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Not many places like this in terms ...
Not many places like this in terms of quality and type. Kind of Hofbrau style. As many have said the cookies are amazing. Literally the best cookies I've ever had. No exaggeration. The Mac n cheese also worth a visit imo. And if you like German style meat options, this place is absolutely fantastic.

Super high quality food, h
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Joe J. via yelp.com - May 24, 2020
The Ruben sandwich was huge! It ...
The Ruben sandwich was huge! It was like 3 servings for me. Very greasy but delicious. So expensive though for a sandwich and they forgot to include the pickle :(
But otherwise happy to support this local business. Just can't afford it often.
Audrey D. via yelp.com - May 24, 2020
Decided to try this awesome place ...
Decided to try this awesome place for the first time. I was extremely satisfied with the service. The staff made me feel welcomed. They were also patient with me. I order the French dip, tri tip philly, Mac & cheese, mash potatoes and cookies. Everything was excellent! All house made. I definitely will be returning for more great foo ... read more
foodieB n. via yelp.com - May 21, 2020
Homemade corned beef and pastrami, marble rye, great food.
Don Phillips via google.com - May 8, 2020
Gunter's offers some great traditional German dishes at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is a bit towards "American Coffee Shop", but the similarity to a coffee shop ends there. Superb food, excellent portions, and very friendly service. I had the German sausage combo plate and found it to be quite delicious, as well as quite fillin ... read more
Andie Shearsmith via google.com - May 8, 2020
love their matzoh ball soup. very yummy and they have take out service during the quarantine. all
love their matzoh ball soup. very yummy and they have take out service during the quarantine. all of the staff had their masks and gloves in, too.
Chrystal Bougon via facebook.com - May 5, 2020
I’ve been a long-time Gunther’s customer, and have always loved their food. The food is consistent
I’ve been a long-time Gunther’s customer, and have always loved their food. The food is consistently good, and the service is always great. Amidst the shelter-in-place, I really wanted some comfort food, and I ordered the ultimate comfort food from them: corn beef hash. It was exactly what I wanted. Support local, folks; I can’ ... read more
Eugene Francisco via facebook.com - Apr 25, 2020
Been going here for as long as ...
Been going here for as long as I can remember. The best chocolate chip cookies anywhere!!!!
Sharon S. via yelp.com - Apr 25, 2020
Yummy food and doooooooooooope margaritas!!!
Kaitlin Drake via google.com - Apr 21, 2020
Gunther's is one of those restaurants ...
Gunther's is one of those restaurants that have become an institution in San Jose. They have been in business since I can remember - and that was a hell of a long time ago. The food is CLASSIC deli. It is the ONLY place in the area that I can order a LIVERWURST on MARBLE RYE with RED ONIONS and everything else. Yes, I LOVE LIVERWURST ... read more
John P. via yelp.com - Mar 30, 2020
everything made in house and is wonderful.
everything made in house and is wonderful.
Aliza Cascio Pope-Conger via facebook.com - Mar 27, 2020
The food is consistently well prepared and tasty, workers gives awesome customer service. I loved how clean it is and mood. I highly recommend this spot.
Kalel Cochran via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
I eat here a lot since I work close by. I love how their service is always awesome and they keep the spot neat constantly. Pricing is fair and they serve sizeable portions.
Elliot Mercado via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Not sure if I love their cookies ...
Not sure if I love their cookies or hate them because I find myself here a lot for them :-)

Great customer service and honestly they best chocolate chip cookies in the world. My kids call them cookie muffins
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Doreen J. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2020
Best chocolate chip cookies I've ...
Best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. Seriously. All the other things I've had are good too - the other desserts, roast beef sandwich, Mac and cheese. The food has an old fashioned home cooked feel.
Patti W. via yelp.com - Feb 29, 2020
Great people and awsome food ... read more
David Levine via google.com - Feb 27, 2020
5 ⭐️food with 10 ⭐️ friendly, attentive service ... special shoutout to Kyle! Give that girl a rais
5 ⭐️food with 10 ⭐️ friendly, attentive service ... special shoutout to Kyle! Give that girl a raise, Gunther! Never saw anyone work so hard to please her customers. When we were undecided on our choices, she gave samples to win us over. She took the time to cut up our chocolate chip cookies so we could each have a taste and heated h ... read more
Judy Wing Lee via facebook.com - Feb 23, 2020
I just don't know if I can justify the price for the quantity. One of my favorite places and I go here every time I visit San Jose.
