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San Mateo offers a wide variety of retail shops and dining.  From Hillsdale Shopping Center, the largest regional shopping center in San Mateo County with over 130 stores and restaurants, to 25th Avenue, Downtown San Mateo and El Camino Real with their smaller, more eclectic choice of shopping and dining.
Downtown San Mateo

Downtown San Mateo Shopping AreaDowntown San Mateo is located between Tilton and 9th Avenue and between Delaware Avenue and El Camino Real. With over 800 businesses and beautiful historic buildings, as well as a Century 12 movie theater, Downtown San Mateo is a unique place to shop, dine and enjoy.

Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of charming boutiques, specialty retailers, and restaurants to tempt any palate. Downtown San Mateo offers a wide array of products and services to meet any shopper’s needs. With plenty of public parking - all free after 6:00pm - Downtown businesses are readily accessible.

Hillsdale Shopping Center
Hillsdale Shopping Center is one of the Bay Area's finest retail destinations, featuring Nordstrom, Macy's, H&M, Forever 21, Sears and over 100 additional specialty shops and boutiques such as: the Apple Store, Banana Republic, Bebe, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Hollister, the Lego Store, Lucky Brand Jeans, Michael Kors, Pandora, Victoria’s Secret, White House Black Market and many more.

Marble and limestone flooring, crafted mahogany benches, and extensive greenery and skylights combine to create an inviting and attractive shopping environment. Dining options include: California Pizza Kitchen, the Cheesecake Factory, the Counter, Food31 food court, Outback Steakhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, T.G.I. Friday's just across the street and opening this summer, Paul Martin’s American Grill.
Bridgepointe Shopping Center
Bridgepoint Shopping AreaBridgepointe Shopping Center is located at Mariner's Island off Highway 92 between Highway 101 and the San Mateo Bridge. Bridgepointe Shopping  Center features retail, dining, office, hotel and residential uses. Bridgepointe Shopping Center has several major stores including Target, Old Navy, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Toys-R-Us, Ethan Allen, Hallmark, ULTA, Pier 1 Imports, and Sports Authority.

A variety of dining opportunities are available at Bridgepointe: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Mimi's Cafe, Red Robin, Armadillo Willy's, and American Grill (located inside the Hilton Garden Hotel).
25th Avenue

The Shops at 25th AvenueThe 25th Avenue retail district serves the neighborhood and patrons who come to visit this traditional shopping area.

You'll find specialty retail including groceries, music, and a pharmacy, and services such as dental, insurance, shoe repair and a convenient local post office. 25th Avenue also features many fine restaurants with Italian, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and American cuisine.


Come to The Shops at 25th Ave. for a truly local shopping or dining experience!

Shopping along El Camino Real

El Camino Real is a major north-south boulevard that runs through several cities along the Peninsula. The 4.5-mile length of El Camino in the San Mateo city limits includes hundreds of businesses.

These businesses are only minutes from Highways 92 and 101, and enjoy the benefits of high visibility from automobile traffic as well as convenient access to several San Mateo Caltrain stops.

From major retailers to favorite local restaurants to financial institutions, the El Camino meets the needs of a broad spectrum of businesses and customers.

Shoreview Shopping Center
Shoreview Shopping CenterLocated at the corner of Third Avenue and Norfolk Street, the Shoreview Shopping Center offers a unique variety of ethnic and neighborhood serving retailers. Enjoy Chinese, Mexican and other cuisines from around the world.

Also shop for authentic Mexican groceries, as well as upscale traditional groceries, and run daily errands. Key Market now offers a deli, bakery, coffee bar, sushi bar and expanded wine and cheese displays.

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