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Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

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640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
650-323-7723
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere and genereous food

I visited the restaurant a thursday. There was quite a lot of guests, but the waiters were effective and polite, so everything went well. The food was rich and the plates big and at resonable prices. As the name indicates they focus on beer and have a large selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Torben K
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Fredericia, Denmark
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Fredericia, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the restaurant a thursday. There was quite a lot of guests, but the waiters were effective and polite, so everything went well. The food was rich and the plates big and at resonable prices. As the name indicates they focus on beer and have a large selection.

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Fremont, California
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Gordon Biersch has been around for many years and is a great place to spend the evening. They have a large variety of food on their menu. Check out their Hefeweizen which is my favorite. For the beer fanatics, they have a huge 22 ounce beer mug. Parking during peak times can be a huge hassle. I would suggest you... More 

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Austin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

8 of us made the mistake of eating here on a recent Thursday evening. The waiter only managed to get two of the eight orders correct. Some people received things that didn't order, or the wrong version of what they ordered. At least one person had to send their order back twice before finally getting the right thing. The only... More 

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Atherton, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Every time I go to Gordon Biersch I always think it will be a better experience than the last time. This experience was like every other... mediocre and left wishing I went elsewhere. I work for a large tech firm that gives us Passport Unlimited cards. These PU cards allow us to buy one entree, receive the second complimentary. GB... More 

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calif
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a good meal on a Sunday afternoon. Husband had the fish and chips and he said it was very good - fish moist, panko coating crispy and not greasy. I had the chicken stir-fry and it was good. Of course the star of the show were the garlic fries. They didn't overdo the garlic like many places have... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my stable restarants whenever I am in Palo Alto, the steak in spicy sauce is always nicely done, full of flavour and worth the trip alone. Wide selection of beers, whatever your tastes.

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

GB is a bit reminiscent of a München beer hall. It's a cool place to meet friends or new people. I'd definitely give it a try when you're downtown.

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I like the Palo Alto location...it's off of University so it's not terribly crowded. Always a good food selection on the menu. If you like micro brews, ask what their seasonal special is.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stopped for lunch, had a beer with a soup and a chicken entree. Food was good, beer was good, service was good. A nice place to eat.

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Sunderland
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very good microbrewery. We popped in quite late and just had a couple of beers. Friendly bar staff, tasty brews. Food looked decent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-323-7723

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?