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san mateo prime

174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
+1 650-558-8918
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“creamed corn” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse
174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Exceeded all expectations. A car full of our hungry, weary airport arrivals, and a freeway of traffic. This let us have a quiet, relaxing dinner and enjoy a new find. We are prime rib fans (House of Prime Rib in SF, other places on the...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The meat was really excellent. One of the best prime I had in a long time. The wine selection is also very good. Friendly service. A good experience and I can recommend this place. Try one of the steaks - they are delicious!

Thank Pat1970512
Reviewed 28 July 2016

located in downtown san mateo; parking is not too bad of an issue; but if you want really good prime rib, this is the place to go; service is great; side dishes are delicious; recommend the baked potato and creamed spinach

Thank smdiner
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were first diners until a large Asian group came in. Server not very attentive to us. Had to wait to order as he was catering to the big party. When we got our food, had to send back as it was cold. Server upset...More

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I love the meat but in this place is amazing!!! The service is very good too!!! I want to try different dishes.... I need to come back!

Thank Teresa651
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We came here for Mother's Day. This place is the same owner as Broadway Prime. The meat is fresh, thick and you have choices of your sides. I love their popovers! The salad is just ok but what I love is their New York cut....More

Thank hrdabster
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Wait staff and bar were excellent. The salad was over dressed to my liking. I would prefer to have the dressing on the side. Prime rib was cooked to my order. So delicious that I barely ate my side orders of garlic mashed potatoes and...More

Thank TexasMama L
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Best Prime Rib and Service I have experienced in about 20 years! The food is perfect, the drinks are perfect, the ambiance is just right, the service is spot on...Don't change anything!

1  Thank Edi M
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Having been to their sister restaurant, Broadway Prime", I was expecting a similar pleasant ambience. San Mateo Prime is very basic in that department. Like, basically a bare room with tables and chairs and not much else going on. It looks more like a temporary...More

Thank Tretower424
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I'v had dinner in Sam Mateo prime a few times, mostly when i didn't want to drive up to San francisco to the House of Prime Rib, or down to Palo alto to Sundance, the Prime Rib is good, bit not as good as the...More

Thank Nissan C
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-558-8918
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