SFO’s Food & Dining Options
Traveling for business or pleasure can be stressful, especially if you have an early morning or late-night flight. When scrambling to make your flight, the last thing you want to worry about is finding something decent to eat. If you're flying in or out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), there's no need to sacrifice a good meal for the sake of convenience. SFO offers a variety of dining options to please any traveler's palate.
Boarding Area A:
If you're in the mood for some classic San Francisco sourdough bread, Boudin is your go-to spot. They also offer a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches if you're looking for something more substantial.
Valencia St. Station
This upscale food court features a variety of international cuisine, including Indian, Chinese, and Italian. There's also a salad bar and a dessert counter if you're looking for something lighter.
Shopping, Dining & Amenities
Whether you’re in a rush or have time to browse the food and shopping options that San Francisco Airport has to offer, you’ll probably find something that works for you. Airport restaurants allow travelers the convenience of sit-down table service, and many offer take-away meals to bring on board. If you’re looking for some reading material, a gift idea, or simply a cold beverage, you may find those within a small convenience store. Find the right available options for your visit to SFO Airport here, where you can locate stores, bars, cafes, or eateries, available before or after security checkpoints, and know what their daily hours of operation are.
Maps, Airlines & Amenities
San Francisco Airport (SFO) Terminals
Airport Help & Resources
With our airport maps at your fingers, iFly.com can help you find food or where to shop, but also get through, and between the SFO terminals with ease. Here are some tips to help you on your journey through the airport:
- Be aware of how long you might need to need to wait at the security checkpoint in your terminal.
- Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all restaurant and shopping options along the way.
- Planning a trip to the airport and confused about all the available parking options and costs? Check here for locations and fees for all on-airport and off-airport parking.
- Are you a frequent flyer or traveling in business or first class? Then check out where the airline lounges are located.
- Should the need arise, the airport is equipped to handle special-needs persons, and also small medical emergencies that may arise.
- For those passengers wishing to find a prayer facility, check for location and hours here.
- If you need a quick way to get to your local destination, check out your ground transportation options.
Boarding Area G:
Mustards Bar and Grill
For a more casual dining experience, check out Mustards. This bar and grill offers American comfort food favorites like burgers, fries, and wings. They also have a full bar, so you can wash down your meal with a cold beer or cocktail.
Did anybody say margaritas? Potrero Grill is a Mexican restaurant located in Boarding Area G. In addition to classic Mexican dishes; they offer a variety of margaritas and other cocktails.
This Chinese restaurant is a favorite among travelers and locals alike. They offer Dim Sum, noodles, rice, and other traditional dishes. Be sure to get there early, as the line can get pretty long.
This Japanese restaurant is a great option if you're looking for something healthy. They offer sushi, sashimi, and other seafood dishes. Vegetarian options are also available.
Boarding Area B (Gates B1–B27):
This Vietnamese sandwich shop is a great option if you're looking for something quick and tasty. They offer a variety of sandwiches, salads, and rice bowls.
Do they have good coffee? Yes. Do they have food? Some baked goods, pastries, and snacks. But really, you're here for the coffee. If you need a quick caffeine fix, Illy is the place to go.
Craft sodas and lemonade, anyone? Starbird is a fast-casual chicken joint that also happens to make some pretty delicious drinks. If you're looking for something to wash down your chicken, give one of their drinks a try.
Goldilocks Filipino Cuisine
This is one of the only places in the airport where you can find Filipino food. They offer a variety of classic dishes, like adobo and lumpia.
Fish and chips, burgers, and sandwiches, oh my! Bourbon Pub is a great option if you're looking for some comfort food. They also have a full bar, so you can enjoy a pint with your meal.
Boarding Area C (Gates C2–C11):
Dogpatch Bakehouse & Café
Early birds, rejoice! Dogpatch Bakehouse & Café opens at 4:00 am. They offer a variety of pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee.
This Southern-style restaurant is a great option if you're looking for some comfort food. They offer a variety of dishes, including fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
Boarding Area D (Gates D1–D18):
Andalé Mexican Restaurant
If you're in the mood for Mexican food, Andalé is your best bet. They offer a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, as well as margaritas and beer.
This place is exactly what it sounds like: a burger joint. They offer a variety of burgers, fries, and shakes. If you're looking for something quick and easy, this is the place for you.
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Need your caffeine fix? Peet's is the place to go. They offer a variety of coffee, tea, and pastries.
The Plant Café Organic and Pinkberry
Looking for some healthy food options? The Plant Café offers a variety of organic, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. They also have a Pinkberry if you're in the mood for something sweet.
Just because you're at the airport doesn't mean you can't get a taste of Japan. Wakaba offers sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes.
Lark Creek Grill
Simply put, Lark Creek Grill is a great option if you're looking for some good old-fashioned American food. They offer a variety of dishes, including burgers, salads, and sandwiches.
Come for the wine, stay for the cheese. Vino Volo is a wine bar that offers a variety of wines by glass or bottle. They also have a Cheese Bar where you can sample a variety of cheeses.
Boarding Area E (Gates E1-E13):
From breakfast sandwiches to pastrami on rye, Klein's Deli has something for everyone. They also have a variety of salads and soups if you're looking for something lighter.
Anyone in the mood for Mexican food? Urban Tortilla offers a variety of Mexican dishes, including burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. They also have a full bar, so you can enjoy a margarita with your meal.
Mission Bar & Grill
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a great place to eat at the airport. Mission Bar & Grill is a great option if you're looking for some American food. They offer a variety of dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Boarding Area F (Gates F1-F22):
And more bacon! This place is all about bacon. They offer a variety of bacon-centric dishes, including bacon-wrapped dates, BLTs, and even a bacon sundae.
Have you ever wanted to try chicken and waffles? Proposition Chicken offers a variety of chicken dishes, as well as waffles, biscuits, and gravy. Interesting combination, right?
Pie Five Pizza Co.
Yes, there is such a thing as airport pizza. Pie Five Pizza Co. offers made-to-order pizzas with a variety of toppings. Choose from traditional toppings like pepperoni and sausage, or get creative with options like BBQ chicken and Thai chili shrimp.
Try something new with Sankaku. They offer a variety of Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and tempura.
SF Giants Clubhouse
What more could a San Francisco Giants fan want than to eat at an airport restaurant named after their favorite team? SF Giants Clubhouse offers a variety of dishes, including burgers, hot dogs, and salads.
To the wine lovers out there, this is the place for you. SF Uncork'd offer a variety of wines by the glass or bottle. They also have a selection of cheese and charcuterie if you're looking for something to nibble on.
Did you say seafood? Yankee Pier offers a variety of seafood dishes, including crab cakes, fish and chips, and clam chowder. They also have a full bar, so you can enjoy a beer or cocktail with your meal.
So, there you have it! The best dining options at San Francisco International Airport. No matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find something to your taste. Now, bon appetit and then bon voyage!