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The 9 Best Bars Near Palo Alto

Updated: May 14, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Palo Alto’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the top restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Calave

Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Salvaje

Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails

Mexican
Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Vino Locale

New American
Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Bottleshop

American
Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Amandine

Los Altos
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

840 Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge

Spanish
Redwood City, Centennial
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Freewheel Brewing Company

American · $14 avg. main dish
Redwood City, Friendly Acres
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

CRU Wine Bar & Merchant

Pizza · $10 avg. main dish
Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist and Lyft, 28808 Palo Alto restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - The 15 Greatest Restaurants In Palo Alto, Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Nightlife Spots in Redwood City and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Nightlife Spots in Palo Alto to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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