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1005 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-3414
408-446-4050
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Was here and had breakfast. It was awesome. Weekends are busy and weekdays the wait time is not long. The servers are awesome and my personal experience was great

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Thank Raj R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Two friends and I ate at Bill of Fare on a Thursday around 11:00 am. The service was great. The food came quickly and was delicious. We had French toast, pancakes, and omelettes! I highly recommend this "hole in the wall" local joint!

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Lyons, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant on one of our annual visits to the area and now we must visit every time we come. We like the fact it isn't a chain and is located in a very understated location. But, what brings us back is the food. The portions are huge. The fresh squeezed orange juice is delicious and their french... More 

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Thank Bill M
San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We loved this place in our first visit(we went by the yelp reviews) and always think we should encourage family owned businesses. Bummer! there it was big disappoint and holiday or weekend spoiler. The waitress was rude. She kept eating her food (using both hands) in between moving around to take orders and deliver the food from the kitchen. Her... More 

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Thank azza u
Reno, Nevada
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A modest, hole-in-the-wall establishment serving standard coffee shop favorites: pancakes, omelettes, bacon & eggs...boasts a large menu and efficient, friendly service. Good for simple, hearty breakfasts at reasonable prices.

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Thank crazyeses
New York City
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798 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The place is a standard issue diner with random decor and furniture. The bathrooms are outdoors. The orange juice was hailed as amazing, but was entirely too sweet and lacked acidity to give it more taste. The hash, although lauded on yelp, was out of a can. The only truly tasty breakfast dishes, and my party of five ordered a... More 

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Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

For breakfast in general, this place is very good. For omelettes, this place is the best. The have an excellet and unique variety of omelettes. I have tried the Dolan and the Beisler. Both were great. My wife loves the french toast. This is definnetly a locals favorite. It is decorated with a lot of what appears to be personal... More 

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Thank Morgan N
Sonora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This place is great. The "marquardt" was the best omelet I've ever had, the coffee was delicious, the staff were very friendly, and the service was fast. If you haven't been here yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. Do not let the run down building scare you off, the food here is top notch.

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Thank BrokeWhiteGuy
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The building looks like a old barn, and not that well maintained. Inside, the atmosphere is a bustling, dish-clanking, old-style restaurant. We've been for breakfast several times, and it can get really crowded. But, they do server you quickly and move you out of there as soon as you're done. Not the friendliest service, but quick and efficient. We keep... More 

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Thank ALP1991
San Jose, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is a good restaurant to go for comfort food. Everything we had was served quickly, was tasty and were good portions. The servers are all pleasant and effecient. They put a lot of people in there but it's acceptable in this Red Barn Hamburger restaurant conversion. We had absolutely no complaints about the coffee (and I'm picky) anything being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-3414
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-446-4050

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