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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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Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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

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  • 226
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 34
    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
I wish there were a fistfull of Sanddollars.

This restaurant has character and serves superb local dishes at lunchtimes and cracking fare from the bistro in the evening. Perfect for a midweek lunch (remember to book ahead as it is popular) and for pre-cinema visits in the evening. Good food and ample helpings too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
agbarron
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has character and serves superb local dishes at lunchtimes and cracking fare from the bistro in the evening. Perfect for a midweek lunch (remember to book ahead as it is popular) and for pre-cinema visits in the evening. Good food and ample helpings too.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I were dropped by Taxi, on our way back from the Gordon Highlander Museum, to the highly recommended Silver Daring restaurant. To our disappointment, they were closed for a private event. We strolled along the Harbor and were very pleased to happen upon a quaint little cafe called The Sand Dollar. We hadn't eaten anything yet and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Dropped in on a lovely day and had a really enjoyable lunch. Menu was good as was the service. Very busy but were seated quickly. Both our meals were really good (chilli burger and blue cheese burger). Table at the window with great views out to the North Sea.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great for a relaxed lunch on a sunny Sunday The menu is limited but everything is fresh and tasty Be prepared to wait for a table since the place is usually busy The scallops were amazing

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

up for weekend break to Aberdeen and saw crit for Sanddollar Cafe. Went for Sunday breakfast and so good went back today before heading home. First class service and excellent breakfast. So if you're ever in the area be sure to visit The Sanddollar. 10 out of 10.......

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Wick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are ever in Aberdeen and looking for a real good restaurant then can I suggest The Sand Dollar on the Esplanade. Not too easy to find but well worth the effort. From the outside it looks a bit like a cafe and indeed it does do breakfasts, lunches and teas which are all excellent but in the evening... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Situated on the beach front, I had heard many good things about this place. Contemporary decor, pleasant waiting staff and fabulous food. Open from 730am and 3 nights per week for evening meals. A large blackboard with all the tempting specials of the day. This restaurant offers a separate kids menu, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea with a funny piece and... More 

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Old Aberdeen, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Always fresh and locally sourced produce. Amazing breakfast and daily cafe offerings. I've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bistro nights are fab. A good idea to make a booking ahead of time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family and I visit quite often. The food is good and the service is excellent. Price wise, it's just right.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?