Baseball season brings tens of thousands of people to watch Giants games at Oracle Park, San Francisco’s famous waterfront ballpark located in the SoMa district. It can be overwhelming to decide where to fuel up ahead of the game so we’ve put together an essential guide of our favorite places to eat and drink near Oracle Park.
This list ranges from casual dive bars to high-end restaurants, so you’ll definitely find something to fit your group’s plans for game day. Scroll to the bottom for a map to help point you in the right direction!
This casual joint serves delicious sourdough burgers right on the water with a great view of the Bay Bridge. The restaurant’s roots on the waterfront go back nearly 70 years and it’s hard to beat the patio seating. Check out their all-day menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner; or go on a weekend for the special corn beef and hash meal.
Location: Pier 30, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
This local brewery has been cranking out delicious and iconic beers since 2000. You may recognize the refreshing “Hell or High Watermelon” wheat beer, or the “Brew Free! Or Die” IPA. The SF brewpub serves up delicious comfort food including burgers, sandwiches, pizza, ribs, wings, and tacos.
Location: 563 2nd St, San Francisco
Garaje is a casual counter-service restaurant with a lively atmosphere that’s great before game day at Oracle Park. The menu features a blend of Mexican and American cuisine including stacked hamburgers, hardy sandwiches, crispy zapatos (riceless burritos), tasty taco plates, and loaded fries and nachos. The menu has a solid selection of vegetarian items and you can chase it all down with a fantastic craft beer selection.
Location: 475 3rd St, San Francisco
Enjoy fantastic California cuisine at Marlowe, a stylish restaurant near Oracle Park. If you’re looking for a slightly more upscale meal to accompany your game day, get ready to enjoy delicious mains including braised pork cheeks, sauteed scallops, or a formidable grilled ribeye. Customers especially swear by the crispy brussels sprout chips as a starter to share with the table.
Location: 500 Brannan St, San Francisco
SPARK Social SF is the ultimate food truck park in Mission Bay with a massive selection of full meals, small bites, drinks, desserts, and basically anything you can think of. It’s a lovely community gathering space where you can pack into a picnic table with your friends or even rent a firepit to roast s’mores. If you go on a Friday you’re in for a treat with the $5 happy hour and live music. You can also check out mini golf and tipi rentals at Parklab Gardens right across the street.
Location: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco
Saison is one of the fancier options on our list, but it’s a great spot if you want to treat yourself for a special game day in San Francisco. They specialize in open-hearth cooking, meaning you’ll get to enjoy delicious smokey wood-fired meats and veggies. The restaurant has two Michelin stars and appeared on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants lists in 2016 and 2017.
Location: 178 Townsend St, San Francisco
Little Skillet is a tried-and-true soul food restaurant near Oracle Park with an appetizing menu to keep you going on game day. If you’re there with a group you can chow down on a massive fried chicken and waffle plate and round it out with an order of mac & cheese, biscuits, grits, or a loaded salad. Go on the weekend to start the day with a satisfying brunch.
Location: 360 Ritch Street, San Francisco
This taproom and restaurant has a spacious indoor dining area and a nice patio overlooking Oracle Park, making for a perfect pre- or post-game drink or meal. They serve up a rotating selection of SF-inspired small batch beers, meaning you’ll always find something new on tap to enjoy with gameday nachos, garlic fries, wings, burgers, and sandwiches.
Location: 1000a 3rd Street, San Francisco
9. Hi Dive
Hi Dive is a popular watering hole on the SF waterfront serving delicious seafood bites, bar fare, draft beers, and cocktails. Locals swear by their Bloody Marys, fish tacos, F-line burger, and garlic fries. The building itself has been around for over 100 years, retaining its rustic dive bar charm even on the waterfront patio.
Location: Pier 28, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
ROOH is a beautiful restaurant and cocktail bar specializing in Indian-inspired cuisine. Their menu spotlights local California produce in conjunction with traditional Indian ingredients. One of the most popular dishes is the dahi puri with avocado and tamarind, but the chili cheese kulcha with shishido pepper is a close second.
Location: 333 Brannan St #150, San Francisco