Grubstake & Batter Bakery

Grubstake & Batter Bakery

Everyone knows I love food so I decided to start documenting my food excursions that are memorable or just something I think you should try!

20160922_175852This weekend I am in San Francisco performing at N0bHill Theater. San Francisco is one of my favorite places to explore for food. Needless to say, I did not waste any time upon my arrival. I always have to try at least one Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives stop. This time was The Grubstake located at 1525 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109. It is a quaint spot with hand-painted murals and memorabilia. The best part about this spot is that it is partly in an old streetcar!

If the ambiance of this diner is not enough of a draw, the food is beyond words – I am already considering going back once while I am in town. So what did I order? To open the meal, I ordered the corn chowder (special) and garlic shrimp. This was the best garlic shrimp I have ever had. And the corn chowder was to die for! The shrimp was not 3 measly pieces, either, it was a pile of shrimp!

20160922_172451My partner in crime ordered the Johnny burger which basically was a mountain of meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, bacon, avocado, and two onion rings! And I ordered the special Tri-tip dinner with mashed potatoes. I think nom-noms is an understatement! Follow that up with a piece of the peach pie and you will not want to eat anywhere else for weeks. What tops off this excellent diner is the adorable bakery next door for some after-dinner coffee and a late-night snack take-away of cookies and scones. You cannot go wrong with any sweet from the Batter Bakery. Make these two a must-stop on your next trip to San Francisco!

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4 thoughts on “Grubstake & Batter Bakery

    1. One of the best restaurants in Chicago is Angelina’s on N Broadway. It is quaint and Italian, two of my favorite things in a restaurant.

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