5 spots for meat lovers in San Francisco

1) 4505 Burger & BBQ

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.

a plate of food at 4505 Burgers and BBQ

705 Divisadero Street

+1 415 231 6993


2) Cockscomb

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.

San Francisco - Cockscomb

3) Marlowe

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.

San Francisco - Marlowe

4) Roli Roti

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.

San Francisco - Roliroti

see website for locations

+1 510 780 0300


5) Han II Kwan

For Korean barbeque enthusiasts or those wanting to try it, this is the best spot in SF. You can have your meat served pre-cooked, or you can choose to grill it yourself at your table. The latter is the way to go. And enjoy it with all the side dishes brought to your table.

Korean BBQ at Han II Kwan restaurant in San Francisco

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