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Tuna sandwich in SF?

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  • Fine Jan 21, 2008 03:40 PM

At the risk of disappointing, if not out-and-out sickening, many hounds, I am seeking a nice place to have lunch (in the Presidio?) where I might find an old-fashioned tuna sand.

As a total night person, I rarely eat lunch anywhere, but when I do, that's my lunch of choice. I can make do with bacon, avocado, tomato, and some kind of good greens or salade nicoise, but the first-mentioned is my true preference (on rye, if possible).

The Presidio restaurant web site fails to list menus.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Can't find a menu but try this place, sounds promising.
    Acre Cafe
    Presidio Location:
    1013 Torney Avenue
    Suite Number: B-120
    Phone: (415) 561-2273
    Yelper Nicole J writes in december 07 "Eat at Acre Cafe for delicious, fresh, organic food prepared by Chef Rogelio. Some dishes to try include salads that have fresh papaya, the homemade hearty soups, the cheesy, juicy tuna melt..."
    They have tuna. They have bread. See IMDB "Five Easy Pieces' J. Nicholson in the diner memorable quotes.

    11 Replies
    1. re: wolfe

      Thanks for the suggestion, but the link is unnecessary to anyone who saw the movie: It is permanently embedded on his/her mental screen!

      1. re: Fine

        Everyone reading this is not as old as we are.

        1. re: wolfe

          Thanks, Wolfey.

          1. re: wolfe

            Ah, but if each eats healthfully, drinks moderately, exercises at least moderately, and eschews tobacco, there's a fair chance that some day ....

        2. re: wolfe

          Acre is wonderful, but I don't think tuna's a regular item on the menu.

          Not in the Presidio
          Just had a good tuna sandwich at Coffee Bar, the new place on Florida and Mariposa. Didn't like the coffee though.

          St. Francis Fountain makes a respectable tuna melt. Definitely not rye bread.

          1. re: Windy

            What about the cafe in the Bowling Alley at the Presido. I frankly haven;t been yet but Is keep meaning to. From what I understand it has decent burgers and sandwiches and a good beer selection.

            It has been a long time since I've been, but nothing about Acre makes me want to go back. Ditto on the cafe in the presidio center.

            How about some places on the end of Chestnut near the Presido?

            1. re: Windy

              I'm sure you can have your tuna melt on rye at St. Francis if you ask (high-quality rye? maybe not). I agree theirs is pretty good--not messy or overly greasy either.

              1. re: Atomica

                Fine doesn't want tuna melt. See OP.

                1. re: wolfe

                  I suspect they could be persuaded to skip the cheese.

                  1. re: Windy

                    See Fine not everyone has the same engrams.
                    They have tuna. They have bread. See IMDB "Five Easy Pieces' J. Nicholson in the diner memorable quotes.
                    Thanks for the suggestion, but the link is unnecessary to anyone who saw the movie: It is permanently embedded on his/her mental screen!

                    Engram a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored

                    1. re: wolfe

                      I forgot what that met. I also forgot about Acre Cafe did not have the tuna melt its against my tuna eating. I find it hard enough to get a simply good tuna sandwich let alone start making it more complicated.

          2. Marina Deli on Chestnut makes a good tuna sandwich. There is a little tiny restaurant on Sacramento at Presidio on the North side of the street that make a very good one. The other place I like to go to is the cafe at Neiman Marcus. I love tuna and eggsalad sandwiches.