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“The BEST clam chowder!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Union Hotel

Union Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Altadena CA, USA
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The BEST clam chowder!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Treat yourself to a beautiful, low key, traditional, and innovative eating experience! With decades of history and loyal customers, the Union Hotel does it right. You'll feel you're at home in the bar or in the patio! The clam chowder is the best I've ever had.

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San Francisco
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“45 Years & Never Disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. I always leave stuffed and happy. Took my parents and a few friends on Wednesday night and once again, extremely satisfied. Great service, friendly family ownership. I highly recommend this gem...

  • Visited August 2014
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Fremont, California
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5,163 reviews
1,537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,637 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Family Style Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I first went here when I was very young - we seemed to have eaten there for hours and really enjoyed our meal.

and now as memory to the past, we return. Things have changed a bit but not much and keeps its historic charm.

We order the family style meal - sometimes we do a split charge if we are not as hungry - and then enjoy a wonderful meal with salad, soup, pasta, and main dish. We often order wine as well.

its a fun place to go in Occidental and we enjoy walking through the small town before dining.

  • Visited February 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“dining out -- watch for extra charges”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were in Occidental and had heard good things about the Union Hotel Italian restaurant. While the atmosphere was nice--the food was fine--not stellar--we were most miffed about the double charge we got for splitting an entree. They charged each member of a couple that split an entree an extra $6 -- the single charge of $6 made sense--but not the double. When we asked our server about it she just shrugged her shoulders and said "that is how it is. I'm sorry." So in essence one member of the couple paid twice for the soup and salad that came with the entree they purchased. So not worth it!

  • Visited August 2014
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Forestville, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The people who work here are all sweet. The place is oozing with history -- you can let your imagination go wild. I love the funky bar and the patio of the restaurant. Try the bruschetta! So good!

Visited August 2014
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