Pleasant Hill Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pleasant Hill

April 14, 2018 Major Galusha

Pleasant Hill is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 33,152 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated in 1961. Pleasant Hill is the home of College Park High School, Diablo Valley College, John F Kennedy University, the Pleasant Hill Library and administration offices for the Contra Costa County Library system, and the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District.
Things to do in Pleasant Hill

1. Melo's Pizza & Pasta

1660 Contra Costa Blvd Ste A, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3065 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 925-687-1880
Excellent
52%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Melo's Pizza & Pasta

Reviewed By juanita_v - Woodland, California

It was mostly empty when we came in for a late lunch/early dinner, and we were hungry! Our server suggested that we get the family size salad rather than individual salads as a cost savings and real value. Wow, that salad was huge! With individual dressings on the side and bread on the table, we could have made a meal of salad alone. I was finishing my second helping when the rest of the meal came. I forgot how good a Melo's pizza could be! M was in heaven with her plate of pasta and shrimp. My husband and I tackled the pizza. Thankfully, we waddled out of there with leftovers nicely packaged.

2. Eureka! Concord

1975 Diamond Blvd, Suite C-160, Willows Shopping Center, Concord, CA 94520-5792 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 925-265-2120
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Eureka! Concord

Reviewed By Morgan2010 - Lebanon, New Jersey

Is a 'typical' American bar/restaurant place, but they do it well. Nothing all that interesting on the menu. I had bison burger and potato chowder. Chowder heavy on bacon flavor = yummy. Burger cooked as ordered. Nothing special, but certainly above average.

3. Peets Coffee & Tea

65 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5512 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 925-969-1604
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Peets Coffee & Tea

Reviewed By 7268 - San Francisco

This is a nice piece in a convenient location in downtown Pleasant Hill. Right across from the Century movie theater, it's a great place to grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee.

However, I'm not a fan of Peet's Coffee straight up. It's a little too strong for me. But the way to make it work is to order a small coffee in a large cup and have the mix it out with 50% hot water. With that you've got yourself an awesome cup of Starbucks coffee.

4. Alpine Pastry and Cakes

2693 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2724 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 925-689-7220
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Alpine Pastry and Cakes

We are a well-established business in Concord; our old-fashioned pasty shop has been located in Concord for over 40 years where we have been baking and crafting delicious confections and fabulous cakes. Alpine’s owners were trained and certified in Switzerland and settled in Concord in 1985. With ten years of working experience at Alpine, the purchase of this delightful Pastry shop was decided in 1995. Outgrowing our location on Clayton road, in 2016 we moved our business to 1848 Willow Pass Road. A bigger and better location and just across from upper Park&Shop. Alpine is one of the last real pastry shops in the area and we are continuing what we do best: dazzling customers with sweet delicacies! Please visit us soon and stop in for coffee and a pastry and check out our new home. Discover the goodness of old fashioned baking & cake crafting with Alpine! The ever-present aroma of freshly baked pastries will gently invoke sweet childhood memories!

Reviewed By Les D

I first walked into Alpine to get a cake for my daughters communion celebration. The cake was beautiful and was the best tasting cake anyone at the party tasted. In may I will be walking into Alpine to pick up the cake for my granddaughters communion. Alpine has great customer service, their treats are the best, and their cakes are moist and fresh. This is a local bakery that is worth the travel to taste for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

5. Morucci's Si Mangia Bene

1218 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1107 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 925-939-2426
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 105 reviews

Morucci's Si Mangia Bene

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Reviewed By gkazantsev - Walnut Creek, California

Amazing deli. Best sandwiches ever. Hidden, but very well known among locals. Be prepared to wait in line, but not disappointed. Love this place.

6. San Francisco Creamery Co.

1370 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4512 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations American Lunch, Dinner +1 925-926-0228
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

San Francisco Creamery Co.

Reviewed By calinn_13 - Walnut Creek, California

Went to SF Creamery today with my family. Had a delicious black and tan sundae. Nice restaurant, quiet when we went, not too busy. Service was fast and the sundae's were yummy.

7. Jack's Restaurant & Bar

60 Crescent Dr, Suite A, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5580 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 925-849-6195
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 278 reviews

Jack's Restaurant & Bar

We’re here seven days a week. We want you to feel comfortable coming in any time. All of those days. For breakfast, lunch or dinner. We want to be the place you come to for an omelet and coffee before work, a cocktail and appetizers after, a quick bite for lunch or dinner, or a burger and a beer before or after the movie. We want to be the place for a dressed-up meal when you’re trying to impress that special someone. And we want to be the place where you hold your business meetings or celebrate life’s milestones — birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings and more.

Reviewed By toohuge - vallejo

This place has a tap room for beers as well as a bar and main restaurant. The menu is quit good and it's a good vibe.

8. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

1961 Diamond Blvd, Willow Pass Shopping Center, Concord, CA 94520-5717 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 925-849-1221
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Kitman - Oxnard, California

This place is located in the strip mall area...easy to miss. It's across the street from the Hilton hotel. Mall equals lots of parking available...but sometimes that might mean a short walk.

Chowing down here with some friends from down south. No waiting at peak dinner time for a group of five on a Wednesday night. I tried the Bison burger with a salad. The salad was really good. The burger was good too but I've had other buffalo burgers that were way tastier at other restaurants. I tried an Oak Brown ale also (after a sample)...it was a pretty good brown beer.

The atmosphere is nice and open. No problems with the staff either. The are lots of TV monitors throughout the place. There's also an outside seating area, but we sat inside. I liked this restaurant a lot, but nothing exceptional stood out to make it anything more than average for me. No objections to coming back here again.

9. Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

1511 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4515 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 925-979-0100
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

Va de Vi translates to "It's all about wine!" in Spain's Catalan language. Of course, it's all about food, too! Chef Mike Fischetti's menu encourages diners to explore and share a variety of eclectic, international small plate portions. Bold tastes encourage diners to explore the large international wine list, easily navigated by tasting notes. Many wines are offered by the glass in addition to pre-arranged flights to allow diners to compare different wines and discover new favorites. A warm, casual elegance defines the ambiance. Outdoors, dine under an ancient oak tree or grab a table in the picturesque lane.

Reviewed By calbearfan - bay area, ca

This tapas style restaurant with great wine pairings is probably one of the best go to restaurants in Walnut Creek. Always good. Everything on the menu is tasty, just know that it is small plate.

And really fun and good wine flights. Take a chance, I am almost always happy with the chance.

10. Zachary's Chicago Pizza

140 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5514 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 925-602-7000
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Reviewed By Dick H - Colorado Springs, Colorado

I got two large pizzas for six people. Far more than enough!
I tried to order online, but that didn't work. So I called. The man who took my order was very helpful.
I ordered one Carne, stuffed. It's HEAVY! . Everybody loved it. The chunks of tomato in the sauce was over the top.
Also a half Hawaiian/ half pepperoni, thin crust. Delicious!

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