Food of July

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Savor San Mateo! 

Since we postponed our Central Park Music Series this year, we wanted to highlight amazing restaurants who participated or sponsored the event the past few years in celebration of Independence Day!

Win a $200 gift certificate to
Par3 Restaurant at Poplar Creek!

How do I enter?

  1. Visit any of the restaurants listed on this page during the week of Monday, June 29th through Sunday, July 5th
  2. Take a selfie with your friends and family enjoying a meal together
  3. Tag us (@smparksandrec) on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag: #FoodofJuly.  You can also email us your photo at

The winner will be notified on by Monday, July 6 via phone and your selfie will be shared through social media and our website!


Par 3 at Poplar Creek is brought to you by the team that started Astaria and THREE Craft Kitchen & Bar. We have been bringing people together around a table for over 25 years. We have a seasonally inspired menu, 12 craft beers on tap and a hand craft specialty cocktail menu all nestled in 120 acres of a beautifully scenic public golf course.

Par 3 at Poplar Creek - 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo

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Jack’s Prime

Welcome to Jack’s Prime Burgers & Shakes. A modern day diner where family and friends come to enjoy the classic favorites of flame-grilled burgers and hand-spun shakes. We use only the finest local ingredients, beers, and wines to deliver a Californian take on an American tradition. Established in 2008, our dedication to real hospitality and great food has made Jack’s Prime the premier family restaurant in San Mateo. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jack’s Prime Burgers & Shakes - 3723 El Camino Real, San Mateo


Everything from hotdogs to burgers to chicken Parmesan to a real Greek Salad. If you don’t see it on our menu, we will make it for you! Fletch’s is also offers a full catering service, and equipment for rent from popcorn machines to steamers and warmers. This small family business is located just across the street from the movie theater downtown and connected to the Main Street parking garage!

Fletch’s - 385 2nd Avenue, San Mateo

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Pizza My Heart

Pizza My Heart was founded on the beach in Capitola in 1981 and has been serving delicious pizzas made with local ingredients ever since. We’re proud of the awards we’ve won for pizza, but more proud of the amazing customers and crew members who put the true heart in Pizza My Heart. We’re open for carryout, delivery and limited dining room seating in San Mateo, Burlingame and Redwood City.

Pizza My Heart - 140 E. 4th Avenue, San Mateo

Pacific Catch

Pacific Catch is a West Coast Fish House dedicated to delivering sustainably-sourced seafood with a distinct style. The menu takes inspiration from many diverse cultures and cuisines, offering fresh seafood, bold flavors and exciting ingredients from across the Pacific Rim.

Pacific Catch - 243 S. B Street, San Mateo

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BentoSprout makes healthy delicious Japanese bento boxes for delivery and pickup. Born and growing up in Japan, Mireille, the chef/owner, brings truly authentic Japanese cuisine to San Mateo. Their beautiful bento boxes will make everyone happy and satisfied (the regular bento boxes come with a mochi as dessert!).

Bento Sprout - 212 2nd Ave, San Mateo

Kathy’s Creative Kakes

Kathy’s Creative Kakes is the premier creative cake bakery in the Bay Area. A sweet measure of imagination is baked into every one of our cakes! During the Music Series we provide everyone’s favorites from slices of our Blum’s Crunch Cake, and Triple Chocolate Cake to special Sampler dessert boxes and mini cupcake tasters. Plus! Our special Cupcake Sprinkle Bar with every fun topping you can imagine.

Kathy’s Creative Kakes - 629 S. B St, San Mateo

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