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Some Good Local & Favorite Restaurants

For Those Who Want To Experience Something Other Than National Chain Restaurants


Doug’s Place – 20871 Redwood Rd., (in the Lucky’s Shopping Center), (510) 538-9155 – Good American food. Best for Breakfast. It’s a busy – and somewhat noisy place. Lots of food for the money.

Knudsen’s Ice Creamery and Chocolates – 3323 Castro Valley Blvd., (510) 582-2775. Make a meal of their ice cream creations. The food is okay, but the ice cream is irresistible. And if you have a really sweet tooth – you can take home some extra chocolates for later. From West Coast Villa you will want to turn right onto Castro Valley Blvd and it’s about 2 miles west on your left side.

Rudy’s Donuts – 3692 Castro Valley Blvd, (510) 889-1109, This old standby is a Castro Valley landmark. If you like donuts, Rudy’s has a good selection. Come early for the best and freshest donuts. From West Coast Villa, turn right and travel about 1 mile. It’s on the right.


Val’s Burgers – 2115 Kelly St., Hayward (510) 889-8257. If you’re looking for an old fashioned diner that serves up thick, creamy milkshakes, thick French fries and delicious hamburgers you have to try Val’s. It’s not the cheapest place around, but you’ll definitely put on a few pounds at this place. If you want a trip down nostalgia lane, then you have to eat at Val’s. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. From West Coast Villa, turn right onto Castro Valley Blvd to Center Street and turn left. Drive to the end of Center Street and turn left on Kelly. You’ll see Val’s on your right.


Mimi’s Café – 4775 Hacienda Dr., (Hacienda Crossings Mall), Dublin, (925) 833-2521. Mimi’s is an upscale family-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers a good variety of food with mid-range prices. We’ve always been satisfied and have never left hungry. From West Coast Villa turn left onto East Castro Valley Blvd and drive until you get to the I-580 freeway onramp (about a mile). Head east on I-580 freeway to the Hacienda exit North. You’ll see Mimi’s on your right.


In-N-Out Burger – 2270 San Ramon Valley Blvd,. San Ramon. Though it has a very limited menu – there’s always a line up for their burgers. They are always made fresh, always good, and a great value for a good burger. From West Coast Villa turn right onto Castro Valley Blvd. Turn right on Crow Canyon Road. It’s a few miles, so enjoy the scenery. When you see civilization again, turn left onto San Ramon Valley Blvd and you’ll see In N Out Burger on your right.

Uncle Yu’s Szechuan – 2005 Crow Canyon Pl #160, San Ramon, CA (925) 275-1818, You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the efficient and courteous service. This Chinese food restaurant is among the best in the area but by no means the least expensive. You are paying for good food and good service in San Ramon. Although we prefer tea, I am told that the wine list that they offer puts them in one of the top 100 restaurants in the USA. This is an Americanized version of Chinese food. It’s pricey for dinner – and fairly reasonable for lunch. From West Coast Villa take a right on Castro Valley Blvd, right on Crow Canyon Road. Cross over the I-680 Freeway and turn right on Crow Canyon Place.

They are building a new In-N-Out Burger in San Leandro / San Lorenzo. It is now open at the corner of Lewelling and Hesperian.

For more restaurant choices, feel free to ask Don or Krista Robertson or you can take the following advice:

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More Restaurants in the Area – Chain Restaurants

We have all of the following restaurants nearby


Restaurants in Castro Valley

Aroma Cuisine of India (Indian)
Baskin Robbins (Ice Cream)
Big Apple Bagels (Bagels)
Boulevard Burger (Burgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes)
Burger King (Fast Food Burgers, Chicken)
Cafe Rumi (Mediterranean and Espresso bar)
China Garden (Chinese)
Dampa Filipino Food (Filipino)
Dell Cafe (American)
Denica’s Real Food Kitchen (breakfast meals)
Dino’s Restaurant (Italian)
Dominos Pizza (Pizza)
Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant (Dining, Mexican)
Doug’s Place (good breakfast place)
El Burrito Loco (Mexican)
El Rancho Steak House (Mexican steak house)
Genghix Asian Fusion (Asian)
Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant (Chinese)
ISushi (Japanese)
Jack-In-The-Box (Fast Food Burgers, etc)
Joyful House (Chinese)
JP’s Family Restaurant & Sports Lounge (Pub grub, variety)
Kasper’s Hot Dogs (Hot dogs)
Katsu (Japanese)
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
King Kong Chinese Restaurant (Chinese)
Knudsen’s Restaurant – Ice Creamery (basic comfort food, ice-cream)
Koyomi (Japanese)
L&L Hawaiian BBQ (BBQ)
Lime Leaf Thai (Thai)
Little Caesars (Pizza)
Los Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant (Mexican)
Luccas Italian Deli (Great sandwiches)
Mama Cho’s Homestyle Korean BBQ (Korean)
McDonalds (2 locations, fast food burgers, chicken, etc)
MOD Pizza (Pizza)
Mountain Mike’s Pizza (Casual Dining, Pizza, salads)
Nation’s Giant Hamburgers (Burgers, shakes, pies, American breakfasts)
Noodle Home (Chinese noodles)
Norman’s Grill (Dining, comfort American food)
Pad Thai Cuisine (Thai)
Pampas Cafe (Cafe – Empanadas and Coffee)
Panda Express (Fast food Chinese)
Papa Murphy’s Pizza – take home and bake (Pizza)
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Pho Play (Vietnamese soups)
Pizza Express (Pizza)
Pizza Hut (Pizza)
Portales Taqueria (Mexican)
Quickly (Taiwanese bubble tea, Asian desserts)
Quiznos Subs (Sandwiches)
Rigatoni’s Restaurant (relaxed Italian)
Shari’s Cafe and Pies (American food and pies)
Silver Spoon Gourmet Cuisine (Chinese Fusion)
Southern Comfort Kitchen (good Southern comfort food)
Starbuck’s (coffee)
Subway Sandwiches (sandwiches)
Taco Bell (Fast food – American Mexican)
The Burrito Shop (Mexican)
The Chicken on Fire (Chicken Wings)
The Habit Burger Grill (Hayward – Fast food Burgers, chicken, shakes)
Top Thai Cuisine (Thai)
Val’s Burgers (Breakfast and burgers, etc – classic old burger joint)
Villa Roma Pizza (Pizza)
Vitality Bowls (Health food)
Wend’s Cafe (Vietnamese)
Wendy’s (Fast Food burgers, chicken etc.)


Restaurants Within A Reasonable Distance From Castro Valley

In-N-Out Burger (San Ramon, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City, Oakland)
Popeyes Fried Chicken (San Lorenzo)


Restaurant Chains In Or Near Castro Valley

Applebee’s Restaurant (Hayward, Union City, Pleasanton)
Baker’s Square (Castro Valley)
Benihana Japanese
Black Angus Steakhouse (San Lorenzo is so/so; Dublin)
Boston Market
Chili’s (San Leandro)
Chipotle Mexican (Castro Valley)
Denny’s (San Leandro)
Fresh Millions – Salads etc (Dublin)
Fuddrucker’s (Union City)
Home Town Buffet (San Leandro – so/so; Hayward)
International House Of Pancakes (Hayward)
Mimi’s Café (Dublin, Hayward)
Outback Steakhouse (Dublin, Fremont)
Red Lobster (Fremont)
Red Robin Hamburger (Pleasanton)
Romano’s Macaroni Grill (Dublin)
Texas Roadhouse (Union City)
The Cheesecake Factory (Pleasanton)
The Olive Garden (Hayward)

and plenty more