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The Van's Restaurant On the Hill

815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
+1 650-591-6525
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“pork chop” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Van's has been a tradition for years. This restaurant can't rely on my occasional visit (once every 5 years) to stay in business. Thank god they don't need to. We make reservations for a very early dinner, and we're lucky we did. By the...More

Thank alamocitykit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Belmont in and out since 1952. Guess what ..... I just found out about trip advisor so I thought I should give my go to eatery a shout. It's been around forever. Still one of the best places in town to...More

Thank normw524
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food & service is good. Parking very difficult if busy. Tables close to each other. View is great from top of hill.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch with a friend brought us to the Van's. Table window with view of bay. Service was good and not bothersome to our long conversation catching up on each other's life and families. I had a french dip sandwich and my friend a hamburger- both...More

Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Up "on the Hill" but convenient to get to, we were there with another couple and everyone enjoyed their food and the service. The view is great and the dishes tasty. My only recommendation is to have the server put the dressing on the side...More

1  Thank Ken P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As the title says, it has good view of the area. On a clear day, you can see the San Mateo bridge. This is a family style restaurant. We went there with my hubby last weekend and there are 3 kids celebrating their birthday dinner....More

Thank Suri E
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great location on top of the hill ,perfect for family gathering for all ages . If you go before sunset you'll enjoy the peninsula view more but still beautiful at night.friendly staff and very warm and cozy environment . Tried 5 different item on the...More

Thank banafsheh b
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have been to Van's multiple times. I was disappointed to learn they did not have the deviled eggs (a favorite of mine). My husband ordered the onion soup - they seem to have changed that also - before it was huge and very, very...More

Thank Ms_Gary
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Old school menu I say. The half broiled chicken with garlic mash potatoes was delicious. Been coming here for years and I say pretty much I've always had a good experience.

Thank CaliforniaLosthiker
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chicken, turkey, salmon is all very good quality. Large portions. Plain old fashion food. My friend loves the roast chicken.

Thank LH L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-6525
  • E-mail
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