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Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
650-342-2356
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Ranked #67 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- May 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
SF Bay Area
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

a solid and dependable breakfast place. we went for breakfast the day after mother's day and enjoyed a very nice, unrushed, uncrowded venue. i ordered the spanish scramble which was good - not quite enough chorizo for my taste, but it was good. instead of the potatoes, i requested fresh fruit which was fresh and tasty. the potatoes i don't... More

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San Mateo
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Oaxaca, Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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