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599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
+1 650-583-8091
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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San Francisco, CA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is often used for large parties but it works very well for a party of two. Old fashioned food selections, which is not a criticism, & plenty of food. Excellent bar. Very reasonable prices & attentive service.

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Thank Romatifoso
San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Linen tablecloths, real napkins and silverware. That's what you can expect when you dine here. The foods great and so is the service. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. Nice and bright friendly atmosphere. Great that they have a large parking lot. I'll be back!!

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Thank Ebert K
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised again!! Now they have menu's plus daily specials and they also take reservations and credit cards (Visa's and M.C.'s)!! Went to meet an old friend there who raved about their lamb shanks! It was nicely done but I'm not a big fan of beans which came with it. I think that maybe a sauted spinach would... More 

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Thank don1434
Rocklin, California
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Tucked away taking up a whole block just south of San Francisco is Basque Cultural Center. I used to go with a dear friend once a month or so when I lived in the city more than twenty years ago. We had business in SSF and I thought why not introduce this old fav to my family. Family style used... More 

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Thank Colleen H
Redwood City, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It had been a few years since I been to the well-known Basque Cultural Center. It was a long- anticipated wait until my quilting group met for a Christmas luncheon. There was ample parking and just a few steps to the front door. There was a large, beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby and lovely Christmas decorations. We started our... More 

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Thank Fran G
california
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our large group who showed for our dear friend in memory to her Mom: We each had a 30 minute drive yet all of us sat to a prime rib meal not to be missed. Scalloped potatoes also outstanding. The creamy white vinaigrette was remarkable on a bed of butter lettuce. Truly good coffee. No I didn't eat dessert but... More 

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San Mateo, California
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130 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Attended a large reunion party. Food just average. Service a little slow due to size of party. Cocktails a little expensive. Previous visit for dinner was very good,

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Thank dcs1755
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Loving Basque food and not having tasted it in awhile, we said YES when my Uncle suggested we try the Basque Cultural Center. What a surprising find. The food is served in a modified family style, soup of the day is served in a family sized bowl, sour dough bread is in large baskets, main courses are served individually. Waitress... More 

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Thank Carol S
South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I can't tell you how many because it's been so many I lost count baby showers wedding receptions funeral receptions you name it I've been here for it the food is great plenty spacious great for the whole family you will not be disappointed if you book your party is here I give it 5 stars because it truly deserves... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

The minute we were seated at a table, I was impressed by the lovely setting, with white tablecloths and napkins. And the menus offered such wonderful basque food. I should have tried their basque food, since I've heard only good things about it, but I knew that my dear Italian friends were cooking a huge dinner (as they always do)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-583-8091

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