Sixteen Mile House Restaurant is located in Millbrae, CA.
and has a colorful and vintage history dating back
to the 1800's.
The original building was located at 1200 El Camino Real at Center Street
in Millbrae. It was built in 1872 by Juan Sanchez, a member of one of Millbrae's first
families. Originally a hotel on the Butterfield Route, it was later
acquired by Wells Fargo, whose stages ran from San Francisco to Kansas
El Camino Real translated is "The King's Highway", and was the main road
connecting most of the Spanish missions along California's coast. A few
years later, a shortened road left only 16 miles to San Francisco and the
name "16 Mile House" was taken. Other places sprang up and eventually they
became known as the "Mile Houses" - one almost every mile, where limited
stops were made on the stagecoach runs.
Over the years, the original building was used as a hotel with a parlor and
a saloon, and then a general store. The Barbary Coast was running full
blast with gamblers and characters of every description frequenting the
location. Later on, it became a speakeasy, house of ill fame and a gambling
hall, being between Bay Meadows and Tanforan race tracks. Provisions and good
water always seemed available and at the time of the San Francisco earthquake
and fire in 1906, a small tent city sprang up around the building.
A bronze plaque was placed at the original site in rememberance of the
historical place when the building was demolished in 1970.
The preceding has been only a brief resume on the highlights of the
16 Mile House's history. Today we endeavor to bring you a fine table.
The preparation of our foods and the quality we know is the best, our
quantity more than ample and the end result, we feel you'll agree, is
truly FABULOUS CUISINE!
Sixteen Mile House is located in Millbrae, CA.
and was acquired by Peter Liu in 2007.
Peter, the quintessential veteran and omnipresent restauranteur,
also owns nearby Peter's Cafe.
Sixteen Mile House has become a gathering
center for friends and regular customers to enjoy the upscale ambience and exquisitely
prepared cuisine that uniquely characterizes the restaurant.