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Village Cheese House

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855 El Camino Real, Suite 157, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-326-9251
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Palo Alto, California
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378 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have ordered sandwiches here since 1972 when he was a grad student at Stanford. We hadn't been there in at least one year when we decided to go today for lunch. At lunchtime, the wait for you to order can be ungodly with lines out the door. During the school year, the wait at lunchtime is... More 

Thank Marcia K
Wellington, Colorado, USA
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Cheese House has been a staple of Town & Country Shopping Center which is right across the street from Stanford University and Palo Alto High School. They were serving the best custom made sandwiches when I was in High School, college and today. Their selection of cheese is phenomenal and the sandwiches are great. Definitely a place to visit... More 

Thank flyboy80549
Palo Alto, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This store has been in Town and Shopping Center forever. It is a little hard to find because it is in the corner. Excellent place for a simple lunch.

Thank Brenton h
Palo Alto, CA
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Village Cheese House has changed a lot over the years and has reduced its size by over half but it's core focus has always been providing delicious sandwiches and deli fare for Paly High students & faculty on lunch break, locals, shoppers at Town & Country shopping center & "Stanfordites" looking for fast, delicious & filling lunchtime fare, who... More 

Thank janisw
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304 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

For a quick bite take out, we visited this primarily sandwich shop in the Town and Country Shopping Center across from Stanford University, I had the "Cardinal Nation" special- smoked turkey, provolone, red onions, lettuce, tomato and a special sauce. Total bill was $7.25 including tax. The sandwich was delicious- with all the ingredients I like. They packed it full... More 

Thank sharkisland
Menlo Park, California
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Just a standard deli, selling standard stuff. Sometime the cashiers are a bit slow. Just go here if you want a regular sandwhich.

Thank rzsandoval
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This place has been a long time favorite for good deli sandwiches. You walk in and pick up a clipboard and fill out some forms for a custom sandwich. 10 minutes later your sandwich is ready and freshly made. My usual order is turkey on Dutch crunch with the works. They also have a nice selection of snacks and cookies... More 

Thank Chris M
Long Beach
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

The food was excellent, but the lines are very long. If you're in Palo Alto I would definitely stop in.

Thank Junior252525
Paris, France
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235 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

This place has been open for decades. The sandwich recipe hasn't really changed. It turns out that's a good thing. If you're in a hurry, they have ready-made sandwiches (in baskets) that are excellent, as long as you don't mind (delicious) mayo-spread. Pro-tip: get there EARLY (noon) for ready-made sandwiches, otherwise the choice of meats diminishes significantly. By 1pm the... More 

Thank IvanCDG
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

This place has been in Palo Alto for years and years, so it's a sandwich icon! However their sandwiches are definitely not my favorite. I typically get turkey, and the meat is flavorless, like boiled, watery, cheap meat flavorless. Their cheese selection is vast, and they have good breads. It's more of a lunch to go type of place, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Suite 157, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-9251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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