People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with 1950s eats: for $5, you get $10 worth of 1950s diner fare and drinks at Peggy Sue's, located downtown on San Pedro Street. This Groupon is not valid for the Park Avenue location.
Peggy Sue’s delights the senses with a menu of tasty treats crafted according to the nifty fifties’ culinary preferences, not to mention the décor of autographed mementos from rock legends, famous figures, and sharks. Buffalo wings and fries ($6.85) launch a bohemian repast that continues with a Chubby Checker, Peggy Sue’s 100% ground-chunk double cheeseburger ($5.85), sure to sate the appetite of even the most towering modern-day Paul Bunyan. Eat a beatnik breakfast (7 a.m. to noon on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends) disguised as a Belgian waffle with eggs and a choice of bacon or sausage ($7.99), or a vegetarian omelette, which marries sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and cheese ($7.95). Naked lunches can be topped off with the demure cover of multifariously flavored milkshakes ($3.69) or floats ($3.09).
Rebel without a particular cause at Peggy Sue’s bar, where you can seize a bottle of Heineken ($3.75), a glass of wine ($4.95), or an electric lemonade cocktail, whose fusion of vodka, sweet and sour mix, and blue Curacao shocks drinkers with a potable pucker. Tip your hat to a sculpture of Peggy Sue, stroll beneath the diner’s nostalgic neon lights, and discover how fresh and savory food from the ’50s can taste.
Citysearchers give Peggy Sue's on San Pedro a sizzlin'-good 4.5-star average, whereas Yahoo! Locals give it an average of three stars. Yelpers are more divided, offering mixed opinions on the service, though most everyone seems able to get behind Peggy Sue's famous burgers:
- The food is good. The service is efficient. The decor is fun. How can you go wrong in downtown SJ if you've got a burger craving? This place hits the spot. – ohcimoan, Citysearch
- They have a large menu of original burgers to choose from that are both unique and delicious. My favorite place to eat before Sharks games. – Jared, Yahoo! Local
- The burgers here are incredible. I live in Foster City and the drive to Peggy Sue's is worth it. The fries are fresh and the milkshakes are out of this world. – Jonathon J., Yelp
Downtown San Jose
29 N San Pedro St.
San Jose, California 95110Get Directions