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1144 Mission Rd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-1301
650-873-4910
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Food, no frills.

This is an "old school" type of restaurant. It's family style dinning, you order your dinner, they bring out a bowl of soup, then a bowl of salad, then on Wednesdays, a platter of, to die for, raviolis, then your dinner, you're so full it usually goes home in a box and then a scoop of Spumoni... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Gloria M
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This is an "old school" type of restaurant. It's family style dinning, you order your dinner, they bring out a bowl of soup, then a bowl of salad, then on Wednesdays, a platter of, to die for, raviolis, then your dinner, you're so full it usually goes home in a box and then a scoop of Spumoni, vanilla or tapioca... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We are very happy to have found this lovely gem in our neighborhood. I had one of the best lamb rack. It was very perfectly cooked - not dry, not bloody.. The main course came with harty delicious soup and awesome shrimp salad - all for less than $30... and don't forget the dessert! The service was excellent. The staff... More 

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San Francisco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Whenever I enjoy a meal at this restaurant, I feel like I have stepped back in time. With the checker tablecloths and the waitresses with their big hairdos and big personality, you can count on getting a hearty meal like grandma use to make. I love their prime rib and the minestrone soup. I don't get to go much but... More 

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Daly City, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went there for lunch after a recommendation from a friend. Great American food, excellent service. The owner, Alicia, came to our table to make sure we were taken care of. All four of us cleaned our plates. I ordered a special, the ribeye steak with double veggies instead of veggies and potato; and the server didn't even blink. Friends had... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This bar and restaurant has been a hangout for the locals for years, but if you have a chance to get here for a meal, you are in for a treat. They do get busy, but they have a very nice bar. The food is excellent, it served family-style, and always plenty of sourdough bread to go with your meal.... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went here ages ago,not on my most recent trip though. I remember my local friends said we'd get something to eat,but when we walked in I thought this is only a bar.But then the restaurant was pointed out to me.Good place to eat and the locals seem friendly.Food and service,both good.Would recommend certainly.

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Mississauga, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My cousin took me to this restaurant. He said the food was very good and plentiful... He was right. The soup and salad were excellent. Our main courses were absolutely great and the price was amazing. It is family run and many local people frequent the place. We were having a late afternoon lunch and it was still busy. If... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my first time there. I heard a lot of good things about this place, so wanted to go try it since I was in the area. Plenty of food for the price. I had the Calamari, my sister had the Veal Cutlet, & my friend had the lamb chops. All were delicious! There must have been 6 pieces... More 

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Pacifica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Friendly...value...old school comfort food. Had not been there in years...enjoyed and will return soon

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

yummy rack of lamb, yummy ny steak with garlic sauce, yummy stuffed chicken on Thursdays, yummy ravioli on Sundays and Wednesdays. Bread, soup, salad, ravioli or stuffed chicken, and entree with fish/meat, veggies, and potatoes, and dessert -- all for less than $25. What can I say?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1144 Mission Rd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-1301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-873-4910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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