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Chow

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American, Bar, Pub
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445 Railroad Ave., Danville, CA 94526
+1 925-838-4510
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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San Ramon, California
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198 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Chow's many times. While not a favorite, its always been ok. We shared a salad which was good but the spaghetti was really subpar. The meatballs were not good. Others in our group were also disappointed in the pizza. Service was good and attentive but none of us were happy with the meal. Danville has enough restaurants... More 

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Thank awm1
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Family and business friendly, casual atmosphere. The food is absolutely delicious. I was in town for four days and ate there twice - I'm in love with thier soup varieties.

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Thank Sande R
Napa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

A Bare-Bones Breakfast: 2 Pancakes- $10 that's $5/ a pancake! 3 Pieces of over cooked bacon = $6 that's $2 a SLICE!! A whole POUND of premium cut applewood smoked peppered bacon is $5 from the meat counter at the grocery store. NO Eggs, NO toast, NO coffee. COLD syrup sitting on the table like a Denny's restaurant. (Disgusting) $16... More 

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Sonora, California
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374 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Starbucks created a whole brand and worldwide chain making people feel at home in their stores. Chow manages to the same thing only better. Very comfortable (did I mention the fireplace?). Great quality food, every dish Ive ever had there (been coming for years) has been great and I love that the menu has different sizes for salads and other... More 

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Thank William F
Danville, California
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150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Lots of heaters, very pleasant atmosphere. Inside can be noisy but outdoor dining is quiet & relaxing. This is "bistro" menu dining. Nothing very complicated but a nice variety of soups, appetizers & main courses. Bar is very good & desserts can be very good!

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Thank Mrmojo58
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I do not understand why this place is so crowded, beyond the fact it is a young people's noisy hangout. This is not the place for a quiet dinner. There is an area with tables outside, a lot quieter but obviously an option when the weather cooperates. The menu looked great -- but the food was only "average" -- disappointing.... More 

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Thank Edward B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Disappointing with regards to service and value for money. Atmosphere was OK a bit like our local Mac D`s in the UK on a Sunday lunchtime. Five of us including the two girls who had a small bowl of sliced apple and about three chicken pieces, both had plain water. My partner had a pizza which you could get from... More 

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Hayward, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We went to Chow on a Saturday night without reservations. We were able to sit where we wanted. I ordered a pasta dish and my husband ordered a burger. We were very pleased with the food. Their wine list and dessert menu have good choices.

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Thank Torac
San Ramon, California
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225 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I loved Chow Restaurant! Great organic menu with several delicious entree choices. This place has both indoor and outdoor seating. Loved the ambiance of this restaurant filled with quaint decor. Nice staff, friendly service. My hubby and I came for dessert. Coffee and apple pie for my hubby and I had the ginger cake and herbal tea. The food was... More 

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Chicago
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The menu has limits and it is on the upper end (to me) for lunch. I had A Thai salad with a bit of chicken. I thought it was delicious and I ordered a medium. Very filling until dinner 5 hours later. Service was friendly, attentive AND not intrusive. We sat there for I would guess was 2 or more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Railroad Ave., Danville, CA 94526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-838-4510
Description
At Chow, we only use organic produce. We are proud to use products from local vendors and to use those products to make everything in house. Our Danville location has a bakery kitchen that makes all the fresh produce and then sends it to each of our locations. If you love our jams, salad dressings or anything else, please note that our Lafayette location has a Farmers’ Market with these products. You can now add Chow’s Cooking to your Home Cooking! Enjoy!

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Novato, California, United States
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?