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Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
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Ranked #50 of 353 restaurants in San Mateo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jan 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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26 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
San Mateo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Convenient. Nice menu. The veg omelette is decent. Coffee is always hot. Service is good. Nice ambience. I usually visit once every three months of so. Simple, easy, tasty.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A lot of bad experiences for lunch, dirty glasses, dirty cups, my veggie sandwich was really bad, and for asking check another bad experience, they tried to gave us the one from other table. A bad day!, maybe the turn from the morning is more active than the one at lunch, a bad experience.

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Hong Kong
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143 reviews 143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Good huevos rancheros and other breakfast selections in the heart of San Mateo! Since all we wanted was a place to wolf down on a pre-departure breakfast, this place more than served the purpose.

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San Bruno
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was Excellent! Had the veggie quesadilla from the "Health Watch" section of the menu and hubby had the reuben sandwich - both came with a delicious house salad and fruit cup and the sandwich came with diced potatoes (baked not fried) Waitress was friendly and prices were reasonable. Were seated right away. This will be a regular breakfast, brunch,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We came here with a group of eight for breakfast and were seated promptly. The service was pleasant and expedient. The menu consists of the typical American breakfast selections. The veggie omelet was quite good and the coffee was decent (organic fair trade coffee), but a little on the weak side. We've eaten here quite a few times over the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We always come for breakfast here when we are in town, visiting with our grandkids. The breakfasts are just wonderful, and with the exception of once (on our most recent visit this past month), we have always had great service. Our favorite server, who has been there for years, knows our grandkids, and she is not only extremely efficient, but... More

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Palm Springs, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Though popular with some, Bay Watch presents breakfasts prepared without a lot of fat and salt, and also without much flavor. The menu is traditional breakfast fare, perhaps more healthful than Denny's or Pizza Hut, but generally uninteresting. The coffee is weak. Service is OK. Prices are reasonable.

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Saratoga, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a great breakfast. The food was cooked with care and the staff was very friendly. The line was long, but it moved rather quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Breakfast was good. Cafe style, not much atmosphere. Good value. Service was pretty good. On street parking.

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menlo park ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a family breakfast favorite. The kids love the giant chocolate chip pancake which comes with a fruit cup & either bacon or sausage & adults have lots of other choices. Coffee pot on the table, good Hollandaise sauce on eggs-not-quite-Benedict, very friendly staff. Pleasant waiting area inside if you hit it at a rush, but there are so... More

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