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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Business

Sits right on the water with a view of the SFO runway. The service was very good, ambiance is very nice and the food was pretty good as well. Nice place to come and eat and look at the planes taking off and landing, and afterward walking along the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Bernd S
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Miami, Florida, USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Miami, Florida, USA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Sits right on the water with a view of the SFO runway. The service was very good, ambiance is very nice and the food was pretty good as well. Nice place to come and eat and look at the planes taking off and landing, and afterward walking along the water.

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Biggs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view. The restaurant was very full but we were seated immediately & by a window. It was a sunny day on the bay & sat & watched planes land. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. I was surprise mine was very tasty. I was concerned since their menu is so diverse. Quick service no complaints. Walked from the... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I thought the food here was pretty good considering that another elephant bar close down into different areas Southern California as well as the central valley. The atmosphere was great it was right on the Bay in Burlingame and we were able to get a window seat overlooking the bay.I ordered a petite sirloin and had a medium unfortunately it... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good food at very reasonable prices. Good choice on the menu and pretty good atmosphere for this type of restaurant.

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San Francisco
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tried it with their 20% off gift cards. Seems very popular. Their formula seem to work for most of their clients. The food is not particularly delicate or refined. Nothing special. I would not go back.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our server was nice. The mac and cheese was good. The pot stickers, average. The lettuce wraps were fine. Lots of calories in most of their meals. We were staying at the Hampton inn, so wanted something close...that was the only real benefit.

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I just hate places like this. The bartenders act loke they are so incredibly gifted, and maybe they are in some way, but come on guys... You are tending bar. Ha ha... They definitely don't make you feel welcome, i guess because they think they are all that. Ha ha... Not! I'm only here because I am meeting people who... More 

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San Mateo, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had never eaten at Elephant Bar and Restaurant and try to eschew chain or franchise restaurants in favor of mom and pop or independent eateries; however, I was at a work conference and stuck to food choices on Airport Boulevard in Burlingame....if you're staying at a hotel in the area, you're really better off driving or hailing a cab... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A busy bistro bar kind of place- think booths and food served at the bar as well tables in quieter areas. Decent menu -good fish and steaks and an OK wine list. Service though, on both nights I went was truly awful- with what seemed to me like disinterested receptionists who were 'too cool for school' and everything else being... More 

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Bracknell
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

First of all I write this review from the perspective that this is a sports bar that does food, rather than a full blown restaurant. Take the above in to account and you know what you're getting - decent portions of good wholesome food in no-fuss surroundings. Don't expect an extensive wine list (all wines are by the glass!) or... More 

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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: American, Chinese, Italian

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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