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599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
(650) 583-8091
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience

When Google maps told us to make a final turn, my wife and I expected a small building--not a complex that took up a whole city block. Who would have known that the Basque community was large enough to support such a large cultural center? The place was packed with people from many different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have yet to have a bad meal here. Lunch, or dinner, the food is always great. Especially their salad dressing, and their soups. Service is always great, and attentive, even if the place is crowded, which it usually is.

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Thank June N
Foster City, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to celebrate with friends or family. Food is served family style with a different choice each night or you can choose individually off the large menu.

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Thank Jennie B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had a Post Office Reunion luncheon in one of their small banquet rooms. The venue was outstanding, the service was excellent and the food was superb. There were 22 people in our group and they handle the luncheon service with great efficiency. Everyone got their order prepared to perfection and were very satisfied with the quality of the food... More 

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Thank VicLai9125
Greenbrae, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

All decorated for Christmas Very festive! Great place for company lunches of small groups Mostly an older patrons Food is very reasonable Large selection on the menu and very generous servings Kind of hard to talk because of the noise at times

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Thank rosalindgardner2015
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This restaurant appears to be the offshoot of a functioning Basque cultural center that serves a Basque community in the Bay Area. The concept is amazing-- if they can sort out the problems this place could be a must-visit. Basically there were three problems. One related to the transparency of their policies, one related to service and the last related... More 

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1 Thank Stephen98125
Waimea
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404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

When Google maps told us to make a final turn, my wife and I expected a small building--not a complex that took up a whole city block. Who would have known that the Basque community was large enough to support such a large cultural center? The place was packed with people from many different cultural and ethnic groups. Everyone was... More 

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Thank KamuelaFoodie
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I went here for dinner with several friends. We had all been together in Basque country in Spain. We all liked the Basque food in Spain. Unfortunately, the food in this place does not hold up. It is mostly mediocre, not bad, not good. Some of the wine is quite good for the price.

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Thank Sandy M
Alameda, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went to the Basque Cultural Center with my student from Bilbao. The food was good but not Spanish Basque food. They were nice and let us split a dinner. That was good because it was just right for the two of us.

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Thank Spicemom2013
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My parent surprised my for my birthday and invited our closest family and friends to join us for a lovely three course meal. The restaurant is large with many dining halls for private parties --we were in the main restaurant area. The tables are close together which makes it seem a bit crowded. This will probably only be a bit... More 

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1 Thank vanessa932015
Seattle
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197 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Every time I visit San Francisco I make it a point to take the short drive and dine at the Basque Cultural Center. I've been doing this for almost 20 years now. This is a long-time hang out for the Basque community in the Bay area, so dining here has a homey feeling. You can see people in their workout... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 583-8091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?