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Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
+1 650-598-9813
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pastrami” (102 reviews)
“garlic fries” (16 reviews)
“goofy fries” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son has been trying to show me this place for some times. It is not Katz of lower Manhattan when it comes to pastrami. But it has its own flavor and uniqueness to it. The local beer is a nice touch. The visit by...More

Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Dropped in for lunch. Our son who lives in San Carlos recommended we only get half a sandwich which was excellent advice. The sandwiches were huge! Great place if you like pastrami as that is their specialty. Sandwiches were very good. They also have an...More

Thank mbabill
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Great Ruben. When I see an $18 version of my favorite sandwich I had to try. It did not disappoint. Got a nice Octoberfest beer & my wife an excellent cheeseburger. No complaints here. A great stop.

Thank Anton O
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Really glad they offer the option of getting half a sandwich. And while it's not on the menu, you can ask for a pastrami steak. Yep, just a huge filet of pastrami. Heck, even the pastrami salad was great. Service was excellent, fries are good,...More

Thank wubbuwu
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed sharing a delicious loaded nachos after 8:00 pm. Unpretentious, local favorite. The local hop beer IPA on tap made in San Carlos was good, crisp. Plenty to eat, but next time I’ll try the pastrami as it sounds like it’s know for it. Patio...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed August 12, 2018 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 U1874WQdonnas
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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