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Stacks

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600 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4503
650-838-0066
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better breakfast options in Menlo Park

Stacks is clean and the wait staff is friendly. However, it's always packed and there is usually a long wait for what I think it just mediocre food. The menu is very diverse but nothing really seems to stand out. If you don't want a long wait, there are many other places farther down Santa Cruz... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
meg20022015
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stacks is clean and the wait staff is friendly. However, it's always packed and there is usually a long wait for what I think it just mediocre food. The menu is very diverse but nothing really seems to stand out. If you don't want a long wait, there are many other places farther down Santa Cruz that have both good... More 

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Thank meg20022015
Huntington Beach, California
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159 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Patio area for dogs. Food was delicious and service was nice and friendly. The menu had a large variety of food choices and at 10:30am, we were able to order breakfast or lunch. Parking is accessible for free. Their bathroom was outside the restaurant and needed a token. Happy to have found this place!

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Thank Famluv2travel
oregon coast
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

After only 10 minutes we were seated and given menus. The place is packed and service is fast and competent. The food was agreeable. My reuben had all the requisite components but still lacked the spark that makes a great reuben. The sandwich came with a small salad and a pile of potatos. The juevos rancheros looked tasty. Noise level... More 

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Thank sealrocker
Menlo Park, CA
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This spot is just a few blocks from our house and we seldom go here. First, It is crowded, people line up. For some reason think this place is smart. It is not. There is the long line, and very difficult parking. Once you get to a table it is OK. They are just too rushed to do things well.... More 

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Thank arntrip
Calistoga
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

What used to be a reliable, solid breakfast place has deteriorated into a disaster. We come here because they have a nice kids pancake breakfast and fortunately the pancakes are still good. But everything else was inedible. My breakfast on Sunday consisted of a veggie omelet with nearly raw veggies encased in a scrambled egg. The advertised cheese was completely... More 

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Thank Calistoga Grower
Baltimore, MD
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The locals know this place well. REALLY well run breakfast/brunch place with huge portions but oh-so-good. The best thing about Stacks is that I don't live nearby--otherwise I would get fat. Great destination breakfast but lines develop if you wait too long.

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Thank stubonedoc
Menlo Park, California
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The food is always good and the service is nice. However, the prices have gone up quite a bit over the years, and the wait on a weekend can be very long. Still, it is the easiest place to meet in Menlo Park.

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Thank Laura W
Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Stacks in Menlo Park is always bustling during the morning hours, especially on weekends. I've dined there a number of times over the years for breakfast and there is almost always a short wiat to get in. Normally such popularity would signal great food. That has not been my experience. I find it to be just okay food, a cut... More 

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Thank sjtaffee
Columbus, Ohio
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My parents and I visit this location of Stacks once in awhile when I go visit them. I love their unique decor (different from other Stacks I've been to). Also, seems nicer in a lot of ways. The food is great, and I've always had a great experience with the wait staff/ service.

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Thank pixiedreamer
San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have only visited the Burlingame location and have always felt their breakfast (which is their primary meal since they close at 2:30 p.m.) combinations are lacking for those of us wanting pancakes or waffles with a bit of meat and some potatoes. In the past I would purchase a combo with my expensive, but tasty waffle. That combo is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-838-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?