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445 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3821
+1 925-838-4510
07:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri 07:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chow was impressive! This place was beautiful inside, and felt...homey, to try and put into better words! It had a country rustic interior and was very well-lit. I love the concept of the open kitchen! They have patio seating which I didn't know about, so I'll have to eat out there next time. The service was great! The restaurant is... More 

Thank xfitshark
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a go-to place in Danville, Portions are not huge but nice. Great Patio and friendly staff. Brunch is good. Menu doesnt change much but they try to stay organic. Big bar and nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails. kid and dog friendly.

Thank John B
Danville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Chow for years and have never had a less than excellent experience. Servers are friendly and efficient and the food is amazing.

Thank Lisa94526
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service as always. Servers don't change often (another good thing). Food is predictably good. They used to be great value (not so much lately).

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Walnut Creek, CA
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209 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Four of us decided to go out at the last minute in Danville on a cold Sat evening. Went to at least 4 places that had a LONG wait. Doesn't anyone eat at home anymore? Anyway --ended up at Chow. Busy, but they did have a table. Server was friendly and attentive, but the ambiance is more like a Dennys... More 

Thank travelgal5050
San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A friend took me here for lunch right after we moved to Danville. We are regulars now. I love to get a table near the fireplace. The atmosphere here is wonderful. It's warm and welcoming. An awesome menu with local ingredients. Lots of clean, organic options. I love the soups! The Tuna melt is fabulous (probably my favorite) as is... More 

Thank Stacy F
Danville, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The reasturant is very casual open seating, menu is generic and food is OK but when you pay $13.00 for a martini spoiled the night This ain't NY

Thank sammy1111111
Danville, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Chow's is a popular place all meals of the day. I think the main attraction is pretty good food at a reasonable price. I like the Thai noodles or mixed seafood linguini. My wife likes the pot roast or lamb burger. The bartenders here are more friendly than most and the bar selection is what you'd expect. Wines tend to... More 

Thank DVilleDave
Danville, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always a reliable option. A bit overpriced but it's an upscale restaurant in Danville. Burgers and salads are excellent.

Thank V3655NQjonathanl
San Ramon, California
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215 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to Chow's many times. While not a favorite, its always been ok. We shared a salad which was good but the spaghetti was really subpar. The meatballs were not good. Others in our group were also disappointed in the pizza. Service was good and attentive but none of us were happy with the meal. Danville has enough restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-838-4510
At Chow, we only use organic produce. We are proud to use products from local vendors and to use those products to make everything in house. Our Danville location has a bakery kitchen that makes all the fresh produce and then sends it to each of our locations. If you love our jams, salad dressings or anything else, please note that our Lafayette location has a Farmers’ Market with these products. You can now add Chow’s Cooking to your Home Cooking! Enjoy!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?