Behind the Scenes

We Love SF: Newly Remodeled Outerlands Offers a Cozy Refuge for SF Surfers


Known for its foggy days and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood is a bonafide surfer’s paradise set on the outskirts of the city. Outerlands, one of the neighborhood’s best known restaurants, was initially established as a refuge for surfers from the cold.


Over time, an innovative but comforting menu established Outerlands as a go-to restaurant throughout the entire city, and the tiny restaurant soon outgrew its limited square footage.


After a 5-month remodel, the restaurant has finally reopened. The larger space offers more seating and plenty of extra perks, but still maintains the same warm, rustic feel with reclaimed wood walls, rustic wood seating and bold wood and ceramic light fixtures.


An expanded bar provides 10 extra bar stools for customers and a new and improved cocktail menu.


Both small and large tables line the walls of the new space, offering 20 additional seats.


A larger kitchen now allows the staff to bake more of the restaurant’s infamous bread for the breakfast, brunch and lunch menu.


Owners David Muller and Lana Porcello designed the space themselves, combining their favorite parts of their beloved restaurant with extra square footage and selectively modern elements.

The next time you’re in San Francisco, visit the new Outerlands Restaurant at 4001 Judah Street.

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