Food & Drink in San Mateo

Jamba Juice—43% Off Freshly Squeezed Juice

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.69 $3.25

Freshly squeezed juices are delicious, nutritious and a great way to get daily vitamins and minerals your body needs to fuel the day.

Papa John's Pizza – Up to 49% Off Pizza and Ice Cream

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Up to 77% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

(137)

During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

(236)

Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

Up to 38% Off Three-Course Fondue Dinner at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

(779)

Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

50% Off Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

(123)

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

Up to 50% Off at Uncle Chen Restaurant

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Up to 50% Off at Cajun House

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

50% Off Sandwiches at The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop

San Mateo

$6 $3

(53)

Hearty steak sandwiches made with sirloin and provolone or American cheese on toasted rolls straight from Philadelphia

Up to 48% Off American Cuisine at Broadway Grill

Broadway Grill

Burlingame

$30 $19

Restaurant serves classic American dishes, such as aged steaks, hearty burgers, and glazed meatloaf

IT'S-IT Ice Cream – Up to 45% Off Ice-Cream Sandwiches and Cookies

It's-It Ice Cream

Burlingame

$18 $10

(150)

Savor iconic chocolate-dipped ice-cream sandwiches and original oatmeal cookies made from a 1920s-era recipe

60% Off Chocolate Tasting and Tour in Burlingame

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream

Broadway Burlingame

$100 $40

(135)

Guides lead tour of candy kitchen before demonstrating how to make chocolates, followed by a tasting.

Up to 40% Off Italian Cuisine at Fattoria E Mare

Fattoria E Mare

Burlingame

$50 $30

Rotating selection of Italian and European dishes featuring the freshest California ingredients in a sleek, spacious setting

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill' – 40% Off Steakhouse Cuisine

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

Belmont

$75 $45

Signature steakhouse and seafood cuisine includes mesquite-broiled steaks, prime rib of beef, scallops, and daily fish selections

Never Too Latte – 44% Off English Tea

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

$70 $39

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

Up to 49% Off at La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$10.08 $5.20

Mexican food served during breakfast through dinner includes eggs with chorizo, tacos and burritos, and fresh salads

33% Off at Patio Filipino Restaurant

Patio Filipino Restaurant

San Bruno

$30 $20

Eatery featured in Saveur serves saffron-infused paella and other traditional eats

Chin's Restaurant – 35% Off Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

Up to 45% Off at Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Redwood Shores

$16 $9

(23)

Beer, wine, coffee, and variety drinks paired with salads and sides such as sweet-potato fries, fresh fruit, or soups; outdoor patio

Up to Half Off at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

$20 $11

(37)

Steamy bowls of the eatery's signature ramen come topped with a soft-boiled egg, and are available in six different flavor profiles

50% Off at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

50% Off at Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co.

Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co.

El Granada

$20 $10

Enjoy traditional salt water taffy made in flavors such as blueberry muffin or espresso, paired with candy such as Pop Rocks and Abba Zabas

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Brazzle Berry

Brazzle Berry

Strawflower Center

$10 $5

All-natural frozen yogurt topped with fruit, nuts, and candy

Up to 50% Off Brazzle Berry

Brazzle Berry

El Granada

$8 $4

Fresh fruits, nuts, and candies allow patrons to customize cups of all-natural yogurt in 22 rotating flavors

Up to 39% Off Burgers at Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Half Moon Bay

$30.90 $19

Half-pound burgers topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon, and swiss cheese served in a 100-year-old inn

Up to 42% Off Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine at El Toro Loco

El Toro Loco

Sharp Park

$30 $19

Fish tacos, shrimp burritos, and vegetarian offerings fill the Mexican menu; Peruvian offerings lean toward savory grilled meat

Up to 50% Off Juice Cleanse from Antiquity Juices

Antiquity Juices

Pacifica

$26 $13

Produced with no heat or preservatives, these juices have what you need to kickstart or promote a healthier lifestyle

44% Off Pizza and Wine Packages at Woodside Vineyards

Woodside Vineyards

Menlo Park

$80 $45

(5)

Sip on five varietals of locally-crafted wine made from grapes harvested off vines that have thrived in Woodside for nearly 130 years

$10 for Two Dozen Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $10

(851)

Hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

Up to 45% Off at Dim Sum King

Dim Sum King

Daly City

$20 $12

(619)

Cantonese-style small plates from barbecue-pork buns to deep-fried shrimp dumplings

45% Off Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

38% Off Italian Food at Caffe Riace

Caffe Riace

Palo Alto

$40 $25

(350)

Guests can enjoy Italian meals in the dining room or at shaded tables on a patio dotted with sculptures

50% Off Tasting Tour for 2 at Alegio Chocolaté /Claudio Corallo

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(106)

Guides tell visitors the story of Alegio's history and African cacao plantation while sharing 12 samples of all-natural chocolate

Buca di Beppo - 10% Off

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Up to 67% Off Eddie Griffin Comedy Show

The Legends of Comedy Tour starring Eddie Griffin

The Historic Bal Theatre

$106.74 $35

Live_logo

Undercover Brother Eddie Griffin joins with local comedians to delight audiences with a night of hilarious standup

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill of $50 or More

Padi Restaurant & Catering

San Leandro

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your total bill of $50 or more; valid Monday–Thursday

Up to 50% Off Chinese Food at Kai Bistro

Kai Bistro

San Leandro

$20 $11

Chinese restaurant serves classic fare, such as egg rolls, wonton soup, and Szechuan-style dishes, as well as tonkatsu and teriyaki meals

Papa John's – East Bay - Up to 44% Off Pizza Dinner

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Pasta Pelican

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

(246)

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

Up to 68% Off French-Fusion Dinner at Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

$118 $39

(785)

Green-peppercorn beef ribeye, coq au vin, or tilapia with lemon dill weed sauce take center stage in this French culinary fete

Crabaholic – 25% Off Cajun Seafood and Drinks

Crabaholic

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

(309)

Creole-style crawfish boils, oysters, crab legs, and an international drink list of beers, wines, and sakes

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

50% Off Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

Up to 52% Off at The Cupcake Shoppe

The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

(129)

Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos Uruapan

Tacos Uruapan

Industrial Parkway

$10 $5

(257)

A family-run taqueria serves feasts of pork al pastor, marinated steak and chicken, veggie burritos, and fresh shrimp and fish plates

Lite Bite – Healthy Meal Plans

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

$29.50 $29

(148)

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

Oola Restaurant & Bar – Up to 42% Off

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

$50 $29

(1402)

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

Up to 49% Off from Pub Crawl San Francisco

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop – 45% Off Donuts

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Nob Hill

$22 $12

(1230)

Mix and match one dozen donuts from a glass window-front showcase

Garçon – $15 Off French Bistro Cuisine

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle – 43% Off

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

Panhandle

$70 $40

(720)

Rolls such as the Papa San, a spicy California roll topped with lightly seared sea bass, plus rolls that feature truffle dressing and aioli

Nihon Whisky Lounge – Up to 40% Off

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Membership

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

48% Off Organic Produce

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

$33 $17

(115)

Delivered Organic Produce

Never Too Latte – 40% Off Coffee and Food

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

Chouchou—French Dinner for Two

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Up to 37% Off Italian Cuisine at Fiore Caffe

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Gelato Tasting with Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

$9.75 $9.75

(25)

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

30% Off at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

20% Off Healthy Fast Food at Darn Good Food

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

38% Off Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

45% Off at Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

San Francisco

$5 $2.75

Organic soft serve in flavors such as classic vanilla, stone-ground chocolate, and Twin Girls plum fill handmade butter cones

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at Izakaya Roku

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

30% Off at Escape From New York Pizza – Castro St. Location

Escape From New York Pizza

Castro

$20 $14

(240)

Make a custom pizza with toppings such as roasted garlic, jalapenos, and applewood-smoked bacon, or order one of 14 specialty pies

Up to 52% Off Wine and Wine Tastings for Two

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

(112)

Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

50% Off Szechuan-Style Chinese Food at Grand Hot Pot Lounge

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

$30 $15

(27)

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

50% Off Rustic Dinner and Wine at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$100 $50

(746)

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

Up to 54% Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

(290)

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

House of Bagels – Up to 50% Off

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

$15.90 $8

(471)

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Dino & Santino's

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

(410)

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Up to 30% Off Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

(262)

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

$59 for Seasonal Tasting Menu at Radio Africa & Kitchen

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

$100 $59

(159)

Long-time chef brings Ethiopian influences from his homeland to a seasonal menu that changes weekly.

