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What's the highest grossing independent restaurant in SF?

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You might be surprised:

http://www.rimag.com/info/ca6647983.html

Discussion on the Food Media and News board:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6106...

  1. So it looks like that move out of the Mission was a good idea ...

    #83 is interesting. The Cliff House is serving a thousand meals a day?

    1. I'm not too surprised. They have a strong 1-2 Lunch-Dinner punch, raking in both the expense account and tourist dollars.

      But wait until we get OUR Tavern on the Green going.

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      1. re: Xiao Yang

        I heard Tavern on the Green in Metreon is going to be 40,000 sq. ft. I wonder what the menu looks like because that's a huge venue. Also will the food be able to keep up with the volume or become hotel food.

        1. re: ML8000

          From what I've heard, the food at the NY Tavern on the Green is no better than hotel food, yet the gilpins keep coming.

      2. Yeah, the view at Embarcadero probably helps a lot to keep the steady traffic.

        1. What I couldn't believe was that #74 was the Harris Ranch Restaurant in Coalinga.
          Lots of I-5 traffic I guess.

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          1. re: katya

            I think one thing these places have in common is that for one reason or another they attract customers seven days a week and outside the usual lunch and dinner hours. You can't really do the kind of volume you need to be on this list if you're empty between 1:30 and 5:30 -- you need a steady stream of customers throughout the day.

            1. re: katya

              It's perfectly positioned between Sf and Sacramento and Socal for a meal stop and gas. I wonder how much gas the service station next door pumps.

              1. re: wolfe

                They've also got a pretty busy airport.

            2. Hi Folks -

              Please continue this discussion on the thread that Ruth links to on the Food Media & News board.

              Thanks.