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Sand Dollar Cafe

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2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
+44 1224 572288
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 266
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just lovely

It's a nice place to catch up with my friends. Me and my friend came on a busy day but we managed to get a table. Food was tasty and staff was really helpful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place to catch up with my friends. Me and my friend came on a busy day but we managed to get a table. Food was tasty and staff was really helpful!

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Came here with a former colleague for lunch. Fine weather attracts folk to the beach but didn't have too long to wait for a table and the staff handled the extra demand extremely efficiently. Both courses were ordered from the specials board and were excellent quality for the price. In good weather adviseable to book, but no cause for complaint... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nice sunny day in Aberdeen. Thought let's go to the sand dollar for breakfast. The breakfast never disappoints. Always cooked fresh with local good quality product. Service is good it is a very busy place the sausage and bacon and egg is great probably one of the better breakfast s you can find on the beach boulevard I have eaten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is our 5th visit to the sand dollar cafe and yet again another good meal. Cheaper than the hotel breakfast and made to order. This cafe gets very busy so prepare to wait a few mins for a table but worth a try. Lunch is good as well. Small outside area with sea view.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We go here fairly frequently and it never disappoints. Nice place to take the kids. Prob the best place in the city for a cooked breakfast, coffee good too. Recently went for an evening meal which was very nice and the service is always spot on, fully recommend.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A friend and I popped in to here for lunch after a walk along the beachfront. I had the Brie and Cranberry sandwich. The food was lovely, it was presented beautifully, and I even had a little side of popcorn with my lunch, which was awesome! I would recommend this to anyone who is in the area and is looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came here on my sisters recommendation, I had the chicken soup which was divine....friendly service reasonable prices. May even try the Sunday Carvery :-)

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Good food at a reasonable price in a friendly comfortable cafe. Breakfast is part of a set menu, but you can add items if you want to or make up your own plateful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely food, great breakfasts. It can get very busy so go earlier than later. Lovely place for a fly cup in the afternoons.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great menu....food excellent and well presented....staff friendly and lovely atmosphere....looking forward to returning soon.

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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 - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?