5 spots for meat lovers San Francisco

4505 Burgers & BBQ

705 Divisadero Street

+1 415 231 6993


Enjoy plates of smoked meats, like pulled pork, chicken, beef brisket, sausage and ribs, then choose your sides, like the frankaroni and a bag of chicharrones. For a party of 6, order The Presidential which includes all the meats and sides on the menu. Enjoy it all in the outdoor patio or order to-go.

Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant Street

+1 415 781 7058


Open since 1928, this classic-turned modern steakhouse has recently been restored to its vintage glory with its lush red interior and banquettes. Dry-aged steaks are cooked over a mesquite grill and banana fosters are flambéed at your table. Monday through Thursday they offer a three-course School Night Special.


564 4th Street

+1 415 974 0700


Chef Chris Cosentino is a master of butchery and he leaves no parts wasted. There are traditional cuts and servings,but the menu offers dishes like beef heart tartare, oven roasted pig’s head and the Butcher’s Choice, which is a medley of ‘fall offs’ from the day. Be adventurous. It’s all delicious.


500 Brannan Street

+1 415 777 1413


One of the best bistro spots with tasty, meaty favorites like their infamous Marlowe Burger, steak tartare, juicy ribeye and bone marrow. And plenty of other non-meat dishes, too – the brown butter Brussels sprouts chips and warm deviled eggs especially. Bright space, brilliant decor, it has the feeling of an ornate little butcher’s shop.


1 Ferry Building
+1 510 780 0300

Anytime you see this food truck, head right over. They spit-roast delicious, slow-cooked meats, but it’s truly about the porchetta sandwich here. It’s piled high with juicy and crispy slices of pork and comes with caramelized onions and arugula. The potatoes absorb the meat drippings and are sprinkled with lavender sea salt.

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