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201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
650-342-2356
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 7
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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great value 4 Brunch

For a reasonable and delicious brunch. There home fried potatoes are the best. All dishes are generous proportions. Be prepared to wait for seating on a busy weekend but well worth the wait. Service is friendly and polite. Seating is booth and table with a very crowded but not over crowded feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Mitch L
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Redwood City, California
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Lafayette, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

had tuna and guest had toasted cheese very good serive was good and inquired often as to food quality

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a reasonable and delicious brunch. There home fried potatoes are the best. All dishes are generous proportions. Be prepared to wait for seating on a busy weekend but well worth the wait. Service is friendly and polite. Seating is booth and table with a very crowded but not over crowded feel to the restaurant. Convenient location. A family favorite.

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They serve very ample and not expensive breakfasts here. I've never been for lunch or dinner, but if the breakfast is any example, I'm sure the other meals are good as well. Good seating, very good service. I've been using it for business meals and you can actually talk at a normal volume and hear one another here - now... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I ordered salads ( Cobb salad and Pecan Dijon salad) and we were both pleased. My friend ordered breakfast, which looked delicious. Generous portions and good service. You may have to circle around the block to find parking on the city streets so give yourself some extra time if you are on a tight schedule.

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Brookings, Oregon
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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-342-2356
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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