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Bender's Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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806 S Van Ness Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 650-821-8304
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 14:00 - 02:00
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Traveling with a 5 & 10 yr old from Medford, OR TO DIsneyland in Anaheim, CA. First flight left at 6am and we had a layover in San Francisco and decided to have some breakfast to kill some time before the 2nd flight 3 hours later. We were seated immediately in the window which allowed the kids the opportunity to... More 

Thank MEC15_12
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Food served fast and the salmon is fresh. Serving is also very generous considering the portions i usually take.

Thank Danilo Jr D
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant little place right by the gates, new clean look, you can watch the planes take off and have excellent fresh food. Well worth it .

Thank Dan B
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Waiter was really nice and paid attention to me. Related to me personally making it feel like you are being looked after by a friend. The food came quick...although the egg whites were a bit runny. The food seemed like everywhere else (almost like boxed meals they all have on the shelf....exactly the same).

Thank Snakewrangler
Ashburn, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I had a bite at this place during a quick layover at SFO airport. I had the falafel wrap that comes with fries and was yummy! They have couple of other vegetarian options too.

Thank vick2909
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Waiting for our United flight that was delayed by three hours, we stopped in to have some dinner. Bay shrimp cocktails were stuffed to the gills with shrimp. We split a Mediterranean plate of humus, olives, gerkins, cucumber, tomatoes, falafel, pita, dolmas, and a kale-quinoa salad. Everything was so fresh and delicious! Dark chocolate cake with a large glass of... More 

Thank BigBill65
Beverly Hills, California
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219 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The service was professional and the food is so yummy and served piping hot. I was hungry for something hot instead of grabbing the typical airport sandwich. I ordered a breakfast burrito and couldn't eat the entire thing. My spouse ordered the mission breakfast and was satisfied with the eggs and bacon. We both looked at each other and said... More 

Thank Miss C
Portola Valley, California
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Service was slow but I wasn't in a hurry since I was waiting for a flight. I ordered a steak quesadilla but received a chicken quesadilla. With two glasses of wine, the bill was over $60.

Thank JLG3000
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236 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Good place to get a sit down meal at SFO while waiting for a flight. Reliable food, good manhattan cocktail. A bit pricey but expect that for airport food.

Thank ljohns27
Austin, Texas
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Came in for the usual preflight food and beverage. Was busy on a Thursday afternoon. Found a spot at the bar. Very well staffed with excellent service. They didn't let an empty spot or dirty plate linger for more than a few seconds. Didn't feel rushed though which is nice...hate it when they want to turn the tables to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 S Van Ness Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-821-8304
  • This restaurant is at San Francisco Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?