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Dan Gordons

640 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-324-7911
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 15 May 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 17 April 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 22 February 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 3 February 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 4 January 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
Reviewed 4 January 2018

TV's everywhere - great if you are in to watch sports, not so good if you want to have a dinner with conversation. Definitely try a reasonably priced beer flight to sample some of their brews. We tried the meat combo plates (brisket, ribs, sausage)...More

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We ate here before the Stanford Washington Football Game and the food was great,I had the 3 meat platter with two sides and it was terrific along with the famous garlic fries.My plate had the Sausage,Brisket and St Louis ribs' can't wait to go backdoor...More

Thank frau
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Everything tasted watered down. The buttermilk salad dressing was thin and tasteless, the lettuce hadn’t been dried properly and the canned toppings were flavorless. The brussel sprouts were decent but the BBQ meats were over the top fatty with little flavor. The burger was meh...More

Thank NextstopNewZealand
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We hadn't dined here since it was Gordon Biersch brew pub. The décor has been updated to be more of a sports bar. The bar is well stock with huge flat screen TV's everywhere. The menu features primarily barbecue - ribs and brisket, etc. We...More

Thank JillClardy
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
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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