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Fun Local Downtown District

Downtown Willow Glen is a fun 2 or 3 block long community of resturant, local retailers, jewelers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Regular Shopper

The stores are a great place for shopping. Great variety. La Villa has great deli foods and noted... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
San Jose, California
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“lincoln ave”(7 reviews)
“ravioli”(4 reviews)
The tree lined streets of Downtown Willow Glen offer a small-town feel nestled in the city of San Jose — the 10th largest city in the nation. Stroll along Lincoln Avenue and find sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, boutiques, vintage shops, strollers...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 217, San Jose, CA 95125-3006
+1 408-298-2100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 September 2015

My brother has lived in Willow Glen for about 13 years. The downtown walking area is pretty nice with a great assortment of shops. Just make sure that you don't go there when the school is letting out because traffic (both food and auto) is...More

4  Thank 1967Yankeesfan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Perfect for this valley of bored housewives and their workaholic nerdy tech husbands. Low brow, casual, strip mall feel to the whole downtown, not an exciting place in sight. Can be found in a million of other sleepy suburbs, but beats them all by having...More

3  Thank misha r
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Downtown Willow Glen is a fun 2 or 3 block long community of resturant, local retailers, jewelers, clothing shops and various other service business. The resturant are very good. Local gem is John's of Willow Glen ( Greek - must try the lamp chops )...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The stores are a great place for shopping. Great variety. La Villa has great deli foods and noted for their ravioli's which are extra yummy. I buy for home but also go at lunchtime and sit outside to eat. Thrift Box has so many interesting...More

Thank kczing
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I love walking down Lincoln in Willow Glen. The shops are fun and the restaurants are delicious. There is an excellent variety for restaurants to choose from. Parking isn't too difficult, and everything you want to do is within walking distance.

Thank Beckie Hawkins R
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a very nice section of San Jose with pretty streets lined with shops and nice places to get food. There is good parking options and it's an area you will feel safe walking around in the evening.

Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A must stop in Willow Glen. Good food. Fun atmosphere. Servers are very nice and helpful. Mimosa was awesome!!!! Would def be a regular if I lived in the area and will come back on my next visit.

Thank Patti L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place for food, but also, lovely for a few cocktails and a chat with friends. You can sit outside and the service was fabulous. Bartendars are friendly and will make anything you like.

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This little town of Willow Glen inside San Jose is so cure with Amazing murals, great food, beautiful tree lined street and antiques and great unique clothing stores and shopping. If you need a nice relaxing day. Hit up the great dolmades at Johns. Yum....More

1  Thank 918leilas
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Willow Glen has a lovely downtown with cute shops and great restaurants. The parking is a bit hidden behind the shops but is ample.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We have been living here for couple years and still enjoy walking down the street and seeing our favorite shops and the new things that keep popping up. Most interesting places to stop and check out are Petroglyph, Bruni Gallery and Glow. For desserts theres...More

1  Thank Ushnish D
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Had no issue parking, lots of restaurants, shops, etc. We walked around for about an hour, went to dinner and then walked around some more and then found some ice cream. Great area to walk outside and window shop. No chain stores which is nice....More

1  Thank FamilyTraveler623
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