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San Mateo, California
— San Mateo Restaurants

- Bridgepoint Shopping Center
- Hillsdale Shopping Center and area
- Downtown San Mateo
- 25th Avenue
- Parkside Plaza/Hwy 92/Whole Foods

Bridgepointe Shopping Center / Vintage Park Area
Armadillo Willy's BBQ
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
Chipotle (nr Home Depot)
El Torito Restaurant
Mimi's Cafe
MOD Pizza
Panda Express (nr Home Depot)
Panera Bread
Red Robin
The Habit Burger Grill

Hillsdale Shopping Center
& nearby San Mateo Area Restaurants

Cheescake Factory
The Counter - Custom-built Burgers
(next to Trader Joe's @ Hillsdale Mall)
Dollie Marie (formerly the Dining Room
on S. El Camino Real)
Hillsdale Restaurants & Food Court
Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes
(on S. El Camino Real)
California Pizza Kitchen
Macaroni Grill - Closed
Nordstrom Express Cafe
Outback Steakhouse
Paul Martin's American Grill - FUN!
Bar area fills up fast so if you want to get a seat, get there early!
Romolo's Factory (Authentic Italian Desserts; Cannoli & Spumoni - on 37th Avenue)
TGI Friday's
- Closed


Downtown San Mateo Restaurants
ABC Bakery & Cafe (Chinese on 3rd Ave) 650-685-8881
AcquaPazza Ristorante
All Spice (Indian at S. El Camino Real)
Bay Watch - 650-342-2356
Best of Burma - Burmese
B Street & Vine - Wine Café; live entertainment
Bill's Hofbrau
Block 34
Bonchon Chicken (Chicken Wings)
231 Ellsworth
3rd Avenue Sports Bar & Grill
31st Union - CA Cuisine
Bombay Garden
Champagne Buffet 650-343-6988
Central Park Bistro
China Bee (popular Chinese)
CurryUpNow (Indian)
Dali Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Espetus Churrascaria (Brazilian)
Fieldwork Brewing Company (Craft Beer)
Himawari (Japanese) 650-375-1005
Hotaru - Japanese
Jeffrey's Hamburgers
Kingfish Restaurant
Kokko (Yakatori)
Little China Kitchen
Machu Picchu 650-344-8997
North Beach Pizza
Pancho Villa Taqueria
Oceanic Restaurant (Hunan and Mandarin; El Camino Real)
O'Neill's Irish Pub
Osteria Coppa - Closed
Pacific Catch
Pancho Villa Taqueria


Pasta Pomodora
Pizza My Heart
PorterHouse San Mateo
Ramen Dojo (Japanese)
Rave Burger
Ristorante Capellini
Roti Indian Bistro
San Mateo Prime
Shabnam's Indian Restaurant
Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Southwest Grill
Spiedo Ristorante
Sushi Sam's Edomata

Tenka Japanese Restaurant
Thai Satay — 650-342-3617
Three Restaurant and Bar
Vault 164
Vespucci Ristroante
Viognier @ Draegers   
Yummy World (Chinese) 650-212-1166
(So El Camino Real)
Yuzu Sushi & Grill 650-358-0298

25th Ave San Mateo
Cafe Tradition (Moroccan/French)
Fortune Star Chinese Restaurant
La Lanterna Ristorante
Nipa-Pon (Thai) 650-578-9211
Noodle Shop
Oceanic Restaurant (Hunan and Mandarin); El Camino Real, nr 25th Ave
Ou Tong (Thai)
Sweetea's (in Patio Shops Courtyard)
Tannourine - Lebanese / Mediterranean (25th Ave)
The Swingin Door British Pub
(formerly Prince of Wales Pub
Sunshine Cafe (near Borel Shopping Center; off 17th Ave) 650-357-8383


Parkside Plaza Area, San Mateo
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(Highway 92 & S. Norfolk St.)

The Fish Market & Top of the Market
Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

Hwy 92 and Hillsdale Ave
Celia's Mexican Restaurant
Wakuriya (de Anza Blvd)
Shiki Japanese Restaurant @ Laurelwood Shopping Center

Park Place:
Whole Foods Shopping Area

The Habit Burger Grill
Pasta Pomodoro
Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Village Hummus (next to Starbucks)

Poplar Creek Golf Course
Dominic's at Poplar Creek

Certified Farmers' Markets
Buy healthy foods, fruit and veges at your local Farmers' Markets. We love our local one in San Mateo, near CSM — it's open year-round. Their organic strawberries are the best — and their whole wheat baguette is delicious!
Find a Certified Farmers' Market near you

Foster City Restaurants
Foster City Restaurants
— and waterfront dining


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Sushi Sam's - casual setting and great food, San Mateo

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BJ's Restaurant and Bar

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Hot Fudge Sundae

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Restaurant Reviews
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