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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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Pacific Catch San Mateo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Healthy (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Portion of the dish and service have rooms to improve.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

There was no parking available for my party of 3 anywhere in San Mateo. My daughter drove for over one hour visiting every garage but could not park. We wasted one hour of a special evening waiting for her join us. Our waitress told us that this happens all of the time. Take an Uber. You can't take your own vehicle to this location if you want to enjoy a relaxed dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Good food, no pressure to leave early (catching up with family and stayed 2 hours)

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening as a last minute spot for my husband's birthday. Was able to make a reservation within 30 minutes of expected time. Our server, Vinnie, was so attentive, patient and kind. The food overall was amazing. Every single dish we ordered, you could immediately taste the freshness. Would dine here again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We had dined at Pacific Catch previously, and were pleased. This visit sorely disappointed. Two of us had dishes with chicken. The chicken was so rubbery that I could not cut it with the non-serated knife that was provided. The texture and taste were awful. Both of us with the chicken removed it from our meals and set it on an extra plate at the table. There was a large pile of chicken, and our server never inquired about it or asked how our meal was. The restaurant was filled with families with small children and was very loud. It was an unpleasant experience all the way around.

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

Food was not good. The server and staff are friendly but the food is not worth going for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Overall we had a great time. Met up with another couple with kids and it worked out well for all of us.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We love the food here its so fresh and healthy and just great! Thank you!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The place was rather dirty and the service was awful. Food was ok but we won't be going back. Bathrooms were a disaster with no toilet paper and none of the hostess seemed to care. Not a very friendly place. And it is very noisey.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2017

This was our first time here. The food and service were great. Unfortunately we we seated next to a large and very loud group of children. We didn't let them ruin our evening. We are looking forward to our next time here

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Delicious poke dishes! A personal favorite and we will return soon for more!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Try the fish tacos with sweet potato fries: Cabo shrimp, Mahi Mahi, and steak.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Reasonable prices for fresh and delicious tasting food. Creative drink menu. Friendly professional staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2016

I enjoy Pacific Catch. It's a kid favorite with edamame and pretzel goldfish provided to snack on while you wait for entrees. The pokes are tasty, and I usually enjoy the salmon special. Good cocktails and for daytime unsweetened passion fruit iced tea. Service can be spotty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Appreciate server's patience in trying several time to get our orders. We've not seen each other for so long that it's hard for us to stop talking instead of looking at the menu for our orders. However, wine, food, service and location is perfect!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2016

To be fair. My ratings are low because I didn't make it to my reservation due to the nightmarish parking situation in that area at that time. There was no parking in any of the area garages or in the street. Very frustrating. Drove away when I was 30 min late for my reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Visit often ....always very good! Super wait staff .....Adam was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Steak & chicken tacos much too salty for me (low salt diet)

I had one of each and while they tasted fine as I was eating them, all the rest of the evening I was very thirsty and the next morning I noticed my hands & face were a bit swollen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Very nice table with minimal noise. Great food and the complimentary birthday dessert was awesome!! Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Our server was not good at all, but I would return because the food was delicious and I would ask for Vinnie to be our server. He was not our server that evening but he was kind enough to attend to us when our server was MIA.

Everyone has a bad day/night so I am not sure if she had to many tables or it was a bad evening for her.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in San Mateo, eat there frequently. I also love restaurants that use open table for reservations, so easy and convenient. Pacific Catch does a great job, has something for everyone, very interesting bar specials. Shouldn't be missed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2016

It was our second visit there since our old favorite (the fish market restaurant) went off the rails. We especially like the poke and the fish tacos, although the dishes including the trout entree tend to be a little 'oversauced' imho. Service was a gold star as it was last time, so definitely a feature that prompts a return visit for us. It can be noisy there on a busy night but when any restaurant is full, its something to expect. Tends to be a little pricey for the amount of food, but fresh fish is not a cheap commodity. I recommend you try it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2016

I'm a regular here and usually it's pretty good but this time we went for dinner with some friends and the most expensive item rib eye steak was thin and overdone we asked for medium rare and it came out well and tough , the kimchi rice was too salty couldn't eat after 2 bites.
we will only go here for happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Love Pacific Catch. Great drinks selection with delicious food. It's right across the theater. It's a great place to grab a bite before or after the movie. Favorite drink is Pisco Sour. Favorite food is mix catch basket as well as the poke chirashi. Give them a try and you won't be disappointed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Our waitress was very attentive and very friendly. She was patient in answering all the questions I had on some of the dishes. What she didn't know, she found the answers and relayed them to me. I forgot her name, sorry. But, I remember her well. She was tall with short hair that was pink! Please relay my thank you to her for me. Parking complex was conveniently close to the restaurant, which makes it a plus to return to dine again at this San Mateo Pacific Catch.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We made reservation for after the movie (Arrival was great) and were seated immediately. My manhattan was really good and the food was great. It was a bit noisy for me, but it was tolerable. Not conducive for discussing the movie, but fun people watching.

We like the food and it so convenient to the theater.

Tags: Seasonal, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Been here twice and impressed both times. Food is good, bar is well stocked. Fun place.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I've found that all the Pacific Catch restaurants are consistently good. Each is a great place to have a late lunch or an early dinner (when so many other restaurants close after 2 pm and then don't reopen until 5 pm).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Headed there for Friday dinner and had a wonderful meal. All fresh ingredients and tasty food combined with friendly service.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great place. Always love the food and cocktails. Friendly staff and since I was eating alone they didn't make me feel weird! They didn't ask if someone was joining me and i seemed very welcome. Great place for 1, 2 or a whole group!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2016

We used to go here all of the time but the food is not great any more and the service is nice but not accurate at all. The past three times have been a disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Love going to Pacific Catch - always a good meal and service is very quick for lunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Good food and service. Overall very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Everything was good overall - it was weird that they ran out of water glasses and had to give us all plastic! Sorta of strange in a restaurant like this.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2016

This is such a wonderful restaurant. We went quite early so it wasn't to busy or loud, our food was wonderful as was the service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2016

I have gone here just a few times. Liked it as a late lunch because more quiet then. Hostess attentive. Wait staff pleasant. Fish and chips good but small pieces of fish. Sweet potato fries yum as was their dessert. Appreciate they have Thanx loyalty program.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The salmon salad was real good, the Korean sticky ribs ok Vietnamese sandwich was ok and the sushi roll was average at best.the happy hour Monday to Friday is good

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Great service and cocktails! Food is good, but it's not as good as before. Maybe they had an off night on my last visit with friends.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2016

A very good lunch - the food was really good and the service was much better than my last visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2016

I requested a table on the back patio for a birthday surprise on a weeknight, and the staff were great and seated a group of four before myself and the birthday boy showed up, and he was totally surprised! The food here is healthy, tasty, creative, and a good value. Love Pacific Catch!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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