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The REFUGE 963 Laurel St, San Carlos
The REFUGE
Hamburger • $$

The REFUGE

963 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

This is my to go place for a pastrami sandwich and a beer. I always want to stay longer and relax but the place is so busy and I want to be respectful of...

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  • Superb796 Reviews4.8
My Breakfast House 1137 Laurel St, San Carlos
My Breakfast House
Breakfast • $$

My Breakfast House

1137 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

With amazing food at affordable prices, the real stars here are the servers. Service was fast, friendly, and personal. I can't say enough good things...

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  • Superb343 Reviews4.7
Domenico Winery 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos
Domenico Winery
Wineries • $$

Domenico Winery

1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070

Quick take: work holiday dinner This place has a nice ambiance. Celebrated the end of the year with my team from work. I'm not a wine person so I ate all...

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  • Superb387 Reviews4.6
Kabul Afghan Cuisine 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Kabul Afghan Cuisine
Afghan • $$

Kabul Afghan Cuisine

135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Went here on a weeknight with a six person business group. Were were seated immediately. I got the lamb kebabs with seasoned rice and an extra skewer of...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.6
Osteria at Domenico 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos
Osteria at Domenico
Italian

Osteria at Domenico

1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070

Love Dominico. The food is amazing and the wine is good+. Ambiance is a result of the fact that it's incredibly popular so there's always a crowd. It's a bit...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.6
El Maguey 1065 Holly St D, San Carlos
El Maguey
Mexican

El Maguey

1065 Holly St D, San Carlos, CA 94070

When all other restaurants have raised their prices, El Maguey surprised my family and I with not just affordable prices but with delicious food as...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.6
Wine Gallery 890 Laurel St, San Carlos
Wine Gallery
Wine Bar • $$

Wine Gallery

890 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

This place is just the best for wine, food and atmosphere - we love the way Len, Melissa and Patricia take care of every single guest. We always feel welcomed...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.8
Johnston's Saltbox 1696 Laurel St, San Carlos
Johnston's Saltbox
New American • $$

Johnston's Saltbox

1696 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

This place has delicious food, great service, and fantastic wine. It's a great place to bring the family or co-workers. The best part is, that there are...

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  • Superb246 Reviews4.5
888 Ristorante Italiano 888 Laurel St #3951, San Carlos
888 Ristorante Italiano
Italian

888 Ristorante Italiano

888 Laurel St #3951, San Carlos, CA 94070

Everything was prepared exquisitely, especially the seafood. The food tasted extra fresh. The portions were just right. The service was attentive. I'm not sure...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.5
PRANZI 777 Laurel St, San Carlos
PRANZI
Italian • $$

PRANZI

777 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The staff was super friendly. Nice ambiance. The pasta was fresh and tasty, but the sauces were lacking flavor. Mushroom gnocchi with no fresh mushrooms was...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.4
Pazzo 1179 Laurel St, San Carlos
Pazzo
Pizza • $$

Pazzo

1179 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The 4.6 star rating avg is not fair! This is definitely a full 5 stars. This thin crust, New Hampshire styled, wood burning oven pizza is the best from West...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.5
Town 716 Laurel St, San Carlos
Town
American • $$$

Town

716 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Love this place — the vibe , drinks , and diverse and creative menu. We found a seat at the bar - no reservation. And you can’t go wrong with the warm...

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  • Superb360 Reviews4.4
The Toss, San Carlos 1673 Laurel St, San Carlos
The Toss, San Carlos
Salad • $$

The Toss, San Carlos

1673 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

I can't believe I've only recently discovered this place!!! At least I'm glad I did it in time for the cooler weather. This place is amazing!...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.5
Cuisinett Bistro and Market 1105 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos
Cuisinett Bistro and Market
French • $$

Cuisinett Bistro and Market

1105 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

This is one of our families go to restaurants. The food is consistently prepared, always fresh, always delivered in a friendly manner. The wait staff is...

