Places Where We've Eaten

Restaurant names in red are known to be closed permanently
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many of the places listed on this page will or have gone out of business. Corrections will be made as changes are found.

We've had opportunities to eat out a lot, especially when we are traveling. The list of places to eat does not include the usual ubiquitous "fast food" places like McDonald's, Jack-in-the-Box, KFC, etc. I've seen McDonald's and Burger King restaurants around the world and we've had many meals at such places. However, because they are everywhere and offer mostly the same menu items, they have been omitted from our list. Other chain restaurants were included, such as Texas Roadhouse and Cracker Barrel, because we liked the experience at those places. Keep in mind that even though one or both of us have eaten at least once at every restaurant in the lists below, this does not constitute any recommendations. There are many places where we've had a meal that has no name of its own. This happens when a hotel provides a meal—usually breakfast—in a dining area in the hotel.

Many of the restaurants were visited only once for the following reasons: Too expensive for a second visit – Good food, but not how we liked it – Part of a tour – etc. The main reason we go to a restaurant only once is when we were just passing through an area while traveling. Because we often liked the places where we ate only once, I began this list just in case we visit a place more than once where we have an opportunity to visit a restaurant again. Unfortunately there are restaurants we really liked that are unnamed here because they are no longer in business. One of our favorite eatery places was a Tapas Bar in Barcelona, Spain that is no longer in business.

Places to Eat in California

7 Mile House – Brisbane
Aldo's Ristorante & Grill – Los Gatos
Alexander's Steakhouse – Cupertino
Alioto's Restaurant
– Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Alpine Inn Beer Garden – Portola Valley
Al the Wop's Restaurant – Locke
Amato's Cheese Steaks – San Jos้
Applebee's Grill & Bar – San Jos้ – Lodi
Apple Farm Restaurant – San Luis Obispo
Aqui Cal-Mex – Cupertino
Armadillo Willy's Bar-B-Que – Santa Clara
– Los Altos – San Jos้

Awful Annie's Restaurant – Auburn
Bai Tong Thai Bistro – Saratoga
Barbara's Fish Trap – Half Moon Bay
Ben's BBQ and Brew – West San Jos้
Big Fish Grill – Monterey, CA
Bill Of Fare – San Jos้
Bill's Cafe – San Jos้
Billy's Boston Chowder House – Los Gatos
Billy Quon's SUR – Carmel by the Sea
Black Bear Diner – Sunnyvale – Gilroy
Black Oak Restaurant – Vacaville
the Blue Door Restaurant-Bar – San Jos้
Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant – Campbell
the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant – Nice
Bobbi's Cafe – Cupertino
Boudin Bakery – San Jos้ – Cupertino – San Francisco
the Breakfast Place – San Jos้
Britannia Arms – On DeAnza Blvd., San Jos้
Buca di Bepo – Palo Alto – Roseville – Campbell
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – Monterey– San Francisco
Buckhorn Grill & BBQ – Folsom – San Francisco
Buck's of Woodside – Woodside
Bull Korean BBQ – Cupertino
Buttercup Pantry Restaurant – Placerville
Capers Eat & Drink – Campbell
Chef Chu's – Los Altos
Chevy's Fresh Mex – San Jos้
Chili's – Folsom – Mountain View – Santa Clara
– San Jos้
Chipotle Mexican Grill – Cupertino
Chubby's Diner – Scotts Valley
the City Fish – Cupertino
Claim Jumper Restaurant & saloon – Roseville
Coconuts Fish Cafe – Cupertino
Corner Bakery Cafe – West San Jos้
the Crow's Nest – Santa Cruz
Dickey's Barbecue Pit – Campbell
the Diner of Los Gatos – Los Gatos
DishDash – Cupertino
Double D's Sports Grille – Los Gatos
Duarte's Tavern – Pescadero
El Amigo Burrito – Santa Clara
Elephant Bar Restaurant – Burlingame
Eric's Deli Cafe – Cupertino
Estrellita Mexican Bistro & Cantina — Los Altos
Famous Dave's BBQ – Gilroy
Fat's Asian Bistro & Dim Sum Bar – Folsom
the Fish Market – Palo Alto
Flying Fish Bar & Grill – Half Moon Bay
From Scratch Restaurant– Carmel by the Sea
Fu Ji Huoshao & Dumpling – Chinese restaurant – West San Jose
Galpใo Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse – Cupertino
Gloria's Burritos – San Jos้
Golden Corral – Tracy
Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant – San Jos้
Grillin' & Chillin' Roadhouse – Hollister
Habit Burger Grill – Cupertino
Happi House – San Jos้
Hard Rock Cafe – San Francisco
Harry's Hofbrau – San Leandro – Redwood City
Hobbee's – Cupertino – Mtn. View
Holder's Country Inn – West San Jos้
I (Heart) Bento – Cupertino
IHOP – Cupertino – San Jos้ – Folsom
Islands – Folsom
Places to Eat in California (Cont.)

