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All 3 Montara Restaurants

Gherkins Sandwich Shop

171 7th St. and Hwy 1, Montara, CA
(650) 728-2211
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Montara
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were driving and the playoffs were on in the 4th quarter. This was the first place we found with a TV! The Philly was great and the fries are good

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Indialantic, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way from San Francisco to Monterey based on tripadvisor ratings. Sandwiches are large and the fries are very crisp and good. I shared a turkey and cranberry sandwich w some fries and was glad I shared. Big servings! Located in a quiet area across the street from the ocean. Indoor and outdoor seating... More 

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Palo Alto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

These sandwiches are significant and delicious. Strongly recommend calling in your order if you can as the lines can get long and try to schedule just a bit out of meal times if you can as their parking lot can be daunting for first time visitors since the entrance it is on a small slope and on a street that's... More 

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Rocklin, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Love the sandwiches here, prices are good. Small quaint place and the service is good. Right off of Hwy 1.

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Menlo Park, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We usually head right past this on the way back from hiking out around Montara but stopped in - huge selection of sandwiches and we loved the substitutions they offered for vegetarians. Ate outside - agree with others that they're not quick to clean tables but pretty quick with the food service. Sandwiches were quite large, pleasantly so, and delicious.... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Tables unwiped. Staff in dirty food stained polo shirts and unappetising food. Apart from that it was great!

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Pacifica, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here because of friends who had actually driven down from SF to this little place. Now I know why. Fabulous sandwiches.

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Menlo Park, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I'm writing about the branch of Gherkins in downtown Half Moon Bay at the north end of Main, shared with Fish and Frites. The sandwiches are fresh, entirely custom-made and huge. In an era of Subway ToGo Quizno generification, it is so great to have a big drippy lovingly crafted super sandwich...to split with your friend of lover. These are... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

As we were driving up the PCH my eye caught the shop image of the Gherkin with muscles! It made us chuckle so much we turned around and went in to eat. We shared a sandwich between the two of us, It was fast, tasty and everyone was polite. happy days! Great place for lunch or a snack!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The food here is excellent. I love the view of the ocean, even though it's slightly obstructed by trees. The staff is nice enough, just not quite good enough for a 5 start rating. The only other complaint I have is that it's always freezing, but that is the case with most places in the area. Overall, this is probably... More 

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Additional Information about Gherkins Sandwich Shop

Address: 171 7th St. and Hwy 1, Montara, CA
Phone Number: (650) 728-2211
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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