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Bill's Cafe on the Alameda

2089 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 244-9085
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Ranked #69 of 1,906 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved the interior. Very nice place. Good food. I had their "Bread Pudding French Toast" and it was very good. My husband enjoyed his breakfast too. A lot of food!

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San Jose, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Actually not always, been to some places that were crowded and had a terrible meal. But that's NOT the case at Bill's cafe. Good home made food, traditional stuff with no fanfare's. I'll be adding this to my list for lunch appointments with friends.

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The restaurant is very busy place, no where to find parking at 11am. We had short wait +/- 5min. As we where aware. Our waitress handling was somewhat professional. Room our order but never came over to ask for refills, or how we where doing as typical wait staff do. Then suddenly she disappeared and we where left with no... More

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Midlothian, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Absolutely the best breakfast we've ever eaten at a restaurant. The omelet was perfect and the Bread Pudding French Toast was out of this world. If I lived closer, I'd have breakfast there every single day!

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San Jose, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bills is right down the road from my house and I eat here almost every day. My favorite dish is the hash brown skillet. It has amazing quality. The one dollar tequila shots also always make my husband excited and wanting to constantly return. The service is fairly good but it tends to be very crowded and hard to get... More

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Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

While in San Jose for a graduation we discovered bill's on Urban Spoon. Wonderful atmosphere and the good was great. Awesome place for a birthday. I know where I'll be eating when I visit again. Wish they would open a Bill's in Reno!

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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lunch time visit to Bill's Terrific soup and sandwich at a reasonable price. I had the Monte Cristo with a cup of tortellini soup. The soup was great. Creamy with large pieces of vegetables and pasta. I probably could have made a whole meal from this delightfully hearty soup as some of the folks at the counter did exactly that.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The breakfasts at this place are fabulous. Terrific waffles, omelettes, etc. Breakfast is obviously their specialty so stick with that when ordering. I recently ordered a lunch sandwich and was very disappointed. The Belgian Banana Waffle my son ordered was excellent. On my next visit I was wiser and ordered the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Yummy! Service is friendly and... More

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palm desert, ca
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

i didnt expect to find a place like this at a college campus, but it was terrific. good food (too much for me) and great aptmospher and service

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Yuba City, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My daughter and I tried Bill's in Santa Clara, CA last week. We had driven by on Sunday morning and noticed a line of people all down the street. The next morning we decided to try it for ourselves. Wow, I can't wait to go back ....actually I looked online and they have other locations on the west coast. There... More

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