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  • Superb270 Reviews4.4
CreoLa Bistro 344 El Camino Real, San Carlos
CreoLa Bistro
Cajun/Creole • $$

CreoLa Bistro

344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Nice outdoor seating area, ribs and char grilled catfish are both delicious. Beignets were stale by the time they got to our table (deflated and rubbery) but...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.4
Pylos 621 Laurel St, San Carlos
Pylos
Wine Bar

Pylos

621 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

We love everything about this restaurant - friendly staff, attentive service, excellent food and drinks, parking garage close by, and outdoor patio with...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.6
San Carlos Bar & Grill 648 El Camino Real, San Carlos
San Carlos Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

San Carlos Bar & Grill

648 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

The very BEST Place to eat in San Carlos! Never a disappointment food is always high quality meat and fish. Oysters are always fresh and delicious! Wendy makes...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.6
Delizie Cucina & Vino 1107 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos
Delizie Cucina & Vino
Italian • $$

Delizie Cucina & Vino

1107 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

Perfect place. If you are nearby then be sure to visit this place. Food and wine are delicious. The service here is great. Our waiter helped with everything...

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.4
Ale Arsenal 971 Laurel St, San Carlos
Ale Arsenal
Pubs • $$

Ale Arsenal

971 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Dive, casual, relaxed, chill, no drunkards, happy, overall comfortable. Beers and ciders. In and outdoor seating. Great service. Fridge near entrance for cans,...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.6
Redwood Coast Cider 821 Cherry Ln, San Carlos
Redwood Coast Cider
Cideries • $

Redwood Coast Cider

821 Cherry Ln, San Carlos, CA 94070

came here with my friends for a birthday celebration & the guy working was so friendly & gave us a drink on the house! I love that you can bring your...

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  • Superb80 Reviews4.6
The Omelette House 66 El Camino Real, San Carlos
The Omelette House
Breakfast • $$

The Omelette House

66 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

This place is absolutely the best place to eat breakfast . food made with love and you can just tell by looking at it. Its in a nice area and you can sit...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.4
Spasso 769 Laurel St, San Carlos
Spasso
Wine Bar • $$

Spasso

769 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

First time Christmas Eve celebration. Food delicious, service remarkable and setting pleasant. Although it was a limited menu there were plenty of choices to...

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  • Superb313 Reviews4.3
El Charrito 1100 Holly St, San Carlos
El Charrito
Mexican • $

El Charrito

1100 Holly St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Absolutely the best burrito in my opinion in the whole Bay Area. It can be a little spicy for some tastes, but for me it’s amazing. You can always ask for...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.4
Noelani's Island Grill 1037 Laurel St, San Carlos
Noelani's Island Grill
Bar & Grill

Noelani's Island Grill

1037 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Nice little slice of the islands in San Carlos. It gets busy during peak times so be prepared to wait. Good vibe, live music, relaxed atmosphere. Tsunami...

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  • Superb265 Reviews4.3
number5kitchen 663 Laurel St, San Carlos
number5kitchen
American • $$

number5kitchen

663 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

We recently discovered Number5Kitchen's pizza pop-up concept and let me tell you, it's changed our lives. We used to have to drive to SF to...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.4
Mediterranean Delite 1620 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Mediterranean Delite
Caterers

Mediterranean Delite

1620 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

My wife and I stopped here for take out on a recent late afternoon. While we waited for our order we were given free samples of falafel and hummus since it...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.3
Nick the Greek 732 Laurel St, San Carlos
Nick the Greek
Greek • $$

Nick the Greek

732 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

This place is great! The service is phenomenal and I can't express how tasty and fresh the food is. The young man at the front counter explained that this...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.3
iGuey Taqueria 1494 El Camino Real, San Carlos
iGuey Taqueria
Mexican • $

iGuey Taqueria

1494 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

They're hot sauces for my tastes were not best. Then again to be honest I like and authentic. My spouse ordered camarones a la diabla and I ordered a...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.3
Broiler Express 895 Laurel St, San Carlos
Broiler Express
American • $

Broiler Express

895 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Broiler Express is a good place to geat an affordable meal for breakfast. I am a big fan of the steak and eggs. The sidewalk tables are great for dogs lovers...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.3
Sky Kitchen 620 Airport Way, San Carlos
Sky Kitchen
American • $$

Sky Kitchen

620 Airport Way, San Carlos, CA 94070

One my favorite diners to go to with my mother. We have several favorite items we regularly get....corned beef hash, pancakes, tuna melt, Philly cheese...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in San Carlos
Town 716 Laurel St, San Carlos
Town
American • $$$

Town

716 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Love this place — the vibe , drinks , and diverse and creative menu. We found a seat at the bar - no reservation. And you can’t go wrong with the warm...

