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Looking For Good Place To Eat/spot At SFO  
User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Hey folks,

I live in Santa Rosa and am going to visit a good friend who is a trucker who is making a delivery to South SF...just north of SFO. I was wondering if there were any good places to eat and maybe do a little spotting in that area. Cheap to Mid price range preferably.
Cheers
TJ


God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
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User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Whever I got on business to San Fran. I always stay at one of the airport hotels in Burlingame. There's a little park there with benches, etc. overlooking the water, and people sit there (including me) and spot as the planes come in for a landing.
Nice place to be. IT's about 5 minutes from the airport.

Cheers!
/Milan320



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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Quoting Milan320 (Reply 1):
Whever I got on business to San Fran. I always stay at one of the airport hotels in Burlingame. There's a little park there with benches, etc. overlooking the water, and people sit there (including me) and spot as the planes come in for a landing.
Nice place to be. IT's about 5 minutes from the airport.

That is a great spot to "spot" (pardon the pun) but it is south of the airport and you are going to be north. Just a heads up.
There are many businesses that sell food across 101, on the Broadway exit. Get your food, drive across the freeway, behind the Crowne Plaza hotel and into the area described above, somewhere around the Marriott hotel.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

I just work down the street. If anyone of you guys are around please feel free to email me at soc002@yahoo.com

User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Thanks for the info. Turns out I may be there at night so I probably wont get to spot much.

744, Do you recommend a place to grab a good meal around there? Maybe somthing better than fast food but not pricey gourmet either you know.

Thanks
TJ



God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Elephant Bar! There are great views of arrivals with bayside seating and the food is fantastic! You can go mid to high in price, but if you go for lunch you'll save a little on the bill.

http://elephantbar.com/locations.asp

Click the link and it'll take you to Elephant Bar's location's page. The top center offering, the one in Burlingame on the Old Bayshore Highway, is the one I speek of. Click on it and it'll give you a map.



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User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Qqflyboy
Thanks for the info, looking at the prices they aren't too bad compared to most places up here in wine country. 'Moderate' here is like 15-20 bucks a dinner plate.

Cheers
TJ



God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1519 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3546 times:

I remember when I have check-in training at SFO back in 93. I don't remember what hotel I stayed out. I do remember eating at El Torito, that is right on the bay. I don't know if it's still there.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I ate at the El Torito a few months ago. Ask for a seat by the window, and you can watch the aircraft on short final to the 28s. I think I could see the departures as well.

http://www.eltorito.com/menus/el_torito/westbay.html

The location you want is Burlingame.

David / ABQ


User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

El Torito & the Elephant Bar are right beside each other.

If you're back in a few weeks there is an In n' Out opening at the junction of Millbrae Avenue and hwy 101. Too bad there is no view from this burger joint but would make a nice cheap alternative to the above restaurants.


User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

El Torito & the Elephant Bar are right beside each other.

If you're back in a few weeks there is an In n' Out opening at the junction of Millbrae Avenue and hwy 101. Too bad there is no view from this burger joint but would make a nice cheap alternative to the above restaurants.

Psssst, right now there is a military version of the 757 (don't know what it's called - #001 I believe) parked by the Superbay. Does anyone know who is in town?


User currently offlineSfo212 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Word has it that the VP is in town

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

the best place to spot @ SFO is at BayShore Park.......it is literally 100 ft. away from RWY-1R!!!

Get off on Millbrae East to Bayshore Highway. On the right side will be the Westin Hotel, and about a block down, there is the Marriott (SFO Airport Marriott) there is a small parking lot on the left side which is connected to the Marriott parking lot.

From there you can see the 28's and if you walk over to the bridge, you will get to the 1's and parking is free at the lot (but there aren't room for too many cars, but people are always coming and going).

http://marriott.com/property/propertypage.mi?marshaCode=SFOBG

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User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Hey everyone,
Just got back from the city and I ended up going to the Elephant bar around 8PM Sat Night. It was quite hopping, they said an hour wait for 2, actually only took about 30 mins...went out side and watched a few departures and luck was with us. We got the corner window seat facing the airport. After a big black n tan and a nice steak and watching the line up of landing lights. Quite a nice evening with a good friend I hadn't seen in a while. Yesterday spent some time around the city. Apparently Cheney was in town so that may be the reason for the special 757.
Anyway thanks for the info everyone and another friend may be comming later so I will remember the good places.

THanks
TJ



God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
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