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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-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00am-11:00pm

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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
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Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Healthy (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

That food was good and reasonable .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good, fresh food that was served quickly and reasonably priced. Service was decent but stretched perhaps a bit thin.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service!!! Our waitress have amazing recommendations which didn’t disappoint

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food. Our waiter was helpful and patient. Gave a discount ($2) for wine that was on menu 2015 for $40 but delivered a 2016 to the table. I always check, it matters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took my 22 year old for first time and he loved it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All was great - the front of the house was not well trained - we had a reservation and she/they ignored us for 20 minutes, but our waitress was really good. We still made it in time for our movie afterward.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The lighting in the corner booth was terrible..... To dark.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

While I love the food, there is something off in the kitchen. Twice now for lunch, when they are not even busy, the food just takes forever . On both occasions we were comped dishes bc of the delay. My boss had to get up and ask after 45 min of waiting for fish and chips.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent service and fresh fish prepared expertly! Great for the whole family! Love the edamame and pretzel fish on the table ... kept the two year old happy (and sort of healthy) until dinner arrived (which was fast)!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place to meet up with friends for a healthy meal

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We came here for the 1st time and were able to be seated in Happy House section. The food came and portions were all good size and tasted delicious. California Poke was a bit salty and the calamari was soggy but everything else we ordered was delicious. We would totally come back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food at Pacific Catch is fantastic, the service is friendly. Unfortunately, it's still a very chaotic experience. We had a reservation on a Friday evening, but that didn't secure us a table. We still had to wait in the foyer for about 20 mins for our table along with a lot of others who also said they had a reservation. The other issue is the noise level. This is a lively place with bar and dining in one room which is not super large. Don't come on a busy night if you want to chat. Last, because it was so crowded, servers were trying to cover too many tables. We waited an overly long time between requests and delivery. Our server kept apologizing for the wait. The whole meal felt very disorganized. Come for excellent food and loud, lively ambience - be assured you will get it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Pacific Catch in San Mateo continues to be a superior restaurant to find and enjoy fresh seafood, prepared uniquely and well. The wait staff was attentive and able to describe the entrees. The dining area is relaxed abd private and conducive to conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have dined at the Pacific Catch in Corte Madera many times, but this was a first-time visit to the San Mateo location. I have to say, we were very pleased with the experience. We had family visiting and they were very impressed with the food. I would recommend this location to friends and would visit again if in the area. The ONLY downside is the parking downtown is a bit trying, but it was a Saturday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food - love their poke bowl. Nice lively ambient on a Friday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Convenient, clean, healthy portions, pleasant decor, friendly service staff. Exceeded expectations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I've been here a few times and have always enjoyed the food and service never had an issue .....until this last time. We were seated in a booth along the bar area which we did not have a problem with until we realized the service would be a problem. Out waiter was the bartender so understandably he was very busy making drinks for the entire place and also waiting on the tables in the bar area and our booth. I think he did a pretty good job considering but unfortunately we didn't receive the same service we have in the past. He gave us water but did not offer us flat and sparkling like they usually have done and he forgot one of my daughters water cup so we had to remind him 2x. The food was great, my very young daughters love the fish & chips and they also love (and look forward to) the small dish of edamame and pretzel fishies they've given us each time we visit...so they were upset when we did not get that this time. We ordered our food and kept it simple which all came out great but he forgot our Calamari appetizer which is what I was looking forward to more than anything and actually the reason I decided to come in again. He apologized and asked if we still wanted it but we all had our food at that point. The worst was watching our neighboring table enjoy their calamari. Our food was great as usual and he did make a great margarita but unfortunately I think playing the double role of bartender and waiter affected his service. I don't blame him so much, I think a manager should not expect one person to play a double role especially when the bar area was busy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Creative menu with blend of Asian and Mexican dishes. Salmon Tamale was delicious. Poke was fresh and well seasoned. Loved the very refreshing Blueberry Lemonade.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

