By Brian Hackney

Brian Hackney and Thuy Vu journey to discover some of the Bay Area’s oldest roadhouses and restaurants, many that have been in business since before the 1900’s.  Stops include San Jose, Oakland and historic Sonoma Square.

VIDEO: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


The Old Clam House
299 Bayshore Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 826-4880

Fior D’Italia
2237 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-1886

The Vans
815 Belmont Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 591-6525

Wing’s Chinese Restaurant
131 E Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 294-3303

Peter’s Bakery
3108 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 258-3529

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-7771

Fenton’s Creamery
4226 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 658-7000

Hotel Mac
50 Washington Avenue
Point Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-0576

The Swiss Hotel
18 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-2884

558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-3232

Casa Orinda
20 Bryant Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2981

CJ Olson Cherries
348 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(800) 738-2464

Tadich Grill
240 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-1849

The Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-3330

7-Mile House
2800 Bayshore Blvd
Brisbane, CA 94005
(415) 467-2343

La Foret
21747 Bertram Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-3458

Comments (7)
  1. Karen Johanson says:

    I’ve watched Eye on the Bay since before it was Eye on the Bay. I’ve always been a fan of the local stories which have always helped me learn more about the wonderful area where I grew up. I compliment you on another great show (Historical Eats). More importantly I compliment you on including Thuy Vu in another episode. Brian and Liam are wonderful, Thuy just adds to the greatness. I hope to see more of her in the future. Please keep up the wonderful work!

  2. David B says:

    Great Piece on Wings Chinese Rest I will be sure to go there and check it out.

  3. X-tina says:

    You forgot Elements in Almaden Valley (South San Jose). They have AWESOME food!

  4. Anh in SF says:

    I like Brian and Liam but not a fan of Thuy Vu. As a news reporter she is fine. However as a host on Eye on the Bay, she is grating with her news reporter persona and in genuine — lacking warmth and personality.

  5. MIKE SHUMAN says:


  6. Annette says:

    Hi Bryan & Thuy,
    Enjoyed the show, but you left out Caesar’s Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. Family Dinners since 1956! Check it out. I’ll look for your next “Historic Eats”.
    Italian Cusine.

  7. Cillian O Donnell says:

    You forgot about Sam’s on Bush in San Francisco! Brilliant historic eats!

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