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A computer-challenged friend emailed ...

Had a "memorable" dinner yesterday @ Frankie's Bohemian on Dividisidero. YUK!!! If I knew how to access Chowhound, I could write a book, the ending of which would be a happy one: I got out of there alive!!! SPOILED shrimp, for starters!!! The only good thing I can say is THANK GOD for the Guinness(sp?)!!!

He is going to be in that area near Mt Zion a few more times. Any place better to sit down and get a bite around lunchtime.

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Frankie's Bohemian Cafe
1862 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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  1. Fresca is a few blocks away on Fillmore.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks. That's too far a walk given the circumstances. I was hoping for something not too much further than Frankies. He's been going to some bad deli and I unfortunately steered him to Frankies. I'd like to make ammends. There's some joint on the corner of Calif & Div that I'm not sure of but that would be the outer limit. Seems like there are a few more places on Divisidaro, I'm just not sure if they are any good or not.

      1. re: rworange

        Yeah, Google Maps finds a lot of places right around there but I've never heard of any of them.

    2. NOPA is about 13 blocks away.

      1. I've heard good things about King of Falafil, on Divis/Pine, though I've never been there myself.

          1. Don't have a rec for you, but I was driving on Divis today and noticed a place called Cool Island Cafe across the street from Zion. Looked like a sandwich spot, and had noodles and samosas among many things listed on the marquee. Anyone tried it?

            Cool Island Cafe
            1655 Divisadero St
            San Francisco, CA 94115
            (415) 359-0938

            Za Zang Korean Noodle is two blocks away.

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            Zazang Korean Noodle
            2340 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115