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Mission Rock Resort

When it comes to storied histories of San Francisco restaurants, Mission Rock Resort has an amusing one.  Set in a not-so-cool down on the wharf in a long forgotten, undeveloped area, it sits looking out at a large ship drydock facility and probably the cheapest small boat harbor in the city.  Always funky and always a great view, they’ve been shut down for heavy penalties serving minors, and ever since that time, I don’t think they could recover.  Peter Osborne is minting his own money these days, with the likes of San Francisco and SOMA restaurant hits like, MoMos, Pedro’s Cantina, Pete’s Tavern, all located across the street from AT&T Park, home of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants!!!

The bar at Mission Rock Resort

Looking south of the park, Pete obviously envisioned another pitstop for those traveling north to the game and snapped up Mission Rock Resort.  More than $2 million was put into the refurbishment of the place.  The beautiful thing is that, although it’s been significantly cleaned up, it still has the illusion of a dump, and I mean that in the most respectful and complimentary way.  Dumps are where sports fans are most comfortable.

I was really excited that they would be opening for breakfast, but that was short-lived, and now 11am is the earliest you’re going to get into Mission Rock Resort. Weekend brunch looks amazing with french toast made from thick diagonally-sliced sourdough bread slices. There are the usuals, but it seems that they go over the top in preparation.

It was lunchtime, and I was in the mood for seafood and just back from a food-fest Thanksgiving weekend in Santa Cruz, so what would one more decadent meal be?  Dave had their burger and I had the fish and chips.  Their Bloody Mary’s are a short pour and tasty, making one think the $8 price tag is reasonable, a good trick in the bar business.

MIssion Rock Resort Fish and ChipsMission Rock Resort's Burger
I really enjoyed both the burger and the fish and chips.  I think the burger was way better than the burger at Marlowe that is currently thought to be the best burger in San Francisco.  Prices are reasonable at $10 to $15, but it’s the view, great service, ample parking and updated ‘dive’ ambience that will keep you coming back again and again to Mission Rock Resort.  You rock, Pete!!  Rock on!!

Mission Rock Resort Wrap-Up

Price: $$

Worth a Try

Good Things

  • Fabulous view
  • Easy parking
  • Good variety

Bad Things

  • Not a one

The Breakdown


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