It's Italia – Half Moon Bay
Jake's of Saratoga – Saratoga
Jardene's de San Juan – San Juan Bautista
Johnny Rocket – Downtown San Jos้
K's Crepes Cafe – Sunnyvale
Karen's Bakery & Cafe – Folsom oldtown
Katia's – Russian food, San Francisco
Kikusushi Japanese Restaurant – Cupertino
Kyoto Palace Japanese Steakhouse – Campbell
La M่re Michelle – Saratoga
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar – Cupertino – Folsom
LB Steak – Santana Row, San Jos้
Le Boulanger – Cupertino – Los Gatos – Mtn. View
Le Central French Bistro – San Francisco
La For๊t – San Jos้ (New Almaden)
Le Papillion – San Jos้
Maggiano's Little Italy – San Jos้
Mama Mia's Restaurante Italiano – Campbell
Mandarin Gourmet – Cupertino
Margaret's Cafe and Bakery
– Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Jackson
Mario's Traditional Mexican Food – Chowchilla
Mel's Diner – The Original – Placerville – Tracy
Mextizo Resyauran & Cantina – San Jos้
Mimi's Cafe – Santa Clara - San Jose
Miramar Beach Restaurant – Half Moon Bay
Mission Cafe – San Juan Bautista
Mission City Grill – Santa Clara
MoMo's – San Francisco – Across from Oracle Park
Mountain House – Woodside
Morocco's Restaurant – San Jos้
Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach
Naschmarkt Austrian Restaurant – Campbell
Olive Garden – San Jos้ – Folsom
Omelette Express – Santa Rosa
Opa! Authentic Greek – Campbell – Walnut Creek
Outback Steakhouse
Paesano Ristorante Italiano – Little Italy, San Jos้
Pasta Pelican Restaurant – Alameda
Peggy Sue's 50's Style Restaurant – San Jos้
Phil's Fish Market & Eatery – Moss Landing
P.F. Chang's – Sunnyvale
the Point Restaurant – Rio Vista
Purple Onion Caf้ – Los Gatos
the Purple Place – Eldorado Hills
Ray's Crab Shack – Newark
Red Pepper Bar & Grill – Los Altos
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews
– Saratoga – Tustin
Ristorante Don Giovanni – Mountain View
Rio Adobe Southwest Caf้ – Cupertino
Rojoz Wraps & Smothies – Saratoga
Rubio's Coastal Grill – Folsom – Saratoga
Samoa Cookhouse – Samoa
Sam's Chowder House – Half Moon Bay
Scott's Seafood – San Jos้
Scrambl'z – San Jos้
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola
Shangri–La Chinese Restaurant – Los Gatos
Silver's at the Wharf – Fort Bragg
Sinbad's Pier2 Restaurant – San Francisco
Slapfish – West San Jos้
Solvang Restaurant – Solvang
Sorensen's Cafe – Hope Valley
Spasso Restaurant & Wine Bar – San Carlos
Stacks – Campbell
the Stinking Rose – San Francisco
Tahoe Joe's – Vacaville
Texas Roadhouse – Union City
Tico's Breakfast & Lunch – Marina
the Tides Wharf & Restaurant – Bodega Bay
Tower Cafe – Sacramento
Trader Vic's – Emeryville
Union Hotel Restaurant & Cafe – Occidental
Tumanyan Khinkalie Factory – Glendale
Veggie Grill in Westgate – West San Jos้
Village California Bistro – San Jos้
Woods Creek Cafe – Jamestown
Yeung Shing Restaurant – Los Gatos
Yoshinoya – Cupertino
Zephyr Grill & Bar – Livermore
Zov's Bistro – Tustin
Places to Eat Outside California

