Recs for grabbing a quick bite in/around the Dogpatch? [San Francisco]
My spouse and I are working in the Dogpatch one evening a week, and need to get dinner quickly on our way home to Santa Cruz. Any recommendations for good food we can get to go in the area? We're willing to drive to Portrero Hill and other nearby neighborhoods. Thanks!
I go to the Dogpatch for ice cream at Mr. & Mrs. Misc and the beignets at Just for You. If I had to eat in the area, I'd go to: Hard Knox for fried chicken, Serpentine for Burger, Marcella's for mushroom lasagna (more of a pasta dish than a typical lasagna). Piccino is a possibility but I have found it a bit pricey for food that is just ok, though it has a nice atmosphere.
Serpentine has excellent drinks, and they always have some kind of dish I like - like a pasta or a very interesting salad - although their burger is very nice they're quite good at complexity.
That being said, it's not a quick dinner.
I might suggest Sunflower Potrero Hill. I always grooved on the Vietnamese Crepes at the 16th/Val location, and if the service is still crisp, it might make a nice stop.
It's just "Dogpatch". Not "The Dogpatch".
OK, pedant mode now set to off.
Serpentine always great...
Chocolate Lab is doing a full dinner now and it's a quick turn around, Serpentine is always good as is Piccino. Half a block up from them is Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill. During the week you can do walk-ins to all of them and get seated quickly and without a wait. Gilberth's is probably the quickest.
Going further down 3rd you could go to Limon. On the Hill, Chez Maman is always good but it can be a wait since it's small. There is also Pera which never has a wait and very friendly staff. Sunflower on the Hill isn't as good as the one in the Mission. Umi always has very good quality sustainable fish.
If we're in the mode of listing whatever might suffice,
if you're in that neck of the woods for lunch I adore Hazel's. Make mine a dutch crunch ham and cheese with that great dressing. I think they're closed before dinner (4 pm according to help).
Moshi moshi is underrated. I would recommend the fried dishes - like the karaage - but not the sushi. Service can be really uneven, so I wouldn't recommend it for this particular.
Conneticut Yankee - I think people like the burger. I think it's blah. Not sure about speed either.
Ganim's - tried their burgers twice. Scary not in a good way.
Are you going to be closer to, say, 16th and DeHaro? If so, there's a bunch of restaurants in what I wouldn't consider Dogpatch - like Market & Rye, open till 7pm.
My pick would be Piccino for sure. I think it's actually a great deal and an easy weeknight dinner, especially grabbing a seat at the bar. For 2, I'd share the Margherita ($12) or Salsiccia ($16) pizza with an egg, plus one more thing like the little gems salad, side greens, or polpette. Some of my favorites. You could easily stay under $30 for two people if you order the right stuff and it's right off 280.
Long Bridge Pizza opened last week in Dogpatch by partners who've worked at PizzaHacker, Tony's, A16.
Would love to hear about it if you can work it into your rotation.
Long Bridge Pizza
2437 Third St
San Francisco, CA
(Prices shown on the menu include sales tax)
Owned by the Chez Papa/Chez Maman peeps Papito has tasty shrimp tacos, fried shrimp burritos, and Diabliotos.
Sunflower does a good basic beef pho, and if that's all you're ordering, you can be in and out in 30 minutes.