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10 Awesome Bay Area Eats Under $10

Marcus D.
Marcus D. of Alice@ 97.3 (credit: Marc Fong)

These days everyone seems to be on a budget, present company included. Considering you would still like to go out and have a social life, Marcus D. of Alice@97.3's Daily Bite, has looked into 10 Bay Area restaurants to go on a budget.

You'll be able to find most menu items under ten dollars and not feel guilty about eating out, for the price that is, calories are an entirely different story.

Dig in!

San Francisco

3409 24th Street (at Valencia)
1777 Fulton (at Masonic)
San Francisco, CA

With two locations, one in the Richmond and another in the Mission you can feast your eyes on all the choices they offer, from pork chile verde to vegetarian choices. Stuff it all in a taco or burrito and unbutton your pants, you wont leave hungry!

Phat Philly
3388 24th Street (at Valencia)
San Francisco, CA

Located in the Mission you can munch on a sandwich with humanely raised beef piled onto an Amoroso roll. For my vegetarian friends they offer veggie steak choices.

East Bay

Great American BBQ

Great American BBQ
2009 High Street
Alameda, CA

Come enjoy the caterer to the Oakland Raiders, there's no doubt it'll be filling. Top off your choice of meat with one of their three sauces and enjoy!

Petra Cafe
2 Theatre Sq
Ste 105
Orinda, CA
(925) 254-5290

Located in Orinda this small cafe offers all sorts of yummy Mediterranean cuisine. Snack on some pita wraps or falafel, and top it all off with a two dollar baklava.

Sichuan Fortune House
41 Woodsworth Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 686-9828

Twice cooked pork belly, jellyfish salad, or keep it simple and get some Kung Pao Chicken. All are available at this Pleasant Hill restaurant so come down and spice things up.


flying fish grill

Flying Fish Grill
211 San Mateo Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Located in picturesque Half Moon Bay, you can enjoy their fish tacos, which are offered five different ways or fish 'n' chips, take in the views of the ocean or even stop by for cocktails in their new lounge.

Jack's Prime
3723 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 638-1479

If you'd like to go somewhere where they give you large amounts of everything then this San Mateo spot is your place. With interesting combinations to top your food you can even go on Tuesday night and get a classic burger, shake and fries for 10 bucks.

North Bay

Sonoma Latina Grill

Sonoma Latina Grill
5800 Nave Drive
Novato, CA
(415) 883-2662

All of your food will be produced fresh from local organic growers, this Mexican restaurant can offer you Petaluma's best "mex" AND hand-made tortillas.

Lydia's Kitchen
31 Bolinas Rd
Fairfax, CA 94930

Come one, come all vegetarians, this place is for you! The owner offers faux burgers made from yummy things like quinoa and carrots among other things.

avatars punjab

Avatar's Punjabi Burritos
15 Madrona Street
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 381-8293

Because this Mill Valley spot was so popular they just opened another in Petaluma. Burritos will have curried garbanzo beans and other fun food like Jamaican jerk chicken. Make sure you get some water with that!

- Amber Ortiz, Staff Writer
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