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American Restaurants in San Mateo

4.7 - 716 votes

Hours: 8:30AM - 10PM

1750 S El Camino Real, San Mateo
(650) 350-1077

Jack's Restaurant and Bar

It was a great experience. My wife has dairy sensitivities and I have non-pork allergies (If it doesn’t contain cooked pig I can’t eat it). My wife loved... More reviews

4.3 - 266 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

181 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 558-8401

Central Park Bistro

We had a wonderful meal outside in their parklet. The service was outstanding and they have done a beautiful job with their outdoor dining. More reviews

4.2 - 261 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 9PM

310 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo
(650) 931-4282


Love wursthall! Great ambience, food and beer.Got a Pretzel with honey butter (so good), porchetta (bottom) and chorizo Verde (top). More reviews

4.4 - 200 votes

Hours: 5:30 - 8PM

1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo
(650) 627-4303

All Spice

I need more stars! Lame -- I never took pictures -- we were too busy enjoying the experience. Most amazing dining experience ever! I celebrated my 62nd b... More reviews

3.8 - 306 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 10PM

101 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo
(650) 212-7400

Paul Martin's America

Our server Manuel was incredible!! And very patient!! The ENTIRE STAFF made my day!!!❤️ Thank you Emily Manuel and the manager whose name I cannot rememb... More reviews

4.1 - 214 votes

Hours: 8AM - 8PM

1941 S El Camino Real, San Mateo
(650) 574-0505

Heidi's Pies Restaurant

We waited a long time to be served, then both orders came wrong. They were not overly busy and had lots of empty tables. Did not try the pies but they ha... More reviews

4.3 - 149 votes

Hours: 4 - 9PM

144 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 342-6689

Rave Burger

Best burger in town!!! Crispiest fries! Topped off with spicy juicy avocado burger! And the wings are something else! You can tell from the pictures, I a... More reviews

4.5 - 107 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

84 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo
(650) 315-2240

Winner Winner Chicken

We came here today for lunch and I gotta say I have had a lot of chicken sandwiches before but this was the best by far. My son got the chicken and waffl... More reviews

4.2 - 137 votes

Hours: 7AM - 2PM

201 2nd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 342-2356

Bay Watch San Mateo

Food was great. It's a diner, which I love. My only complaint was that there were a lot of flies, but that couldn't be helped with doors open d... More reviews

4.1 - 150 votes

Hours: 12 - 10PM

36 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo
(650) 781-4720


First of all, feel free to dress up a bit because this place being near and/or associated with the mall probably undermines how upscale the decor is. It&... More reviews

4.3 - 112 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

2 N B St, San Mateo
(650) 389-6918

Rise Woodfire San Mateo

Noise level is high on the patio from People drinking and celebrating in groups. It’s all normal but hard to talk or think. This has happened the last tw... More reviews

4.3 - 96 votes

Hours: 3 - 9PM

742 Polhemus Rd, San Mateo
(650) 235-9454

The Field Club

This place is a fantastic local secret. They serve traditional American favorites (gourmet steaks, burgers, pork loin) and craft beers (Russian River, Hi... More reviews

4.3 - 86 votes

Hours: 9AM - 9PM

1700 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo
(650) 522-7525

Par 3 at Poplar Creek

Without booking they accommodated our big group of 9 at around 3 pm, everybody's food was excellent and the setting is quite nice! More reviews

4 - 114 votes

Hours: 7AM - 8PM

114 De Anza Blvd, San Mateo
(650) 581-1754

Neal's Coffee Shop

What a find! Some of the most delicious, filling, and well priced food in San Mateo! Alex and June are wonderful servers and are always considering and ... More reviews

3.7 - 139 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

4 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo
(650) 294-4354

Belcampo - San Mateo/Hillsdale

We had lunch on a hot Friday afternoon. It was not crowded as we sat outside. I had the keto burger and my companions had the Superman salad and lamb sch... More reviews

4 - 84 votes

Hours: 10AM - 3PM

224 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo
(650) 212-0500

Americano Deli & Grill

Unfortunately, they no longer serve tacos. We couldn't order the sandwiches we wanted because they were out of Capicola, chicken, and Dutch roll. I ... More reviews

4.4 - 49 votes

Hours: 6:30AM - 2PM

1450 Fashion Island Blvd Suite 110, San Mateo
(650) 349-8098

Century Centre Cafe

The chicken pieces were huge but tasted plain which was a bit of shame. I couldn't finish them & left quite a few pieces. The omelette came with... More reviews

3.6 - 103 votes

Hours: 9AM - 10PM

2974 S Norfolk St, San Mateo
(650) 571-8679

Amigos Grill Cocina Mexicana

Only gave 5 stars because i can't give 10 this is the best Mexican food. We moved to Sacramento area and no place has food this good we stop here ev... More reviews

3.9 - 75 votes

2000 Bridgepointe Cir, San Mateo
(650) 522-9000

Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo

Truly an awesome stay the staff were very nice. the hotel and service gave me all that i asked for without question. the hotel location was perfect, San ... More reviews

4.1 - 46 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

4 Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo
(650) 294-4354

Belcampo Meat Co. (San Mateo)

man, i so wanted to love this place since i am a big fan and proponent of grass-fed beef/lamb and pasture-raised chicken/eggs. unfortunately i was massiv... More reviews

3.6 - 67 votes

Hours: 2 - 10PM

77 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 340-9872

3rd Ave Sports Bar & Grill

The place I go when I'm in the mood for a sports bar. Great service, bar, and bar food. More reviews

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