Restaurants in San Mateo

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

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

Up to 42% Off Lunch or Brunch at Noelani's

Noelani’s

San Carlos

$30 $18

(110)

Hawaiian eatery captures tastes & sounds of the islands with live music & signature dishes such as kaka'ako nachos or guava-marinated steak

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

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

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

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 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

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

$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

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Catering Services When You Rent The Venue At Full Price

High Street Station Cafe

Alameda

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 10% off catering services when you rent the venue at full price

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 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

2G Japanese Brasserie – Up to 42% Off

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$50 $29

(128)

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

The Pink Elephant – 50% Off Brunch

The Pink Elephant

San Francisco

$50 $25

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

Nook – 30% Off Cafe Food and Beverages

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill

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

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

40% Off Casual American Food at Slider's Diner

Slider's Diner

San Francisco

$20 $12

Casual and crowd-pleasing dishes such as country-style fried chicken, chili cheeseburgers, and milkshakes made with real ice cream

Up to 57% Off Caña Cuban Parlor

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

$104 $47

(81)

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

52% Off American Comfort Food at Butter

Butter

SoMa

$25 $12

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

50% Off at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

$40 $20

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

Up to 42% Off Mediterranean Food at Goood Frikin Chicken

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

$30 $19

(543)

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

Up to 47% Off Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner at Melody

Melody

Bernal Heights

$30 $18

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

32% Off Fondue at at Melt!

Melt!

North Beach

$72 $49

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

Sushi Rock – 40% Off Meal for Two

Sushi Rock

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(889)

Nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls, as well as teriyaki entrees and special tempura house rolls

Up to 40% Off at Arabian Nights Restaurant

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

$30 $18

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

35% Off Soul Food at Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Filmore Jazz District

$20 $13

(824)

Chef brings her grandmother’s original soul-food recipes to life with her take on Southern classics, including veggie and vegan options

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

$40 $20

(18)

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

Up to 52% Off at Jacob's Diner

Jacob’s Diner

San Francisco

$25 $15

(5)

American food—including breakfast and burgers—paired with custom cocktails

46% Off Chef's Tasting Menu at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

$72 $39

Chef's tasting menu rotates based on fresh catches, but includes miso soup, edamame, tempura, cucumber salad, sushi roll, & sashimi sampling

40% Off at North Beach Gyros

North Beach Gyros

North Beach Gyro

$20 $12

From an open kitchen, chefs serve up Mediterranean favorites such as falafel wraps, lamb kebabs, and chicken gyros in a casual eatery

Half Off Pan-Asian Food at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

$40 $20

(1060)

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$10 at Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

North Beach

$25 $10

(796)

Multicultural pub serves Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb sagwala alongside 200 beers and local wines

50% Off Egyptian Fare at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

$30 $15

(157)

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

Up to 41% Off Seafood at Craw Station

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

$75.98 $45

(573)

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

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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

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

There's no one way to create the perfect hot dog, at least not at Fletch's. Sure, their cooks start with the basic Chicago-style toppings—mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickle, sport peppers, and celery salt—but that's only the foundation. From there, they can add a dollop of chili, sprinkle on cheese, or twist the hot dog like a balloon animal. They top beef, turkey, chicken, or veggie burger patties with your choice of condiments, and, upon customer request, they make cream puffs for dessert. Fletch's menu includes meals for dine-in, delivery, or catering.

385 2nd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's create circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

9 43rd Ave.
San Mateo,
CA
US

The cooks at Tenka Japanese Restaurant grill squid, deep-fry oysters, and assemble raw orders of sushi with the steady hands of a brain surgeon building a house of cards. Sushi rolls can grow around simple cores of tuna and cucumber or more piquant fillings like spicy mayonnaise, asparagus, or shrimp tempura. For even more robust flavor, the cooks skewer beef after first marinating it in soy sauce and sake, or deep-fry pork cutlets and add them to curry rice.

246 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

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