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Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae suggestions?

PolarBear | Jul 29, 200509:25 PM

Meeting family coming down from Oregon and staying at the Airport Hyatt next Thurs-Fri and need some help from the hounds by the bay.

The folks aren't adventurous eaters and don't care for fancy or expensive places. Researching the threads on this board and other online sources I've come up with the following:

Lunch Thurs and/or dinner Friday (with the folks, seven people total):

Max's Opera Cafe

Dinner Thurs with just the sisters (folks otherwise occupied), they're a little more adventurous but probably would prefer seafood or steak. Only place I've eaten in the area was Kincaid's and that was years ago. Are there better options? I've seen a couple of recs for Gulliver's prime rib also.

Friday breakfast: Nini's or Christie's

Middle Sis's daughter is named Christie, so I sense a push in that direction from her, but recall a rave for the biscuits & gravy at Nini's, for my part I'd choose substance over sentiment. There will be five of us, any factors that could steer us one way or the other?

Friday lunch: Possibilities include taking BART to the Ferry Plaza (will it be an absolute zoo?), talking the girls into trying dim sum (if the folks are busy) or need a Plan C (Rainbow pizza for gyros?).

If I can sell the dim sum, does Seafood Harbor have cart service on weekdays?

I would really like to try xiao long bao, between Happy Cafe in SM and Chef King in Belmont which do you prefer?

Finally, assuming we don't get our dim sum fix Th-Fri, Lady PB and I will do so Saturday before heading home.

Would Seafood Harbor be the best bet or are there some other jewels along either 280 or 101 heading south?

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