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The Van's Restaurant "On the Hill"

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815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013 (El Camino Real)
650-591-6525
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Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food & Family Friendly

We have been here on many different occasions and each time the staff and the food has been fantastic. We have been there on 'date' night as well as with our newborn and each time the staff has been helpful, never making comments or giving strange looks when our little one cried. The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
MWThailand
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been here on many different occasions and each time the staff and the food has been fantastic. We have been there on 'date' night as well as with our newborn and each time the staff has been helpful, never making comments or giving strange looks when our little one cried. The food is always wonderful and they are... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We went based on reviews here. When we arrived with 4 kids I began to reconsider but the prices were reasonable and they had something for everyone. We were all amazed that the check was well under $200 we had expected it the other way. Completely enjoyed ourselves and the view of San Francisco to San Jose!

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Belmont, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visit Van's at least 6 times a year. We always get great service, and the food is always great. Love the "Van's Scallops", but REALLY love Vollei Balls!!

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Oceanside, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a window table and the view was amazing! We were a party of 3 and decided to share the bacon wrapped shrimp that was nestled on a baguette. We were blown away by how fantastic this item is. I enjoyed the salmon that was prepared with spinach and risotto - absolutely yummy and a nice size piece of... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Van's has been here forever, but it is still a worthy destination. The history is interesting, the location with the view great for out-of-towners and the food is way above average with good preparation. The sourdough French bread is delicious. It can be noisy at peak times and there is some elegance in the setting. We have enjoyed the turkey... More 

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We ate here for the second time, the last time being more than 25 years ago. Now I remember why I have not been back in such a long time. But let’s start with the positives: 1. We had an early 5 PM dinner. The view as the sun is setting is impressive. We had a corner window table (we... More 

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Foster City, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is another great place on the peninsula to eat. The food is always good and so is the presentation.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Overlooking the Bay -mid-peninsula, The Vans has been one of our favorite eating spots for well over 30 years. A broad menu features a eclectic mix of great main courses and terrific desserts. The steaks are great , but so are the pork chops and seafood. A nice place to take friends and family.

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Belmont, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice view, great service, great food, good wine list. Good place for special occasions or out of town guests. Lots of room for a large group; lots of free parking.

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Campbell, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Van's in Belmont about45 minutes from where we live. The resturant is on a hill slope. Was not easy to fine. We had a coupon from living social an Internet site. They told us we needed to order off the dinner menu. I ordered a cup of split pea soup and ceasar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-591-6525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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