Hungry in San Ramon
Yeah... next door to a Togos that typically stands empty.
When I first moved to San Ramon, a coworker highly recommended Ruggies. We went to Katy's 'by accident' thinking we had the right place, and we've never looked back.
I understand their new restaurant in Walnut Creek's going through some growing pains though. Hope they work through it -- a Katy's like option for dinner would be worth driving for!
I worked in SR for 12 years and had the pleasure of eating out in some of the finest restaurants almost every day.
I'll reccommend some to you and pray they are still around:
If you love Sushi and Japanese food, Miraku is the best,they have awesome lunch specials.
Also the Big Horn Grill is good, very satisfying, great for dinner and business meetings too/
Eriks Deli for great sandwiches and soup - very reasonable-look out they get realllllllly busy.But they hustle, and they give you a good sized sand, the soup makes you wish you had ordered more.
Uncle Yu's-pricey upscale Chinese food, but wonderful - All of it, tasty, and flavorfull. Best wonton soup ever.Best hot and sour soup ever.
Max's Diner- All the best homestyle cooking you can dream up. from sandwiches to meals- Meat loaf, Just the best Great Salads, my favoritte ever the Matzo Ball Soup, and big burgers, pastrami sands - HUGE portions and the desserts will absolutely knock your socks off! Dessert heaven, Cakes are uge, and Check out the macaroons!
Mudd's-a nice place for business lunch. Good food, ambiance to die for.
El Balazo - THE BEST! and great prices SSSOOOO Many menu choices, just really tasty mexican food with killer salsas- the line moves quickly
HopYard Brewery-I know the owner, the food is pub fair, good serving size, just kinda noisey. But wonderful food, great gathering place for after work jaunts. Fun! For after hours,so Many beer choices and cool servers!
Amelia's deli- a very nice family owned restaurant, orginial spicy condiments (cilantro, mint, etc) on sands, gooood italian wedding soup, corn chowder. try the P-town sand, all food is SOOO fresh
the usual - Applebees, TGIF and Chili's
that should get you started...
But what used to be a bummer for me is that there was ALWAYS a line, and didn't seem to matter what time I went. I generally would go at 1pm. Fut for sure NEVER go at 12. go early or later. There just isn't enough restaurants for all the working people in the area that dine out for lunch.
Also there are the usual, McDonalds, Burger King, Carl JR
and Nations Hamburgers for on the fly.
Geez how I miss that place that town.
You can also drive about 10 mins east on Crow Canyon to Black Hawk, there is an awesome Safeway store there that has a great take out counter where you can get wonderful worldly food, just about anything you can think of. Wonderful cheeses and deli, Yep, I really miss working over there.
Tell'em I said hey......
Do you enjoy Indian food? I recommend Chutney's in the back corner of the Bollinger Crossings Shopping Center (across the lot from Whole Foods, between Peets Coffee and a beauty supply store). He could convert me to vegetarian with the Gobi 65!
If you're willing to drive a bit to Danville, The Peasant and the Pear and the Basil Leaf Cafe make wonderful celebration destinations.