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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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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely little cafe/ restaurant

Situated on the main esplanade at Aberdeen beach you could easily pass it by as it has a small entrance like the other shops on this front. Do stop and go in for a delicious snack or an early evening meal. The menu is extensive, unusual at times and delicious !! Friendly small intimate feel with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Dorothy M
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Situated on the main esplanade at Aberdeen beach you could easily pass it by as it has a small entrance like the other shops on this front. Do stop and go in for a delicious snack or an early evening meal. The menu is extensive, unusual at times and delicious !! Friendly small intimate feel with good prices and better... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Impecable service, food and drinks! Could not give a better review if I tried! If you haven't dined at that cafe then get there ASAP! P.S best scrambled eggs I've ever tasted in my life!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The epitome of average cafe food complete with missing menu items at peak dining times and slow service. Not bad just not particularly remarkable.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The selection and quality of the dishes on offer was good. What did stand out, and not in a positive way, was the standard of service. After being seated and presented with menus we waited for around 15 minutes before someone asked if we would like to order drinks. During this period the proprietor chatted away to an apparent friend... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed a nice meal on the patio. Very nice breakfast food served until 4. Watch out for the seagulls if you eat outside. Service was also friendly and quick.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Yes you must go is all anyone needs to know! And if the tomato and chorizo soup is on the menu then I'd order that! A great place to go after a walk on the beach.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've been here for coffee many times and it's a lovely spot by the sea to have a break. In the evenings the cafe is transformed into a lovely restaurant and the food is wonderful. I've had fish and venison and both were very well cooked and presented.The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is inviting.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Unfortunately can't comment on the food as we left after waiting 20 mins for service. Staff seemed more concerned with getting more customers in than serving the ones already there. Menu looked pretty good but overpriced - I'd expect better service when they're charging 8 quid for 3 pancakes. :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not pretentious but on "bistro nights" excellent value and fine quality. Good sea food with an original twist. Staff accommdating

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Aberdeen
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good scottish breakfast fodder, efficient management of tables allocation by the owner and prompt service by al serving staff considering it must be a small kitchen and the effect of extra tables outside in Summer. Good atmosphere

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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Cafe

Address: 2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 572288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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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 - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?