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Dan Gordons

640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-324-7911
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
“meat platter” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have mostly met friends here for lunch and we are surprised it is so open at lunch. The BBQ is excellent, especially on a salad or a quinoa bowl. But my favorites are the sides--I could just live on them. The most excellent are:...More

Thank Rubylaserjules
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Palo Alto, I had the chance to have dinner at Dan Gordon's. Mostly because one of our co-workers wanted crafted beer. The beer I was told was good (I don't drink) but the food I have to say was not what I expected....More

Thank Yanil Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pretty excited to read that this was one of the best BBQ joints in the area. I recalled being here when it was a Gordon Biersch. It's went from fancy food to all country picnic which was kinda cool. They had some amazing...More

Thank tjmoen
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We came in late after the Stanford game and absolutely felt at home here We tried a sampling of different kinds of bbq. The ribs were smoky and delicious. The hot links were really spicy. The best part for me was the selection of bbq...More

Thank SDnative5
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I really wanted to like this place. The food is pretty good but it is the service that kind of misses the mark. They have paper towels on the table which is reminiscent of a southern bbq place. I get that, and I like it,...More

Thank franzmaryh
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Just around the corner of our hotel, we found this amazing barbecue place where we were incredibly served by Robinson. A fun night and a delicious meal with locally brewed beer.

Thank Noemí d
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Was surprised to find a bbq place in Palo Alto. Since it was around 2pm on a Sunday, there we no crowds at Dan Gordon’s. We ordered the brisket, Mac and cheese and fried chicken . Very yummy. We heard this place is crazy on...More

Thank BPenuliar2015
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Had a group meeting and was a great choice. Service was wonderful. Staff was very attentive to our needs. Plenty of seating and areas for small group conversation. Convenient to the train station too. Will certainly return.

Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Not sure what all the hype is. It has a sports bar feel to it but is unremarkable. The beer selection is thin and week. The appetizers were small even for a group of four so we had to order several . The wings were...More

1  Thank Tradervic21
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: Nothing really wrong with this place, but the BBQ and sides were not to our taste, and both the food and the wines were very expensive. $14 for a wedge salad? Big, clean, nice ambiance, clean restrooms, staff was...More

Thank SJVillagesBob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-324-7911
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