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Brian's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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680 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024
+1 650-941-0680
07:00 - 15:00
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Msambweni, Kenya
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

All American breakfast diner but the service is fantastic and friendly. The food is well cooked and tasty. The potatoes are hot and well cooked, not soggy. The pancakes (altho a huge portion) are delicious. I think Brian's is the best place for a great breakfast in the area.

Thank who_is_just_me
Los Altos, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were a party of 2, so we didn't have to wait for a table. We were seated immediately, and brought coffee. The servers were warm and welcoming. They all help out so you are not assigned just one server. They roam about and help serve you as needed for more coffee, water, etc. I ordered the "California Benedict". You... More 

Thank Diana L
Redwood City, California
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145 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

BRIAN'S is a very welcoming, hometown restaurant. People are friendly, it is clean and well-lighted, and the service is great. The menu features good, old American favorites, serving only breakfast and lunch. Portions are adequate without being too much. There is plenty of parking, and has easy handicapped access.

Thank bbtapper
San Jose
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Dropped by there today for lunch with an old buddy. At 54, I was probably the youngest guy in the restaurant, which lets you know where they have positioned themselves in terms of the trendy, foodie crowd. Friendly waitstaff, personal service, nice comfortable and high-backed booths. It's in a strip mall with a gas station and a Safeway (soon to... More 

Thank Charles A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in off Hwy 280 - 2 minutes off freeway. Delicious lunch. Grilled sandwiches, burgers, great salads.. terrific service. Reasonable prices. Lunch for 2 - $30.

Thank Kris F
Los Altos
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You see a lot of three generations people especially during the lunch hour. You can have breakfast menu also for lunch. Many little kids dressed in dancing attire came in with either their mothers or grandparents. It can be a bit noisy, as people don't lower their voice to talk. Food is not fancy, but price is reasonable. You are... More 

Thank twosc
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

When it comes to places that serve just breakfast or lunch...This is a place to visit. The food is fresh and tasty The prices are good The service is nice And the portions are very good Good place for family and friends, and dogs, if you like to bring your's. It can get busy there, especially on the weekends

Thank Darcy H
Los Altos, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very convenient in the neighborhood, but the food is no great shakes. Basic diner menu. Very crowded so often the food is put together too quickly.

Thank vdaver
mountain view, ca
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good. Classic items, cooked well. Service can be a bit hit and miss depending on the server or day. Good place to sit outside, makes it less stressful with small children, though they are always welcoming of children inside too.

Thank platypuspup
Los Altos, California
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Service is fast, clients are locals who know their breakfast choices, owner is often present, active and helpful. This is your classic traditional eggs, pancake etc breakfast place that knows you will come back and expects you to.

Thank CTPreview

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-941-0680

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