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The 8 Best Seafood Restaurants Near San Mateo

Updated: December 9, 2021

Figuring out which ones are San Mateo’s finest restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Gao Viet Kitchen & Bar

Vietnamese, $$, San MateoVietnamese, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

C Food Crush

Asian Fusion, $$, San MateoAsian Fusion, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Seapot 海中锅

Asian, $$, San MateoAsian, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Thonglor Thai Bistro

Thai, $$, San MateoThai, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

The Fish Market - San Mateo

American, $$, San MateoAmerican, $$San Mateo, Parkside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

New England Lobster Market & Eatery

Spanish, $$, BurlingameSpanish, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat

    Best New England Seafood in San Francisco

    Zagat
  • Michelin Guide

    The Best Seafood Restaurants In San Francisco

    Michelin Guide

Seiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, San CarlosJapanese, $$$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants

    Thrillist

If you travel further

Pranzi

Italian, $$, San CarlosItalian, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across San Mateo, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of Thrillist, Michelin Guide and Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants, Michelin Guide - The Best Seafood Restaurants In San Francisco and Zagat - Best New England Seafood in San Francisco to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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