10 Restaurants to Try Near Parkmerced

We've carefully chosen 10 of the best restaurants around Parkmerced for you to try, so next time you can't decide what to eat, try one of these!


1. Outerlands

Cuisine: American, Breakfast & Brunch

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 4.0m

Although Outerlands serves lunch and dinner, they’re known for their brunch. This cute spot has a rustic feel, and uses local, organic ingredients. The sweet Dutch Pancakes are a hit, but if you prefer a savory breakfast, the breakfast potatoes with house-made aioli are incredible.


4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Breakfast/Lunch  Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Brunch  Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Dinner  5pm-10pm daily

closed from 3-5pm daily


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2. Koi Palace

Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 4.5m

This Dim Sum place is a must-try. As it’s extremely popular, expect to have to wait for a table, sometimes even with a reservation. Trust us, the food is worth the wait! The menu includes many Chinese dishes that we all know and love, but also features tons of rare Chinese dishes that you don’t find every day in San Francisco. The dumplings are Instagram worthy, so bring your camera phones and come hungry!


365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015

Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Sat 10am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Sun 9am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm



3. Bursa

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 2.0m

Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, Bursa is a great place to experience some authentic Mediterranean flavors. The rich decorations and deep color scheme help authenticate the experience. Portions are large, so we recommend eating family style so you can try a few different dishes. The appetizer combo is also great for getting a taste of everything.


60 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

Sun-Mon 11am-9pm
Wed-Thu 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Closed Tuesdays



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4. El Toreador

Cuisine: Mexican

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 2.0m

Aside from El Toreador’s delicious authentic Mexican food, the ambiance inside is enough to keep you entertained for the night. El Toreador is thoroughly decorated with colorful, eccentric trinkets that will catch your eye even from across the street. The place is small, so you may have to wait for a table, but it’s worth the wait. Regardless of how busy they are, they still give great service. El Toreador is a great place to try when you’re craving your favorite Mexican dish served with cheesy beans and rice, next to a salty-sweet margarita (try the mango margarita!)


50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

Tue 11am-9pm
Wed, Thu 11am-9:30pm
Fri, Sat 11am-10pm
Sun Brunch 12pm-2:30pm
Sun Dinner 2:30pm-9:30pm

Closed Mondays



5. Boulevard Café

Cuisine: American

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 1.5m

Boulevard Café has a homey-diner feel, but offers such a diverse menu you’ll never feel like you’re eating diner food. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, their flavorful comfort food will have you leaving full and satisfied. They also have a happy hour, so you can start your dinner with discounted drinks!


2 Poncetta Dr, Daly City, CA 94015

Mon-Thu 7am-10pm
Fri, Sat 7am-11pm
Sun 7am-9pm


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6. Fresca

Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 2.0m

For Peruvian food lovers or anyone wanting to try something new, Fresca serves fresh traditional food with a modern San Francisco twist. Fresca has a warm and lively atmosphere, and if you choose to sit at the bar, you can watch the chefs as they use a huge fire to prepare your food. We recommend trying the Ceviche sampler, so you can taste a little bit of everything.


24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

Mon 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Tue 5pm-9:30pm
Wed, Thu 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Sat 11:30am-10pm
Sun 11:30am-9pm



7. Marnee Thai

Cuisine: Thai

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 3.7m

This authentic Thai restaurant has two locations, one in Inner Sunset and one in Outer Sunset. Marnee’s chef is Bangkok born and raised, and has successfully brought the flavors of Thailand to San Francisco. The noodle dishes are great-and the mango sticky rice is a must try! Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is cozy and very popular.


1243 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
2225 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Mon-Thu 11:30am-3:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 11:30am-3:30pm, 4:30pm-10pm
Sat 11:30am-10pm
Sun 11:30am-9:30pm



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8. Spiazzo Ristorante

Cuisine: Italian

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 2.0m

Whether you’re a pizza person or a pasta person, you can’t go wrong at Spiazzo. The owner and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and happy to speak through the extensive menu with you. This traditional Italian spot focuses on the food and service, so the atmosphere is simple yet pleasant. Ask your waiter what their favorites are, as it enhances the experience to hear them speak passionately about their food.


33 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

Sun-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri, Sat 11am-10:30pm


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9. Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company

Cuisine: American, Brewery

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 3.1m

This Outer Sunset Brewery has more than meets the eye. While they specialize in craft beers, their extensive cocktail list gives plenty of options for non-beer-drinkers. The inside is spacious, so this is a great place to go if you’re hangry and not willing to wait 45 min to sit down. This place is kid friendly and serves lunch, brunch, and dinner. Portions are generous and the food is great- we recommend the baked mac & cheese.


1735 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Mon 12pm-9pm
Tue-Fri 12pm-10pm
Sat 10am-11pm
Sun 10am-9pm


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10. Original Joe’s Westlake

Cuisine: Italian, American

Price Range: $$

Distance from Parkmerced: 1.4m

Newly renovated and renamed Original Joe’s Westlake, this Daly City institution has been serving their classic Italian-American dishes since 1956. The nicer atmosphere serves as a great place for celebrations, but it’s comfy enough for an everyday meal as well. The food is rich and decadent, and we recommend the Eggplant Parmigiana. Make sure you save room for dessert- the Warm Butter Cake is delicious!


11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 9am-11pm
Sun 9am-10pm



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