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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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San Jose, CA
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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14 reviews
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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20 reviews
10 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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240 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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276 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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
Tracy, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This restaurant has improved over the years. We ate their the night before we left on a 2 week vacation, while staying by the airport. The menu was creative and we love sweetbreads and they were exceptional. Reasonable prices and great good....we will go there again!

Thank blondie4557
Austin, TX
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you haven't tried Basque food before, don't miss the opportunity to sample the dishes at this very pleasant restaurant. Meals are not served "family style" as I recalled being typical of Basque restaurants, but the flavors took me back to my youth, when my family made a point of enjoying this great cuisine at every opportunity.

Thank William F
South San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have never had a bad meal here. Also have attended functions there and their food was also good. I would recommend this place for all occasions. Just be careful the back room is small so if you are having more thank 25-30 people it gets very hot and the windows don't open

Thank Portage48

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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?