First time here. Thank goodness we had a reservation. Very busy all evening. Food and service were very good. Plan on going again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great tasting. I got the tacos and thy were delicious. Different specials all the time so can always get something new and amazing tasting!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I love Pacific Catch; I'm never disappointed. Their quality is consistent, and I haven't had a bad meal or even a marginal meal there. It's my go-to place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Usually a good meal but the salmon I had was like shoe leather. Husbands simple order of two Baja tacos was incorrect when it arrived. Prices are not reflected in either the service or the food anymore. We will try again but it the repeats I'm afraid Pacific Catch will be

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous poke, better than what I had last month in Hawaii!

Wonderful drinks; good, casual atmosphere.

Calamari appetizer is unusual and particularly good also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was excellent. We were visiting the area and came on a recommendation. Food was fresh and tasty. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance all exceeded my expectations. I will be dining at Pacific Catch again!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The seafood here is as excellent as one would expect from its name. The different pokes are delicious, with some for those who like spicy food and those who don't. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent service. Took my grandmother out to dinner and we had her walker with us. They accommodated us by seating us near a wall that had space for her walker next to the table. Manager bought us dessert which was a pleasant surprise!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had two toddlers, and the waitress and manager did a great job making us feel welcome, because dining with toddlers isn't always fun! One of the reasons we chose 4:00, as to not interfere with other diners!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Just not great food. I wish it were better because it's a fun environment.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Made a reservation on line. They were ready for us when we came. Got a great table by the window. Started with a flavorful Mai Tai. My friend had the salmon, which she loved. I had the tacos which were stuffed and very tasty. Our server Vinny was excellent. Both attentive and pleasant. It was a good time and we will definitely stop in again before an evening movie.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent evening with family – group of five. Definitely recommend making reservations. I requested table in less noisy section. And, they did not disappoint. Fabulous front corner booth – ample room for five of us . Delicious appetizers, and entrées. Obviously, heavy emphasis on fish. However, my mom loves their pork ribs salad bowl. Fun place for groups or a date. Wide variety of menu options. Can't wait to go back! Overall, service was good too. Only criticism, was that our appetizers came out before our bottle of wine was served. Though, it did come shortly after. Take advantage of their half-price Tuesday night wine by the bottle.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Alex the manager went above and beyond and made sure my reservations request was seen through. Alex had a nice spot reserved for my special occasion. Furthermore the hostess and waitress were awesome. Thank you so much for such another great wonderful experience.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Pacific Catch has never disappointed. Try the fish tacos!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We ordered 10 appetizers for dinner for the 5 of us. They were all delicious, except for the salmon pokie, which seemed old. However, the waitress noticed we didn't eat it and inquired. She would up taking it off our bill, even though I told her it wasn't necessary.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Absolutely love this place. They have excellent pokes and sushi as well. But there are all kinds of other options for those who don't prefer seafood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Dinner and a movie!
Nice!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I am not over-impressed with PC. The food is ok, but nothing to make me want to come back.

On the evening we were there, our server was a bit ditzy (I kept saying a GLASS of sparkling wine; first he comes with a bottle of NOMAL wine -? - and opens it even though I asked if it was sparkling. Then he comes back with a BOTTLE of sparkling wine. And I had to tell him again it was just 1 glass). But he was quite sweet making sure my niece got her birthday dessert with candle.

Also it was pretty hot out, and it seemed like the a/c was not up to the task.

Probably wouldn't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

the Pacific Catch Mai Tai is the bomb! like drinking liquid gold! Sweet and delicious.
We shared appetizers and all were really good, my favorite was the Korean Ribs , cooked to perfection and sticky! Hubs really enjoyed a new appetizer, salmon dip. It was very very nice, and you spread it on Endive or Chips. creamy, smooth with hunks of salmon! We also had a shrimp avocado roll, it was perfect

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our return to Pacific Catch was typically fantastic! Very good and creative Asian fusion cuisine, great drinks and superb service! We will be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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