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Dinosaurs Vietnamese Sandwiches

The Castro
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2275 Market St Ste H, San Francisco, CA 94114-1652
+1 415-503-1421
07:00 - 18:00
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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wanted to love Dinosaurs, and I was overall pretty satisfied. What I like is the menu that has not only veggie, but vegan options. Very tasty and something for everyone. Slight nit to the cleanliness of the place, it looked a little bit like it needed a deep scrub, and there were things in disarray. Small nit indeed, the... More 

Thank Lisa H
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We've enjoyed the sandwiches here ever since they opened. Everything is fresh & delicious. Favorites are shaking beef & the BBQ pork. Lots of people seem to order the vegetarian sandwiches so I assume they too are very good. Dinosaurs also has fresh rolls with shrimp & greens with a choice of dipping sauces if you want a lighter meal.

Thank Dennis B
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

As I've mentioned in some other reviews - I'm a foodie. I like good food, good service, and fair price. This place has it all. My favorite is the "Special" sandwich, which is basically... Well.. Roasted pork, fancy pork loaf, and pork pate. A bit on the Pork-ish side, I'll admit :) But the Vietnamese carrots, the pate, the fresh... More 

1 Thank IlanB
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Best Bahn Mi I have ever had! to be honest I didn't try that many, but this one is just excellent! I will be coming back.

Thank Johnny H
Kingston, Canada
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had Vietnamese sandwiches here and they were our favourite meal in San Francisco! Inexpensive, stuffed as full as they could be with fresh herbs, veg and meatballs that were nicely seasoned. Crusty rolls were very fresh too. Watermelon drinks were very refreshing, not too sweet. If we lived nearby we'd be regulars.

Thank joy m
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

We had the fresh spring rolls. They were fresh but lacked a bit of seasoning. Have the sandwiches instead... All the other guests munched them down like there was no tomorrow and they looked scrumptious.

Thank Martina W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Excellent and reasonably priced Vietnamese sandwiches and salads. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, no stress and no-frills. Ate here twice in one week.

Thank Hester K
Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Or, on our second trip, we couldnt remember what the special was called, and got the meatballs, which was still delicious.

Thank Ben B
Bloomington, Indiana
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I have no idea how they came up with their name, but I got a hell of a sandwich from this Vietnamese deli-counter type joint. You can access through a non-descript interior mall type entrance off Market or around back off 16th where they have a couple outdoor tables and a window onto 16th. They have several sandwich options and... More 

Thank DragonwMatches
San Francisco, California, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Go-to place for banh mi near Dolores Park. Beer and wine available too, the last time I checked. Friendly service, open late.

Thank ykim917

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2275 Market St Ste H, San Francisco, CA 94114-1652
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-503-1421

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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