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Pantry Family Restaurant

3799 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-4422
650-345-4544
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Ranked #124 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Most recent review
- Apr 14, 2014
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English first
Boston, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a place where the retirees go. I came here with the inlaws and understood why. They have early bird specials that most people get. I get the egg white of omelette here. Service is slow even during slow times. I got ignored a couple times just trying to get a menu. The price is good though and the... More

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Freehold, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in this casual restaurant located in a shopping center. It isn't fancy, but the food and service is wonderful.

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Sacramento, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Be prepared to wait for a fantastic breakfast. The restaurant has moved and there is still a line, but the food is still terrific. Their chicken fried steak is wonderful.

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Folsom, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was in San Mateo early on Saturday morning, November 17, to attend the International Motorcycle Show at the Event Center down Delaware Street, when I noticed this place had a lot of cars in the parking lot for the 8:00 a.m. time. Looking for some breakfast, I decided to see what the locals obviously thought was a good breakfast joint.... More

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San Carlos,CA.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Inexpensive, the place is usually packed for breakfast and lunch on weekends so you have to get there early

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Valencia, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Went there for breakfast with the family as we were driving home. I'm not from the area but there was a bunch of people eating which made us to check it out. The food was tasty, the service was great and it's seems like they know all the customers names. Really a place where the locals go for great food.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

DA BOMB! IF YOU DON'T LIKE "THE PANTRY' FOR BREAKFAST SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU. FAMILY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED! ALWAYS FRIENDLY. I GIVE THEM 10 MORE STARS!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

good hardy neighborhood breakfast

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2008

Perfect diner breakfast with eggs, toast and delicious hash browns with optional onions. Very tasty. The hot cakes are not too my liking (too bready), so I'll be sticking to the eggs on Saturday mornings from now on.

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