Millbrae Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Millbrae

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Millbrae is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, just west of San Francisco Bay, with San Bruno on the north and Burlingame on the south. The population was 21,536 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Millbrae

1. Millbrae Pancake House

1301 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-1410 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 650-589-2080
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Millbrae Pancake House

Reviewed By sydette - Benson, Arizona

Because of the wonderful reviews we decided to try this restaurant for dinner tonight I ordered one of the local favorites, why? I'll never know. Country Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad and garlic toast. The salad should have come first, instead it all came out at the same time. Meat and potatoes were just warm, not piping hot. vegetables cold. salad was iceberg lettuce in big chunks including the core of a head of lettuce. Would I go again? No! My husband had the Patty Melt. His was okay. Extremely disappointed!

2. Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 650-347-5733
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Stella Alpina Osteria

Reviewed By nanita30 - Brookline, Massachusetts

Terrific authentic Italian food in a cozy, upscale white tablecloth room. Casual or a little dressed up it is a lovely spot for a friendly gathering or special occasion.
We started with an antipasto. Excellent cheese, prosciutto, roasted fresh peppers and salami on a nice wood board was seconded by superb melt in your mouth gnocchi that was booked in butter, brown sugar and truffle. It was simply to die for.the risotto special with shrimp and scallop did not skimp on either. I shared the smoked pork ragu with rigatoni which was so rich and flavorful I could only finish a small portion of it.
All the food was excellent as was he service. The restaurant ant is a very busy place and rightfully so. Hard to find great Italian food, but we did.

3. West Coast Cafe

466 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4437 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 650-588-1912
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

West Coast Cafe

Reviewed By hancouk

Well... a genuinely warm welcome, a happy waiter who smiled as he worked, made suggestions on menu items but not in a robotic fashion often experienced.

Delicious wine. Fantastic soup to start (tomato/chicken, with small pearls of pasta) and a main entree of sausage and fettuccini. Great bread to wipe up the pasta sauce flavors afterwards.

Good brief conversation with other diners and also the chef too.

There is a reason this place is so highly regarded in this area. The reason is the people, because they make this a number 1 in my mind.

Such good quality food and service!!

4. Nini's Coffee Shop

1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 650-348-9578
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Nini's Coffee Shop

Reviewed By TTZulu - Marshalltown, Iowa

- Great breakfast options ( Omelets, Biscuits and Gravy is what we had)
- Friendly Staff
- Wait times can be long (15min to 20min despite it being 10am)
- Parking can be a challenge too as its in a residential neighbourhood - but if you drive around long enough, you can find a spot.
- Definitely check it out if in San Matteo

5. Boudin Bakery & Cafe

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, Location 9, Unit C, San Bruno, CA 94128 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +1 650-871-2515
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Boudin Bakery & Cafe

Reviewed By SusiefromCrucible - Columbia, MD

We flew to San Francisco to start a cruise, no time to visit the Fisherman's Wharf Boudin as on many previous visits. We noticed the little Boudin at the airport, bought sandwiches for lunch on the way to our hotel. We had forgotten how good the sourdough was in San Francisco....sandwiches delicious, cookies wonderful, fast and friendly service. We only wish that we were flying out of San Fran after the cruise so that we could take some loaves home with us!

6. In-N-Out Burger

11 Rollins Rd, Millbrae, CA 94030-3112 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 308 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By Cewalsing - Cornelius, North Carolina

For fast food, this is a great option. Limited selection, staying true to the In-N-Out concept. Ate a double decker with onion and I was completely stoked about flavor. Juicy burger, melted cheese, and quick service (considering the close to airport location.) In not a super huge fan of the fries, but they get an A+ for what they were (can't be mad that they aren't my preference on fry...the west coast doesn't have Chic-Fil-A like we do on every corner on the easy coast.) You can't beat the prices, the restrooms were clean, location is convenient, and the service was kind and fast...most of all, it was delicious which is why we're all here, right? I wouldn't typically recommend stuffing your face into a burger...but maybe you should if you're in CA for the first time like me!

7. Jack's Restaurant and Bar

1050 Admiral Ct, Ste A, San Bruno, CA 94066-5813 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night +1 650-589-2222
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 204 reviews

Jack's Restaurant and Bar

We’re here seven days a week. We want you to feel comfortable coming in any time. All of those days. For breakfast, lunch or dinner. We want to be the place you come to for an omelet and coffee before work, a cocktail and appetizers after, a quick bite for lunch or dinner, or a burger and a beer before or after the movie. We want to be the place for a dressed-up meal when you’re trying to impress that special someone. And we want to be the place where you hold your business meetings or celebrate life’s milestones — birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings and more.

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

I had just arrived in SF after a cross-country flight and was starved. I was looking for some traditional ‘American’ cuisine. I saw the online menu at Jack’s and walked over from my nearby motel. I’m glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the meatloaf which was served atop mashed potatoes, topped with crispy onion rings. I ordered a side salad which was very good. My server, Jonathan, was most professional and friendly. The atmosphere can be described as an upscale diner. Prices are not cheap, but fair for the quality and amount of food received.

8. Crepevine

1310 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4109 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 650-344-1310
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Crepevine

Reviewed By CruzanHamilton - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

First time visit and I am hooked! Great tasting with many health food choices inclusive of the freshly made Carrot Juice. Compliments to the manager and his well-trained staff who focused on making sure you had a great experience!

Try the Spinach Crepe with Grilled Chicken
DEFINITE Recommend if you are in the area!!!!

9. Toto's Restaurant & Pizzeria

1690 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-5356 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 650-873-8686
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Toto's Restaurant & Pizzeria

Reviewed By Steve R - Orlando, Florida

Went there for dinner last night and had a great dinning experience. Joel who took my order was very nice, friendly and with great recommendations. I opted to go with the small pizza with mushrooms and it was plenty for even 2 people. Very fresh ingredients as well as great pricing. A bottle of local red wine for $14, not a bad deal. Highly recommend going there!

10. New England Lobster Market & Eatery

824 Cowan Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010-1205 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 650-873-9000
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

New England Lobster Market & Eatery

New England Lobster Market & Eatery is an authentic east coast seafood experience in the San Francisco area. We started in the wholesale business delivering quality seafood at a great value and took that experience to serve customers at our restaurant. Whether you're shopping at the market or grabbing a meal at the eatery, when you visit you'll discover live Maine lobsters, Dungeness crabs, mussels and more. Diners at our restaurant love the dressed lobster rolls, lobster corn chowder and crab nachos. We welcome families and can accommodate business group and parties in our space. We also serve beer, wine and champagne to complement your meal. As long-time merchants in the wholesale shellfish business, we are able to consistently delight our customers with great prices and superb products. We promise you won't find an experience like ours anywhere else in the Bay Area! Eatery Hours: 11am-9pm daily

Reviewed By sunjoe075 - Princeton, New Jersey

I visited on a Friday at lunch time. The place is like a typical road side stand you see in New England. I ordered soup and salad. They are fresh and tasty but nothing spectacular. I like the setting. There are out door seatings as well. Across the Westin hotel, you can see SFO take off and landing. Will come back for their sandwich the next trip.

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