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Dry Creek Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1580 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-4539
+1 408-264-2011
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this gem with girlfriends and we all raved about the atmosphere, food and service. We ordered 2 appetizers and two entrees and the 4 of us shared them. There was plenty of food and it was delicious! None of us had eaten here before but we will definitely be back. The bar area is large and you can... More 

Thank Belinda M
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My visit last night was a special occasion - our 21st anniversary of couple-dom with my love. With so many local eatery choices, it was not a difficult choice because this is my type of atmosphere - chill, casually sophisticated and terrific food. The menu has just enough variation for many palettes along with a good wine, cocktail list. I... More 

Thank M. A. G
Seattle, Washington
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206 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

By the time we navigated the traffic & found this place, we needed a drink. House special cocktails did not inspire us so we opted for our usuals, a Manhattan for me and a Negroni for him. Both were well executed. Wait staff professional and well able to offer guidance through the menu of appetizers, salads (short list) steaks, burgers... More 

Thank Foodtwosome
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Checked at host stand. Hostess asked for five minutes to prepare table which was a ruse to have us order drinks at bar as restaurant was almost empty. We did indeed order drinks at the bar and that was enjoyable. However, after 20 minutes, still no host. Approached host staff who then realized they had completely forgotten to do their... More 

Thank shopgirlblonde
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had dinner there with seven folks total for business. Service was excellent, drinks were good, and food was delicious. Three of us had bbq ribs, and we were all pleased. I can't say anything bad about the experience. Menu is diverse but not complicated or pretentious.

Thank ffffffggggg
Santa Clara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place for dinner with a very cozy ambience. Service can be a bit off when server didn't offer up or be aware of special. Beer choices were exceptionally good.

Thank Trang L
Castro Valley, California
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

An upscale casual restaurant with a great ambience. Full bar with a good selection of cocktails and wine. Menu covers everything from soups, salads, steaks, burgers, fish and pasta. The restaurant does have some tasty BBQ items. The steaks will run you $30+ but otherwise expect to pay anywhere from $20-$30 for most entrees. The food is very tasty and... More 

Thank Srprotect
Los Gatos, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The bar area has a good atmosphere, and it's great to grab a bite there when the wait for a table is long. Reservations are recommended. The food is excellent and there is a variety of choices on the menu to suit any appetite. I love the jalapeno cornbread.

Thank Michele S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This restaurant is a hidden jewel-everything about it is wonderful. The atmosphere, the service, but most of all the food--delicious. If you like meatloaf...make a reservation NOW!

Thank Claire B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff! Amazing deviled eggs and meats. Everything we've had here has been great we have been here several times every time the food is great service is great I don't see any parking issues there's never a problem anytime we've gone definitely would come back and eat here again

Thank Diane D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1580 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-4539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-264-2011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?