Hok Wok Cafe

Very popular for Chinese take out food. They have a sit down restaurant too. You usually have to wait a few minutes because they cook the food to order, so it’s hot and fresh. This is a lunch-time favorite with engineers and contractors who work in the area because you get plenty of tasty food […]

Model Boat Racing (IOM radio controlled sailboats)

The Foster City Lagoon is a great place for model boat racing (i.e., radio controlled model sailboats).  See a video.  See Leo J Ryan Park map where Central Lake is located. In fact, conditions are so ideal that the radio controlled IOM (international one meter) class sailboat championships are often held right here.   In the past such events have attracted […]

Whole Foods Market Take Out

An expensive supermarket but they also have excellent hot take-out foods. There are tables where you can sit, outside & inside, in front of the store. We sometimes get baked goods there and then pick up a coffee from Peet’s next door. Whole Foods Super Market Take Out Address: 1010 Park Place, San Mateo California […]

BJs Brewhouse Restaurant

BJ’s Brewhouse Restaurant For about $10 you can get an excellent burger with all the trimmings while watching sports on one of the dozen+ big TVs spread around the restaurant. Where it gets expensive, of course, is all the fancy drinks. There is often 15-30 minute wait in the evening. Try Red Robin next door […]

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin, next door to BJ’s, has a similar burger menu but is not so “happening.” The Cobb salad, burgers and bottomless french fries are good. Check it out if BJ’s is too crowded for you. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 2204 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404 Phone: (650) 571-5500 Links: website, yelp Related Pages: […]

The Habit Burger

A good basic burger. Looks like the trendy places without the trendy prices or crowds. Basically a step above McDonalds but still at a reasonable price The Habit Burger Address: 1100 Park Place, Ste 20, San Mateo, CA 94403 Phone: (650) 286-9944 Links: website, yelp Related Pages: Park Place Shopping Center Foster City Restaurants and […]

The Sandwich Monkey

A good, clean sandwich shop back behind the fast food chain stores on Triton Drive. They also serve fresh salads. Open 7 days/week. The same owner runs Penelope’s Coffee just around the corner so you can sit outside there as well. The Sandwich Monkey Address: 3 Plaza View Lane, Foster City, CA 94404 Phone: (650) […]

Metro Center Shopping Center

This is the largest neighborhood shopping center in town.  It’s right across Hillsdale Blvd from Central Lake making it a popular place to get picnic supplies.  Behind it is Metro Center Tower,  a 21-story (305 ft) high rise office building which is the tallest in town. Safeway CVS Drug Store Tpumps – Very popular custom bubble tea shop. […]

Edgewater Place Shopping Center

Edgewater PlaceShopping Center This older center is a good destination if you are on a boat in the lagoon. It has a boat docking facility and waterside board walk. Several restaurants have pleasing water views.  Lucky Supermarket is the anchor. Waterfront Pizza – Busy place with Mediterranean foods and hookpah. Chatime – Popular chain with […]

Bridgepointe Shopping Center

This regional center just across Hwy 92 from Foster City has several strong anchors including Target, Home Depot, Staples and Old Navy. Restaurants include BJ’s Brewhouse, Red Robin, Armadillo Willys and Mimi’s Cafe. See map below. Target – A good, big Target Store Home Depot – Best home improvement store in the area. Orchard Supply […]