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Refuge

Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
+1 650-598-9813
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pastrami” (97 reviews)
“garlic fries” (15 reviews)
“goofy fries” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the Reuben and the garlic fries. I think I could eat my weight in both of them. The staff here was great, the food was even better, and they have an amazing beer selection. Lots of sour beers too which is a rare...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Despite being $18.95, their sandwiches are still affordable since they easily feed two people. We had their Reuben, which was piled high with meat, and VERY good! The $6 order if FANTASTIC fries was too much for us to finush, even though we were sharing!.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The fries are awesome and the Ruben is heavenly. The food comes out really fast and is warm and fresh. There are no words to describe this food.

Thank Kkebates
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My wife & I recently visited The Refuge after almost 2 years since our last visit. I had a huge pastrami craving & The Refuge is the only place I know to satisfy this craving. I had the Pastrami with Swiss & Mustard. My wife...More

Thank michaelkT1957ZO
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Great big reubens, burgers, even a Thai salad was excellent! Plus an impressive selection of brewskies. And all with very good service!

Thank Ned K
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Refuge is a beer-lover's paradise. The selection and quality of beers is outstanding. The food is excellent. Service was friendly and fast. The place gets busy though - so don't be surprised if you have to wait for a seat. It's worth it.

Thank AllenInk
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Casual dining with some outside seating. The pastrami sandwich is enough for two people and I really loved their pastrami salad. It’s big with lots of hunks if tender pastrami. Refuge also has great wine and beer selection. Very popular place.

Thank tnnrbc
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine suggested I try this place when I was in town. I love a good sandwich and his recommendations have never lead me astray so I trusted it. He suggested I get the Rueben and their goofy fries. I don't like sauerkraut...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Showed up right at opening on Saturday and I’m glad we did; by 1230 there was already a line waiting. We each had the Reuben. It was excellent as usual. Refuge makes their Reuben with pastrami. The meat is cut thick and is very tender....More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We stopped in for dinner yesterday, cute place. We tried a variety of foods, cheeseburger and garlic fries, wings, and grilled cheese and tomato soup. The food and service were great, we all enjoyed our meal. One small thing to note, the garlic fries were...More

Thank MichelleandJeff L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-598-9813
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