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new2nyc May 28, 2010 02:32 PM

I'll be staying at a hotel right down the road. Is the prime rib here on par with Prime Rib House in SF (never been, just seen it on the Food Network's "Best Food I Ever Ate" series?

At Hungry Hunter, should I get the Prime Rib or a NY Strip?

I like my prime rib salty.

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    new2nyc Oct 12, 2011 08:32 AM

    Sorry for never following up. I ended up at House of Prime Rib in SF and it was delicious!

    I'll be at SFO for a night in November and this time don't want to venture into the city. I might try Broadway Prime, and it's clear that most people think Hungry Hunter doesn't even compare.

    What about Gulliver's?

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    Gulliver's
    1699 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Broadway Prime
    1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Hungry Hunter
    180 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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      jan_b Jun 1, 2010 09:09 AM

      The Hungry Hunter near SFO had excellent prime rib as of about two years ago. I was a devotee of the Hungry Hunter in Lafayette and had purchased some discount gift cards from Paragon. When the Lafayette location closed, I used up the cards at the SF location. Both locations had old school, good cold salads, your basic baked potatoes (though their version of "chives" was chopped green onions), and excellent, tender, flavorful prime rib. I never could figure how they manage to always get the whole cut a perfect medium-rare. It had a lovely salt and herb crust. If it wasn't so geographically challenging for me, I'd be a regular there as I was at the Lafayette location.

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        baseballfan May 29, 2010 02:44 PM

        Horrific restaurant and I am not always opposed to chains. I have never had a decent meal there. The one near me in Pleasanton closed a couple of years ago and it has not been missed.

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          CarrieWas218 May 29, 2010 09:51 PM

          A little flash from my past, there was a Hungry Hunter where I grew up in Oceanside and I remember -- when I was 9 years old -- that I liked the fact that you got a real TUREEN of self-serve soup plus a salad with this lazy susan of additives; grated cheese, diced ham, sesame seeds, croutons, bacon bits, chives, etc...

          I don't remember the meat back then, but really liked the salad-condiment-thingie.

          That WAS more than 35 years ago...

        2. Ruth Lafler May 28, 2010 05:29 PM

          It's a downscale chain -- sort of the Sizzler of prime rib.

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          1. re: Ruth Lafler
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            Bob Copeland Jun 1, 2010 08:32 PM

            The name says it all. It celebrates failure. A good hunter would never go hungry...

          2. Melanie Wong May 28, 2010 05:13 PM

            You might check to see if your hotel has a shuttle that can take you to Broadway Prime instead. http://www.broadwayprime.com/

            I've not eaten there, but it's said to be modeled after San Francisco's House of Prime Rib.

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            Broadway Prime
            1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

            Hungry Hunter
            180 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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            1. re: Melanie Wong
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              new2nyc May 29, 2010 09:02 AM

              Thanks! I'll try Broadway Prime

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              Broadway Prime
              1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                Cindy Jun 2, 2010 12:02 PM

                Broadway Prime is owned by former HOPR workers.

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                Broadway Prime
                1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

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                  new2nyc Jul 21, 2010 12:57 PM

                  So which is better... Broadway Prime or HOPR?

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                  Broadway Prime
                  1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010

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                    mmg Jul 21, 2010 04:15 PM

                    HOPR .

              2. wolfe May 28, 2010 02:34 PM

                Do you also like it tasty? I ask because I can't find any Chowhound comment even on chains.
                Late but not very encouraging entry for the chain.
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4185...

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