7 Mouthwatering Daly City Restaurants You Must Try!

7 mouthwatering daly city restaurants you must try

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There’s always something quite delightful about visiting smaller cities like Daly, CA, and going on a food trip is one!

Whether you’re only spending a weekend or staying a bit longer, exploring the town’s culinary hotspots should be on your to-do list. Here’s a quick guide to the best Daly City restaurants worth visiting.

Exploring Daly City Restaurants

Whether you’re looking for a quaint place in Daly City to have a delicious breakfast or a romantic restaurant to share a dinner with someone, we’ve got you covered.

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Breakfast Delights and Coffee at Fog City Cafe

This sweet little café is the perfect breakfast place. Locals come here for good coffee, tasty sandwiches, fluffy pancakes, and delicious baked goods.


  1. 2 Eggs Any Style – Eggs prepped for your style, choice of meat, and side choice.
  2. French Toast – With bananas, mixed berries, and a drizzle of Nutella on top.
  3. The California Sandwich – Grilled chicken, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, coleslaw, and guacamole.


“Awesome hidden gem in Daly City… are here two days in a row. First day Baleadas was outstanding. Second The scrambler equally delicious. Clean, friendly service and enjoyable little cafe!”
Chuck Abbott

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Authentic Flavors at Spicy House

One of the best Chinese restaurants in Daly City, Spicy House takes diners to a culinary journey that celebrates the vibrant tastes of Sichuan cuisine. Each dish is meticulously prepared by skilled chefs, so you can experience an explosion of flavors in every bite.


  1. Szechuan Style Cold Chicken – Chicken with bones, spicy numbing sauce, and peanuts.
  2. House Eggplant Specialty – Comes with chicken and prawns and spicy basil.
  3. Home Town Style Pork Belly – Pork belly fired with jalapeno.


“Had some business in Daly City, and needed to find a lunch spot. This place popped up on Yelp so decided to give it a try!
The restaurant does not look very fancy, and does not have its own parking lot. I was lucky and found street parking with not-too-much effort. Was a little skeptical but was hungry so went in anyway.
I am a big fan of the Szechuan hot spicy fish, so had to try it. Decided to also get the black pepper beef to go to make lunch boxes for the following day. The dish came out quickly and it was so good! Perfect amount of spiciness and flavor, and the fish was so tender! The portion size was generous as well, I was very satisfied with both dishes.
I’m rarely in this area so not sure when I will come back again. The lack of parking lot also gives me pause. The food is definitely good though so may just have craving strong enough to make me go again!”
Brenda Liu

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Seafood Extravaganza at California Fish Grill

California Fish Grill is known for its fresh and inexpensive seafood. This restaurant serves flavorful fried and charbroiled seafood, chicken, and fish tacos in a homey setting.


  1. Fire-Grilled Shrimp & Swai – Juicy shrimp skewer and flaky swai (white/fish) seasoned and flame-grilled.
  2. Chimichurri Parmesan Fries – Chimichurri sauce with fire-roasted corn and Parmesan cheese over golden-brown French fries.
  3. Salmon Power Bowl – Shredded kale, beans, tomato, and quinoa-edamame mix tossed in seasoned olive oil.


“Nestled at 153C Serramonte Center, Daly City, CA 94015, California Fish Grill has become a favorite seafood spot, particularly for my apartment companion. The ambiance is inviting, and the overall layout suggests a well-thought-out business process.

The ordering system offers flexibility, with the choice to use a kiosk or interact with a representative. A thoughtful touch is the text notification when your order is ready for pickup. For newcomers, the menu might seem a bit complex, but the staff is helpful if you ask. Despite this, the portion sizes are commendable, providing excellent value for the price.

Overall, California Fish Grill is a fulfilling choice for seafood enthusiasts. The quality of the dining experience, combined with the tasty offerings, ensures we’ll be returning. If you’re seeking a seafood haven with a well-executed process, this is the spot to visit.”
Hien P

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A Taste of Italy at Original Joe’s Westlake

Original Joe’s Westlake prepares old-school Italian American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. Come here to enjoy good meat ravioli, calamari, and fillet steaks in a cozy atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and have a good time.


  1. Joe’s House Made Ravioli – Beef and spinach-filled, classic meat sauce, Parmesan cheese.
  2. Linguine and Clams – White wine, cream, garlic, lemon.
  3. Shrimp Scampi – Linguine, tomatoes, garlic, cream, white wine.


