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445 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3821
+1 925-838-4510
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07:00 - 21:30
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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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Walnut Creek, CA
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209 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Stacy F
Danville, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank sammy1111111
Danville, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank DVilleDave
Danville, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

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San Ramon, California
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank awm1
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Family and business friendly, casual atmosphere. The food is absolutely delicious. I was in town for four days and ate there twice - I'm in love with thier soup varieties.

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Thank Sande R
Napa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A Bare-Bones Breakfast: 2 Pancakes- $10 that's $5/ a pancake! 3 Pieces of over cooked bacon = $6 that's $2 a SLICE!! A whole POUND of premium cut applewood smoked peppered bacon is $5 from the meat counter at the grocery store. NO Eggs, NO toast, NO coffee. COLD syrup sitting on the table like a Denny's restaurant. (Disgusting) $16... More 

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Thank Solarays
Sonora, California
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463 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Starbucks created a whole brand and worldwide chain making people feel at home in their stores. Chow manages to the same thing only better. Very comfortable (did I mention the fireplace?). Great quality food, every dish Ive ever had there (been coming for years) has been great and I love that the menu has different sizes for salads and other... More 

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Thank William F
Danville, California
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150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Lots of heaters, very pleasant atmosphere. Inside can be noisy but outdoor dining is quiet & relaxing. This is "bistro" menu dining. Nothing very complicated but a nice variety of soups, appetizers & main courses. Bar is very good & desserts can be very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?