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Established in 1947, The Van's Restaurant serves the dining needs of customers. Its menu includes a variety of food items, such as of appetizers, pasta dishes and salads. The restaurant offers egg rolls, stuffed mushrooms, smoked chicken, tomato salad and onion soup. The Van's Restaurant s selection of seafood items includes garlic prawns, fried calamari, shrimp and crab cakes. The restaurant additionally offers a selection of wines, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, syrah, zinfandel and chardonnay. It provides a banquet facility that can accommodate up to 300 people for various special events. Located in Belmont, Calif., The Van's Restaurant offers online reservation services.
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Specialties: Weddings, Receptions, Banquets, Meetings, Bridal Events, Parties

Price Range : Above Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
A Blast From The Past

I have been going to The Van's for the past 20 years. For a great lunch I usually get a burger and beer with the works, melted cheese and crispy bacon. For dinner, I sit down for a nice steak, done on the mesquite broiler or prime rib Yum!! Holidays are also a special time to go to the Van's including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Easter. I highly recommend this restaurant to everybody for a delicious sit down meal.


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Went for my 75th birthday dinner with 6 people. Upon making the reservations the receptionist said we will make it nice. The food was just so so. The service was very slow but more importantly the waiter was extremely rude and looked like a hippie with long gray hair! Upon getting the bill they charged $10.00 for a little scoop of ice cream that was supposed to be my birthday ""free"" desert. When asked the waiter he said ""Oh well""! We Will NEVER go back!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, friendly atmosphere

This restaurant is great! Fun, friendly atmosphere, great views, nice bar area and free, delicious apps when you come for happy hour. I had the prime rib special and my wife had the lobster. Both were terrific. Nice people, great service. Will definitely come here again!


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Nice Food

was I nice dinner have it last night I will go back soon


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Delicious Dinner!

Van's has delicious prime rib! When I walked in I thought it was a bit kitchy but I see, that's it's charm. My family, there were 10 of us, all had really great entrees. I had the prime rib which I ordered medium rare and it came out perfectly. We had the grilled artichoke, garlic shrimp, crab cakes and the wedge, as apps and all were good. Crab cakes could have been juicier and I like bacon with my wedge but other than that everything else was perfect. The Spicy Seafood pasta is delish! If you like vodka, order the VollyeBall! You'll see what I mean after you drink it! The people were very nice and the service, all around, was excellent. During the day, the view is great. At night, it's nice and right now it's decorated so festively. I highly recommend Van's for group dining. Thanks Van's for a great evening!


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Nice and cozy setting with great food!

Great place to hang out and have a drink. Better place to eat, the food is very good. Stuffed Mushrooms, giant prawns, etc mmmmm... The views from the dining room is also nice cause the restaurant is located on top of a hill... You can easily pass the place up off of el camino, but you have to go and try at least once. Enjoy!


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just rang there to make reservation for large party on sunday the lady or so called lady was very very rude did not want to know thats ok i will make reservations in another restaurant this place sounds terrible anyway and probably would not be to handle a big cound


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This place should be called The Van's Restaurant for the OVER the Hill

The food was pretty good...steaks are a good size..tasted great...GET YOUR FOOD TO GO!

Don't bother coming with a crowd(and I mean more than 4 people)...the old people around you will treat you like you have taken over their territory. What's worse is, since this place thrives on their business, you won't get fair treatment by Management either.

The view is overrated. Just a bunch of lights.

Not recommended.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Best place to eat

I love this restaurant, I have been there twice since I found it first on 24hrlocator. Everyone is so nice and friendly there, great music on the weekends. I love the picture of Bobb McKittrick that they have posted on 24hrlocator dot com. Great job guys, keep up the good work


Provided by Citysearch - 
Lousy food

We tried appitizers, salad, entree, etc. All was terrible. I had the blackened Catfish and all I could taste was char. No flavor!!! The stuffed mushrooms were mediocre at best. To finish off the night, we had the coffee. Folgers instant would have been better. I would rather have had 7-11 coffee, at least it would have tasted better.

The service was great and you can't beat the view, but FIRE THE CHEF!!! Food quality, I would have had a better meal at McDonald's!!

I'll never go back!! Stay away!!!

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The Van's Restaurant

815 Belmont AveBelmontCA 94002

(650) 591-6525

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