Garnet Wadkins via google.com - Feb 15, 2020
At the moment you enter that restaurant the personel give you a pleasant feeling. Very congenial crew, it is a lovely place to go out with friends and colleagues or with your date. very good cuisine, creative chief cook and stuff, modest price and attentive service. Warmly recommended.
Gary Crawford via google.com - Feb 13, 2020
Pricey breakfast $43 with tip for 2 people with regular items. Ordered corned beef and hash & regular eggs bacon and toast no drinks no desert.
Patrick Ybarro via google.com - Feb 13, 2020
I have gone to Gunthers a number ...
I have gone to Gunthers a number of times and the food was always pretty good. The other day I decided to try their pastrami sandwich. It was one of the best pastrami sandwiches I have ever had. I sort of wish I hadn't tried it because now I am addicted and go there all the time. lol If you love Pastrami, i highly recommend it ... read more
Mark V. via yelp.com - Feb 10, 2020
I drove past this restaurant and ...
I drove past this restaurant and decided to stop in after checking the menu online. I ordered a lot of food but I like trying different things and leftovers are never a bad thing.
Good: chocolate chip cookies. I don't know how they bake these without the dough spreading (maybe they bake it frozen?), but they are delicious, and co
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Jeanne C. via yelp.com - Feb 1, 2020
This place has been here for decades ...
This place has been here for decades and I have been driving past it for decades.
Anyways, we ate lunch here a few weeks ago and I had a Reuben sandwich for the first time. Corn beef AND pastrami? Oh HECK yeah!
As we waited for our food to arrive, the kind waitress brought us one of their chocolate chip cookie mounds. I'm not e
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BabyG L. via yelp.com - Jan 31, 2020
I tried this spot before with my friend and I am hooked since then. I enjoyed the fantastic mood and yummy dishes and drinks. Fantastic work.
Duane Knox via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
Great when you need it ... read more
Arthur Sevren via google.com - Jan 29, 2020
Yesterday was the first time we went to this restaurant. But It is absolutely not the last. We enjoyed the evening very much with the excellent service, with the first-rate cooking and fine drinks and with the friendly cost. We will surely come back in a short time.
Salvatore Bean via google.com - Jan 27, 2020
Amazing food! Must try. Especially the chicken liver sandwich and the blintzes!
Bogi Burszki via google.com - Jan 18, 2020
One of those places that have been ...
One of those places that have been here "forever" and with good reason! The employees are friendly and help make the dining experience relaxing, once you find a table ;) Solid menu with bonus points for having the option of Turkey gravy for the open face Turkey sandwich. Don't forget the chocolate chip cookie!

Happy 49th anni
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Richard T. via yelp.com - Jan 15, 2020
It's a popular little restaurant. It is a smorgasbord of food . The "Reuben" is amazing! Open for breakfast and lunch only.
bruce williams via google.com - Jan 14, 2020
This spot gives wonderful service as well as tasty meals. One of my favourite spots in the city. The food arrived quickly and the prices are economical. Recommended.
Christopher Johnson via google.com - Jan 13, 2020
I love this spot! They serve high class food, their menu is large, The chief cook in that place is a specialist, I love very much tasting all their food. The food is consistently fresh and tasty, the attitude towards the customers is efficient. I go often to this place and I was never disappointed. I recommend this place.
Michael Smith via google.com - Jan 8, 2020
Great food, and service,great people and very reasonal prices. Great catering too.
John turner via google.com - Jan 6, 2020
This is my friends favorite place to eat. When he was able to drive himself around he would go here every day for lunch. They have a lunch special that is fabulous. The waitresses and counter help were so friendly. The food was like home cooking. The servings were huge compared to most restaurants. I will be back to enjoy another mea ... read more
Beverly Muise-Madrid via google.com - Jan 3, 2020
This place constantly delivers. They serve excellent dishes for fair pricing, there are no long waits even when they are loaded.
Derek Mckay via google.com - Dec 29, 2019
Delicious bread pudding and apple strudel ... read more
Joan Keller-Rankin via google.com - Dec 21, 2019
Breakfast corn beef hash w.eggs and toast very very delicious and very home make it not from the can from fresh corn beef I believe is the best corn beef in the bay and if u like eggs Benedict u have to try here they have very nice and creamy sauce u dream of if u want to go u have to get up a little early around 9 or 10 am.if u go a ... read more
Noby Lamming via google.com - Dec 19, 2019
The food is amazing but the name was very confusing. I thought that the one an only Gunther was going to preform but boy was I wrong.
