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Gunther's Restaurant

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1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-5532
+1 408-266-9022
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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San Jose
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast corn beef hash w.eggs and toast very very delicious and very home make it not from the can from fresh corn beef I believe is the best corn beef in the bay and if u like eggs Benedict u have to try here they have very nice and creamy sauce u dream of if u want to go u... More 

Thank Gavarin N
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love Gunther's! The owner and staff are wonderful, the food is always delicious, and it's a super convenient location. From breakfast omlettes, to corned beef sandwiches, to matzo ball soup, to the outrageously delicious chocolate chip cookies, I find myself craving s Gunther's fix at least every other week but could easily be talked into it weekly.

Thank HMG1952
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place to get a fresh, moist pastrami sandwich. The meat is warm, very tender, sliced thin and piled high on delicious bread. It is a comfortable foodies dream.

Thank Liz102676
Los Gatos, California
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171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My search for German food on the internet yielded Gunther's restaurant. I found the menu rather limited in the number of main dishes, however, what they had was looked great. The main dishes I remember were lamb shank and Veal Parmesan, both on my like-very-much list. The lamb shank was exceptional. It was cooked just right and had ample sauce... More 

Thank donwolf20
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Gunther has unique offerings, such as Bratwurst or Knackwurst with 2 eggs and real home fries. If you want to tickle your German taste buds, you will love it. Gunther's also offers regular American breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately closed on Sunday, as I would be visiting each day of the weekend while in town. Btw: Günther... More 

Thank Beate H
Menlo Park
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I had a really bad flu and didn't want anything to eat except matzoh ball soup. Guenthers was the only restaurant nearby that came up in Google. When I called they said they had it, we drove over and got a quart to go. Nearly cured me in one day. Delicious and piping hot even after we got home. The... More 

Thank Leslie C
Dallas, Texas
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166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were looking for someplace in San Jose that had corn beef and pastrami and we hit the jackpot at Gunther's. The reuben sandwich and the deli pastrami sandwich fed 3 of us. Both meats have really good seasoning on them. The rye bread was top notch too. We got a side of their mac & cheese that was very... More 

Thank Mark G
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have used Gunther's catering and have eaten in the restaurant many times. The food and service is always terrific. Favorite is the lamb shanks and red cabbage. The chocolate chip cookies are unbelievable.

Thank Marcia H
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Local favorite. Great sandwiches, friendly staff and a little secret is they have a full bar but one wouldn't know it.

Thank Harlan2014
Carrollton, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Good German food in San Jose. It is a bit like a cafeteria with respect to the set up, but the food is good. The prices are very reasonable and the food is fresh. Worth a visit for the price and quality of food.

Thank pharmacistrob

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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
German, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-5532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-266-9022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?