food feel is what you’ll find here at Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant.

Most Popular: Sangria and Chimichangas.

Our Tip: Stop by on a Friday to enjoy a live harp performance.

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