Restaurants in Dublin

$12 for $20 Worth of Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Chaat Bhavan

Chaat Bhavan

Dublin

$20 $12

Enjoy vegetarian menu of Indian snacks—or chaats—such as veggie fritters served with chutney or stuffed potato patties with a chickpea curry

Three-Course Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Citrus Indian Fusion (Up to 43% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Citrus Indian Fusion

Dublin

$39.94 $24

(98)

Beyond yellow brick façade & twinkling string lights, skilled chefs whip up tandoor-cooked fish & lamb, zesty masala & oven-baked bread

Lunch with Sandwiches, Pastries, and Drinks for Two or Four at Bon Dia Cafe (52% Off)

Bon Dia Cafe'

Pleasanton

$42 $20

Enjoy a lunch of cafe sandwiches and delicate pastries while sipping on your choice of beer, wine, or coffee

Mexican Meal for Two or Four at Baja Fresh (Up to 42% Off)

Baja Fresh

Pleasanton

$23.94 $15

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos and burritos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

$30 for $40 Worth of Cajun Seafood and Drinks at Crabaholic

Crabaholic

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

(309)

Creole-style crawfish boils, oysters, crab legs, and an international drink list of beers, wines, and sakes

Lunch Buffet for Two or $11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

Groceries at Arteagas Food Center (25% Off). Fourteen Options Available.

Arteagas Food Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

Latin-American food center stocked with fresh produce, meats, and other essential groceries

Mexican Cuisine at Tacos Uruapan (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos Uruapan

Industrial Parkway

$10 $5

(257)

A family-run taqueria serves feasts of pork al pastor, marinated steak and chicken, veggie burritos, and fresh shrimp and fish plates

Three-Course French-Fusion Dinner with Champagne for Two or Four at Bijou Restaurant & Bar (Up to 68% Off)

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

$118 $39

(825)

Chicken with mango salsa, pork tenderloin with chimichurri, or sole with a mirabela sauce take center stage in this fusion culinary fete

$59 for Two Gift Cards, Each Good for $50 of Mexican Cuisine at Maria Maria La Cantina ($100 Total Value)

Maria Maria La Cantina

Multiple Locations

$100 $59

(959)

Creative tacos, seafood, and other cuisine from Mexico's Pacific Coast at a cantina with art from partner Carlos Santana and live music

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - Danville

Danville

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Calzones at Mission Pizza & Pub (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Mission Pizza & Pub

Fremont

$30 $17

Creative pizzas, oven-baked sandwiches, and 32 microbrews and imported beers served amid live country and bluegrass music

$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Fremont

$20 $11

Chicken satay appetizers pave the way for Thai entrees such as panang curry, drunken noodles, and deep-fried salmon topped with chili paste

$11 for $20 Worth of Lunch or an Indian Dinner for Two at Arka

Arka

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(38)

Eatery infuses traditional Indian flavors into innovative dishes and regional specialties

One Dozen Bagels with Cream Cheese or $8 for $15 Worth of Bagels at PJ's Bagels

PJ's Bagels

Fremont

$15 $8

(68)

Grab a simple plain or whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese, or turn it into a sandwich with turkey, lox, or pastrami and pair it with coffee

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill of $50 or More, Valid Monday–Thursday

Padi Restaurant & Catering

San Leandro

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your total bill of $50 or more; valid Monday–Thursday

$11 for $20 Worth of Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

Mediterranean Cuisine at Shami Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Shami Restaurant

Ashland

$20 $12

(142)

Eatery dishes out cuisine such as hummus, falafel wraps, beef kebabs, and chicken shawarma, as well as burgers and chicken nuggets

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's - East Bay (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Your Order at Pinky's Pizza

Pinky's Pizza

Downtown Walnut Creek

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off your order

Japanese Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner at Mika's Sushi (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Mika's Sushi

Contra Costa Centre

$30 $18

Pairs or groups of four or more split a variety of fish-filled maki or vegetarian or vegan rolls; traditional Japanese dishes also available

Brunch and Mimosas or Japanese Dinner for Two or Four at Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown Walnut Creek

$46 $29

(124)

Brunch dishes such as coconut tuna ceviche alongside sushi rolls and Japanese dinners such as teriyaki beef and chicken katsu

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salads, and Hoagies at Pancoast Pizza