“Located in Daly City right off John Daly Blvd.
I have not been here for several years, but this is still a great place to eat.
Omar our server was very warm, welcoming and attentive.
What we ordered:
1.) Club sandwich. The sandwich was very made with very fresh lettuce and tomatoes, turkey and bacon. French fry’s were crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.
2.) Meatball Sandwich was tasty
3.) Ravioli and meatball. Just as I remembered it fresh and great tasting meat sauce pasta cooked perfect.
I come here every time I am in town as I can always count on the food to be consistent.”
J Souza

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Hearty Brunch at Keith’s Chicken N Waffles

Keith’s Chicken N Waffles is the go-to spot for a satisfying brunch of fried chicken, signature waffles, and Southern sides.


  1. Antonio’s Special Waffle – Plain Belgian waffle topped with cream cheese and chocolate sauce drizzle.
  2. Red Velvet Waffle – Served with cream cheese and chocolate sauce drizzle.
  3. Grilled Chicken Sammich – Served on a brioche bun with mayo, lettuce, and tomato.


“Keith’s is by far the best chicken and waffles I’ve had in the Bay Area. The fried chicken is seasoned and cooked perfectly. The waffles are amazing.. ordered mini regular and red velvet and both were perfectly cooked. Mac n cheese is seasoned and tasted great. Red beans and rice are next level. Corn bread is delicious too! 5 stars over and over.”
Dan Rajeckas

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Classic American Comfort Food at Boulevard Cafe

Boulevard Café is a diner with a bar that serves classic comfort-food favorites like cheddar grits, mac ‘n’ cheese, and meatloaf. Enjoy your meal with iced coffee, iced tea, or milkshakes.


  1. All-American Burger – Half a pound, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle spear, bacon, avocado, sauté mushrooms, and grilled onion.
  2. Philly Cheese Steak – Thinly sliced top sirloin, peppers, caramelized onions, American cheese, and soft roll.
  3. Classic Mac & Cheese – Sharp white Vermont, asiago & mozzarella, butter, and cream.


“Great service – “Anna Banana” was fast, fun, and made sure everything was the way we wanted it. Quite noisy inside, so not good for visiting over brunch/lunch. Highly recommend reservations for parties of 5 or more as they are always busy. Might have to hunt for parking, but there is a lot of space behind the building. The BEST hashbrowns ever! We really enjoyed the Farmer omelet, the Denver omelet, and the John Daly omelet. Tender, sweet brioche French toast was tasty with plump blueberries, and the country fried steak was good. A table next to us got the brownie sundae and it’s HUGE – next table said it was delicious. Extensive menu with pastas, entrees, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, so we’ll go back and try more!”
Lezlie Ramsey

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Exotic Flavors at Burma Silver Star Restaurant

This charming and relaxing restaurant serves the finest and most authentic Burmese cuisine crafted with fresh and local ingredients.


  1. Burmese Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup – Egg noodles, chicken, coconut milk, onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, fish sauce, and chicken broth, served with boiled egg and cilantro.
  2. Khauk Swe Thoke – Egg noodles, ground dry shrimp, fresh cabbage, onion, roasted chana flour, vegetable oil, tamarind sauce, served with cilantro, fishcake, and roasted red pepper.
  3. Mohinga – Rice noodles, ground catfish, fresh ginger, garlic, onion, fish sauce, black pepper, ground chana bean, vegetable oil, served with boiled egg, fried squash, cilantro, fresh lime, and roasted red pepper.


“What a treat to find this place in Daly City. So easy to get to from the Sunset and so much easier to park – I think we’ve found our new Burmese spot! The restaurant was spotless, and the depth of flavors in the pan tay were perfection, the tea leaf salad was one of the best I’ve had – even the house tea had a robust/full flavor, the owner says its straight from Burma and we say YUM to it all, we’ll be back!”
Leslie Edelman

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Wrap Up

There you have it – the 7 best restaurants you must try in Daly City, CA!

And if you’d like to know more about the area, feel free to give me a call at (650) 629-9898 or send me an email at teamtapper@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the best seafood restaurants in Daly City are California Fish Grill, Shaking Crab, and Seapot Daly City.

Yes. Taste Of Burma, Mama Tran’s Kitchen, and Naan ‘N’ Curry offer vegetarian-friendly options.

Tselogs serves authentic Filipino food, Spicy House is an authentic Chinese restaurant, and Halal International and Greek Market serves authentic Greek cuisine.

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