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90 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3817
925 984-2713
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dublin, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for friends to meet and enjoyed a tasty sandwich, cheeseburger or salad. Ingredients always fresh and interesting. Now that they're moved to a larger venue from the old Danville Hotel, I was hoping to see some new menu additions. I'm a long standing fan of the place, but the lack of change to the standard fare, limits the... More 

Thank Kathleen U
Danville, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sideboard has a good solid menu. It is casual as in the kind of restaurant where you place your order at the counter, take a number and they deliver it to your table. Parking is difficult and if the weather is iffy it can be cold and drafty or pretty warm...

Thank wytoca
Danville, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices are like most restaurants but you order at the counter and it's a lot of a la carte versus inclusive items both at brunch and dinner. Breakfast had some unique combinations but dinner was very disappointing. Food wasn't hot enough. It wasn't very tasty.

Thank susanweisinger
Lafayette, California
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sideboard has decent food, but nothing spectacular. The men u has a lot of interesting items which on paper sound quite good, but when served, the items do not live up to their expectations. Additionally, I have noticed that the food comes out of the kitchen luke warm and some patrons recently sent their hamburger back to be cooked more... More 

Thank markltennis
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food! Natural ingredients and wonderful flavors compliment every dish. A scramble ,yum, the breakfast sandwich enough for 2 with bread that is so fresh. That way you have room for one of the fabulous sweets. Really good coffee drinks. Go up to the counter and order and a server will bring your meal to your table. It is... More 

Thank Debi S
Danville, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love going here for coffee or lunch. The salads are huge and delicious. The atmosphere is lively and comfortable. I love that I can grab a blanket when I am cold.

Thank Travelmom143
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I've eaten here a few times and have been very pleased. The food has been good and I love the relaxed atmosphere. Dog friendly, too! Great staff.

Thank NancyFong
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495 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

You might drive by and easily miss this place since there is no signage and it is only crowded from word of mouth. Our breakfast was pricey but expected in Danville. All items were very good. scones, oatmeal, s'mores pudding, french toast. Didn't enjoy the coffee but small flaw for us overall. The area is charming but parking can be... More 

Thank ReddyBro
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Cozy place. Parking in Danville is difficult, I suggest parking at the nearby clock tower parking lot and walking to the restaurant. Various tables and chairs and blankets for cool days and nights. Live music on occasion. Finding a table can be a challenge as you seat your self and sometimes one person will take a 4 top and if... More 

Thank Rachel R
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

this is the best local cafe in our neighborhood. i do miss the older location, but each has a different vibe. regardless, the place still gets busy. we love the beignets, and ask for chocolate sauce on the side. at times, i feel the servers who bring out the food aren't the most friendly, but i couldn't say that happened... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: 925 984-2713

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