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222 East Fourth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
650 685 3700
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Luxury grocery

This is a wonderful place to shop for food that you can't find anywhere else. Otherwise it is pretty overpriced, the clerks are sometimes not getting along with each other, and the patrons tend to be a bit snooty. The upstairs has all the kitchen gadgets you can imagine and some lovely wedding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Kathleen B
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a wonderful place to shop for food that you can't find anywhere else. Otherwise it is pretty overpriced, the clerks are sometimes not getting along with each other, and the patrons tend to be a bit snooty. The upstairs has all the kitchen gadgets you can imagine and some lovely wedding gifts. Haven't eaten at the restaurant(s) -... More 

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Thank Kathleen B
North, South Carolina
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140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every grocery store should learn from Draeger's. An experience you won't forget in San Mateo. Great wine selection, beautiful fruit and veggies, but the desserts are the treat!!! A wonderful young lady suggested some special desserts for us and they were the best ever. Paradise for cooks and those who appreciate finding everything needed for a wonderful meal in one... More 

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Thank Traveler6102013
Kennewick, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wow, we stumbled across this place and were in awe. I would love to have a place like this at home. Top quality food and a huge variety. The prices are higher than at home, but it is San Mateo.

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Thank Halfwhit
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped and went grocery shopping at Draeger's. Its a higher end grocery store so we usually find wonderful things there we do not find at other markets. We also find their bakery, meat department, fruit and vegetable area superb. Prices are a bit higher than your average store, but one pays for quality at Draegers. Its one of the... More 

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Thank mini
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

It be a total white peoples all rich type of place, but the produce is tight and the choices be fun and it's nice to shop at a place where there ain't food stamp people.

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Thank Scrappleking
Tracy, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This market has things you won't find in some other high end markets. It is pricey but well worth it if you do your research. I love their butcher shop, cheese shop, and seafood shop.

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Thank 11Messier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

This is sort of like whole foods but the staff is really nice. Wide selection of unique goods and they have fresh bread and sandwiches :)

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Thank Tiffine W
California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Walking through this market is an uplifting visual experience in neatness, order, and international selections one cannot locate elsewhere. The liquor department, cheese, meat, fish, deli bakery and to-go foods are of a wide variety. Upstairs is retail shopping for the finest in house and kitchen wares and other difficult-to-find items of beauty as well as stationery and cookbooks. Since... More 

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Draegers is not a full scale deli nor a restaurant. It is a very, very upscale high class food market with not only local produce but the best the world has to offer in everything else. You will find $4000 bottles of premier cru wine there along with about 2,000 - 3,000 other titles of just discovered wine along with... More 

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Thank MikeandSarah
Grove City
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

OMG! If you're a foodie, this is the place to shop. Draeger's is the most upscale market I have ever visited. The quality and selection is outstanding. Isles and isles of gourmet food and condiments will whet your appetite. Stroll through sections of cheese, wine, home furnishings, kitchen supplies, and florals that will all take you to another world. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 East Fourth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650 685 3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?