Where to Eat in the South Bay

The South Bay is not only known for being home to Silicon Valley, there are tons of food options and we’ve done the homework for you. Here’s a list of all our favorite places to eat in the South Bay.

Back A Yard Caribbean Grill

Selected best of: Lunch

Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm. 80 N Market St., San Jose 408.294.8626 backayard.net 

Bill's Cafe

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open Monday through Friday 7am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 3pm. Multiple locations: San Jose, Palo Alto, Fremont, Pleasanton 408.294.1125 billscafe.com

Breakfast Club at Midtown

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open Monday through Friday 7am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 3pm. 1432 W San Carlos St., San Jose 408.564.7150 bcmidtown.com

Brown Chicken Brown Cow

Selected best of: Lunch

Open Sunday and Monday 11am to 10pm, Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 10pm. 397 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell 408.340.5916 brownchicken-browncow.com

Flea Street Café

Selected best of: Dinner

Open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30pm to 8pm. 3607 Alameda de la Pulgas, Menlo Park 650.854.1226 cooleatz.com

Freshly Baked Eatery

Selected best of: Lunch

Open Monday through Friday 10:30am to 2:30pm. 152 N. 3rd St., San Jose 408.298.9370 freshly-baked-eatery.cafe-inspector.com

Holder's Mission City Grill

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open 8am to 8pm daily. 2000 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 408.244.6267 holdersmissioncitygrill.com

Jack's Restaurant & Baar

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open Sunday through Thursday 8:30am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30am to 10pm. 1750 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo 650.350.1077 ilovejacks.com

Los Gatos Café

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open 7am to 2:30pm daily. 340 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.4647 losgatoscafe.com

Nemea Greek Tavern

Selected best of: Dinner

(Temporarily closed for repairs.) Open Monday through Thursday 4:30pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30pm to 9:30pm. 96 South First St.San Jose 408.279.4225 nemeagreektaverna.com

Orchard City Kitchen

Selected best of: Lunch

Open 11am to 8pm daily. 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.340.5285 orchardcitykitchen.com

Orenchi Ramen

Selected best of: Dinner

Open 11am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm daily. 3540 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara 408.246.5511 orenchi-ramen.com

Pedro's

Selected best of: Lunch

Santa Clara Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:30 to 8pm, Friday 11:30am to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 9pm and Sunday 12pm to 8pm. 3935 Freedom Cir., Santa Clara 408.496.6777 pedrosrestaurants.com

Los Gatos Hours: Sunday and Monday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Thursday 12pm to 8:30pm, and Friday and Saturday 12pm to 9:30pm. 316 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.7570 pedrosrestaurants.com

Purple Onion

Selected best of: Lunch

Main Street Hours: 8am to 4pm daily. 26 E. Main St., Los Gatos 408.354.4125 purpleonionca.com

Winchester Blvd Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 3pm. 14107-R Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos 408.871.2522 purpleonionca.com

Sidecar Modern Tavern

Selected best of: Dinner

Open for brunch Friday to Sunday 11am to 2:30pm and for dinner Wednesday to Sunday 4:30 to 9pm — reservations suggested. 25 E Main St., Los Gatos 408.399.5180 sidecar7.com

Southern Kitchen Coffee Shop

Selected best of: Breakfast

Open Wednesday and Thursday 8am to 2pm, Friday 8am to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 3pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 27 E. Main St., Los Gatos 408.354.7515 southernkitchenlg.com

Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery

Selected best of: Dinner

Open Monday to Thursday 5pm to 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 9pm, Sunday 5pm to 8pm. 546 University Ave., Palo Alto 650.325.8500 tamarinerestaurant.com

The Farmers Union

Selected best of: Dinner

Open Monday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Thursday 12pm to 9pm, Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 11am to 8pm. 151 W Santa Clara St., San Jose 408.277.0545 thefarmersunion.com

The Lexington House

Selected best of: Dinner

Open Tuesday to Thursday 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30pm to 9pm. 40 N Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos 408.354.1600 thelexlg.com

The Village Pub

Selected best of: Dinner

Open Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm, Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm. 2967 Woodside Rd., Woodside 650.851.9888 thevillagepub.net

Zareen's

Selected best of: Lunch

Open Tuesday to Thursday 11:30am to 9pm, Friday 11:30am to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 11am to 9pm. 1477 Plymouth St., Mountain View 650.641.0335 zareensrestaurant.com

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