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Stacks is a restaurant that offers a variety of American food items for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant serves veggie, Mexican, plain and cheese omelets with various toppings, such as sour cream, ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green chilies and diced vegetables. Founded in 1992, it is a part of the GRS Restaurant Group. Stacks children s menu includes French toast, pancakes, hamburgers and hot dogs. In addition, the restaurant serves espresso, cappuccino, mocha and caf latte coffees. Its menu also features fresh-squeezed fruit juices and lemonades. Stacks provides hot chocolate topped with whipped cream. The restaurant additionally offers chili cheese fries and pork chops and eggs.

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Extra Phones

Fax Number: (650) 579-1388

Payment method
cash, visa, all major credit cards, master card
Price Range
Downtown Burlingame

Stacks Restaurant

American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Alcohol: No

Drive Through: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Price Range : Average


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Clinton W.


Exceeded expectations

Excellent place. Atmosphere is great, coffee is really good, food is perfect, and all wait staff is friendly. Had the eggs Benedict, loved it. The potatoes though on the side were worth stopping for. They have chicken and waffles, but only as a weekend special. Parking is on the street with meters.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great !!!!

I'm not much of a breakfast person and very picky on restaurants since I don't like eggs. Even though this place was busy, they tried hard to seat us right away. The orange juice was fresh squeezed and so delicious not to mention all the fresh fruit they use for both their pancakes and waffles. The bacon was wonderful as well so we ate their twice on our trip at the Burlingame location.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Busy but good food

Stacks certainly isn't cheap and can sometimes be a long wait on weekend mornings (thank god for the free coffee outside), but once seated I've never had a bad experience. Hefty portions make up for the pricetag, and the scrambles and pancakes will last you the rest of the day. Service is reliable and alert- a good bet when you need a nicer breakfast place



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Breakfast for Early Risers....

I have been to Stacks in Burlingame several times in the past and I had always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, but the wait bothered me. I went there this weekend with my wife and one year old son and I am completely sold now! The wait was non existent at 8am on Sunday morning. We were seated promptly and the service was outstanding. My son was also treated great as they promptly brought out some oatmeal for him to munch on as we decided what to eat. Our food was great and overall I was extremely satisfied!



Provided by Citysearch - 
not bad, but definitely overrated

i read reviews on several sites, and fail to understand the hoopla surrounding Stacks. first of all, portion size - practically every review that gave a high rating seems to rave about the large portions - is that a sign of quality? i have been there a few times, and the food was OK, but the wait was not worth it. pancakes were standard American ones, waffles were actually pretty good, but i had a crab/seafood fritatta once which didn't have much crab, was a bit rubbery (probably due to the crowds), and came with something they called Hollandaise sauce - I will bet anything that was sauce from a mix, since it tasted of flour. at least a 30-minute wait, and the service can be trying if you arrive on an empty stomach.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best bfast on the penninsula. kid friendly

I love to come here with my family on the weekend. We put our name down, go for a stroll on the ave and then come back and have a great meal. They also have coffee outside for you while you wait. The food is awesome. You cannot find a better breakfast on the penninsula. We've been coming here for years. Try the banana germ pancakes. We also love the bisquits & gravy, the mexican omelette and anything with their bacon. Food is served hot. Service is always great and fast. All the servers are very attentive & good with our two kids. The lady at the front door is really nice. Seems like everyone is having fun at work. We always have a great time at Stacks.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great breakfast place

This is a great breakfast place and very comparable to Mama's in San Francisco (although Stacks has a more extensive menu). Although you will probably have to wait for a table, they provide seating so you can wait outside and take your name down so you don't have to wait in a line (like at Mama's). They also give you an approximate wait time which is usually on point so you can also walk around and look into all the stores nearby.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not bad, not great either.

Background: I'm a 38 year SF native, recently relocated to SSF (2 yrs.)

If you are from the peninsula, Stacks may be a good place to eat. Given the lack of better places I suppose it'll do. Consider this; if you took the amount of time you spent waiting for a seat you could have been in the city already. Been there a few times over the years because friends, who are from the peninsula, wanted to go there. I can't remember exactly what I had, it wasn't bad but not good enough to remember, sorry.

If you are from the city I can't recommend going out of your way to make it there. If you are in the area, sure why not, the food is good enough. You will most likely end up there because your peninsula friends who don't know any better will coerce you to meet them there.

Bottom line:
- it's decent enough
- the food is ok
- portions are large
- portions are great for big eaters and or heavyweights
- better than you average place
- loooong waits



Provided by Citysearch - 
My family's favorite sunday breakfast.

We come here and we're treated with respect and dignity. (Not like that other place across the street.) The food comes hot and yummy. The staff is friendly. A lot of homey kind of food.

They have a lot of crab options and I like that.. a little pizaze in the morning. I like the crab omlette.



Provided by Citysearch - 
VERY delicious!

I heard rave reviews of this place and as a big breakfast lover, I had to try it out myself. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was quite busy but the wait was only 30 minutes. It's in a good location cause during your waiting time you can go shopping in the stores nearby. They even have self served coffee set outside for people waiting. The waffles were to die for! So delicious and really good price, similar to IHOP prices but the food at Stacks are so much better and a lot fresher esp their fruits! After eating, I realized why there was a wait because everyone wants to indulge and savor their delicious food. Must try!! So worth the wait!

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