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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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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
good experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Bigpenny34
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calif
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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calif
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146 reviews 146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I ate here on a Friday night with 3 others. The menu is quite large and has a good mix - something for everyone. We had 4 different starters and 4 different main courses. All dishes were delicious! Would def go back again.

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Budapest, Hungary
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Some colleagues and I had dinner in this Gordon Biersch after work. I've been to a GB before but not this one. The service was generally good and the waiter was helpful with questions, accommodating the varying allergies, eating choices and religious restrictions at the table. Try the taster selection of beers - you get a taster of each beer... More 

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Popped in during happy hour after visiting Cantor Art Center. Nice pick of small plates, perfect for a quick meal with beer. I tried the Mediterranean Nachos with a selection of beers for a great late afternoon snack. The selection included brews ranging from an IPA-like Check Pilsner to a chocolate-colored Schwarzbier and a seasonal beer. A very pleasant experience... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

GB is a great place to go for large groups, they have a fun bar area and there is just the right level of noise around so you don't feel bad having a good laugh with old friends. Great drinks and great food overall. One disappointment at the table was the turkey sandwich - its more like a turkey burger.

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