Isabel Urioste via google.com - Dec 18, 2019
We buy their chocolate chip cookies. They are legendary!
Monica Marcheschi via google.com - Dec 17, 2019
service is always awesome even when they have a full house.
Jorge Wiley via google.com - Dec 15, 2019
Traditional, authentic American style diner with a very friendly, hard-working staff. The owner is still around after 45 years of business I believe...and shows how much care and value is put into this restaurant. I love diner brewed coffee (much better than any starbucks or Pete's for brews), with free refills so come and get wire ... read more
Henrietta Peters via google.com - Dec 11, 2019
Best food in town. Good wholesome quality home cooked recipe. Definitely try this place. Great breakfast!
Erik Pettis via google.com - Dec 11, 2019
great ambiance & decor. the service was friendly and sociable. it has a good atmosphere.
Cheyenne Clayton via google.com - Dec 10, 2019
Its would be nice more ... read more
Johannes But via google.com - Dec 5, 2019
This was our favorite bkfst place inSan Jose,..... I had never liked corned beef hash before,......
This was our favorite bkfst place inSan Jose,..... I had never liked corned beef hash before,...... and after having GUNTHERS homemade (from scratch), corned beef hash,...... I made it a point to return there this morning before boarding the Amtrak for Southern California to get my fill, I’ll return in December for more!!!!! Absolute ... read more
Nancy Elizabeth Lopez via facebook.com - Nov 27, 2019
visited sat afternoon. i had a brother come into town and he asked me to go back here. it has a good feel to it.
Rebekah Ayala via google.com - Nov 17, 2019
The eggs Benedict are FANTASTIC.
Martin DeVido via google.com - Nov 15, 2019
Outstanding diner!Gunther’s
Outstanding diner! Gunther’s gets a lot right on their menu which I could go into at length. However, my go-to is the Rueben. Simply great. Lots of meat, the right amount of kraut and everything else. The other must eat is the chocolate chip cookie....More ... read more
gwfritz via tripadvisor.com - Nov 15, 2019
I finally found a place where I ...
I finally found a place where I can get authentic jewish-style chopped liver sandwiches!!  They are *really* big, and very delicious...  I also tried corned-beef and pastrami sandwich, which was great.  Looking forward to going back and trying other options ... read more
Derell L. via yelp.com - Nov 5, 2019
Always good food and generous servings. Try the hot pastrami or liver wurst, both yummy.
Robert Kitaji via google.com - Nov 1, 2019
Great deli and German food. Wonderful and caring staff ... read more
Susie Chivers via google.com - Oct 20, 2019
Great place for breakfast...unless you're on a diet! The NY Deli hash is out of this world! Pastrami and Corned Beef scrambled with potatoes and topped with poached eggs...you won't find a breakfast like this anywhere else. And there's no low calorie option!
Paul Carrubba via google.com - Oct 17, 2019
When I asked my sister for a souvenir that was a local treat, this was the place that came to mind. So we went and I got a Baker’s Dozen of their chocolate chip cookies. Initial impression was that they looked like muffins but make no mistake, these are cookies and they are freaking awesome. I was going to just get a couple for each ... read more
Jon W via google.com - Oct 16, 2019
Good fresh food, pricey but worth the quality.
Glenn Carbullido via google.com - Oct 13, 2019
Good food, good menu and nice staff.
Vincent Guinnane via google.com - Oct 12, 2019
Can't beat the cookies here! Seriously ...
Can't beat the cookies here! Seriously, THE best cookies I've ever had. I'll swing by for a dozen for a birthday or special occasion. Staff is always so nice and it has the family feel. Food is always delicious and authentic.
Sarah C. via yelp.com - Oct 12, 2019
Best place for breakfast , great customer service ... read more
Norma Saldivar via google.com - Oct 10, 2019
I'm a HUGE chocolate chip person ...
I'm a HUGE chocolate chip person, and these are by far the best chocolate chips cookies I've ever had! I come here just for the cookies, however, if their food are as good as these cookies (which I'm sure they are) then I'm going to have to try it one day. The cookies might look small, but they're STACKED and filling!
Stephanie M. via yelp.com - Oct 5, 2019
Came in on a beautiful sunny day ...
