20 cheap eats for under $20 in San Francisco
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10. Fog City Diner( Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times )
If you don't visit this shiny dining car for the experience, visit it for the food. It offers an eclectic mix of diner favorites (mac and cheese, $10) and upscale, trendy dishes (yellowfin tuna and miso-marinated calamari, $10).
The highly chromed dining car, which opened 25 years ago, is between the Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf and makes a great stop, especially with kids. It was recently renovated and is as plush and comfy as ever. The nostalgic railroad-car theme surrounds you. Booths are overstuffed leather, dark wood panels the walls and servers wear crisp white chef's jackets.
We satisfied some guilty pleasures and indulged in the rich, buttery mac and cheese and a diner burger, a half-pound of grass-fed chuck ($14) with fries. Fun and tasty.