Yankee Pier, a Priority Pass restaurant at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), offers a respectable menu of food and drink and is one of my favorite places to eat before a flight.
Priority Pass added Yankee Pier to its restaurant lineup in 2018. It is located in Terminal 3 (United) and open daily from 5:00AM. to 9:00PM.
I passed Yankee Pier for 15 years as I walked to the United Club or American Express Centurion Lounge and never had a reason to stop. But with $28/person in restaurant credit via Priority Pass, it now is a regular stop before a flight from SFO.
You’ll find Yankee Pier in Concourse F, near Gate F4 (formerly gate 72). The restaurant is usually crowded, but I have never had to wait for a table.
Here’s the current menu, with breakfast available all day:
For breakfast, I order plain yogurt, a cappuccino, and the meat lover’s breakfast scramble (served with potatoes and toast).
All the food arrived at once, within 10 minutes of ordering.
I’d rate the food as good, but actually not better than the nearby American Express Centurion Lounge. However, with overcrowding a major problem at the SFO AMEX Lounge, I generally steer clear of it, even though I prefer the breakfast spread there:
My breakfast bill came out to $24. I could have walked away without opening my wallet (other than to scan my Priority Pass card). But I believe it is appropriate to tip at Priority Pass restaurants and asked my server to charge my card $0.01 and add a $5 tip. He looked shocked that I would leave a tip, which is not a good testament to my fellow Priority Pass users.
If I am in a rush, I will just leave a cash tip.
Don’t get too comfortable, as the restaurant does not have any power ports at the tables and booths (no doubt deliberately).
I’ve eaten in this restaurant over a dozen times over the last four years. Although I am sure it is farmed, I always loved ordering a salad with salmon.
That went away with the pandemic, but fish tacos are still on the menu and delicious.
And you can still order salmon with ratatouille from the menu or a nice salad with chicken breast.
The Yankee Pier at SFO is my preferred Priority Pass restaurant due to its menu and location. I’ll offer review of Giant’s Clubhouse and Mustard’s Bar & Grill in the days head, but Yankee Pier is my favorite.
Have you tried Yankee Pier at SFO? How was your experience?