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Harry's Hofbrau

1297 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404-1144
650-349-8411
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Ranked #12 of 48 restaurants in Foster City
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- May 6, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Great little bar/diner. Full of locals who like to chat and catch up on the soccer. Great gin martini's as per Tom Rumble

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Foster City, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My husband and I started going to Harry's before we were married over 50 years ago. This is the original. We were so sorry to one in Redwood City. We were so glad when the one in Foster city opened. My favorite was a pastrami on a onion bun, dipped. With a green salad, pickles and carrots. We were so... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Eating here is like traveling back in time. Large portions good quality friendly staff. Low price makes for a enjoyable visit.

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I think the food is very good, my wife and I enjoy coming out on Saturday and having Prime Rib, it's a very good meal for the cost. The serving staff are very friendly the cashiers could be me helpful and friendly.

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We went there on Sunday night for Prime Rib. The prime rib was cold and had been pre-carved and was sitting on a steam table. There was no juice left. The mac and cheese was very starchy without much taste. Don't wait for service (no one will talk to you). Choose your own table and head up to the cafeteria... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great place to get away for an informal lunch during the work week. With the walk up cafe style service an seat yourself and lots of TV's it is great on your own. With a group good as well because pay up front and no worries about all arriving at the same time. Service is not fancy but friendly... More

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

What do you get when you take a 1960's cafeteria into Bavaria? You get a German-flavored institution that serves enormous amounts of better-than-average cafeteria food for not too much dough. Over St Patty's day their corned beef special (we did not try) but you could see how generous they were and how lean their corned beef was. My wife and... More

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Pacifica, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

A hand carved sandwich or a meal plate, this place is a great, traditional Hofbrau. Eaten here a couple of times and always happy. It is like walking into a restaurant from an earlier era, sort of that traditional look. Quiet enough to talk in without shouting, but the food is the attraction. Want a thick cut pastrami on rye... More

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Clovis, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you like a quaint little cafeteria style meal then this is for you. Home brined corned beef, pastrami, rotisseried turkey and chicken, sausage and all of the sides. Sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravies, long-cooked green beans, desserts, salads, and all the items you can think of are available. You are only limited by your appetite. Prices were very reasonable, and... More

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ubersteve
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I work on a pretty open ended expense account, so I eat where I want to eat. I can't pick a better lunch for fresh cut meat sandwiches, hot German potato salid and a good beer. This place makes me happy. 'Nuff said.

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