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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
Open 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
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Great scotch breakfast

Was there 3 times in nov. For breakfast . It's a nice place to sit and have your food the Saugus are out of this world it's nice people serving the food and they do it with a smile next time back in the uk will b there again

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Humnoi
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Was there 3 times in nov. For breakfast . It's a nice place to sit and have your food the Saugus are out of this world it's nice people serving the food and they do it with a smile next time back in the uk will b there again

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Never fails to please! Been many times, both for lunch and dinner. Susie and her staff are friendly and accommodating at all times. There is a great choice of freshly cooked foods along with tasty soups and fine pieces! I can't recommend the Sand Dollar enough!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Everything here is first class! The decor, the staff, the toilets, and when I last ate here the food also was first class.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Three generations of our family visited, as our youngest son now lives in Aberdeen. Our taxi driver commented on our way to the restaurant that she had heard good reports about it. We were not disappointed, the decor is modern and fresh and we were warmly greeted by the staff. We were seated in the window. Looking at the menu... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Popped in for a pre cinema meal. Food was ok but service was slow, which was strange as the place was not busy.

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Aberdeen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had another outstanding lunch here - if you're a large party you may have to wait a while especially when it's busy, but I promise you it's worth the wait. There menu is so extensive is takes a good 10 minutes to decide what you want. I recommend the toasted bagels and the smoothies. Every meal looks beautiful and tastes... More 

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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

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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?