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1600 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
650-259-9585
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 22
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great view, low prices

The elephant bar is an all around good place to have a few drinks and nice simple meal. Located immediately next to the San Francisco Airport it provides ample views of the bay and airplanes taking off and landing. I can recommend this place for lunch or a very casual dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Mack M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went twice- sat in the bar and at a table. Great atmosphere, great drinks. Had a few sliders/bar food and it was great, too. The area doesn't have all that much to choose from, but Elephant Bar is a great little restaurant on the water with a wonderful view.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were flying out of SFO and didn't want to search for a restaurant at 4:00PM. We typically go to the Elephant Bar in Concord, CA where food and service are exceptional. Thinking the location a In Burlingame would provide a similar experience was a huge mistake. We stood at the receptionist desk and watched the bar tender mix several... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was staying at a nearby hotel and wanted a local meal. The Elephant Bar appealed more than the neighbouring dinner outlets. First impression was the real buzz of the crowd around the bar for Happy Hour. The person greeting at the door was helpful and showed me to a quieter spot for my meal. I went to the dinning... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The elephant bar is an all around good place to have a few drinks and nice simple meal. Located immediately next to the San Francisco Airport it provides ample views of the bay and airplanes taking off and landing. I can recommend this place for lunch or a very casual dinner.

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Cajun in Southwest Louisiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I visited this establishment the evening before a morning flight. The food here was bland uninteresting and served cool. The service was ok at best but the acoustics were horrible and all the glass exacerbated the issue. Great place for plane watchers.

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new jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Main bar area is noisy and crowded but lower area is quieter and fine for families with small children. Overlooks the South Bay with SF Airport runway in background. Food prices were very reasonable and food itself was good.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose this place because they were able to accommodate a party of 30 and they did it well! I got my food and drinks promptly and surprisingly faster than i thought i would in a party as large as ours.

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Australia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a nice spot with a great outlook of the planes taking off. Excellent! Food was well priced however, sadly, there was so little to choose from for a vegetarian. Only a veg burger on offer; really? With a kitchen that is turning out such a range of food it's hard to imagine. Drinks were expensive! This amped up... More 

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London, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here in March 2015. On the two key dimensions - food quality and cost - this place rocks! Very tasty and well prepared meals at an amazingly reasonable price. Our negatives concerned service quality. For example we booked ahead but still had to wait (with one of those irritating buzzer-flashing light things in our... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food was good and the wait team was cordial and attentive. But their real claim to fame is the beautiful view of the SF bay. If you get there early (or if you are lucky) you can get a booth that overlooks the bay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-259-9585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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