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Sand Dollar Cafe

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2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
+44 1224 572288
Website
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving...
The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.
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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food, poor service

Restaurant was reasonably busy when we visited but not packed. We sat for at least 15 minutes before anyone even noticed us. The food when it arrived looked and tasted beautiful. No one came to check if everything was ok or if we wanted any more drinks or dessert. When we went to pay we stood at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
ninja_vs_pirate
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was reasonably busy when we visited but not packed. We sat for at least 15 minutes before anyone even noticed us. The food when it arrived looked and tasted beautiful. No one came to check if everything was ok or if we wanted any more drinks or dessert. When we went to pay we stood at the desk with... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went to The Sand Dollar Cafe for dinner 26/02/2015, he had Sea Bass and I had Steak, the service was amazing,we were offered canapes as we waited, mustard bread with tapanade, game terrine and my boyfriend got a veggie option. The staff were brilliant, the meal was fabulous, I cannot rate this place highly enough, it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this beachfront cafe Always a friendly welcome from Suzie and her staff. Food excellent. Good quality and beautifully presented. Buzzing atmosphere. Definitely well worth queuing for a table

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Oban
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Can't book so be prepared to queue for a table as this wee cafe is always packed on Sunday mornings. Well worth the wait. Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup plus all the usual cooked breakfast goodies with plenty of tea and coffee - perfect start to the day.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I am a regular visitor to Sand dollar and whether it's for a breakfast, lunch or evening meal the food is never a disappointment.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice place and good service. Friendly staff. Maybe a bit more expensive than some others in this area but worth it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly, quick service and good food at a reasonable price. This is the best place to eat when you strolling along the Aberdeen Beach front - without question!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great view of Aberdeen beech even better if u can get a seat outside (on one of the few days we get the sun lol). nice restaurant have only ever had my breakfasts there but menu for evening looks good . Back to breekie alway good eggs scrambled or poach always perfect

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice surroundings, friendly staff, compact menu but very nice. We were a party of 10 and they accommodated us with ease. They even forwarded us the menu so we could review prior to making reservation. Would definetely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A small cafe across from the beach, great for the day after the night before! Does get very busy! Best to get there early or a bit of a wait. The food is well cook and tasty, but can be left to wait a while. Generally it's value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 572288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?