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American
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding diner! Gunther’s gets a lot right on their menu which I could go into at length. However, my go-to is the Rueben. Simply great. Lots of meat, the right amount of kraut and everything else. The other must eat is the chocolate chip cookie....My strong recommendation is to take a few home for later. Then when you are ready, put the. In the microwave for 8-10 seconds. It gets the chocolate and sugar warm and soft. Out of this world! Please visit a lot. I am concerned that they will close due to the high cost of living and getting help. It is an institution.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

I went to Gunther’s last month at the recommendation of a friend. I spend a lot of time in the NYC area and Gunther’s is about as close as you can get to an East Coast local dinner. Knockwurst & Sauerkraut, German potato salad, red...cabbage, egg salad, meatloaf and stuffed cabbage are not your usual fare in San Jose. So it’s nice to be able to go someplace where Swiss chard is not on the menu. A place, where you can enjoy foods that undoubtedly will help you put on a few pounds but are enjoyable in moderation. A great casual place to enjoy your meal and have tapioca or bread pudding for desert.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Haven't been to Gunther's in many years. I guess I forgot why, but now I know why I wont go gain. My wife had the wiener-schnitzel which was tough. The portions were large but mostly breading and tough meat. The red cabbage was overdone and...mushy. My hot pastrami was dry and one slice of bread was soggy because of the pickle juice. Pricey and not worth itMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Ok...all I have to say is these cookies are ridiculously good. I grew up in Campbell and have driven past Gunthers at least a million of times and have never been in. Of course, once I move away- I learn about the magic cookies this...place is serving. The chocolate chip cookies are seriously unreal. I don't know what they do to make them so good- maybe sprinkle crack in there- because I can't just eat one. lol They're thick, gooey, and just incredible. Now whenever my parents come to visit me, they bring me at least 3 dozen. Don't judge me. I haven't had anything else they serve up- because apparently I'm on a cookie diet- but my parents rave about their sandwiches. It's a deli/cafeteria style place and the service is always fast and friendly. One of my favorite places in San Jose/Campbell!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I've been here multiple times over multiple decades but today the service and food did not measure up to previous experiences. The pickle with the sandwich was quite small and the service was poor. I had to obtain my own utensils and attention to details...by the staff was lacking.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

i had a fine dinner chicken cutlet fryed tomato sauce cheese top parm. i think veg and mashed potatoes are sides at about 5 . USD runs up the bill fast . i had the beef veg soup .1st class stew meat in it veg.... think bread is made in house i think . master j if you love this kind of food a must stop over . open very early great drinks too as well they do old school parties wish i knew about them years ago .More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I can't say the food was above average. However, very friendly service personnel. Because of the moderate, overcooked food I won't vist this restaurant again.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We enjoying trying new places for lunch but Gunther's is a perennial favorite. From their classic breakfast items to their delicious sandwiches or their variety of warm German entrees, there is always something that is really, really good to eat. Gunther's is about as close...as you are going to get to a classic Chicago deli...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Background: Family members from California, Maryland and Vermont gathered at Gunther's for an ad hoc, neighborhood evening meal to remember a recently departed loved one, prior to the next day's memorial service. Verdict: Our motley group shared stories while we enjoyed our evening meal at...a neighborhood hang out. There was something for everyone from vegans to vegetarians to meat lovers to stories that needed to be shared.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed Gunther's. We all had a German specialty for dinner. The red cabbage was quite good. The brats and lamb shank were great. The people are friendly and the service was quick. It's a great neighborhood cafe that happens to serve German food....The lunch sandwiches look good as well. We will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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