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Delicious Restaurants

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February 19, 2018 / By / Comments Off


When you are looking for something delicious to eat, San Benito County has a wide selection of cuisines from different cultures to satisfy whatever you are craving.

Chinese Restaurants

Happy Café (191 San Felipe Rd, Hollister)

Cheung Sheng Chinese Restaurant (201 6th St, Hollister)

Japanese Restaurants

Miyako Japanese Restaurant (321 San Felipe Rd, Hollister)

AJ Sushi Restaurant (737 San Benito St, Hollister)

Italian Restaurants

Paine’s Restaurant & Bar (421 East St, Hollister) has an extensive menu featuring meat, poultry and seafood.

Victoria’s Italian Deli & Catering (1745 San Felipe Rd, Hollister)

Mangia Italian Kitchen (1709 Airline Hwy, Hollister)

Mexican Restaurants

Progresso Tamale Parlor (230 3rd St, Hollister)

La Villa De Jerez Restaurant (905 East St, Hollister)

Dona Esther Restaurant (25 Franklin St, San Juan Bautista)

Jardines De San Juan (115 3rd St, San Juan Bautista)

Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant (206 4th St, San Juan Bautista)

La Catrina Mexican Grill & Bar (449 San Benito St, Hollister)


The Grove Restaurant & Bakery (7511 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister), has not only some unique wood-fired pizzas but many other dishes on their farm-to-table based menu.

San Benito County The Grove
Along with pizza, Running Rooster (800 San Benito St, Hollister) offers grilled chicken, fish, steaks and burgers and salads.

San Benito County Restaurants Running Rooster

Breakfast (and lunch too!)

Country Rose Café (756 San Benito St, Hollister)

Cozy Cup Café (380 4th St, Hollister)

The Heavenly Bakery (601 San Benito St, Hollister)

Mission Cafe (300 3rd St, San Juan Bautista)

The Happy Rooster (313 3rd St, San Juan Bautista)

Flapjack’s Breakfast & Grill (6881 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos)

San Juan Oaks Restaurant (3825 Union Rd, Hollister)

Suncoast Organic Farm and Bakery (6310 Southside Rd, Hollister)


Mars Hill Coffee House (610 San Benito St) in downtown Hollister has a large coffee menu. While you’re there, try one of their famous cookies or scones.

Check out Vertigo Coffee when you spend the day antique shopping in San Juan Bautista (81 Fourth St).  They also have a delicious food menu with pastries, salads, pizza, and sandwiches!

Burgers & Fries

Cheap Seats Pub and Grub (427 San Benito St, Hollister)

JJ’s Homemade Burgers (100 The Alameda, San Juan Bautista)

Running Rooster (800 San Benito St, Hollister)

Johnny’s Bar and Grill (526 San Benito St, Hollister)

San Benito County Johnny's Bar & Grill

If you are looking for a unique experience, try Wizards Cafe At Corbin (360 Technology Pkwy, Hollister), where you can watch your custom motorcycle seat being made while you eat. They also have a window overlooking the Corbin work site.

San Juan Bakery and Grocery (319 Third St, San Juan Bautista) not only has delicious breads and pastries, but they use their fresh-baked bread to create some great sandwiches.

Cafés & Diners

Casa de Fruta Restaurant (10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister)

Dunneville Café (5970 San Felipe Rd, Hollister) – you MUST try the tri-tip!

George’s Grill (480 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister)

Grillin and Chillin Alehouse (401 McCray St, Unit B 24, Hollister)

Grillin and Chillin Roadhouse (3650 San Juan Rd, Hollister)

The Public House Ridgemark (3800 Airline Hwy, Hollister

La Casa Rosa Restaurant (107 3rd St, San Juan Bautista)

The 19th Hole Booze and Food (7071 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinosis an authentic saloon that has a family friendly dining room. Their menu includes oak-fired beef, chicken, sandwiches and starters.

Fine Dining

The Inn at Tres Pinos (6991 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos)