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Vahl's Restaurant

Exterior of Vahls with a classic car

On the very southern edge of the South Bay Alviso backwaters sits Vahl's Restaurant, a restaurant and bar that time forgot.

Vahl's was opened in 1941 by Eric and Amelia Vahl -- Eric, a soldier and Amelia, an immigrant dairy farmer. Surrounded by small, wood-frame houses, bait shacks and a century-old yacht club, the restaurant takes you back in time and you'll feel right at home. Step inside and you'll be transported into the bar with old-school black leather chairs, a green faux-leather bar and green walls with little white lights, and a lively game of pool being played by the locals.

Now serving food in the bar area only with the exception of private events, the kitchen serves up home-style spaghetti and raviolis, liver and onions, or your choice or bar foods such as sandwiches, appetizers, and a hearty hamburger on the daily specials board.

The throwback/dive bar feel is just what people come to enjoy... the feeling of being a few decades back relaxing into a different era to feel the comfort of yesterday. While at the bar, you can send up a little toast to Amelia and Eric for this cozy place that feels like home.

  • Pasta and mushroom dish
  • Exterior of Vahls at night

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1513 El Dorado Street
Alviso, California 95002