As a kid a visit to Hot House at Playland at the Beach was the place to eat at Ocean Beach. Now since Playland is now condos and Hot House has moved inland I love to visit the Beach Chalet. I made reservations for 11:30 AM on a weekday before Christmas and arrived to claim a picture window table upstairs before the lunch crowd filled the place. This was the only joint on my trip that served true San Francisco sourdough bread. I had an okay burger along with three plates of sourdough. Everyone else at my table was raving about the IPA beer. Too bad I was driving. The waitress was friendly and the view of 25-foot breakers hitting Ocean Beach was a rush. Go for the beer, the sourdough and the view. Parking is free and easy.
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