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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OK, but a little disappointed

This restaurant is pretty good, but it could have been better. We asked for a group booking in a semi private area - and got a booth in the middle of the restaurant. The wine we ordered was out of stock. I ordered a "Mac n Burger". My mistake........i thought i'd just try it, but the "mac" turned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
967edh
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a fine restaurant with a NOLA touch that is very authentic. I had etouffee and others had southern dishes with each getting rave reviews. I also had oysters. We were four and everyone had a nice experience in spite of being seated on the second floor near some noisy people. Try to get an early reservation for the... More 

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Redwood City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was at the Kingfish for a family dinner this evening. The portions were tiny and very expensive. I ordered the baby back ribs $26.00. I received 5 small pork ribs, large amount of lousy fries, and a coffee cup size cabbage/apple salad. My son ordered the Lobster Ravioli at $32.00 and there were 5 small ravioli that were very... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant is pretty good, but it could have been better. We asked for a group booking in a semi private area - and got a booth in the middle of the restaurant. The wine we ordered was out of stock. I ordered a "Mac n Burger". My mistake........i thought i'd just try it, but the "mac" turned out to... More 

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Bracknell
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

San Francisco (and the surrounding towns) is very laid back and you're never made to feel hurried. I like this except when I'm waiting for my drink to arrive. This is a minor criticism on what was otherwise a pleasant experience.

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Central America
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great location and atmosphere when staying near the San Francisco International Airport. Service was great, from the reception to the table everyone was extremely helpful! Food is very good and desserts are great. Atmosphere is excelent for a business dinner, with a casual atmosphere and a nice set up it allows you to have a nice conversation over your meal... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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380 reviews 380 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have always had a great meal here. I usually end up getting the grilled fish tacos which are very tasty. Sometimes have had the special and one night, they had a $10.00 skirt steak special which was really good. It is a two story restaurant. Downstairs has some large booths which could easily seat 6 as well as some... More 

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Valencia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We ordered the cold appetizer plate for our dinner and a grilled artichoke. The oysters and shrimp were fresh and very good and the tuna tartar was my favorite. The service was okay and it took quite awhile to get our drinks. The artichoke was $11 and the rest of the dinner seemed a bit expensive for what we got.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went here to celebrate a couple of bdays and it was a pleasant surprise. Nice restaurant with a new orleans flare. The food was very good. We had the cornbread, chips, and crab bites before dinner and all were very good. For dinner we had Jambalya, ribeye, fish and chips and lobster ravioli. I loved the cole slaw with apples,... More 

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san francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Located in a beautiful building right in downtown San Mateo, parking structure across the street. Nicely decorated and good atmosphere for couples or a party. Has several different rooms for different types of events. Been here for a private event upstairs with full bar and passed appetizers, great party since I wasn't paying for it! Came again for dinner with... More 

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San Jose, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Met my girlfriends here for dinner. Honestly, we didn't really care for the location. We just needed a spot for dinner and drinks. I'm actually not sure if i would come again. The drinks/food was decent.

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?