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Bay Watch Restaurant

201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
+1 650-342-2356
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
4 Jan 2018
“Wanted to see if as good as Burlingame location”
19 Oct 2017
“Great options”
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

First time there. Was in area. Just as good as Burlingame location. Breakfast is very good. Service is very good as is prices. Parking a little tough. Overall a good experience.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great little and unassuming restaurant for anyone looking for variety, friendly service and good food. All kinds of options for the healthy minded to those looking for hearty to more traditional.

Thank kleaman
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This menu is so incredible tempting and diverse. You want breakfast? You got it. Portions are generous. Service is fast so meals are delivered to your table nice and hot! Servers were polite and efficient. What's not to love about Bay Watch?

Thank Kris A
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Must try the Louisiana Omelet. All good here. Great service good food open always Any questions. Makes mouths happy

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good breakfast venue that a business associate suggests every time he wants to discuss issues. The wait staff is effiecient, the food is good and the place fills up. Many friends gather to chat and share a morning meal, friendly feel, and often busy.

Thank Dildar P
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Always come here for breakfast and everything is delicious! You can tell everyone loves working here by how great the food tastes and the vibe the employees put out!

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nieman ranch burger, banana pancakes, steak and eggs, French toast, organic coffee. Everything was excellent. Prompt, efficient service. Will be back soon.

Thank CynthiaFChicago
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Meeting someone for a business breakfast you know you have a nostalgic outing ahead as they remember going to this place in their youth. Super solid corner storefront in a commuter town south of SF - parking was easy (note -- the parking meters actually...More

Thank bkskye
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The staff at Bay Watch is very friendly and this place is very accommodating for solo diners. Eggs and bacon were just ok, and the english muffin was barely run through the toaster. It was nearly empty when I arrived at 7:45, but started to...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I go often. Large portions, The only place in downtown San Mateo for breakfast. I prefer the salads though since I am gluten free. The staff "gets" the gluten thing, though the menu has very little that is gluten free. Sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, potatoes, skillets,...More

Thank LH L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-2356
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