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“Probably best for drinks only”

Steelhead Brewing Co
Ranked #19 of 176 Restaurants in Burlingame
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: (650) 344-6050
Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place has so much going for it, and yet, I don't know if I would want to go back again.

Positives: cool vibe inside, with comfortable chairs and tables, arranged in an old brick-walled building; efficient (if not outstanding) service; great assortment of Steelhead beers (I tried three, and all were very good).

Negatives: the food we had for dinner was nothing special: the pasta dish seemed fresh but didn't have much flavor; the wife's burger was "OK", but the fries were on par with what is served at Denny's (neither one of us could finish them -- which is quite unusual for us!); on the other hand, the dessert (chocolate cheesecake) had good flavor, but was oddly dry in texture.

There is also a back room with pool tables, lounges for sitting, and a separate bar. Nice set-up, except that the tables are (at least the one we used was) somewhat lopsided, and the price is a bit steep for the quality of the tables and equipment. We did get a break on the pricing, after I mentioned this fact to the bartender, which was nice.

May go back for brews and pool the next time we are in the area -- will probably dine elsewhere, however...

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Thank ScottV95691
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

My wife and I have visited Steelhead perhaps a dozen times over the past several years, often connected with trips in and out of SFO. We have found it a reliably high quality place, especially for a brewpub, and we no of no better restaurant for a reasonably priced meal locally. Our last visit came after we picked up relatives from the airport. They were famished and needed food in a hurry. The meal met our needs well -- sandwiches and fries for two of us, salads for the others. Service was quick and efficient, though nothing to rave about. If you want a beer with your meal, this is the place to come -- nice variety. We consider Steelhead one of our 'regular places.'

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Thank OlHungryDon
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Tasty craft beer and good pub food in a huge open space fun place. We had the beer battered onion rings and orders second addition as they were that good. They do offer some unique addition to go with the standard salads, burgers and such. Order the beer sampler was worth it - liked most of there beers.

Thank David P
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to this place for lunch, had a great lunch salad (one taco and one SW BBQ) along with beverages. Has nice outdoor seating and parking. The interior is very nice with a wide selection of beers. We really enjoyed our lunch there.

Thank KEG51
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Food was 4.4 stars.....beer was 4.7 stars...our bartender (JOHNNY) was 5+ stars all the way...the poor guy was running his (blank) off all night but gave us the attention we needed!!! Johnny is one of the best bartenders my wife and I have ever encountered, pure class and humor!!

Food was very good...beer was outstanding...the bar was a great place to meet interesting people and the building was fascinating!!!

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Thank TheScanian
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