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The 10 Best Soul Food Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: March 13, 2021

Figuring out which ones are San Francisco’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Hard Knox Cafe

American
San Francisco, Central Waterfront - Dogpatch
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Auntie April’s Chicken-n-Waffles

American · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Little Skillet

American · $20 avg. fried chicken
San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

RT Rotisserie

American · $19 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Bird

American · $7 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Yerba Buena
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Frisco Fried

American · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Old Skool Cafe

American · $19 avg. fried chicken
San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Flybird

American · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Proposition Chicken

$8 avg. fried chicken
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Pollo Campero

Latin
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Francisco. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28738 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of San Francisco Travel, Thrillist and Zagat – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at San Francisco Travel - Soul Food Restaurants In San Francisco, Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Eating the Best Southern Food in SF and Zagat - 13 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Since Feastfox gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

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