50% Off Gourmet Sliders from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

$30 $15

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at IceBee

IceBee

SoMa

$10 $5

(607)

Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

First Crush – 38% Off Brunch

First Crush

Downtown

$40 $25

(817)

Coconut pancakes topped with homemade mango jam and Dungeness crab sliders can be toasted with mimosas made from California bubbly

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When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

2 N B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

With three food trucks and a brick-and-mortar locale, CurryUpNow dishes up the street fare of India with creatively presented, colorful dishes. The restaurant menu comprises traditional street fare and creative takes on classics. Chefs turn the fillings of the deconstructed samosa—a popular original dish—inside out before topping it with garbanzo-bean curry and chutney-tamarind sauce to be scooped up by four mini samosas. They craft fusion dishes, folding chicken tikka masala made with 100 percent organic white chicken into burritos, and piling two- and three-item thali platters with curried eats. The menu's offerings include vegan options, and most can be made with a choice of chicken, ground halal beef or vegetarian options: paneer—a traditional farmers' cheese—and aloo, or potatoes. The entire repertoire is medium spiced, and brave-tongued people can request it spicy, or kick it up all the way to Desi hot, which infuses dishes with ghost peppers, habanero, and volcano tears.

129 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

Drawing inspiration and flavors from Chinese cuisine, Uncle Chen Restaurant's chefs dedicate themselves to crafting a menu accessible to virtually any palate or diet. Crispy duck, shredded pork, and tender beef highlight a fair portion of the menu, but the pages also include more than 28 vegetarian-friendly entrees with tofu, vegetables, or housemade rice noodles in the same selection of aromatic sauces. Many of the meals incorporate onion, ginger, or mushrooms for their distinctive and savory flavors, but the chefs can also forge entrees with fiery doses of chili peppers.

The dining room embraces a calm, understated atmosphere with its neutral tones and framed pieces of parchment with Chinese characters. Wall stencils of budding tree branches add a naturalistic touch to the serene ambiance, and a handful of verdant plants provides the restaurant with a hyper-local supply of homemade oxygen.

40 42nd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Dinner can be a hectic affair, and some families find that getting a filling, nutritious meal onto the table every night is sometimes exhausting. Knowing that dining out every night can quickly break the budget, entrepreneur Jay Cornwall decided to bridge the gap between takeout and at-home meals with a menu of freshly prepared pasta, ravioli, sauce, and entrees that can be fashioned into a full meal in less than 10 minutes. Every day, his chefs create a selection of 24 pastas, 15 sauces, and a signature entree, as well as mac 'n' cheese and lasagna. Chefs also curate a range of sides, bread, and wine, and even offer pairing advice on complementary flavors.

125 E 4th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Mancora Cebicheria is the joint effort from a pair of restaurateurs eager to show to the world the colorful dishes and diverse flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Head chefs Marcelo and Michael cure morsels of seafood with a marinade called "leche de tigre"⎯a blend of pepper sauce, zesty lime juice, and sea salt along with a written warning against ever attempting to actually milk a tiger. Grilled steaks share plate space with sides of fried bananas, roasted garlic, and pasta covered in basil pesto. Along with fresh seafood, corn finds its way into dishes throughout the menu, whether garnishing ceviche plates with huge kernels of choclo or in glasses of purple corn chicha morada juice.

2319 S El Camino Real
San Mateo,
CA
US

Tuttimelon—a name derived from an Italian portmanteau referring to combining fruits—cloaks a variety of nonfat frozen yogurts with fistfuls of fresh berries, kiwi, and mango. Swirl architects dispense cool towers of eight gluten-free frozen yogurts in flavors such as peach and sugar-free chocolate. To protect themselves from spoons and vengeful arctic explorers, yogurts don cloaks of toppings including graham-cracker crumbs and rainbow sprinkles. Tuttimelon's icy concoctions contain eight times the National Yogurt Association's requirements for live and active cultures, which aid in boosting immune systems and joint health.

165 E 4th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

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