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Basque Cultural Center

599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
+1 650-583-8091
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem for Lunch and Dinner. Was there for lunch without reservations. No waiting at 11:30. Broad range of luncheon choices and a Lunch special menu. Had rib eye steak with French fries and veggie fresh medley. The carrot soup was great or garden...More

Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I cannot say enough about the authenticity of the food here. Go there for the true cultural foods, not the "prime rib" or other items you can get somewhere else. Not cheap, but worth the expense.

Thank LarBearSSF-CA
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

More of a club with a dining room open to the public than a restaurant, clientele varied and enthusiastic. Mothers Day had it busy and hectic, but our reservations held . Been here many times over the years and always enjoy the vitality and spirit,...More

Thank babubenj
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Attended a special event luncheon with about sixty people. Prices were reasonable; the food was delicious, and the wait staff was friendly and efficient. Lunch and dinner are served, and this facility can accommodate good size groups.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Do not expect architectural constructions on your plate. Expect solid dishes and plenty of it. I had duck l'orange. It was a half duck. Not your skinny breast. But a large breast and leg. My wife had veal frontier (mushroom and cream sauce). As a...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Let's start with what is often a problem ruining your dinner : the parking. Here, no problem, there is a large private parking lot. Then the dinning room: confortable tables, not squeezed like too often, linen table cloths, napkins and silverware. The food is close...More

1  Thank Edouard T
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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.

1  Thank Romatifoso
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Ebert K
Reviewed 21 December 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...More

Thank don1434
Reviewed 17 December 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...More

1  Thank Colleen H
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Fae M
8 May 2017|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
Don gave you a good answer. But, hey, why don't you just call the BCC and ask all the questions you may have about their meal service. Not trying to be harsh. If you do eat there, it WILL be an enjoyable experience. [I... More
June N
28 January 2016|
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Response from rosalindgardner2015 | Reviewed this property |
Apox 11:30 to 3:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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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