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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Beautiful high-end mall with restaurants and shops. Flowers and landscaping are amazing- worth the visit for that alone!”
  • 190 locals recommend
Nature
“You can take a picture with the big thumb out in front of the campus. And post it on Facebook.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Museum
“It's used to be simply the "Stanford Museum". Next door there is the Anderson Gallery with modern art works. It's free! Parking is difficult but free after 4pm. The best time to go is on Thursday evenings, then they close at 8pm. You can have lunch at Cool Cafe.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2 & 5:30 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2 & 5:30 - 11, Saturday 5 - 1, Sunday 5 - 9 Evvia Estiatorio brings the Greek Isles to Menlo Park, with a warm and charming atmosphere and a killer menu. The menu features Greek and Mediterranean classics, but uses local ingredients and flavors to add to the mix. The menu is somewhat small, but covers a wide array of preferences, and because they keep things simple, they’re able to really focus on the quality. This place is a little on the pricier side, and you’ll want to be sure to make a reservation in advance! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Café
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“Open Sunday & Monday 6 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday thru Friday 6 AM - 9 PM Cafe Borrone is a European-style cafe that serves organic and locally sourced food alongside coffee and tea. Their breakfast is outstanding, with both savory and sweet options, and their lunch and dinner fare includes things like pasta, salads, sandwiches, and more. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat to start off your day! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is a small Safeway, but well-stocked with all the essentials. If you'd like a larger Safeway, there is another one in Menlo Park that's about the same distance away. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cinema
“Always rotating themed presentations of classic films. Check out the real Wurlitzer pipe organ they play during intermission!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“If you're feelin' for some southern comfort food, Nola is that place to be. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Vesta is a woodfired pizza restaurant that sources its ingredients as locally as possible and puts a huge emphasis on quality. They offer whole pizzas with both red and white sauces, as well as Italian-inspired small plate options. It’s fairly affordable and definitely worth the money for the quality you receive! They tend to be fairly busy during lunch and dinner hours, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is the best coffee I've had - bar none. Each cup is made exclusively for the customer. It's so popular that many times you have to stand in a fairly long line but, if you love really good coffee and have the time, it's worth it!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Route
“This is the place to be for a fun atmosphere, especially at night. You will find every kind of restaurant, many interesting shops and places to meet for a drink and enjoy the night life.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“If large malls aren’t your thing, check out Town & Country Village at 855 El Camino Real. This little outdoor shopping complex features upscale shops with chain stores and boutique shopping options. There are some great little restaurants and eateries here, and it’s easily walkable and beautifully landscaped. This location offers more local and specialty shops than you’re likely to find elsewhere. Open Monday thru Saturday 10 - 7, Sunday 11 - 5 ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Cute spot to grab coffee, tea or even wine with some food options. Work there or meet there spot!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“A throw-back to a campus bar where free peanut shells can be thrown on the floor and there's $4 margaritas and mexican food. Very casual; pretty good for watching sports at the bar; Can be seedy-looking but it's full of students and nerds in the evenings and weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Israeli Restaurant
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“The best hummus around! Casual, budget-friendly and delicious mediteranean food.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Discount chain carrying brand-name groceries, plus items like gifts & toys (many sell beer & wine). Shopping here is hit or miss but you may find some fantastic deals on wine. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Greek Restaurant
“Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2 & 5:30 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2 & 5:30 - 11, Saturday 5 - 1, Sunday 5 - 9 Evvia Estiatorio brings the Greek Isles to Menlo Park, with a warm and charming atmosphere and a killer menu. The menu features Greek and Mediterranean classics, but uses local ingredients and flavors to add to the mix. The menu is somewhat small, but covers a wide array of preferences, and because they keep things simple, they’re able to really focus on the quality. This place is a little on the pricier side, and you’ll want to be sure to make a reservation in advance! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Café
“Open Sunday & Monday 6 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday thru Friday 6 AM - 9 PM Cafe Borrone is a European-style cafe that serves organic and locally sourced food alongside coffee and tea. Their breakfast is outstanding, with both savory and sweet options, and their lunch and dinner fare includes things like pasta, salads, sandwiches, and more. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat to start off your day! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“If you're feelin' for some southern comfort food, Nola is that place to be. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Vesta is a woodfired pizza restaurant that sources its ingredients as locally as possible and puts a huge emphasis on quality. They offer whole pizzas with both red and white sauces, as well as Italian-inspired small plate options. It’s fairly affordable and definitely worth the money for the quality you receive! They tend to be fairly busy during lunch and dinner hours, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
“Cute spot to grab coffee, tea or even wine with some food options. Work there or meet there spot!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Israeli Restaurant
“The best hummus around! Casual, budget-friendly and delicious mediteranean food.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Nice Vietnamese-themed restaurant (higher end). Check out their new spin-off casual restaurant Tam Tam at 140 University Avenue!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Great beer garden in the back, with sport bar,tv and dj music or karoke in the front with dancing floor. late night for hanging out or some dancing.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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