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Basque Cultural Center

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599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
+1 650-583-8091
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Alameda, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I went to the Basque Cultural Center with my student from Bilbao. The food was good but not Spanish Basque food. They were nice and let us split a dinner. That was good because it was just right for the two of us.

Thank Spicemom2013
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

My parent surprised my for my birthday and invited our closest family and friends to join us for a lovely three course meal. The restaurant is large with many dining halls for private parties --we were in the main restaurant area. The tables are close together which makes it seem a bit crowded. This will probably only be a bit... More 

1 Thank vanessa932015
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245 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Every time I visit San Francisco I make it a point to take the short drive and dine at the Basque Cultural Center. I've been doing this for almost 20 years now. This is a long-time hang out for the Basque community in the Bay area, so dining here has a homey feeling. You can see people in their workout... More 

2 Thank treerod1
San Jose, CA
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This place is not visually spectacular - in fact, it's a bit of a let down if you expect to see something splashy and cultural. And plus, it's not in a happening place in So. SF. Plus, if you want to go there for the young crowd, forget it - this is where the retired hang out. But the food... More 

1 Thank Shuweb-com
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

We attended a baptism with a large group. The place is a little dated. Food was good quality but not great. The portion of prime rib was small but good flavor. Dinner also had vegetables and scalloped potatoes along with a salad and french bread rolls. The scalloped potatoes were extremely good as was the French bread. Our waitress must... More 

Thank jay b
Pebble Beach, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

I have been eating at this establishment for the past over5 months. The food is extraordinary. The nightly dinner specials are marvelous----4 courses for less than $25. The french red table wine is a great accompaniment to any meal and it's only $14.00. I have always had only great meals here. Never been disappointed.

1 Thank Rob L
San Francisco, California
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241 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Most of us may have traveled to Europe , Asia , North & South America. Sometimes, we may miss the little ethnic pockets of unique communities during our travels. Here, at Basque Cultural Center, one doesn't have to travel to the mountains of Spain and the local Basque community high in the Alps between Spain and France. Its located at... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Cave Creek, Arizona
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284 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

My in-laws live in South City so I have had the pleasure of visiting this fine establishment many times. The food is great as is the service.

Thank WoodyD18
South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Have a drink at the bar to start. Family style dinner Soup Salad and Entre'. Service is always good and the food is great. Your can always call and check the days special......... I really recommend Basque Cultural Center in SSF.

2 Thank aswedee
Dublin, California
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

We came with friends and arrived early for lunch before it got fairly full even on a weekday. The food was good. A glass of wine was a good value too. Service was excellent and very polite. Desserts were great!

1 Thank Stephen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Steakhouse, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-583-8091

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