Best Tourist-Free Place to Take a Tourist for Lunch - 2002
Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe
One of the pleasures of living in a beautiful city like San Francisco is a never-ending parade of out-of-towners to show around. And while tourists have to eat while they're here, there's no reason you should have to elbow through Fisherman's Wharf with them. We recommend Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe for its hot focaccia sandwiches (the best in town), its views of Coit Tower and Washington Square Park, and the locals-only feel it miraculously maintains.