Pancoast Pizza

Downtown Walnut Creek

$20 $12

(135)

East Coast–style pizza made with homemade sauce and complemented by salads and hoagies

Comfort Food at Home of Chicken and Waffles (Up to 40% Off)

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Downtown Walnut Creek

$20 $12

(411)

‘60s-themed diner serves sweet-and-salty chicken and waffles combinations and Southern-style soul food such as grits and warm biscuits

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Catering Services When You Rent The Venue At Full Price at High Street Station Cafe

High Street Station Cafe

Alameda

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 10% off catering services when you rent the venue at full price

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, Wine, and Dessert at Pasta Pelican (Up to 51% Off)

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

(246)

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

"Murder at the Tropicabana" at Zio Fraedo's (Up to 54% Off)

"Murder at the Tropicabana"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Audiences help Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel unravel a farcical crime while dining from an Italian buffet

Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four with Beer and Sides at Slow Hand BBQ (Up to $34.80 Off)

Slow Hand BBQ

Pleasant Hill

$38.90 $22

(236)

Beef brisket, baby-back ribs, and pulled pork cooked by a pit master who has sampled regional barbecue specialties from across the U.S.

$25 for $40 Towards Two Complete Moroccan Dinners at El Morocco

El Morocco

Pleasant Hill

$40 $25

(140)

Surrounded by plush floor cushions and twirling belly dancers, low tables bear complete multi-course dinners

American Food and Microbrews for Two or Four at Magoo’s Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Magoo's Grill

Pleasant Hill

$32 $17

(73)

Neighborhood grill has slung classic burgers, fish tacos, and microbrews for 25 years in dining room with DirecTV or on outdoor patio

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hot Dogs at Brentwood Dog House (Up to Half Off)

Brentwood Dog House

Brentwood

$10 $5.50

All-beef hot dogs covered in chili, served Chicago style, or custom-made to suit appetites with toppings such as jalapeños and sauerkraut

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10.50 Worth of Mission-Style Tacos at Taco Del Mar ($21 Value)

Taco Del Mar

Brentwood

$10.50 $5.50

Baja-California inspired tacos and burritos made with fresh ingredients

$15 for $25 Worth of Pan-Asian Vegan Food at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

Milpitas

$25 $15

(507)

All-vegan dine-in restaurant uses only natural non-GMO ingredients for signature dishes such as Spicy Cha-Cha, Kung Pao & Tom Ka Thai soup

$8 for One Sizzler Entree at Mirch Masala (Up to $14.95 Value)

Mirch Masala

Milpitas

$14.95 $8

(68)

Simple preparation characterize Indian dishes such as paneer tikka kebabs, vegetarian bhangan bharta with roasted eggplant, and lamb curry

Indian Dinner Cuisine at Aasna, Melange of India (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Aasna, Melange of India

Milpitas

$36 $22

(146)

Shyam Khanal's eatery serves Indian cuisine divided into meat- and vegetable-based dishes

$13 for $20 Worth of Quick-Serve Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Royal Taco (Half Off)

Royal Taco

Milpitas

$20 $10

(68)

Authentic taquitos with avocado; spicy chiles rellenos; breakfast, lunch, and dinner burritos

$15.99 for $30 Worth of Persian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks at Didar Persian Cuisine

Didar Persian Cuisine

Concord

$30 $15.99

(239)

Kebabs with filet mignon, boneless chicken breast, and other savory meats roast over an open fire

$29 for $50 worth of French-California Fusion Cuisine at La Sen Bistro

La Sen Bistro

Downtown Concord

$50 $29

(169)

French cuisine such as duck confit, beef braised in Burgundy wine, and traditional french-onion soup

The Dinner Detective at Waterfront Hotel (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

$15 for $20 Worth of West Coast Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More People at Z Café & Bar

Z Café & Bar

Oakland

$20 $15

(183)

California-style salads, seafood, and burgers made from fresh ingredients

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Hot Drink Purchases For One Month After First Use at Kilovolt Coffee

Kilovolt Coffee

Oakland

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off hot drink purchases for one month after first use

Lunch Combo for Two or Catering for 20 at Bissap Baobab (Up to 46% Off)

Bissap Baobab Oakland

Oakland

$26 $14

Oakland outpost of the popular San Francisco restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine such as wraps, curry, and crepes

Upscale Comfort Food at Homespun Fare (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Homespun Fare

Oakland

$30 $15

Seasonal ingredients form the basis of such American eats as grilled lamb chops, polenta fries, and pan-seared tilapia in parchment paper

Pub Food and Drinks at Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Oakland

$20 $11

Pub with numerous 42 in. flat-screen TVs and located in Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport serves up steak, burgers, and roasted chicken

Upscale Cuisine for Dinner at 3000 Broadway (30% Off). Two Options Available.

