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Mar 30, 2008 08:12 PM

Best corned beef hash?

We're looking for the best corned beef hash in San Francisco or the Peninsula. We've heard that the CBH at Canteen is great, but we won't be around on the weekend. We've also seen mentions of Bette's in Berkeley, and some other place in Oakland -- however we will be staying in Pacifica and prefer a place on this side of the bay. Any ideas?

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  1. I'm like you -- always on the hunt for good hash. My two favorites so far is 2223 in the Castro and Elite Café on Fillmore (preferring the latter).

    1. I haven't found any better than Safeway brand canned corn beef hash. Many restaurant offerings are too stringy for me.

      1. Fattoush on Church.. Made with real corned beef, noting that ever saw the inside of a can!

        Which is pretty interesting given the middle eastern bent of this restaurant... But the hash... uber good chunks seasoned how you like it; mild to spicy.

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        1. re: sarafinadh

          I love Kate's Kitchen on lower Haight. Big, hunks of corned beef with a variety of root vegetables. Though, some times the meat can be tough.

          1. re: nerdigrrl

            Thanks to your recommendation and its' proximity..I hoofed over to Kates' on lower Haight... for b'fast....Thank you!! This was an unconventional corned beef hash HUGE chunks of meat over a medley of very carmelized and tasty root vegetables, sweet potatoe, carrots, turnip, parsnip...and 2 gently fried sunny side up eggs,,,,my only complaint was that my english muffin was not crisp....nothing is perfect, but I will be back...this was one HUMONGOUS portion!

        2. Try Big Joe's @ 487 San Mateo Ave in San Bruno
          (650) 871-9502. Excellent corned beef hash!

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          1. re: cheesecakeking

            Anything else good at Big Joes?

            Big Joe's
            487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

          2. Brenda's does an awesome peppery corned beef hash with real sliced corned beef and chunks of grilled potatoes. It's not on the permanent menu however so you'll need to call ahead to see if they're offering it that day. Even if they don't have it that day, the rest of their breakfast items are killer. If you decide to go on a weekend, arrive early and expect a long wait as the place is tiny.

            Brenda's French Soul Food
            652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102