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Three nights, working, on the cheap. Please feed me. [San Francisco]

I'm coming in for a conference near Fisherman's Wharf. There's little budget and less time. No fancy. No reservations. What's a dude to do? Thanks for all of your help.

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  1. Take a look at this thread about the "Bargain Bites" issue of the SF Chronicle:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920208

    The map at sfgate.com will show you what places are located near Fisherman's Wharf.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bargainbites2013/

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    1. re: DavidT

      That map has nothing closer to FW than Tony's Slice House, which might be the most expensive by-the-slice pizza place in town.

      1. re: DavidT

        Il Pollaio (on Columbus, south of Union St.) is a good place for grilled chicken.

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/il-pollaio-sa...

      2. Take the Van Ness Bus or Polk Bus. (To save even more $, walk Polk Street, it's mostly flat and some of it you can window shop.)

        Get yourself to Tommy's Joynt on the corner of Geary/Van Ness (one block over from Polk). You can get filled up for very little money. Hofbrau type place. I like the turkey.

        Also on Polk near Broadway there's an Escape from New York pizza by the slice place -- really big pieces. They have the regular flavors but a special one is the sliced red potato with roasted garlic and pesto.

        You can walk to North Beach, go to Green St. and get a slice of Golden Boy pizza. (It's square pieces, they'll heat up the slice for you.) If you like coffee, go to Trieste on the corner of Grant/Vallejo.

        Chinatown is next to North Beach, lots of cheap places but the one I prefer costs more: Yuet Lee, corner of Broadway/Stockton.

        1. Where, exactly? That's a largeish neighborhood and there's nothing like a conference center that I know of.

          1. If you're actually stationed in Fisherman's Wharf, then check out the Tanguito truck. It's stationary and provides outdoor seating.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6479...

            1. Not the best restaurant in North Beach, but one of the cheapest (and an old favorite of mine) is good old U.S. (for Unione Sportiva) on Columbus. Dinner specials from $10.00 and calamari and pasta or veg. (1/2 order, believe me it's plenty) on Fri. night for $9 last time I checked. Next door, fancier and a little more expensive, but still good value is L'Osteria del Forno. More upscale Northern Italian vs. U.S.' southern Italian/ East coast Italo' -American style. Another rec. for Yuet Lee, Calvin Trillin and I both like it.. Codmother on the wharf is the only place I'd consider eating, although I've heard that Tanguito is also okay.

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                1. re: DavidT

                  Here's my recent post on dinner at Original U. S. Restaurant,
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4961...