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About Pacific Catch San Mateo

A West Coast Fish House Defining the Tastes of the Pacific.

243 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Hawaiian, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday
11:00am-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00am-10:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 389-2482

Website:
http://www.pacificcatch.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour

Executive Chef:
David Gingrass

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Private Dining

Our San Mateo location offers a variety of beautiful, intimate, spaces and amenities for both celebrations and meetings.

Pacific Catch San Mateo Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Healthy (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
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Good for a Date (15)
Quick Bite (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Sports (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyable place to talk and relax.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The manager Jerry came over the greeted us and thanked us for coming. How often does that happen?? Their food is very good and they always have new and changing specials. This week they featured a salmon & avocado poke that was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Striped bass was merely OK but the accompanying arugula carried the flavor deliciously. I don;t remember the dish being listed as vegetarian but it was,

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Too high priced for mediocre food from chain restaurant. Much better places to eat in San Mateo!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food & service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful lunch by the fire pit! My pokie bowl was incredible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous food in a lovely setting. Very good value for the money. Our only suggestion is that the waitress speak more slowly and clearly. We had a really hard time understanding her.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Asian fusion was meh.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Date with my wife after the movies v

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food, the service, the decor were all excellent. The only reason this did not get an "Outstanding" rating is that it was way too warm inside the restaurant. We asked them to lower the heat, and perhaps they did, but we were still sweating when we left. But we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a very good dinner with excellent service. I've been to this restaurant several times and I've always left happy. The only downside to this particular location is that there's no place to wait. The restaurant was very crowded and it's impossible to get out of the way of diners coming and going.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was great and service attentive! I tried the 'Roasted Cauliflower' which is a free dish and it was delicious! Will have it again next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

waitress was rude . didn't really care if the bill was right or wrong. it was wrong in the calcutations

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Nothing extraordinary, just basic solid food, a typical chain restaurant

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The lobster rolls are excellent. The cocktails were disappointing, limited selection and not particularly imaginative. Beer would have been a better choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

enjoyed lunch at Pacific Catch with family. The food was very good, the ambience was good. Service was alright, the server only returned once after the meals were served. Would have been better had she been more attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were excited to try this restaurant - food was not good at all.
Ribs were too salty, fish & chips were tasteless.
I would not go back and eat there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic Food & Great Service - have been back many times. Great vegetarian options as well as non-veggie. Seafood is fresh stakes are tender.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been here a lot and this time I was let down. The food was prepared long before we got there (e.g., the rice was a congealed blob). I will go back but this was a disappointment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love the food. Excellent service! Live this place and always consistently good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Years Eve reservations and we were seated promptly. The drinks were good, the calamari was excellent as was the main course. The evening was quite enjoyable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

For a chain restaurant, Pacific Catch stands out as the food and service is good and it has a nice atmosphere which makes dining there very pleasant.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Salads were great. My husband's coconut prawns dish was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Took forever to get seated even with a reservation and once we were, the waiter only really came by to take our order and bring the check. The food is not as good as it used to be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat dinner. This time, the brown rice was under cooked and I had a difficult time chewing. That being said, this was the first time EVER that happened. Our waiter was very good as it relates to food allergies and helping us with wine selection.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wait staff needs help, either not enough training or hiring practice needs to be evaluated...food was fresh and tasted good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ok we gave this place another shot.....glad we did. Food has always been great and unlike my last visit the service was great! There was a mistake made on our order but it was quickly corrected and all was great. My family really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to coming back again. The calamari is amazing!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Holiday get together

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food is good and the service is very pleasant.. will come back again..

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I had the Mahi Mahi tacos - absolutely cold with the tortilla tasting like cardboard. They had to have been sitting out for awhile. I would have sent back if I hadn't been with a group of 6. Wrong sandwich delivered to table - had to wait for a remake. Calamari also cold - came to our table within 3 minutes of placing order. They were not made to order! I have been to Pacific Catch on a few occasions and have never been impressed with their food. I will not be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Ambiance is a nice blend of vibrant and relaxing, good place to get together with friends, a date, or family. Next to the theater and a great central location.

Tags: Healthy
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 (東京)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good lunch menu and inexpensive California wine list

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unfortunately my server wasn’t helpful. Bad mood or unhappy with his work... we go with my husband often but this time we took my mom .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place. Must haves: the Crispy Dulce de Leche "Spring Roll", and a pot of their delicious French Press coffee! Movie theater out the back door, and only 1/2 block from paid public parking lot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Pacific Catch once again offered a reliably good dining experience. One of the appetizer specials, Korean Vegetable and Shrimp Pancakes, was delicious and large enough to be my entree.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Pacific Catch in San Mateo is our favorite of all the restaurants in the area. Excellent and healthy fish tacos prepared exquisitely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great value. The menu represents a mixture of tasty seafood and other choices, designed for a young, after work, after theater clientele. Their fish tacos, fish and chips are delicious and very reasonably priced. Their vanilla, chocolate or coffee flavored mochi dessert is a must. The wait staff are attentive, friendly, and professional. I will go again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always go there for the spicy chicken tacos, love em.
Wife loves the Poke (raw fish dish).

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We just discovered this place a few months ago and come here multiple times a month. We never had a bad experience until the past dinner. My mahi mahi taco was uncooked and the waitress didn't care. All she said was "I'll just charge you for two tacos." I didn't want any compensation but rather asked that she inform management and the cooks to ensure this didn't happen again. She clearly didn't care or acted on either. She was awful, only coming to us to place our order and at the end to see if we needed anything else. Drinks were not refilled as needed and she had to be told. Hoping this was an off night for them because we drive 35 mins to this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had reservations and were sat down promptly, service was 5 stars,
food was 4 stars, crab cakes were excellent, had a few drinks and the Manhattan were very good, restaurant was comfortable and not to noisy we were able to have a conversation and were not rushed. would definitely go back.

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