4 Cats Restaurant – Barcelona, Spain
20,320 Alaskan Grill – Trapper Creek, AK
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough – Noank, CT
Al's Oasis Restaurant – Oacoma, SD
Ancient Mariner – Mystic, CT
Bateux Dinner Cruises – New York City
Bisbee Breakfast Club – Bisbee, AZ
Black Fire Brazilian Steakhouse – Orlando, FL
Brennecke's Beach Broiler – Koloa,Kauai, HI
Brookville Hotel Restaurant – Brookville, KS
Bud's Tavern – Louisville, KY
Cafe Du Monde – New Orleans, LA
Captain D's Seafood – Colorado Springs, CO
Cardero's Restaurant & Marina Pub
– Vancouver, BC Canada
Carmine's Italian Restaurant – New York City, NY
Carnegie Hall Cafe – New York City, NY
Carriage Crossing Restaurant and Bakery
– Yoder, KS
the Chowder House – Gold Beach, OR
Christie's Kitchen – Redmond, OR
Copper Queen Hotel Dining Room – Bisbee, AZ
the Country House Restaurant – Pittsford, VT
Cracker Barrel — Yuma, AZ – Tucson, AZ
– Williamsburg, VA
the Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips
– Port Orford, OR
Ellen's Stardust Diner – New York City, NY
Foxy's Bar & Restaurant – Cruz Bay, BVI
Fraunces Tavernฎ– New York City, NY
Gibraltar Grill – Fish Creek, WI
Golden Corral – Colorado Springs, CO
– Oshkosh, WI – Williamsburg, VA
Hard Rock Cafe – Barcelona, Spain
Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q – Hutchinson, KS
Il Fornaio – Las Vegas, NV
Island Grill – Islamorado, FL
Jack's North Hi Carryout – Wichita, KS
John's Pizza of Times Square – New York City, NY
Kimono Kin Japanese Restaurant – Beckley, WV
Lambert's Cafe – Sikeston, MO
La Spezia Restaurant – Koloa, Kauai, HI
Le Carre French Restaurant
– Gustavia, Saint Barth้lemy, FWI
Le Mela Ristorante – New York City, NY
Limestone Grill – Mt. Vernon, KY
MacCaren River Lodge – MacCaren River, AK
Mama's Fish House – Paia, Maui, HI
Merriman's Fish House – Koloa, Kauai, HI
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
– Manitou Springs, CO
Mo's Seafood and Chowder – Newport, OR
Mystic Pizza – Mystic, CT
Nana's Kitchen – Tucson, AZ
Nine Fine Irishmen — Las Vegas, NV
the Overseas Pub and Grill – Marathon, FL
Paula Deen's the Lady & Sons – Savannah, GA
Penny's Diner – Wellington, KS
P.F. Chang's – Wichita, KS
Pinchers Crab Shack – Naples, FL
the Port Hole Cafe & Tap House – Gold Beach, OR
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper – Benton, KS
Sardi's Restaurant and Grill – New York City, NY
Sloppy Joe's Bar – Key West, FL
Smith Family Garden Luau – Kapaa, Kauai, HI
Snook Inn Restaurant – Marco Island, FL
Spinner's Steak, Seafood, & Chop House– Gold Beach, OR
Stroud's – Wichita, KS
Ted's Montana Grill – Bolingbrook, IL
Texas Roadhouse – Boise, ID – Wichita, KS
– Colorado Springs, CO

the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Gilbert, AZ
Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant – Vancouver, BC Canada
Town & Country Inn and Resort – Shelburne, NH
Uncle Bear’s Grill & Tap – Mesa, AZ
Western Art Gallery Cafe, Wall Drugs, – Wall, SD
Wild Horse Saloon – Nashville, TN


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