Food & Drink in Castro


$25 for $40 Worth of Seafood at Catch

Catch

The Castro

In a registered San Francisco landmark, chefs create locally inspired cuisine with local seafood and seasonal produce

$40 $25

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American Dinner for Two or Four at Kate's Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Kate's Kitchen

Kate's Kitchen

Popular brunch spot expands into dinner with updated comfort-food classics, such as Niman Ranch meatloaf and fried chicken

$45 $25

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$12 for $20 Worth of Middle-Eastern Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Truly Mediterranean

Truly Mediterranean

Truly Mediterranean

Try shawarma and falafel lauded by reviewers and national publications, all are served in generous portions

$20 $12

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Drinks and New American Cuisine at Luna Park (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Luna Park

Luna Park

Bar & restaurant sparkles beneath playful chandeliers as cocktails, mojitos & internationally inspired fare coax enjoyable dining respites

$55 $33

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 48% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito Rosticeria

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $29

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Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Roku

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$30 $18

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Mexican Food at Taqueria Vallarta for Two (Up to 40% Off)

Taqueria Vallarta

Multiple Locations

The taco bar often draws customers in from the street, thanks to the tantalizing scents of carne asada, el pastor, and other meats

$20 $12

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West African and Caribbean Dinner with Drinks for Two at Baobab Village (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Bissap Baobab

Little Baobab

Caribbean and Senegalese specialties including red curry sauce over yucca and ginger margaritas

$74.25 $39

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

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Pizza and Pasta for Dine-In, Carryout, or Delivery at Supreme Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Supreme Pizza

Supreme Pizza

Specialty pizzas such as the Cowboy with salami and beef, plus make-your-own pies with clams, bacon, basil, and dozens of other toppings

$30 $17

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$19 for $30 Worth of Candy — PAPABUBBLE

Papabubble

Papabubble

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $19

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Gourmet Desserts and Cocktails for Two or Four at Candybar (Up to 54% Off)

Candybar

Western Addition

Chef Cathleen Li whips up gourmet ice-cream sundaes and desserts with rum mascarpone cream and homemade marshmallow and pairs with cocktails

$36 $17

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$30 for $50 Worth of Sushi for Two at Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

Panhandle

Rolls such as the Papa San, a spicy California roll topped with lightly seared sea bass, plus rolls that feature truffle dressing and aioli

$50 $30

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Two, Three, or Four Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis (Up to 52% Off)

Mission Minis

Mission Minis

Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

$24 $12

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$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

$50 $35

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Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

Nihon Whisky Lounge

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$70 $40

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$12 for $20 Worth of Happy-Hour Specials or Sunday Brunch with Drinks for Two at Gaslamp Cafe

Gaslamp Cafe

Gaslamp Cafe

Chicken wings, shrimp tacos, Anchor Brewing Co. beer, and global wines at happy hour; veggie scrambles, burgers, and bloody marys at brunch

$20 $12

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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$36 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

Butter

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

$25 $12

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Goood Frikin Chicken

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Kezar Pub (Up to 42% Off)

Kezar Pub

The Haight

Across from the 49ers’ old stadium, guests watch sports while dining on burgers, wings, and Irish pub food such as bangers ‘n’ mash

$30 $18

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 46% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

2G Japanese Brasserie

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $27

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Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 53% Off)

Melody

Melody Lounge

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$30 $16

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Vegetarian or Deluxe Sampler Meal for Two with Wine Pairings at Mazza Luna (Up to 54% Off)

Mazza Luna

Civic Center

Chefs prepare small plates of authentic Lebanese hummus, tabouli, falafel, arnabeet, and fatoush salad served with wine and baklava

$60 $30

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$1 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Free Cookie With The Purchase Of A Sandwich at l'acajou bakery and cafe

l'acajou bakery and cafe

l'acajou bakery and cafe

For $1, receive a coupon for 1 free cookie with the purchase of a sandwich

$1

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Dino's Pizza and Dining

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$40 $20

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$25 for $40 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Troya Mediterranean Kitchen

Troya Restaurant (Fillmore Street Location)

Troya Restaurant (Fillmore Street Location)

A bit of California is injected into every Mediterranean dish, which feature bright, fresh veggies and kebabs with perfectly crispy edges

$40 $25

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$18 for a Punch Card for $30 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Drinks, and Other Treats at Rockit Swirl

Rockit Swirl

Rockit Swirl in Glen Park

Self-serve frozen yogurt with a wide variety of toppings, plus gelato, smoothies, tapioca drinks, and savory snacks

$30 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Gelato and Chocolates at Dolce Amore

Dolce Amore

Civic Center

Decadent artisan chocolates and truffles in flavors such as espresso and salted caramel, served alongside creamy Italian gelato

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's - San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

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French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

Chouchou

Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

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Szechuan-Style Chinese Food for Two or Four at Grand Hot Pot Lounge (60% Off)

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

$30 $12

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$1 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Free Glass Of Wine With Purchase Of $15 Or More On Food at Baan Thai

Baan Thai

Baan Thai

For $1, receive a coupon for 1 free glass of wine with purchase of $15 or more on food

$1

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Dine-In or Take-Out at Million Thai Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Million Thai Restaurant

Million Thai Restaurant

Noodles, curries, and rice dishes are made with tender pork and chicken alongside crisp vegetables and sauces both savory and spicy

$20 $11

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Mexican Food for Two or $7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food for Takeout at Bayshore Taqueria

