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Things to do in Burlingame

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Great place to walk around. Many places to eat, shop, drink coffee. For coffee fans, don't forget to try Philz Coffee (right off Burlingame Avenue). Burlingame Avenue is popular among locals and tourists as well but things do close somewhat early so it's better to get there early. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“For a wider selection of grocery, you will need to drive a mile away to Safeway.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“824 Cowan Rd, Burlingame If you love lobsters, try this popular place for lunch or dinner.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The original Burmese on Burlingame ave. Put your name on the waiting list when you arrive. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Originally from San Francisco! An iconic spot that's well known throughout the Bay Area”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Want a great cafe for breakfast, brunch or lunch? Copenhagen Bakery and Cafe is a 15 minute walk and has all your comfort food.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“I'm sure everyone has heard of this place, but I had to include it in my recommendations. Nationally known, In-N-Out Burger is loved by everyone! Well, almost everyone. Get yourself a cheeseburger with animal style fries!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“If you enjoy a steaming bowl of hot noodle soup THIS is the BEST spot in the entire Bay Area. Sometimes the lines are long, so get to-go or sit at the bar. The huge bowls and varietys of scumptious noodle soups are absolutely worth it. Comfort food but light and fulfilling.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Shanghai dumplings & a variety of Chinese dishes in a casual but bustling setting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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“The apple store is one of many boutique or chain stores. There is a wide variety of food options here as well. Copenhagen Bakery is a great bakery and also a casual café. The Caesar and Chinese chicken salad are both good. Do not order the dinner or large size unless you are very hungry. Ask me and I can give input on many of the other restaurants/cafes”
  • 9 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Casual spot with sunken tables & a romantic vibe serving Japanese grilled mains, ramen bowls & sake.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Three words: Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes. Plus, Mic drop. They're that good.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Good selection of beer/drinks. Good crowd. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Just around the corner from Burlingame Avenue (a popular destination for shopping, eating and walking around). ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast. Quite a large selections of items, including omelets, pancakes, waffles, etc. Very eclectic place with outdoor patio an tons of interesting photos on the walls.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Sometimes you just want a delicious slice of fantastic pizza. Well this spot has a pizza for all types of appetites! If you can't do dairy they have some of the best dairy-like options. The scene is great and friendly, there's a great variety of drinks and pizzas for all.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Asian fusion cuisine. Have a happy hour every day from 5-9. Relaxed, fun atmosphere and sometimes DJed music on the weekend.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“824 Cowan Rd, Burlingame If you love lobsters, try this popular place for lunch or dinner.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The original Burmese on Burlingame ave. Put your name on the waiting list when you arrive. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Originally from San Francisco! An iconic spot that's well known throughout the Bay Area”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Want a great cafe for breakfast, brunch or lunch? Copenhagen Bakery and Cafe is a 15 minute walk and has all your comfort food.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“If you enjoy a steaming bowl of hot noodle soup THIS is the BEST spot in the entire Bay Area. Sometimes the lines are long, so get to-go or sit at the bar. The huge bowls and varietys of scumptious noodle soups are absolutely worth it. Comfort food but light and fulfilling.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“I'm sure everyone has heard of this place, but I had to include it in my recommendations. Nationally known, In-N-Out Burger is loved by everyone! Well, almost everyone. Get yourself a cheeseburger with animal style fries!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Shanghai dumplings & a variety of Chinese dishes in a casual but bustling setting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Casual spot with sunken tables & a romantic vibe serving Japanese grilled mains, ramen bowls & sake.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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