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

$30 $21

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

$12 for $20 Worth of Espresso and Italian Food at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(421)

Light Italian fare such as paninis, steaming-hot lattes, and breakfast pastries served at this cozy Oakland spot

$35.25 for a Peruvian Dinner with Ceviche and Causas Tastings for Two at Tambo Restaurant (Up to $77 Value)

Tambo Restaurant

Downtown

$77 $35.25

(35)

Ceviche and causas platters precede a choice of small plates, including beef brochettes or sweet-corn empanadas, as well as a shared dessert

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant

Oakland

$42.35 $18

Spongy injera bread acts as edible utensil to sop up dishes of tender lamb, spiced chicken in berbere sauce, and split lentils

Dinner for Two or Four or More at Lazeeza (Up to 45% Off)

Lazeeza

Oakland

$20 $12

Indian and Pakistani specialties such as naan, chana masala, and tandoori oven-baked lamb and chicken

$16 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Moroccan Fusion Dinner for Two at American Natural Food & Cafe

American Natural Food & Cafe

Paradise Park

$30 $16

(59)

French-inspired Moroccan cuisine alongside Mediterranean classics, including hummus, dolmas, couscous, fish sandwiches

Northern Coastal Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Lungomare (28% Off)

Lungomare

Jack London Square

$40 $29

(263)

Waterfront restaurant serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood on a scenic patio with occasional live music

Steaks, Chops, and More for Dinner or Brunch at Bourbon & Beef (50% Off)

Bourbon & Beef

Oakland

$60 $30

(143)

Dishes prepared with local ingredients include seared goat cheese, crispy smoked duck legs, and wagyu beef ravioli

Italian Dinner Cuisine at Il Pescatore Ristorante (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Pescatore Ristorante

Produce and Waterfront

$50 $30

(179)

Diners can dig into a variety of authentic Italian dishes, such as veal T-bone with rosemary and housemade gelato with fresh fruit

$35 for $50 for Pub Food at Crogan's Montclair

Crogan's Montclair

Montclair Business

$50 $35

Traditional and creative pub cuisine fills the menu at eatery that straddles the line between casual public house and family restaurant

Up to 50% Off Ethiopian Cuisine — Sheba Dining; Valid Friday, Saturday 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Sheba Dining

Downtown

$40 $20

A world-wise chef with a seasoned palate prepares meat and vegan dishes and often substitutes herb-infused olive oil for butter

Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Comfort Food at Home of Chicken and Waffles (Up to 40% Off)

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Oakland

$20 $12

(1603)

‘60s-themed diner serves sweet-and-salty chicken and waffles combinations and Southern-style soul food such as grits and warm biscuits

Filipino Comfort Food at Kainbigan (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Kainbigan Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $12

In honor of Kainbigan's one year anniversary, enjoy Filipino comfort food such as Zagat-rated adobo dishes and all-day breakfast specials

Eclectic Comfort Food at Claremont Diner (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Claremont Diner

Rockridge

$22 $11

(162)

Classic comfort food includes the signature salmon burger, chicken salad,and savory sandwiches

$49 for a Mexican Meal with Drinks for Two at El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina (Up to $61 Value)

El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina

Old City

$61 $49

House speciality guacamole, with lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños, complements classic Mexican dishes and frosty cocktails

Southern Food for Two at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar (30% Off)

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Oakland

$40 $28

(257)

Chefs prepare Southern-style dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters, fried chicken, and barbecue baby back ribs

Chinese Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (45% Off)

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $11

Vegetarian dishes and seafood plates cooked in spicy szechuan sauces such as sweet 'n' sour "pork, mapo tofu, and shrimp in black bean sauce

$15 for $30 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine at Vo's Restaurant

Vo's Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $15

(270)

