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Restaurants Near Bart in the Mission

sfgal2 Mar 30, 2011 05:15 PM


My brother and his kids are barting to SFO and want to meet me for dinner. It would have to be close to a BART station, preferably in the Mission as they will have luggage. I am drawing a blank with the addition of the kids. Anyone have any ideas? The kids are picky as well.

Starting to rethink this.......


  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 2, 2011 09:24 AM

    Out the Door or any of the other places in the Westfield Mall would work. You don't even have to go outside to get there from the Powell St. station.

    Why is the Mission better for luggage?

    Out the Door
    845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      sfgal2 Apr 2, 2011 09:30 AM

      I work in the Mission and time was tight. Turns out they were running late and had to cancel. Upon re-reading my original post it does seem that I was unclear on why I wanted the Mission

      Thanks again for all the suggestions!

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      vulber Mar 31, 2011 01:03 AM

      pizzeria delfina, then bi-rite for dessert

      1. mariacarmen Mar 30, 2011 11:47 PM

        Pork Store Cafe is decent (not great), casual food that your kids will eat. Next to Ti Couz, at 16th and Valencia. Tons of taquerias around, too, if you want to go extra casual - really close to 16th St. Bart is Pancho Villa - good food, kid friendly, lot of tables. On 16th near Capp, Poc Chuc is a good choice, Rosamunde's at Mission and 24th is a good idea too. All are close enough to walk to with luggage.

        Gialina's, in Glen Park, is another good choice, but sometimes hard to get in without a wait

        2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

        Pancho Villa
        365 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

        Poc Chuc
        2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

        Pork Store Cafe
        1451 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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          ML8000 Mar 30, 2011 10:19 PM

          Glen Park and Poc Chuc are good recommendations. Just wondering however...wouldn't it be easier for one person (you) to travel instead of have family with kids trek around?

          I know it sounds weird but why not meet them at SFO. The kids and BART requirement narrows it down enough to make the places in SFO look pretty good and much easier, less running around under time constraints. Of course cultural enrichment or not liking airports or serility makes as much sense.

          Any way, off Powell St. BART there's a bunch of palces...Chez Papa (you can bring kids) in the Mint Plaza, Kuleto's (I know) on the other side. Tadich Grill is a few blocks from Embarcadero BART.

          Tadich Grill
          240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          221 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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          1. re: ML8000
            Windy Mar 30, 2011 10:27 PM

            Or let them go check in and hop a cab/BART to Millbrae. Hong Kong Flower Lounge is 5 minutes from SFO and across the street from Millbrae BART.

            Hong Kong Flower Lounge
            51 Millbrae Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

            1. re: ML8000
              hill food Mar 31, 2011 12:17 AM

              "I know it sounds weird but why not meet them" not weird at all, makes a heck of a lot more sense than 4 people hauling luggage around an unfamiliar transit system and streetscape.

              1. re: ML8000
                sfgal2 Mar 31, 2011 06:29 AM

                That doesn't sound weird at all, I actually thought the same thing after posting. Is there someplace to eat that is outside the boarding area? Quality isn't so much of an issue, this is more about being together.

                Thank you everyone for the suggestions

                1. re: sfgal2
                  susancinsf Mar 31, 2011 07:22 AM

                  re places to eat outside of security: check out this map:


                  The kids might like Burger Joint (there is one pre-security).

                  Burger Joint
                  242 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107

                  1. re: susancinsf
                    sfgal2 Mar 31, 2011 07:56 AM

                    Perfect, that sounds easiest.

                    Thank you again for all of your help!

              2. escargot3 Mar 30, 2011 10:02 PM

                easy: Poc chuc

                great food, plenty of room, and often the owner's kids are hanging out in the back, or helping with tables.

                1. scarmoza Mar 30, 2011 08:21 PM

                  Rosamunde Sausage Grill (next to 24th Street BART) seems to keep both the little and big people happy.

                  Rosamunde Sausage Grill
                  2832 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                    chuckl Mar 30, 2011 07:49 PM


                    Limon Restaurant
                    524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                      sfbing Mar 30, 2011 06:01 PM

                      Gialina for pizza

                      2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

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                      1. re: sfbing
                        Windy Mar 30, 2011 08:51 PM

                        Most places in Glen Park are kid friendly. Chenery Park for example, if you have time.

                        Glen Park is a better BART station with luggage. The elevators and escalators always work, unlike 16th and 24th Street stations.

                        Chenery Park Restaurant
                        683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

                        1. re: Windy
                          artychokeasana Mar 31, 2011 09:05 AM

                          I second the Glen Park BART choice and Chenery Park. CP is always kid friendly and never more so than on Tuesdays when they offer Kids Club.

                          Chenery Park Restaurant
                          683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

                          1. re: Windy
                            Windy Apr 2, 2011 12:27 AM

                            A note that my usual advice about Glen Park BART doesn't apply at the moment: the escalators are being replaced and out of service until July.

                            There is an elevator, and a whole lot of stairs.

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