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Best Restaurants for Lunch in San Jose

Updated on September 23, 2019
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Patricia is an expert freelance writer who is committed to helping you to find the best places to dine in various cities and towns.

Lunch is an important meal that not only gives you the energy to continue the rest of your day but also raises your blood sugar. If you are in San Jose, you must have visited a myriad of restaurants trying to find one that you will like best. More often than not, finding a satisfying restaurant is tasking. Let’s ease the search for you. Here are the best restaurants in San Jose.

Falafel Drive-In

Located in Stevens Creek Boulevard, Falafel Drive-In is one of the top-rated, pocket-friendly eateries in San Jose. The staff is customer-friendly and no matter how long the queue is, it is always moving fast. Falafel Drive-In is open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM-8 PM and on Sundays from 10 AM-6 PM. More to that, there is always ample parking.

The menu in Falafel Drive-In is majorly Middle Eastern with a fair mix of the Mediterranean and American cuisines. Here, you can find great fast food to eat on the move. What's even more exciting is that there are vegan and gluten-free options for most foods. The falafels and banana shakes here are highly rated. Falafel Drive-In does deliveries at no extra cost and payment is only by cash.

Smoking Pig BBQ Company

For excellent Southern-style cuisine, visit this restaurant. Smoking Pig BBQ Company is located in 4th Street, San Jose. It is the perfect place for finger-licking BBQ and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.

The menu here offers a plethora of options, but top on the menu are wolf turds, smoked ribs, brisket, and pork. This restaurant is open on weekdays from 11 AM-9 PM and on weekends from 11 AM-10 PM. Smoking Pig BBQ does deliveries daily from 11 AM-2 PM. They have a private parking lot and they accept credit cards.

Lunch hour

It is said that "lunch hour is the best hour of the day."

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Just like the name suggests, this restaurant is famous for its Italian cuisine. It is located in Olin Avenue and the ambiance here is relaxing. Maggiano’s Little Italy's meals are vegetarian-friendly and there are a range of vegan and gluten-free options.

This eatery is open on weekdays and Sundays from 11 AM-10 PM and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM-11 PM. More to that, it has great service. Customers laud Maggiano’s Little Italy for its mouth-watering pasta, lemon cookies, stuffed mushrooms, tiramisu, and salads. The eatery accepts both cash and credit cards.

Original Joe’s Restaurant

Original Joe’s Restaurant provides Italian and American cuisines. It is located in 1st Street, San Jose. The restaurant is open every day from 11 AM-12 AM. If you are looking for vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan foods, this is the right place. For a generous amount of mouthwatering ravioli, steak, prime rib, salad, and chicken at a pocket-friendly price, visit this diner. The service here is excellent and you can order delivery. The parking lot is on the street and they accept credit card payment.

Aqui Cal-Mex

If you are looking for the best Mexican food in San Jose, this is the place to be! This restaurant has gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options to cater for all your needs. The service delivery is on point and there is ample parking space. The restaurant accepts credit cards and it also does free deliveries to customers within San Jose. Aqui Cal-Mex is open on Mondays-Wednesdays from 11 AM-9 PM, Thursdays-Saturdays from 11 AM-9: 30 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM-9 PM.

In conclusion...

You want to have lunch in a restaurant that makes organic foods, don’t you? For lunch cooked with precision by the most experienced chefs, visit the restaurants listed in this article. If you are looking for healthy food cooked from natural ingredients for your lunch, look no further!


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