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Big Joe's

487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
+1 650-871-9502
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
26 Jan 2017
“Definition of a diner. Good prices, good food, good service.”
19 Jan 2017
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Diner, American
487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We come here often when we want breakfast food. The place looks like a diner from the 50's but it's clean and casual. Menu items are pretty standard but the food is always excellent. Service is also excellent as we've never had any issues large...More

Thank MisterD94401
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We ate at Big Joes...found it nostalgic...reminded me of eating at the counters of diners when I was young. The food was very good (good sized portions too) and not overpriced; and the staff friendly. If you are hungry for a burger...you won't be disappointed!

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Met some friends here for a really enjoyable meal, expansive menu, attentive service, with a neighborhood charm and feel complete with back talking waiter making us feel truly at home, and welcome!

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

i was there this last father's day and had a solid good breakfast; order the housemade corned beef hash, is pretty damn good. crispy and the corned beef is not salty like others, i am down on this one! got some good bkf specials posted...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Big Joe's makes the best omelettes especially the California Chicken Avocado! Never greasy and so delicious. for a good hearty breakfast Big Joe's is the place to go!

Thank M P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I was grossed out by catching a waitress wipe down the counter then dry a coffee pot with the same towel! Also, they water down their soap dispenser in the bathroom

Thank Leigh S
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We stopped here for some breakfast before dropping someone off at the airport. The restaurant wasn't very crowded for a Sunday. We were quickly brought menus which had pretty typical diner options of eggs, pancakes, burgers, etc. I had the spicy sausage with eggs, hash...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good place to grab breakfast/lunch in downtown San Bruno. Food is typical diner food but popular with locals.

Thank aysofam1
Reviewed 16 June 2015

On our way overseas, we stayed overnight near SFO and found ourselves in San Bruno. We waked along San Mateo Ave and discovered Big Joe's. I had one of the best hamburgers I've ever eaten! Fresh, well seasoned and juicy! There were about 10 specials...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I had been going to the Big Joe's once every other week for many years because the kids were taking swim lessons across the street. Big Joe's is great for that: quick service, broad diner menu, suitable for kids, etc.. But like many other restaurants...More

Thank pmostsf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4438
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-871-9502
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