Bayshore Taqueria

San Francisco

Minutes from the bay, eatery serves Mexican street food, including stuffed burritos, tacos, soups, and tortas

$12 $7

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or Four, or Takeout from M's Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

M's Cafe

M's Cafe

Hearty breakfasts of eggs, sausage, and pancakes; lunch and dinners of chicken parmigiana, fish sandwiches, and vegetable penne pasta

$20 $12

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Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

$75.98 $45

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Select Local Merchants

  • Frances
    The Three Faces of Frances Daily Changing Menu The food at Frances changes daily. It reflects what chef Melissa Perello gathers from local markets, farms, and purveyors with whom she's developed personal relationships. Because of this ever-changing nature, the menu here is truly simple—it's broken into only four categories: appetizers, entrees, sides, and bouchées (small, tapas-style plates). In the past, the entree section has listed everything from Monterey black cod to chicken roulade with brown-butter vinaigrette. House Wine by the Ounce Frances' beverage director, Paul Einbund, blends all of the restaurant's house wines at a nearby winery before bringing them over in kegs and serving them on tap. The staff then delivers them to tables in elegant 16- or 20-ounce carafes, which are marked in 2-ounce increments so diners only pay for what they drink. A word of warning: don't get too attached to any one house wine, as Paul's blends change frequently to complement the menu and season. Functional, Intimate Space Tucked away in a residential slice of Castro, Frances squeezes every bit it can out of the space it occupies. Less than 50 seats are available, and most are on a bench that runs along the outer wall. There's also a 10-seat countertop in the bar section that’s available on a first-come, first-served basis. To separate these two areas, a partition, which doubles as a functioning wine rack, divides the restaurant down the middle. Such limited space means that the largest party Frances can typically accommodate is four.
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    3870 17th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Last Call Bar
    In Focus: Last Call Bar Typical clientele: a wide swatch of the LGBT-friendly Castro district, from locals to tourists Happy hour: from noon to 7 p.m. every day Happy-hour specials: well drinks, PBR, select bottled beer What $1 in the jukebox gets you: four songs What $20 in the jukebox gets you: the ability to play “Tell It To My Heart” 100 times Representative artists: The Smiths, U2, Cher, Nirvana, Madonna, ELO The atmosphere: like a warm mountain lodge in Ireland Where to warm up: at the fireplace How it compares to nearby bars: generally a bit quieter and less flashy
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    3988 18th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • House of Chen
    In Focus: House of Chen Specialty: Chinese comfort food Noticeable lack of: MSG Popular appetizer: scallions pancake, a crispy pastry with diced scallions Must-try seafood entree: walnut prawns in a honey sauce Vegetarian options: more than 10, including ma po tofu When to go: dinner—they open at 4 p.m. every day Delivery: yes
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    335 Noe St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Kasa Indian Eatery
    For some serious spice, grab a table at Kasa Indian Eatery for a taste of Indian cooking. The menu also includes a number of vegan items. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Kasa Indian Eatery, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Grab the kids when you head to Kasa Indian Eatery — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. During the summer months, don't miss out on Kasa Indian Eatery's outdoor patio seating. Long guest list? Not a problem at Kasa Indian Eatery, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort. Kasa Indian Eatery does not accept reservations, so it doesn't hurt to be fashionably early. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. For the tastes of Kasa Indian Eatery from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. If preferred, visitors can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. A typical meal at Kasa Indian Eatery will set you back less than $30.
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    4001 18th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Bisou
    Bisou: A User’s Guide California-Inspired French Cuisine | Bistronomy | Weekend Brunch | Selective Wine List Sample Menu Appetizer: kobe steak tartare with shallots, parsley, cornichons, and quail egg Entree: soufflé with market vegetables, served with french fries on the side Dessert: Gimme S’more—bittersweet-chocolate custard, crumbled graham crackers, stout-and-cocoa-nib marshmallow, and vanilla ice cream Cocktail: the Sparker—Hangar 1 vodka, Green Chartreuse, salted bourbon caramel, and rosemary-infused oil, all topped with espresso beans When To Go: Sip wines and pace yourself through the sumptuous dinner menu on a Friday evening; the atmosphere then is more relaxed and conversation-friendly compared to the fever pitch of the popular weekend brunch. Inside Tips If you do plan on checking out the weekend brunch, first be sure to make a reservation, then order the bottomless mimosas or bloody marys—they’re only $15 a pop. Much of Bisou’s produce is sourced from Napa Kitchen Garden, an organic farm in Pope Valley that provides exclusively to Bisou Group restaurants. Vocab Lesson Bistronomy: locally grown, organic ingredients served with style amid a casual, convivial environment. Cornichon: French for "gherkin," these small, tart pickles traditionally accompany pâté and other French dishes. While You’re in the Neighborhood: Before or after your meal, head around the corner to the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street), a historic movie house built in 1922. It screens classic and recent releases, and the owners host singalongs to the likes of Grease and Frozen and occasionally fire up a Wurlitzer organ before the show. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Whip up authentic French bistro dishes at home with guidance from the chef’s cookbook, Nick Ronan: The Kissing Chef.
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    2367 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • H Cafe
    In Focus: H Cafe Opened: 1999 Claim to fame: H Cafe was one of the first internet cafes in San Francisco. Food: pastries and freshly made sandwiches Drinks: fair-trade organic coffee Amenities: free WiFi and outdoor seating Regulars rave about these: the affordable prices and friendly owner Best animal-related boast: “internet so fast it would make a hare cry”
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    3801 17th St
    San Francisco, CA US

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