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201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401 (2nd Street)
(650) 343-1226
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great steaks!

Had dinner here with some friends and it was very good. Steaks are succulent and large, none of us had any issues with portion

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Burlingame, California
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194 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a gift card so we decided to use it. Place was packed. How that can be I don't know. Service was tolerable but not the food. Calamari appetizer was cold and covered with some unknown sauce. Ahi tuna salad was almost scary. Color of the tuna left a lot to be desired and oysters tasted ok, except for one.... More 

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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with some friends and it was very good. Steaks are succulent and large, none of us had any issues with portion

Thank Kipper700
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Birthday diner for our son. Service was ok by not very attentive. Timing was slow, we are ok with a relaxed pace but this was even more than that. Dishes were good but not great. There is too much reliance of adding bacon to dished that were overpowered by it. For example the scallops were great by themselves the side... More 

Thank Peter W
San Mateo, California, United States
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My husband and I used to regularly come here years ago, and I wondered why aloud we didn't come regularly now. He reminded me that Kingfish used to be more affordable and so it's only a restaurant we come to for special occasions like our anniversary last night. We ordered a dozen oysters, and unfortunately they were out of my... More 

Thank Anna L
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kingfish is a perfect location for business meetings with private rooms, excellent food choices, a variety of wines/ cocktails, and an attentive staff. I will leverage them again for my meetings.

Thank Kevin F
emerald hills, ca
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our friends selected this restaurant for a dinner on a Saturday night. Parking in the area is tough due to the nearby theaters so allow time to park on weekends. Anyway we were seated upstairs about 15 mins wait from our reservation time. The waitress took forever to come and get our drink orders and once we got the drinks... More 

Thank georwc
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went for wedding, the second floor room was nice, the food was not so good, the beef was overcooked, and the in general the materials used were mediocre.

Thank yotsu
Silicon Valley
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

After seeing a movie close by, A friend and I wanted a lite meal, and noticed Kingfish on B St. After looking at their menu posted in the window, we decided to give it a try. . We each had a cup of chowder which was exceptionally good - actually as good as any I've ever had (and I've had... More 

Thank McClintock
Foster City, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has certainly gone downhill. The food used to be very good and is now good. The filet mignon is recommended and the house cabernet sauvignon was good. The desert beignet with the Vietname coffee ice cream was good also. Unfortunately we had to sit at our table upstairs for almost 15 minutes before the manager himself came around... More 

Thank Sam A
Bay Area
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743 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

3½* Kingfish 201 south b st San mateo Seafood/watering hole Meat market at night Fish tacos were good but overpriced Good clams Tasty burger Nice house bread Friendly food service

Thank Rosquete

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (2nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 343-1226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?