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Craft cocktail bar that houses one of the largest whiskey selections in the Bay Area. The food menu compliments the wide variety of cocktails.
71 Saint Peter
Specialty drinks and craft comfort Italian, French and American foods made fresh from locally sourced ingredients.
This authentic Mexican restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1998. There’s a decent variety of vegan and vegetarian options available as well.
Family owned and family friendly sushi restaurant with a very extensive roll menu.
Craving a good dose of garlic, try this family owned and operated pizzeria since 2003.
Angelou’s Mexican Grill
Features a variety of made from scratch California-Mexican dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available.
Antipasto’s by DeRose
This New York style deli has been family owned and operated for over 25 years. Wide variety of sandwiches, homemade raviolis and more, all made with love.
Back A Yard
Back A Yard’s cuisine is mainly Jamaican, but they have plenty of Caribbean and American style BBQ options to select from as well.
Bijan and his family have been creating elegant European pastries, cakes and croissants since 1986. This place is not for the butter averse.
This café has been serving breakfast and lunch to San Jose communities for over 30 years.
Black Sheep Brasserie
You’ll find a hearty selection of wines and craft cocktails served alongside French cuisine with a California twist in this South Bay favorite spot.
Classic Thai eatery with dozens of vegetarian options. The restaurant offers a sushi menu as well.
Cha Cha Sushi
No frills sushi spot offering specialty rolls plus an array of classic Japanese entrees.
Founded by local home brewers , this beer producer offers crowlers to go.
Culinary Corner Bistro
Specializing in small plates, pho noodles and rice plates all crafted with unique pan-pacific flavors.
Cup & Saucer
Opened in 1990, this down home diner serves classic American fare. The breakfast menu is available all day.
JT’s Personal Recommendation:
Bill’s Café has 10 great locations in the Bay Area, mostly serving the South Bay, and all family owned. The entire menu is fantastic with some amazing entrees such as the Chilaquiles. Don’t forget to try a breakfast cocktail, ba-zing!
Family run restaurant serving Korean BBQ, stone pot and other homestyle dishes.
Eat Eat Crawfish
Serving a variety of boiled fresh seafood such as Dungeness crab, shrimp, mussels and of course, crawfish.
Enoteca La Storia
Inspired by rustic Italian tasting rooms, this restaurant offers Classic Italian fare paired with Italian wines.
Falafel’s Drive In
Opened in 1966, this heart of San Jose spot has been serving Middle Eastern and American favorites ever since.
Famous Lao Papaya
This Lao cuisine restaurant prides itself on their handmade noodles and authentic homestyle dishes made from scratch.
Classic comfort foods served with a quirky twist. You’ll find everything from burgers, melts, to hand crafted specialty espresso drinks and smoothies.
Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant
Casual family owned eatery serving up large pizzas and Italian comfort favorites.
Go Fish Poke Bar
Specializing in poke and temaki sushi rolls, this spot has endless combinations of both, all made with fresh and homemade ingredients.
Hearty breakfasts and German inspired lunch and dinner fare are served in this family owned establishment.
Traditional Cuban and Spanish dishes are served in this festive downtown cafe.
Since 1950, this beloved San Jose joint has been serving dry rub, hot smoke BBQ specialties.
Family owned and operated since 1994, this is the official home of the five pound burrito.
Family friendly tavern serving all day breakfast and classic American comfort fare.
John’s of Willow Glen
Opened in 1976, John’s serves Greek and Italian family recipes along side American burgers and omelets.
Opened in 1995, this family owned walk up trailer has been serving southern style slow smoked BBQ plates and sandwiches.
Family owned restaurant serving traditional Burmese dishes such as yam leaf and goat stew.
JT’s Personal Recommendation:
Gunther’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely amazing,, bor- dering just between an actual cookie and freshly made cookie dough.
A taste of Spain via tapas, paella and a wide variety of Catalonian wines.
Luna Mexican Kitchen
Authentic Mexican cuisine made with clean ingredients and based on the trinity of ingredients: corn, chiles and beans.
Main Street Burgers
Braveheart beef ground daily and served on custom, fresh baked buns with local produce. The hand scooped thick shakes are some of the best in the Bay Area.
Mesquite & Oak
Family owned and operated serving Texas style BBQ plates and sides.
No frills sushi, udon, katsu and more at this Japantown restaurant. Bourdain visited the spot in an episode of Parts Unknown.
Paesano Ristorante Italiano
This quaint restaurant in Little Italy serves traditional Italian and Sicilian dishes.
Park Station Hashery
Laid back eatery serving breakfast through dinner American comfort staples.
Bakery serving up sweet and savory Portuguese pastries as well as traditional wheat, corn and rye breads baked fresh daily.
Poor House Bistro
Opened in 2006, this converted home has been serving authentic New Orleans grub and tasty cocktails ever since.
Serving shareable plates of Singapore cuisine, which blends flavors and ingredients from Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China.
Strike Brewing Company
Started in 2008 over a dare to make a better beer and officially opened in 2011 with their Session Series Blonde, now you can find Strike Beers in 13 Bay Area Counties.
Tee Nee Thai
Family owned restaurant serving traditional Thai and curry dishes made with local, sustainable organic ingredients.
Solid German cuisine and plenty of beer served in an old- fashioned Bavarian style restaurant complete with a beer garden.
The Happy Hooligans
This cafe serves made to order American and Mexican vegan dishes and smoothies.
This restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.
JT’s Personal Recommendation: Family owned and operated for over 20 years. This spot serves inventive nigiri, sashimi and rolls.