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  • Superb360 Reviews4.4
number5kitchen 663 Laurel St, San Carlos
number5kitchen
American • $$

number5kitchen

663 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

We recently discovered Number5Kitchen's pizza pop-up concept and let me tell you, it's changed our lives. We used to have to drive to SF to...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.4
Broiler Express 895 Laurel St, San Carlos
Broiler Express
American • $

Broiler Express

895 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Broiler Express is a good place to geat an affordable meal for breakfast. I am a big fan of the steak and eggs. The sidewalk tables are great for dogs lovers...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in San Carlos
Pazzo 1179 Laurel St, San Carlos
Pazzo
Pizza • $$

Pazzo

1179 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The 4.6 star rating avg is not fair! This is definitely a full 5 stars. This thin crust, New Hampshire styled, wood burning oven pizza is the best from West...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.5
Blue Line Pizza 1201 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos
Blue Line Pizza
Pizza • $$

Blue Line Pizza

1201 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

Good pizza for gluten and dairy free options. I got the zoodle salad and mediterranean chicken pizza. Friendly, good service. Parking is a bit difficult in the...

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  • Good214 Reviews4.2
Round Table Pizza 1324 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Round Table Pizza
Pizza • $

Round Table Pizza

1324 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

My review is specifically for the pizzas and not the service. The chicken wings and pizzas are my go-to orders. Garlic parmesan and lemon pepper are my fave...

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  • Good85 Reviews3.8

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in San Carlos
El Maguey 1065 Holly St D, San Carlos
El Maguey
Mexican

El Maguey

1065 Holly St D, San Carlos, CA 94070

When all other restaurants have raised their prices, El Maguey surprised my family and I with not just affordable prices but with delicious food as...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.6
El Charrito 1100 Holly St, San Carlos
El Charrito
Mexican • $

El Charrito

1100 Holly St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Absolutely the best burrito in my opinion in the whole Bay Area. It can be a little spicy for some tastes, but for me it’s amazing. You can always ask for...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.4
iGuey Taqueria 1494 El Camino Real, San Carlos
iGuey Taqueria
Mexican • $

iGuey Taqueria

1494 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

They're hot sauces for my tastes were not best. Then again to be honest I like and authentic. My spouse ordered camarones a la diabla and I ordered a...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.3

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in San Carlos
King Chuan Restaurant 1188 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos
King Chuan Restaurant
Chinese • $$

King Chuan Restaurant

1188 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

Always so good, this was my third time here and it was just as good as the last time and the hospitality was amazing. I usually love a ck chow mein but the...

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  • Good190 Reviews4.2
Hot Wok Bistro Too 1541 Laurel St, San Carlos
Hot Wok Bistro Too
Chinese • $

Hot Wok Bistro Too

1541 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Stumbled upon this gem while visiting the south SF area. We came on a Friday evening and there was no wait. My friend and I sat outdoors and we ordered the Tan...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.2
Yan's Garden 885 Laurel St, San Carlos
Yan's Garden
Chinese • $$

Yan's Garden

885 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Most Chinese restaurants in this area are more or less the same. Yan's Garden is the best I've had. They will become our go to Chinese restaurant....

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  • Good148 Reviews4

Thai Restaurants

Thai in San Carlos
Isarn Garden Thai Cuisine 1050 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Isarn Garden Thai Cuisine
Thai

Isarn Garden Thai Cuisine

1050 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Wonder Thai drunken noodles: Lots of vegetables and a moderate amount of noodles. The interior has been remodeled since the earlier incarnation as a Chinese...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.4
Siamese Kitchen 637 Laurel St, San Carlos
Siamese Kitchen
Thai • $$

Siamese Kitchen

637 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

This is my favorite restaurant. Authentic Thai food. The flavors are wonderful. The restaurant is a family restaurant and they are so nice. I have been going...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.1
Sirayvah Organic Thai Cuisine 366 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Sirayvah Organic Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

Sirayvah Organic Thai Cuisine

366 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Best Thai food I have had in years! Excellent quality from every angle: Great fresh ingredients, sauces redolent of umami and perfectly spiced and generous...

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  • Good155 Reviews4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in San Carlos
Osteria at Domenico 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos
Osteria at Domenico
Italian

Osteria at Domenico

1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070

Love Dominico. The food is amazing and the wine is good+. Ambiance is a result of the fact that it's incredibly popular so there's always a crowd. It's a bit...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.6
888 Ristorante Italiano 888 Laurel St #3951, San Carlos
888 Ristorante Italiano
Italian

888 Ristorante Italiano

888 Laurel St #3951, San Carlos, CA 94070

Everything was prepared exquisitely, especially the seafood. The food tasted extra fresh. The portions were just right. The service was attentive. I'm not sure...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.5
PRANZI 777 Laurel St, San Carlos
PRANZI
Italian • $$

PRANZI

777 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The staff was super friendly. Nice ambiance. The pasta was fresh and tasty, but the sauces were lacking flavor. Mushroom gnocchi with no fresh mushrooms was...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.4
Lou's Cafe 902 Laurel St, San Carlos
Lou's Cafe
Sandwich Shop

Lou's Cafe

902 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Good selection of sandwiches, plentiful toppings, service is good, and the place is nice and clean. I have tried just one specialty sandwich: the Loquito, and...

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  • Superb38 Reviews4.6
The Sandwich Spot 1295 Laurel St, San Carlos
The Sandwich Spot
Sandwich Shop

The Sandwich Spot

1295 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The Sandwich Spot is truly a local gem. I ordered The Gobbler (turkey, cranberry, and cream cheese). It was a healthy thanksgiving sandwich. The sandwich...

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  • Good131 Reviews4
Subway 744 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

744 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Subway eat fresh that is what I did. Ordering online or by the app is the trend these days less contact with other people and germ spreading. I recommend this...

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  • Good69 Reviews3.8

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in San Carlos
Aya Sushi 1070 Holly St, San Carlos
Aya Sushi
Japanese • $$

Aya Sushi

1070 Holly St, San Carlos, CA 94070

The vegetable and shrimp tempura here is my favorite. The sushi is great, and you can watch them make the sushi in front of you. Everything tastes fresh. The...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.3
Ozuma Japanese Restaurant 894 Laurel St, San Carlos
Ozuma Japanese Restaurant
Japanese

Ozuma Japanese Restaurant

894 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

I really liked this restaurant! I got a combo plate with chicken karaage, beef teriyaki, and salmon and tuna sashimi. It also came with a salad and a miso soup...

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  • Good114 Reviews4.2
Ryu Sushi Bistro 1201 Laurel St, San Carlos
Ryu Sushi Bistro
Japanese • $$

Ryu Sushi Bistro

1201 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

My family ordered take out last night from Ryu Sushi and the new owners and menu did not disappoint. The new menu is focused on sushi rolls. I got 3 regular...

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  • Good108 Reviews4.2
San Carlos Bar & Grill 648 El Camino Real, San Carlos
San Carlos Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

San Carlos Bar & Grill

648 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

The very BEST Place to eat in San Carlos! Never a disappointment food is always high quality meat and fish. Oysters are always fresh and delicious! Wendy makes...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.6
Noelani's Island Grill 1037 Laurel St, San Carlos
Noelani's Island Grill
Bar & Grill

Noelani's Island Grill

1037 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Nice little slice of the islands in San Carlos. It gets busy during peak times so be prepared to wait. Good vibe, live music, relaxed atmosphere. Tsunami...

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  • Superb265 Reviews4.3
Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill/San Carlos 920 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill/San Carlos
Bar & Grill

Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill/San Carlos

920 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Had a very nice lunch on a Saturday afternoon. There was a bit of a wait but we got seated outside in the back which had a cozy informal vibe, nice blues...

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  • Good275 Reviews4.2