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Station Cafe - CLOSED

601 Old County Road, San Carlos, CA 94070-3208
650 802 0121
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E. San Carlos Ave.
Transit: Our restaurant is located in an ideal spot; right next to the Cal Train station and bus stop.
Description: Station Cafe is a relatively new entrant (just over a year old) to the San Carlos food scene. It is a warm trattoria style restaurant featuring a great wine and beer collection. It serves awesome sandwiches and salads during lunch. Enjoy a nice family style dinner of fresh pastas, seafood and other delicious entrees.In a hurry or don't have time to cook? Order a pizza or a sandwich or pasta to go. You can get high quality, organic coffee drinks in minutes. The ambiance of trattoria with great tasting food and warm service makes a compelling case for it to be a regular hangout. Come inside, contemplate, strengthen friendships and stay awhile.

9 reviews from our community

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English first
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In a real train station and with good food. It is always almost to full capacity so the food is good. Breakfast is the best

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San Carlos, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I've been here twice. The first time I enjoyed it, the second time my food was overly salted and no one else at my table liked their meal either. Won't be returned and don't quite understand the rave reviews.

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Redwood Shores, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We found this tiny gem on Yelp almost a year ago and have dined there many times since then. We have been delighted with the food, wine and service. From outside, it looks like a nondescript small town cafe,located a few yards from the local BART station in an industrial area. But when you open the door, you taste buds... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Station Cafe, behind the Caltrain station in San Carlos, CA, is a true "Mom & Pop" venture; everything about the place is personal, cooked to order, and welcoming. The cuisine is Italian, and as an Italian who rarely goes out for Italian food because my wife (also Italian) is such a wonderful cook, it really means something if I... More 

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San Mateo, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Such friendly people! Our server was a very nice young man and the owner greeted us at the door! All very welcoming. Small place so don't let the outside fool you. Perhaps 12-14 tables total., Suggest making reservations...just in case! Service was slow. Took 10 minutes to place our order and another 20 to get our salad (we actually thought... More 

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California Bay Area
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

After reading good reviews on Trip Advisor and other online sites, a friend and I went to the Station Cafe for an early dinner. We knew not to expect gourmet dining, but were expecting very good food and service. We were disappointed on both counts and won't be returning. The staff was very friendly, as others have said, but our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

The Station Cafe, located directly behind the San Carlos train station on Old County Road, is one of the true hidden Gems of San Carlos. Quaint atmosphere and reasonable prices for really good comfort food in San Carlos make this a place We'll keep going back to.

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Redwood City
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This small little gem across from the San Carlos train station on Old County Road serves some of the best food in San Carlos. The chef really knows how to make the freshest pasta dishes and seafood. The service is quick, responsive, friendly and the owners work the restaurant to be sure everything is perfect for you. I will eat... More 

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Redwood City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We have had dinner at Station Cafe at least 3 or 4 times in the last few months. Each time, the food is superb, I have never had better Seafood Pasta. Their salads are also amazing and the prices are reasonable. This is a neighborhood gem. If you have not tried them yet...get going! You will love this place! Enjoy!... More 

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Additional Information about Station Cafe

Address: 601 Old County Road, San Carlos, CA 94070-3208
Phone Number: 650 802 0121
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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