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Vahl's Restaurant

Exterior of Vahls with a classic car

On the very southern edge of the South Bay backwaters of the San Francisco Bay sits Vahl's Restaurant.

Vahl's was opened in 1941 by Eric and Amelia Vahl -- Eric, a soldier and Amelia, an immigrant dairy farmer. The restaurant seems to be a place that time forgot. It's surrounded by small, wood- frame houses, bait shacks and a century-old yacht club. The interior is filled with old-school black leather chairs, a velvety green painted bar with little white lights, and a dining area reminiscent of a large family room.

Yet, the throwback feel is just what people come to enjoy... the feel of being a few decades back relaxing into a different era to feel the comfort of yesterday. The menu has all of the standards: filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, calamari, and salmon. Menu favorites are the prime rib and linguini in clam sauce. Save room for dessert -- ice cream or cheesecake. Finally, send up a little toast to Amelia and Eric for this cozy restaurant they created that feels like home.

  • Pasta and mushroom dish
  • Exterior of Vahls at night

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1513 El Dorado Street
Alviso, California 95002