Where to eat near Murphy Park

There are many places to eat in downtown Sunnyvale, including the pedestrian-only Historic Murphy Avenue, with plentiful outdoor seating.  Parking can be very difficult in the area, unless you use the parking structure for Whole Foods or Target and walk across the parking lot to the pedestrian street. On Saturdays there is a farmers market from 9 AM - 1 PM. 

These are our favorites on the pedestrian section of Murphy Avenue.  You can save time by phoning in an order, or checking to see if they have a table available.  All of our favorite places offer indoor seating, outdoor seating, or take-out.  You can bring food back to the square dance venue and eat outdoors. 

Mayan Kitchen.  Small plate tasting menu or regular entrees.  Delicious, but very different from Mexican or Tex-Mex food.
Siam Taste.  Extensive menu of Southeast Asian cuisine.  My favorite is the tom-ka coconut milk soup with fish and vegetables.
DishDash Middle Eastern Cuisine. 
Burma Taste small plates, salads and entrees.  Combination of Southeast Asian and Indian cuisine, including vegetarian dishes
Gumba's Italian.  Southern Itailian dishes including pasta, pizza, ravioli, etc.
Kabul Afghan restaurant.  No outdoor seating.  One block north of Murphy Avenue.  Extensive menu including vegetarian dishes.

Yelp has a top-ten list for Murphy Avenue restaurants and bars.


Whole Foods serve-yourself buffet.  Across the parking lot from Murphy Avenue.  Wide variety of salads, hot food, pizza, sandwiches, bakery items, etc.  Plentiful parking in the attached parking structure.  Some outdoor tables (under an overhang) and some indoor tables. 

Armadillo Willy BBQ.  Ribs, chicken, tri-tip, etc. 161 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, in strip mall just east of Sunnyvale Ave.  Indoor seating, with a few outdoor tables.

Rubio's Coastal Grill.  Mexican chain.  Order at the counter, fast service.  El Camino Real, southeast corner of Sunnyvale Avenue. 
The Habit hamburgers.  El Camino Real, southwest corner of Sunnyvale Avenue.
Hobee's family restaurant (salads, burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, bowls, pasta, and great blueberry coffee cake!) 800 W. Ahwanee (next to Matilda) 1/2 mile north of the train tracks, right before you get to 101.
In-N-Out Burgers.  El Camino, 1/4 mile east of Sunnyvale Avenue. 
McDonalds .  696 N. Mathilda,, 1/2 mile north of the train tracks
Denny's diner.   On Ahwanee (next to Matilda) 1/2 mile north of the train tracks
Pizza Hut.  Take-out on Matilda 1/4 mile north of the train tacks.
Burger King.  On Matilda just south of 101, west side of the street.