Vietnamese restaurant that fuses together European, Southeast Asian, and American traditions

$13 for a Large Specialty or 5-Topping Pizza and IT'S-IT Ice Cream at Papa John's (Up to $25.73 Value)

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Caffe Riace

Caffe Riace

Palo Alto

$40 $25

(350)

Guests can enjoy Italian meals in the dining room or at shaded tables on a patio dotted with sculptures

$45 for One Gift Card for Family-Style Italian Dining at Buca di Beppo ($50 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Little Manuel's (Half Off)

Little Manuel's

Antioch

$20 $10

(46)

Chefs cook up Mexican, Italian, and American dishes such as from-scratch tamales, housemade menudo soup, and pasta

$22 for a Romantic Dinner for Two with Drinks at a Mystery Location Near Elmwood (Up to $45.70 Value)

Ethiopia Restaurant

Elmwood

$45.70 $22

Enjoy a three-course meal and drinks at a romantic date night spot near Elmwood—but you won't find out where until you buy the deal

Himalayan and Indian Cuisine at Himalayan Flavors (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Himalayan Flavors

North Berkeley

$24 $12

Chefs create Indian and Nepalese dishes, such as chicken chow mein, lamb vindaloo, and gulab jamun, served in a saffron-colored dining room

$20 for $40 Worth of Artisan Pizzas and Pastas at Pizza MODA

Pizza MODA

Northwest Berkeley

$40 $20

Organic thin-crust pizzas, inventive pastas and salads, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes

Weekday Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for Two, Four, or Six at Cafe M (Up to 40% Off)

Cafe M

Northwest Berkeley

$58 $35

(677)

Artfully prepared brunch food, from crab cake benedicts to french toast stuffed with strawberry-jalapeno jam

Mediterranean Lunch Fare for Two or Dinner Fare for Two or Four at Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine (Up to 45% Off)

Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine

Berkeley

$20 $11

(65)

Organic and sustainable Mediterranean dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, beet and heirloom tomato salad, or pizza with pine nut pesto

$10 for $20 Worth of Nepalese and Indian Cuisine at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley

Taste of the Himalayas - Berkeley

North Berkeley

$20 $10

(420)

House-made cheese simmered in curry sauce, chicken tandoori, and salmon in a piquant vindaloo sauce

Indian Food and Drinks at Mint Leaf (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mint Leaf

North Berkeley

$30 $15

(293)

Traditional Northern Indian dishes made with organic produce, free-range meats, and artisan spices handpicked in India

Italian Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Belli Osteria (Up to 33% Off)

Belli Osteria

Downtown Berkeley

$86 $59

(145)

Pair drinks with four courses of Italian cuisine, including antipasti, insalate, pasta, and secondi

Indian and Nepali Food at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Mount Everest Restaurant

Berkeley

$18 $10

(308)

Tandoor oven-cooked meats and Nepali curries served in bilevel dining room with outdoor balcony

Indian and Nepalese Lunch or Dinner for Two at Everest Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

$20 $10

(111)

Indian and Nepalese curries with goat, lamb, and chicken alongside vegan options

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Behind a fa?ade of yellow bricks and twinkling string lights is Citrus Indian Fusion, a hub for North and South Indian dishes. Through the restaurant's glass doors, aromas of ginger, garlic, and Andhra spice waft through first?indication that morsels of marinated lamb, chicken, and fish are cooking in a tandoor oven. Next, guests smell the warm, savory scent of dosas?South Indian-style crepes?crisping on a flat grill.

Dishes to Discover

Citrus Indian Fusion's chefs have mastered familiar dishes such as butter chicken and samosas, but they also work to expand palates with recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Below, we list a few favorites (plus recommendations for who should order them).

  • For the spice enthusiast: Cut mirchi

This Indo-Chinese appetizer is a favorite among diners who enjoy a bit of heat on the tongue. Chefs dip jalapeno peppers in chickpea batter, deep-fry them, and serve them with a coconut chutney.

  • For the indecisive eater: Thali

If you're not sure what to order, thali?which is served throughout India?is a safe bet. That's because each platter presents a wide assortment of of curries, pickles, chutneys, and other diverse components.

