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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #28 of 515 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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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
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The only negative of the sand dollar cafe is that it's always so busy! Which is also a testament to how good it is. Not cheap though

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Popped in for lunch after the Cinema for a spot of lunch. Very busy so had a short wait for a table. Service was prompt and friendly which was good. Food was very nice. The lasagne off the special's board was yum, could not fault it, the kids mac and cheese was spot on and the bacon roll the Mrs... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Seems my experience (first visit to the Sand Cafe - previously I'd always gone to the Inversnecky) was a polar opposite to the previous review. The price of the full breakfast (which included coffee) was comparable with what I normally expect to pay. The plus here is the amount on the plate and the quality of that - this isn't... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As frequent visitor to the sand dollar over the years I know to expect good food at above average prices in a busy (sometimes crowded) atmosphere. The draw for us was always the option of a healthier range of food compared to the typical 'greasy spoon' cafes along the beach front. When my daughter & I entered there were 3... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great service.. Best lemon drizzle cake in town. Lovely spot . Varied menu .. Great fish .. We come here a lot for coffee, breakfast, lunch and also bisto nights

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UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have been several times for "catch up" lunches with friends. Good food and good value every time and haven't felt rushed to leave the premises. Its always been busy at lunchtime. The staff are helpful and friendly

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Staff helpful and our meal was very good we had a big choice on the menu. There is a lot to do and see on the sea front this restaurant looks out to the sea hence very restful for a meal and a rest

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Myself and some girlfriends went here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We found it very good value for the money. I would reccomend it to anyone.

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aberdeen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

good food, nice surroundings and a varied menu for light snack or something more filling.Relaxing atmosphere,pleasant staff and service was good

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Basel, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had reserved for a dinner accompanying a workshop so I cannot say anything about busyness. It was a very nice atmosphere with pre-Xmas decorations, very stylish - predominantly white and silver with some touches of purple. The wine was good, the food was good and abundant, and the cheesecake for dessert was delicious. Too bad that it was night... More 

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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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