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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Not what you'd expect ...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Seattle
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Seattle
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181 reviews 181 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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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San Jose, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place is not visually spectacular - in fact, it's a bit of a let down if you expect to see something splashy and cultural. And plus, it's not in a happening place in So. SF. Plus, if you want to go there for the young crowd, forget it - this is where the retired hang out. But the food... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We attended a baptism with a large group. The place is a little dated. Food was good quality but not great. The portion of prime rib was small but good flavor. Dinner also had vegetables and scalloped potatoes along with a salad and french bread rolls. The scalloped potatoes were extremely good as was the French bread. Our waitress must... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been eating at this establishment for the past over5 months. The food is extraordinary. The nightly dinner specials are marvelous----4 courses for less than $25. The french red table wine is a great accompaniment to any meal and it's only $14.00. I have always had only great meals here. Never been disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Most of us may have traveled to Europe , Asia , North & South America. Sometimes, we may miss the little ethnic pockets of unique communities during our travels. Here, at Basque Cultural Center, one doesn't have to travel to the mountains of Spain and the local Basque community high in the Alps between Spain and France. Its located at... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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151 reviews 151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My in-laws live in South City so I have had the pleasure of visiting this fine establishment many times. The food is great as is the service.

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South San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have a drink at the bar to start. Family style dinner Soup Salad and Entre'. Service is always good and the food is great. Your can always call and check the days special......... I really recommend Basque Cultural Center in SSF.

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Dublin, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came with friends and arrived early for lunch before it got fairly full even on a weekday. The food was good. A glass of wine was a good value too. Service was excellent and very polite. Desserts were great!

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Tracy, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant has improved over the years. We ate their the night before we left on a 2 week vacation, while staying by the airport. The menu was creative and we love sweetbreads and they were exceptional. Reasonable prices and great good....we will go there again!

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you haven't tried Basque food before, don't miss the opportunity to sample the dishes at this very pleasant restaurant. Meals are not served "family style" as I recalled being typical of Basque restaurants, but the flavors took me back to my youth, when my family made a point of enjoying this great cuisine at every opportunity.

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Additional Information about Basque Cultural Center

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

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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, Basque
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?