Came in on a beautiful sunny day slightly between lunch and dinner. This corner restaurant has never let me down with huge catering events.

I wanted to get his unique shaped delicious chocolate chip cookies for my nephews birthday. These cookies are placed on cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop but it doesn't spread easily a
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Chefs Daughter D. via yelp.com - Oct 4, 2019
We are very pleased with our catering ...
We are very pleased with our catering we received last week for my mother in laws funeral.   They did a beautiful job.
We had the cold deli menu, salads and drinks.  
They were on time, and set up the tables beautifully.  They had red roses down around the food.  Everyone was very impressed.

Thank you again for your wond
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Sandy I. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2019
It says best breakfast in Bay area but it's not good at all.... Coffee tasted weird and the cream was expired ... Anyway our waitress brought us new ones... But the food wasn't good...
Jian Jiang via google.com - Sep 18, 2019
Sandy you are amazing!I ...
Sandy you are amazing!

I think the turkeys are going to be delicious with all the things that you do
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Alma M. via yelp.com - Sep 17, 2019
A proper Reuben. Fabulous spot.
Gareth Kenyon via google.com - Sep 16, 2019
Good food and good service ... read more
michael lozano via google.com - Sep 12, 2019
Great food, family run environment, and caring staff.
T Fabic via google.com - Sep 11, 2019
Food very fresh very clean loved it but a little pricey ... read more
JoAnne Phillips via google.com - Aug 30, 2019
Score!! Absolutely a fabulous find! The service is great and genuine, it's clean, and the fresh delicious variety of food is awesome! The French toast was cooked perfectly and the syrup was delicious. The place smells warm and scrumptious with hot food steaming and taunting you..and there are tons of lovely sweet treats. I look forwa ... read more
Celeste Roam via google.com - Aug 28, 2019
Cookie heaven  seriously. If you ...
Cookie heaven  seriously. If you like soft cookies, their chocolate chip is heaven. I've won the cookie lottery!
Deb G. via yelp.com - Aug 28, 2019
Best apple strudel ... read more
Marilyn Russell via google.com - Aug 23, 2019
Stopped in for a cold drink and chatted with Gunther and his son Steve. Lovely and gracious folks! (...and they got my 1/2 lemonade + 1/2 soda water just right, too! ) ... read more
Marcia Klein via google.com - Aug 20, 2019
A solid stop for a wonderful home-cooked ...
A solid stop for a wonderful home-cooked meal.If your in a hurry you can walk through the cafeteria style display of hearty, delicious food and desserts . Or you could sit down have a wonderful meal and a cold pint . My favorite  "German Special" is delicious  2 sausage and cabbage meal is a steal .It is a small cozy spot. Great peop ... read more
Katrina A. via yelp.com - Aug 19, 2019
German food ... read more
nancy maynard via google.com - Aug 15, 2019
I picked up 5 dozen of those chocolate ...
I picked up 5 dozen of those chocolate chip cookies for my best friend's wedding dessert table and while I was there I purchased to chocolate babka slices and 2 slices of apple pie (to bring back to the family). All the desserts were amazing. Everyone could not stop raving about the desserts. I'm still dreaming about those cookies. C ... read more
Valarie M. via yelp.com - Aug 12, 2019
This place fits the bill as an old fashioned Jewish deli. Great food from breakfast to dinner. Items include all the old Jewish favorites. My go to order is a hot pastrami sandwich. It is loaded with pastrami and has a classic clean flavor that is very satisfying. They are well-known for their chocolate chip cookies. If you're in the ... read more
Elizabeth Anderson via google.com - Aug 5, 2019
Really good food and beer but super crowded and noisy. You might have to share a table with some other people, which I don't mind so I enjoyed the experience.
Brandy Schultz via google.com - Aug 1, 2019
Best German Jewish food in the Bay Area.
Matthew Leichter via google.com - Jul 27, 2019
I love this place I always have a great meal here.
Scott Rogers via google.com - Jul 27, 2019
I went here to try the German food ...
I went here to try the German food and overall it was pretty good.  I had the Jäger schnitzel that has a mushroom gravy sauce.  Huge portions of meat.  The matzo ball soup was simple and delicious.  The red cabbage was ok.  I know a lot of people don't like this, but I grew up with it and know how difficult it is to make.  Potato pan ... read more
Erich L. via yelp.com - Jul 27, 2019
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