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

Leslie Santarina

2) Roli Roti

This food truck spit-roasts delicious, slow-cooked meats, but it’s truly about the porchetta sandwich here. It’s piled high with juicy, crispy slices of pork, caramelized onions, and arugula. Add a side of the potatoes – which absorb the meat drippings from the spit and are sprinkled with lavender sea salt. Refer to their website for locations.

San Francisco - Roliroti

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+1 510 780 0300


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3) Tommy's Joynt

A landmark in the city known for real hearty meat platters and hefty sandwiches. Think roast beef, corned beef and juicy brisket. All kept nice and warm under heat lamps, ready to be sliced and served with plenty of side dishes. The ambiance is dark and kitschy and there is a large bar for beer and beverages.

American-style diner interior of Tommy's Joint in SF

Stephen Rodas

4) 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. And enjoy it with all the plentiful side dishes brought to your table.

Korean BBQ at Han II Kwan restaurant in San Francisco

5) Brazen Head

This pub-like restaurant has no sign out front and it’s worth finding, particularly if you’re looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a New York strip steak, boneless prime rib, housemade meatballs, or a burger. Order these alongside comfort classics like mashed potatoes, French onion soup, and buttery escargot.

cozy, dim-lit interior of the Brazen Head restaurant

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