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The Van's Restaurant On the Hill

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$$ - $$$
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815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013 (El Camino Real)
+1 650-591-6525
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says, it has good view of the area. On a clear day, you can see the San Mateo bridge. This is a family style restaurant. We went there with my hubby last weekend and there are 3 kids celebrating their birthday dinner. It can be a bit loud, but it has a fun family ambiance. There's a... More 

Thank Suri E
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on top of the hill ,perfect for family gathering for all ages . If you go before sunset you'll enjoy the peninsula view more but still beautiful at night.friendly staff and very warm and cozy environment . Tried 5 different item on the menu and everyone was very happy . It's pricy but you might find some good... More 

Thank banafsheh b
Palo Alto, CA
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Van's multiple times. I was disappointed to learn they did not have the deviled eggs (a favorite of mine). My husband ordered the onion soup - they seem to have changed that also - before it was huge and very, very cheesy. It was difficult to eat the whole soup and one's entree - maybe that... More 

Thank Ms_Gary
Redwood City, California
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206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Old school menu I say. The half broiled chicken with garlic mash potatoes was delicious. Been coming here for years and I say pretty much I've always had a good experience.

Thank CaliforniaLosthiker
San Mateo, California
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chicken, turkey, salmon is all very good quality. Large portions. Plain old fashion food. My friend loves the roast chicken.

Thank LH L
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We purchased the Travelzoo coupon for 39.00 and we could spend up to 65.00 on food. We started off with the Buffalo Blue salad. Definitely a salad for two or more. It was so heavily dressed with blue cheese that It was kind of overwhelming. Then we ordered the prime rib which I have to say was the most disgusting... More 

Thank 13chairs
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265 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

When my wife I lived in the Bay Area, we used to go here on dates (that was many years ago -80' and 90's). It was with great nostalgia that we were able to return and find the same great environment, service and food. Thanks for not changing - it is like a time capsule and we love it!

1 Thank jojoishere
San Mateo, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best 1/2 lb burgers on the Peninsula. Jucy, cooked to perfection, and if you do not want a regular bun, they will put it on any other bread they have. Comes with a variety of sides, personally I like the french fries crispy. Match it with a Guinness beer or your favorite beverage and you will not... More 

Thank pegasused2014
Belmont, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Long a main stay in Belmont with great Italian food, seafood, steaks. VEry generous portions, excellent service and attentive waitstaff. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Thank 19diane68
El Granada, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went here on a business dinner. The location is a little strange, but quaint. Place has been there for 65+ years. Good selection of salads, fish, pasta, and MEAT. Large portions of protein available for the meat lover. 3/4 pound filet mignon and sirloin, 2 pound prime rib, thick chops, huge ossobuco...come hungry!

Thank CoGus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-6525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?