Top 10 restaurants in Hercules, United States

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Hercules is a city in western Contra Costa County, California. Situated along the coast of San Pablo Bay, it is located in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Berkeley, California. As of 2010, its population was 24,060, according to the United States Census Bureau. The site of Hercules was first developed in 1881 as a manufacturing facility of the California Powder Works for the production of its patented dynamite formulation, Hercules powder. In 1882, the Hercules Powder Company was incorporated and assumed responsibility for the Hercules site. It was one of several explosive manufacturers that were active along the Pinole shoreline in the late 19th to the mid-20th century. The small company town that grew up near the facility subsequently became known as "Hercules", and was incorporated at the end of 1900. Starting in the 1970s, Hercules was heavily redeveloped as suburban bedroom community that lies along the I-80 corridor in Eastern Contra Costa County. It has a very ethnically diverse population.
Things to do in Hercules

1. The Dead Fish

20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 510-787-3323
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 427 reviews

The Dead Fish

Enjoy spectacular views of the new Carquinez Bridge and serene San Pablo Bay while dining on the lushly planted patio with heated and cooled cabanas and twinkling lights. Unique weekend brunch with specialty cocktails. Specialties include 100% USDA Certified Prime, Prime Rib and whole Dungeness crab. Unique dining rooms for an intimate dinner or a large group. "We may have a funny name but we're dead serious about our food!!"

Reviewed By humphs60 - Pittsburg, California

We went to The Dead Fish for my wife’s birthday and it was very nice again. The food was good and the views were fantastic. We finished with a nightcap in the lounge while sitting at the fireplace. Great evening!

2. Restaurante Due Rose

1596 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole, CA 94564-2229 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 510-223-5620
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Restaurante Due Rose

Reviewed By Sydney M

We went for a birthday dinner. My husband had Linguine Tutto Mare and I went for Grigliata Di Mare. We both love seafood and were delighted with the dishes. The portions were large, the seasons perfect, the presentation appealing. We had an attentive, helpful waiter who brought just the right wine to accompany the meal.

3. King Valley Tea House

795 Fernandez Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1749 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 510-724-1668
Excellent
47%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

King Valley Tea House

Reviewed By Kimo B - Honolulu, Hawaii

In the mood for dim sum but too lazy to drive to the Oaktown or the City? This will get you by, Also find rice porridge, duck and more.

4. Starbucks

3700 San Pablo Ave, 8, Hercules, CA 94547-3968 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 510-724-5945
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By KEZC29 - Richmond, California

We were so happy to encounter very nice, attentive, and polite staff at this location, since at other times the employees are just doing their job and do not really pay attention or even smile to customers!
My five years old daughter said: "it's hilarious" talking about the new "mini" green tea frappucino I ordered, and several of the staff members laugh with us, and said it was cute she said so! Not wonder why this place is always busy with happy customers!

5. Bear Claw Bakery

2340 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1705 Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 510-724-3105
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Bear Claw Bakery

Reviewed By Clarice510 - Concord, California

We only stopped by Bear Claw for a quick lunch. At 12:30 PM, their pastry did not have much selection. The pastry on display were not exactly inviting, but since we were not here for the pastry, that was not a deal breaker. It could be because of the time, though, so do not let my little comment deter you from stopping by to sample their sweets.

We ordered the Hot Chick panini. It was delicious with the baked herb chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapeño, tomato with chipotle aioli. If they simply called it a sandwich, it would have been above average. But calling it a panini when it really was just a sandwich with warmed bread is false advertisement.

Friendly service and decent prices would make me willing to stop by again should I find myself in the area.

6. Sunflower Bakery

1500 Sycamore Ave, Ste B3, Hercules, CA 94547-1775 +1 510-799-1234
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By MyRNA27 - Seattle, Washington

After picking up take-out food from RSM, you could go next door and get dessert at the Sunflower Bakery. The baked goods there are delicious! Service though is not too friendly. My pet peeve is paying for something and having the cashier talk over me to the customer behind me, just because they know each other.

7. Kinder's

3600 San Pablo Ave, Hercules, CA 94547-3969 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 510-724-2332
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Kinder's

Reviewed By rutab4 - Hercules, California

Friendly, fast service, great barbecued meats,good salads, sandwiches.The takeout service is excellent, or, you can usually get a table with no problem. Sometimes parking is difficult, especially in the evening, during commute hours. I have also been to their Martinez location, which is very good as well.

8. Pinole Creek Cafe

2454 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1772 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 34 +1 510-724-1040
Excellent
75%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Pinole Creek Cafe

Reviewed By ElizabethHonolulu - Honolulu, Hawaii

delight your senses. Over the holidays I visited family in the Bay Area, I remembered this restaurant from past visits. This visit exceeded expectations and the evening was a wonderful dining experience. The menu is a classic selection of American styled fare with a contemporary twist. The restaurant is a family run business, the service is excellent. The care and preparation in the menu and exemplary service makes this a very popular dining place. Do make reservations on a weekend night and be prepared to wait a bit if you do not. Worth the wait.

9. Leila by the Bay

1991 Railroad Ave, Hercules, CA 94547-2733 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 510-741-5580
Excellent
37%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Leila by the Bay

Reviewed By herculesmom - Cancun, Mexico, North America

Great deal to get there for happy hour. Live music, songstress - but decided to sit outdoor as it was too loud to talk. Everything our table ordered was delicious, crab mashed potato was oiutstanding. Waitress Nancy was personable, patient, and top-notch!

10. East Bay Coffee Company

2529 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1387 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 510-964-7827
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

East Bay Coffee Company

Reviewed By SusanElSobrante - El Sobrante

Sometimes a little known coffee place can really be a pleasant surprise. The coffee is strong, smooth and fragrant. The quiche is more than satisfying...not your average run of the mill quiche. The crust was buttery, thick while the filling was rich and savory. Totally better than some places that serve quiche as an entree. The baked goods looked fantastic but I couldn't justify another calorie after that delicious quiche! I plan to go back and try a scone.

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