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Town Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155 (Cherry Street)
Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
650-595-3003
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and wine list

We weren't able to get reservations, but luckily we learned they keep the outdoor seating open for walk ins. We got there right when they opened and were the 4th or 5th group to arrive. Thought the menu had good options. Not cheap, but the inclusion of side dishes with the steaks made it a decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
nursedave8
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South San Francisco, California
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South San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We weren't able to get reservations, but luckily we learned they keep the outdoor seating open for walk ins. We got there right when they opened and were the 4th or 5th group to arrive. Thought the menu had good options. Not cheap, but the inclusion of side dishes with the steaks made it a decent value. We didn't get... More 

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Thank nursedave8
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here recently for a birthday and food was just as good as the last time. Quality food that tastes great. Love the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls! Mac and cheese is awesome. All around a great meal in a great atmosphere. Not cheap but not crazy expensive either. Always packed so make a reservation.

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Thank eperez415
San Mateo, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally stopped here for lunch after passing it by many times on way to other Laurel St. Restaurants. Place was always crowded. I wondered why. I am still wondering. We were seated immediately. Waiter was right there for drink order. Menu was American/Californian. Wine list extensive. I ordered the power lunch with soup and meat loaf and mashed potatoes. Wife... More 

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US
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on other tripadvisor reviews, decided to try Town Restaurant. Had a delicious butternut squash soup with blue cheese - a somewhat odd sounding combination that turned out to be a great mix of flavors. For my main meal, opted for the prime rib sandwich which had lots of beef and an excellent horseradish sauce. The fries, however, were too... More 

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Thank ARtraveler7
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please book a table and enjoy. The steaks are amazing. We celebrated my husband's birthday. He got a personalized menu and na amazing delicious dessert. We didn't even expect it! It was extraordinary good. The service is fantastic. We are so exited and will come again. Simply 5 star rating.

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Thank Nadja V
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our table of four ordered a crab-topped steak, several filets, and Scottish salmon, and everything was delicious. I particularly like that we could choose our own sides, from Mac n cheese to potatoes to vegetables. Great, friendly service, and an extensive wine list.

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Thank Jody W
Silver Spring, Maryland
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have eaten at Town twice in the past two weeks and each time have really enjoyed the food and the ambience. Food quality is top-notch and there are many choices. If you can, sit at a table outside and watch the street traffic on San Carlos's main drag, Laurel Street.

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Thank Frank M
San Carlos, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Not the best food we've ever had, but it's more than decent. We live here, and we plan on going again.

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Thank Neefoonak
San Carlos, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great drinks and food, upscale. Nice to sit on the outside tables. In the winter time they have heat lamps. Very, very nice. Great for friends, couples, solo

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Thank Cristina M
Kansas City, Missouri
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We enjoyed a late lunch at the restaurant. At 1:30, the place was packed. We each had some type of a lunch combo of soup and salad and all meals were good. Great wine list by the glass, too. It was a cool day and we requested a table away from the door and the entry breeze. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155
    (Cherry Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-595-3003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?