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Nov 23, 2012 05:30 PM

Looking for Mission District Lunch Spots [San Francisco]

Looking to food tour the Mission District and looking for something unique for lunch. Not looking for burgers or sandwiches but something new and different. Mexican and Asian are OK but want to sit down and be comfortable not stand in line. Thanks in advance. Ciao!

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  1. What day of the week?
    My current favorite Mission lunch spot is Bar Tartine. Otherwise, St Francis is now doing one-pot lunches and is high on my list to try soon.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Yup. I did. It has clearly been one of those weeks. Anyway, I have not been yet, but friends report good things on the one-pot lunches.

      2. re: absc

        Sorry I should have said we would be doing this on a Thursday afternoon. I know some of the places are only open for lunch on weekends.

      3. Poc-Chuc, Yucatan food and sit down service. It is a nice change from the hustle and bustle in the Mission this time of year.

        Also Limon Rotisserie is a nice sit down place. It is on South Van Ness

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        1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

          Second Poc-Chuc for homey Yucitan.

          Mission Chinese if you are in to experimental spicy Chinese.

        2. I recommend Wise Sons on 24th while there is a bit of a line sometimes.

          1. Salumeria might work, in spite of the fact that the menu features sandwiches and you order from the counter. There is a lot more to the menu, the sandwiches stand above, and the dining room is quite beautiful.

            Another thought: Local's Corner. I've only been for brunch, but the table service and interesting menu choices look like a good fit for you.

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            1. re: BernalKC

              Salumeria's roast beef sandwich was heavenly. Unctuous, medium rare roast beef cooked in their smoker. The salumi sandwich paled in comparison.

              The gem salad needed some acidity for my taste.

              Their outdoor eating area is awesome on a nice day.

            2. Namu Gaji would be great for lunch. My fallback sit down lunch is Delfina Pizzeria. I think Local Mission Eatery is open for lunch as well.