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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #28 of 490 restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Passing through Aberdeen for one night , found this on TA. You could miss it on the street but make sure you don't! Nice decor , Martha's Vineyardish! Staff are very friendly and were apologetic for the wait I had to endure , grabbed a beer out front and waited , glad I did. I had a fine sirloin steak... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Here late yesterday pm with a friend who swears by 'a cup of tea & a fine piece'! Arrived about 4:45pm, & after a look at the extremely wide ranging menu did indeed decide on just that - shared a warm chocolate walnut brownie & an iced ginger cake - both delicious. What was lovely was that although they started... More

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Breakfast is served all say which is great, but food is pretty standard. My only problem was with the pancakes which were small and dry-ish. Compared to the other restaurants around though it's a pretty good place.

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Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is in a lovely spot overlooking the sea with wonderful breakfasts. We ordered the traditional Scottish breakfast special as well as choices from the kids menu (family friendly). Everything was good, including the fancy coffees. They have a decent selection and its a nice bright place to start your day.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I ate here for the first time in the evening last week. I have eaten many times during the day and food/service has always been first class. However I did not have the same experience in the evening. Yes we had quite a large table but some of us had almost finished before others even got their meal. And when... More

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Turriff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have eaten here many times and every time Suzi, the owner has told us we need to come and experience an evening with them. We booked early for dinner, as advised, on a Saturday evening, disappointingly the fabulous weather gave way to a Haar spoiling the view somewhat. The cafe is transformed from it's day time gear with cotton... More

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aberdeen
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

caught lunch here today(3-7-14) second time we have been did"nt review first time because i wanted to see if it was just a one off the food being as good as it was,,i wasnt wrong it was excellent, fresh and well cooked everything is cooked as per order but we didnt have to wait to long and it was well... More

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Frankfurt Am Main
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105 reviews 105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Aberdeen Beach on a sunny summer's evening and an early supper here. There is a limited menu early in the week with an evening bistro menu available at the weekend. That said there was an excellent specials board so plenty to choose from. I opted for the smoked salmon salad and my companion for scallops salad. Both were served quickly... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just had a lovely Sunday Carvery at Sand Dollar. Roast beef cooked to perfection and sides delicious. Decided to go for desert - raspberry panacotta and white chocolate mouse... Died and went to heaven! Had to post a pic of the little white chocolate mouse... Minus eaten tail! Highly recommended!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went for a family dinner on Saturday night, although the table had been booked two weeks in advance, on arrival there were another party sitting there. Not a good start to our evening. After taking our order we waiting 25 minutes for the starters to arrive. My daughter had order the lobster special and was told 20 minutes after the... More

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