  • For the sleepy diner: 70mm dosa

Even curled in a roll, the South Indian-style 70mm dosa is visually impressive?each of the warm, paper-thin crepes is roughly the length of a newspaper. Unrolled, the dosas are large enough to share, or to repurpose as an edible blanket during tabletop naps.

6830 Village Pkwy.
Dublin,
CA
US

Above all else, the menu at Mezbaan Bar & Indian Cuisine strives to highlight the distinctive and varied flavors of South Asian cuisine. When diners step inside, they’re first greeted by aromas of ginger, saffron, fenugreek, and spicy curry sauce—a fitting preview of what’s to come at the dinner table. These distinctive flavors and spices appear throughout the restaurant’s regionally inspired Indian cuisine, including marinated skewers of chicken, lamb, and seafood that roast inside a traditional tandoor clay oven. But that doesn’t mean the chefs only stick to the standards. In addition to favorites such as saag paneer, they also forge a number of Indo-Chinese entrees and vegetarian dishes that embrace the same bold flavors as the rest of the menu. Draped with sky-blue and cloud-white linens, the tables at Mezbaan spread across two levels of seating. An elegant crystal chandelier helps light the spacious, high-ceilinged lower section and the second floor offers a bit more privacy for events or for licking plates clean without judgment.

4112 Grafton Street
Dublin,
CA
US

Chemmeen's chefs remain true to the spice-laden essence of southern Indian cuisine by faithfully re-creating some of the region's most iconic dishes. In addition to crisping dosas on the griddle and roasting skewered chicken in the kitchen's tandoor, the chefs incorporate familiar flavors by adding liberal doses of dried red chilies, coconut, and native vegetables to the entrees. The menu also acknowledges Indian cuisine's international influences by featuring a selection of Indo-Chinese fried rice and noodle dishes, which combine ingredients from both countries.

7150 Village Parkway
Dublin,
CA
US

Clad in revealing outfits, Tokyo Playground's beautiful waitresses don't adhere to the quiet formalness normally associated with Japanese dining. Then again, at Tokyo Playground, neither does anything else. Helped by its scantily clad waitstaff, the restaurant instead throws on the mantle of a rowdy American sports bar, pairing Japanese cuisine with upbeat music and sports broadcast on HDTVs. Like a dolphin's toy box, the menu is predominantly filled with sushi—36 specialty rolls include the Fiesta roll with spicy tuna, sweet fried tofu, and avocado. Forgoing the roll, the nigiri and sashimi selection includes live giant clams and spanish mackerel. Bento boxes pair sushi or teriyaki entrees with rice and salad, and a chef's-choice sushi combo gives the chef license to pair rolls thought up on the spot. Of course, pockets of the menu highlight the sports-bar angle with snacks such as the japanese nachos covered in spicy ground tuna. To wash it all down, the bar slings sake bombs made from hot sake and Sapporo.

4100 Grafton Street
Dublin,
CA
US

Although it now has more than 430 locations in 28 countries, Hooters wasn?t always welcomed by the public. In fact, when it opened in October 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, the founders of the restaurant were ?quickly detained for impersonating restaurateurs,? according to the company's website. But the restaurant was able to prove it was more than just a pretty face?that it was serious about serving tasty American food and frosty brews?and its popularity exploded in the decades to follow.

Amid its beach-themed vibe and flat-screen TVs, Hooters still fuels appetites with original chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. Of course, nobody carries those casual eats and icy pitchers better than the Hooters girls. To complement their friendly smiles, their uniforms harken back to the ones the original waitresses wore in 1983: orange hot shorts and white tank tops with the emblematic owl on the front?though that owl has lost its Lionel Richie perm.

7944 Dublin Blvd
Dublin,
CA
US

Through a window into the kitchen, patrons watch a pantomime of chefs battering fried chicken and drizzling truffle oil over bowls of mac 'n' cheese. To prepare the upscale, southern-inspired comfort fare at Cellar 9 Restaurant & Bar, its executive chef visits farmers' markets every week. He brings back local and seasonal produce to accompany plates of demi-glazed short ribs and crispy flatbreads. Housemade desserts include cinnamon doughnuts and lemon-blueberry bread pudding. While the food menu is streamlined, one might need the assistance of a waiter or grizzled sea captain to navigate the expansive wine list, a well-rounded collection of red, white, sparkling, and port wines.

4112 Grafton St
Dublin,
CA
US

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