Experience Union Square through its Legacy Businesses!

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1. Start your day at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. Immerse yourself in the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread and indulge in a breakfast sandwich crafted with their signature sourdough.

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2. Don’t miss Jewelry Collection located in the historic, Art Deco “Four Fifty Sutter Building.” You'll find exceptional jewelry at the best prices, including high jewelry that is red carpet worthy, fine jewelry made with precious metals and genuine gemstones, and engagement and bridal jewelry curated for each and every customer.

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3. Explore the world of high-end European menswear at Couture Designer European Clothing. This boutique offers clothes that express who you are with service that is exceptional and personalized. Welcome to the world of Couture!

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4. Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry is a treasure trove of timeless elegance, offering the largest collection of authentic antique, vintage, and estate jewelry. It’s the perfect destination for those who appreciate the artistry of adornment.

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5. Immerse yourself in the timeless world of classic menswear at Cable Car Clothiers. This haberdashery specializes in the total fashion experience carrying traditional brands and an in-house 1930s-style barber shop.

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6. For lunch, step into The Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant, the soul of Ireland in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere, traditional Irish dishes, a selection of beverages, and their great outdoor patio. Or if you're in the mood for a quick and delicious slice of pizza, Escape From New York Pizza offers a variety of toppings and a laid-back ambiance, perfect for a casual lunch on the go.

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7. Founded in 1854, Mechanics’ Institute is one of the oldest institutions on the West Coast. This center for intellectual and cultural advancement offers a vibrant library, the oldest chess club in the United States, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events, programs, and classes. Daily and weekly passes are available.

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8. Designers, sewers, and creatives will love Britex Fabrics. The two story, family-run fabric store with a knowledgeable staff boasts an extensive selection of high-quality fabrics, trims, and notions, catering to anyone seeking creative inspiration.

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9. Enjoy any one of three excellent dinner options. John's Grill offers a timeless dining experience of traditional American cuisine, including their famous “Sam Spade” signature dish from The Maltese Falcon. New Delhi Restaurant is the best Indian restaurant with a San Francisco twist, serving authentic Indian dishes rich in flavors and spices. Sam's Grill and Seafood Restaurant, founded in 1867, is the fifth-oldest restaurant in the United States. Sam’s serves exceptionally fresh and local seafood alongside classic San Francisco dishes from the turn of the 20th century.

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10. End your perfect Legacy Business day in Union Square with a show. American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is known for promoting a diversity of voices and bringing artists and communities together to inspire and provoke. Phoenix Arts Association Theatre produces plays of artistic excellence that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community.

Other Legacy Businesses around Union Square:

Other Legacy Businesses around Union Square:

Legacy Business Program

The Legacy Business Program is for businesses 30+ years old that add to San Francisco's culture. Legacy Businesses can get marketing help, business support, and grants. It is the first program of its kind in the United States.


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Shop Dine SF is an initiative of the Office of Small Business, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Its aim is to bring attention to the local businesses and neighborhood corridors. Spending money at local small businesses helps merchants and creates jobs.

Shop local. Even a small increase can have a big impact.

Questions? Email shopdinesf@sfgov.org