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Big Joe's

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487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
+1 650-871-9502
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 26, 2017
“Definition of a diner. Good prices, good food, good service.”
Jan 19, 2017
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Diner, American
487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

We come here often when we want breakfast food. The place looks like a diner from the 50's but it's clean and casual. Menu items are pretty standard but the food is always excellent. Service is also excellent as we've never had any issues large...More

Thank MisterD94401
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We ate at Big Joes...found it nostalgic...reminded me of eating at the counters of diners when I was young. The food was very good (good sized portions too) and not overpriced; and the staff friendly. If you are hungry for a burger...you won't be disappointed!

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Met some friends here for a really enjoyable meal, expansive menu, attentive service, with a neighborhood charm and feel complete with back talking waiter making us feel truly at home, and welcome!

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

i was there this last father's day and had a solid good breakfast; order the housemade corned beef hash, is pretty damn good. crispy and the corned beef is not salty like others, i am down on this one! got some good bkf specials posted...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Big Joe's makes the best omelettes especially the California Chicken Avocado! Never greasy and so delicious. for a good hearty breakfast Big Joe's is the place to go!

Thank M P
Reviewed February 25, 2016

I was grossed out by catching a waitress wipe down the counter then dry a coffee pot with the same towel! Also, they water down their soap dispenser in the bathroom

Thank Leigh S
Reviewed November 5, 2015

We stopped here for some breakfast before dropping someone off at the airport. The restaurant wasn't very crowded for a Sunday. We were quickly brought menus which had pretty typical diner options of eggs, pancakes, burgers, etc. I had the spicy sausage with eggs, hash...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good place to grab breakfast/lunch in downtown San Bruno. Food is typical diner food but popular with locals.

Thank aysofam1
Reviewed June 16, 2015

On our way overseas, we stayed overnight near SFO and found ourselves in San Bruno. We waked along San Mateo Ave and discovered Big Joe's. I had one of the best hamburgers I've ever eaten! Fresh, well seasoned and juicy! There were about 10 specials...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had been going to the Big Joe's once every other week for many years because the kids were taking swim lessons across the street. Big Joe's is great for that: quick service, broad diner menu, suitable for kids, etc.. But like many other restaurants...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-871-9502
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