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Billy Berk's

99 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2407
+1 408-292-4300
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (3 reviews)
“business trip” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
99 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2407
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was in the San Jose area for a business trip. Stopped in to Billy Berks for a quick drink before dinner because we had some time to kill. Bartender was friendly and helpful, drinks were good and so was the appetizer we ordered Bar...More

Thank ering318
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We tried the house made chunky guacamole with fresh chips. Shared a BBQ rib plate. Ribs were large, individually cut with sauce. Side of fresh corn and sweet potato fries. Good food in bar setting.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

When I say corner bar I mean this place sits at the intersection of S. 1st and W. San Fernando and it has floor to ceiling glass walls that provide a great view of the street action. Upon entering you find a huge square bar...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Unique atmosphere & drink specials, outstanding service (ask for Kyle), and food was terrific. We liked it so much we went back night after night.

Thank Janeen B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Nice atmosphere + friendly (and extremely patient) staff * good food = great dinner. I ordered spicy shrimp - and it really was very spicy - often when it says "spicy" it's not so I was pleasantly surprised.

Thank bagelobagel
Reviewed 25 April 2016

You'll find lots and lots of locals here, which is always a good sign when choosing a restaurant. I've never had dinner here, only business-type lunches, and have never been disappointed. Good food, fast and friendly service, and not overly priced. Not cheap, but usually...More

Thank cabearcat
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Not fine dining, but just good solid what I consider "American" food. Friendly, very quick service, perfectly cooked food and a good selection of beers of which I enjoyed both I tried.

Thank Simon J
Reviewed 17 January 2016

A good place for a solo traveler (sit at the bar). Food is good (regular bar food and more) and prices are reasonable. Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3-5pm!

Thank Chr15t1n3
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We live in the area and eat here often when we are downtown. The food and the service are both very good and the huge windows on two sides of the restaurant give it an open feel and allow you to people watch as you...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Stopped in prior to a Chris Hardwick comedy show at the California Theater for dinner & drinks! Nice part of town, charming. Hit Happy Hour on a Saturday – how cool is that?!? We ended up ordering from the Bar Food menu, which was large...More

Thank 978deniseh
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Janeen B | Reviewed this property |
The Cal Train stops just one block away. The stop is Santa Clara North, located right on South First St between W Santa Clara St and W San Fernando St. Get off the train, walk toward W. San Fernando St, and the restaurant... More
5 June 2015|
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Response from jswhitaker | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I don't pay attention to that. A phone call to the restaurant would give you the best answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2407
    (San Fernando)
  • Public Transportation: San Jose Light Rail to 1st St and San Fernando
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-4300
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