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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #37 of 517 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Restaurant details
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
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

seems to be a once a month event. Evening changes this beach front cafe into a great wee bistro. Food is fantastic, staff are all friendly and efficient. Jazz was the icing on the cake. 3 lads played smooth jazz for an hour and the second half was accompanied by a singer. Great evening. Only down side was the incessant... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely evening, delicious food. Highly skilled piper, excellent address to the haggis and beautiful Scottish music performed on keyboard and fiddle. Sorry don't know the names of the musicians but they were of a very high calibre. Great convivial atmosphere and as always, excellent service. That was a 10 out of 10 Burns Night, thank you.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went yesterday for the third and last time to this cafe. The service was inefficient and the food was nowhere near good enough to be worth the price they charge. Previously I had had the vegetarian breakfast, but asked to swap the fried egg for poached egg - I was charged for a poached egg on top of the... More 

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been to this place a few times, the food is okay and the coffee is mediocre (the cheap cafe next door is far better for coffee). The thing that really got me angry was my visit today. I had a small dog with me this time so I phoned ahead to see if they were pet friendly as... More 

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Fish-and-Steak, Owner at Sand Dollar Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your email. Apologies for the misunderstanding regarding Dogs, we allow Dogs in our outside area where we provide Dog Water Bowls and the odd sausage....but Hygiene regulations do not allow dogs inside any restaurants, unless they are for medical reasons (i.e. help a Blind person), I am surprised to read that the next store café allow this as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Sandollar for the first time today and loved it. Extremely welcoming environment and staff. Our waitress today was so helpful, friendly and funny. By the end of our visit she felt like a friend. If you haven't been before I recommend it, you wont be disappointed. (Especially if you get the chatty waitress with the red hair, lol)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We (11 of us including adults, teenagers and young children) visited this cafe on a very busy bank holiday. We had tried to book in advance but couldn't so we arrived on spec at about 1pm. The cafe was very busy with a queue outside but we were advised we would be seated in 15 minutes and sure enough that's... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was here a few months back, ordered a full scottish breakfast. I'm pretty fussy so said that I didn't want black pudding or egg and asked if I could have extra sausage or bacon instead - was told no! Not even an apology or reason, so I got much less breakfast than what someone else would and was still... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am a regular at this cafe because I find the owner doesn't treat you just as a customer but as a fiend. Never feel rushed. Very friendly atmosphere.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have just shared a delightful lunch with my friend at the Sand Dollar Cafe. I had not been in a long time. I was absolutely delighted by the care and attention we were given. I have just started a new year detox eating plan and had only expected to eat a brown roll and a banana! However the lovely... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just enjoyed the Hogmanay bistro. 8 courses (all excellent) and a very good evening, wonderful way to see in the new year.

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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Cafe

Address: 2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
Phone Number: 0122 4 572288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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