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What's your favorite pork chop in San Francisco?

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The BF and I got into a heated discussion about this today. I never order pork chops because I find that they're either hit or miss, and usually the latter, rather than the former. A good pork chop should be flavorful, reasonably fatty on the edges, juicy as hell, and in a perfect world, layered enough in flavor so that you don't get totally palate-fatigued 1/3 of the way through it. The best pork chop I recall having was years ago at Town Hall, but shortly thereafter I stopped ordering pork chops after too many regretful incidences. (I wonder if it's still any good after all these years?) So if I were to jump back into the pork chop game, where would you suggest going for a no-fail PC?

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Town Hall Restaurant
342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

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  1. NOPA and Mission Beach Cafe have delectable pork chops on their menus.

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    Nopa
    560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Mission Beach Cafe
    198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. I was not a fan of my pork chop at Town Hall last month. But it was soon followed by a much better one at Schmidt's in the Mission. It must've been an inch thick which made me leery it'd be dry, but it was much juicier than Town Hall's.

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      Town Hall Restaurant
      342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

      1. Second Nopa!

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        Nopa
        560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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        1. re: Justin L

          3rd Nopa

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          Nopa
          560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

          1. re: Nopa

            4th on Nopa.

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            Nopa
            560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

            1. re: absc

              5th

        2. The Tee-Off does a great high-end pork chop in a dive bar.

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          Tee Off Bar & Grill
          3129 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

          1. The pork chops grilled over charcoal at Joe's of Westlake in Daly City are worth a try. You would think they would get dried out being cooked like that, but they don't. They are served plain, with no sauce or heavy seasoning. Just pure pork!

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            Joe's of Westlake
            11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015

            1. Barely across the bay, but the brined Berkshire chops from Cafe Rouge's butcher shop. They must serve it in the restaurant sometimes too.

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              Cafe Rouge
              1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

              1. Although it's not always on their menu, Perbacco's double thick maple brined Berkshire pork chop is to die for. I would always choose that over Nopa's pork chop, but Nopa's is a very close second.

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                Perbacco
                230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

                Nopa
                560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                1. once and again NOPA!

                  1. i'm so behind the times, i've still not been to Nopa.
                    I used to love the pork chop at foreign cinema - they had a lavender brined one that was thick, juicy, with good fat around the edges (the best part), and flavored all the way through. i think they bring it back now and then. right now they're featuring: "Smoky masala pork chop, chanterelle-radicchio-leek bread pudding, Gruyere." Sounds wonderful.

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                    Nopa
                    560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                    1. Love the house-smoked pork chop with escarole, bacon, and apricots at Chenery Park.

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

                      1. I'm with you on the no love for pork chops, but I do have a lot of respect for the one at Zuni. Aside from that, I stay away from pork chops unless they've been fried a la Chinese pork chops or wienershnitzel

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                        Zuni Cafe
                        1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102