Where to Eat in Daly City: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Daly City (/deɪliː ˈsɪtiː/) is the largest city in San Mateo County, California, United States, with an estimated 2014 population of 106,094. Located immediately south of San Francisco, it is named in honor of businessman and landowner John Donald Daly.
Things to do in Daly City

1. Original Joe's Westlake

11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015-3030 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 650-755-7400
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Original Joe's Westlake

Reviewed By FredN47 - Walnut Creek, California

This was my first time back since Original Joe's took over a couple of years ago. I was pleasantly surprised. We had the Joe's Special thaws yummy. Spinach, scrambled eggs, ground beef, mushrooms. My favorite. Plenty of parking the service was super also

2. Boulevard Cafe

2 Poncetta Dr, Daly City, CA 94015-1101 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 650-755-3400
Excellent
30%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

Boulevard Cafe

Reviewed By Olivia K - San Francisco, California

FACT: Boulevard doesn't know what is parmesan cheese. On 3 separate times, someone in our party had ordered pasta and requested parmesan cheese, BTW not one server ever offered parmesan cheese. And each time, without fail, the server would bring a bowl of shredded mozzarella. What is this?

Unfortunately this was our 3rd and last time dining here. The first time we came here in November 2017 for my father's birthday dinner was fine. The salmon orzo and bacon wedge salad is great but after 2 disappointing dinners, we will not be dining at Boulevard cafe anymore.

FACT: If you order off the Early Bird Dinner special, it claims to come with coffee or tea, etc. On 3 different visits, it was never offered. You have to remind the servers of what you're supposed to receive.

Highlight: There is one gentleman, a busser in his 50's with maybe an Italian, European or Latin accent. Now this guy is great! He came around every time to see if we were okay, to change dirty plates. Put this guy in management! He knows what he's doing!

3. Colombo's Delicatessen

484 Manor Plz, Pacifica, CA 94044-1839 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 650-355-5023
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Colombo's Delicatessen

Reviewed By Cassandra B - Mountain View, California

While they do have great traditional sandwiches and a super impressive display of sides the real fun of this place is taking the chance on some of their signature sandwiches. They don't rush it so the food is always delicious and made perfectly every Time!

4. Koi Palace

365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-2613 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 52 +1 650-992-9000
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 217 reviews

Koi Palace

Reviewed By R2Dad - San Francisco, California

We have been going here for about 15 years, 30+ times per year, on weekend mornings. There are many good dishes that have gone unchanged (Siu Mai, xiao long bau (despite being made remotely now),Har Gow, nye wong bau, Soy Noodles, hai Kim, char Siu rice roll, coffee ribs) but many favorites that have slipped. Fung zhao used to have a nice mandarin orange zest to balance the fattiness or the dish, but no more (and is often overcooked/undercooked).The sai yong donuts used to be large and airy but to make order more affordable have reduced size; now they’re smaller and denser so never order anymore. They used to have steamed coconut 1000 layer cake but no more. Dry-fried custard pancake used to be awesome but stopped offering that, too. KP is still the best around—we go around the bay regularly to other dim sum places and think this is still the best. But the bar has been lowered and we are a bit sad. Please note I have not mentioned price at all—dim sum has always been spendy but KP management decisions regarding menu seem arbitrary as if customers are skint. The good news is that new dishes are proposed regularly, now on a receipt you get when sitting down—much better than constantly chasing a new dish being delivered elsewhere just to find out what it is. Try the bo-lay tea—helps digestion and cuts the fat better than jasmine.

5. Little Lucca Sandwich Shop

724 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4405 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating American, Delicatessen Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 650-589-8916
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Little Lucca Sandwich Shop

Reviewed By audrey r - San Francisco, California

Not always open when needed. They close when the bread runs out. All that said One of best sandwiches in the area.

6. In-N-Out Burger

260 Washington St, Daly City, CA 94015-1942 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By Esther W - San Francisco, California

Typical weekend crowds to be expected and tonight was no different. Drive thru line was out the parking lot and around the corner so just park in the lot and walk in. Although line is long, staff is amazingly efficient and service is quick and your wait is short!

The Oops was for not remembering to snap a photo of our 4 orders of the Double Double Burger until we finished!!

7. Val's Restaurant & Lounge

2468 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-1633 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television American, Bar Dinner, Lunch +1 650-755-3448
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Val's Restaurant & Lounge

Reviewed By DoloresinSandy - Sandy, Utah

Had celebrated my mother in laws 90 birthday here which was great. 12 years later in town and decided to dine here..had the ribs substituted creamed spinach which was more than delightful,made with bacon. Salads were fresh offered fresh ground pepper..waitress friendly and attentive
Great Bar and fine dinning atmosphere

8. banana island

273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015-3113 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 650-756-6868
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

banana island

Reviewed By BPenuliar2015 - San Francisco, California

We were in Daly City running errands and yelped Asian lunch in the area . Must order item is their appetizer the roti canai. They actually make the roti at the restaurant - you'll see them near the entrance . The other dishes we ordered were the chicken and beef satay. Really good.

9. Kome Sushi Buffet

1901 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94014-3895 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 650-992-8600
Excellent
17%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 80 reviews

Kome Sushi Buffet

Reviewed By Clarina P - San Francisco

Head straight for the Sushi station, considering what sushi costs in San Francisco, this is a really good value. The variety of the different rolls is quite inventive and tasty. No sashimi but I can live with that. Next head for the BBQ pork and duck, very meaty and tasty. The seafood was a little disappointing, the shrimp seems small and the crab was not very "meaty". The dim sum is all very good too. Actuallyt not much to not like. Best time is around 1:15p on a weekday, best price and less competition for the food. Loved the mango mouse, but the green tea mouse was a little astringent

10. Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 415-552-7584
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 515 reviews

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

Reviewed By mstimc - Calif.

This is a small diner-type place; very unassuming with a friendly wait staff. The menu is limited, which is probably a good thing meant to ensure the food is fresh and prepared with care. Besides the regular menu, there are a few specials posted on a board. I had the dinner portion of the scallops and my wife had the prawns. The plate is typical "modern"; the main course with a few veggies. We ordered dinner salads to fill out the meal and the total came to close to 80 bucks. The food was good but not stunning and you sure aren't paying for atmosphere. The next night we ate at one of the better Italian places and paid the same for full meals with wine. Anchor was good but the skimp portions for the price will keep me from coming back.

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