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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Good Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Alameda, California
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Alameda, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?