Recs for dinner near or in the Civic Center area (in S.F.)
Some of the above choices may be too spendy or not casual enough.
I do like the Suppenkuche suggestion - its at the corner of Hayes & Laguna.
Bar Jules @ Hayes just west of Laguna www.barjules.com Next door to Suppenkuche
Even more casual is Patxi's Pizza on Hayes near Octavia. Deep dish, pretty good, price is right. It is a sit down place with waiter service etc. Not a slice place.