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Pluto's

482 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
(650) 853-1556
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Ranked #57 of 314 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Hudsonville, Michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Three of us stopped in for lunch a week ago -- what a fun, noisy place! Stand in line to order your wonderful salads. You can make your own or get an option from the daily menu, which we did. This did not take as long. The greens were wonderful, cheese and vegetables were unique and delightful, and the dressing... More

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Benalmadena, Spain
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just like the old days when you could go to the deli and walk out with substantial and quality food. This place is fabulous. Don't waste time elsewhere if you want to be confident you're getting what you pay for!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Select your choices to create your own salad, nice clean environment, very good place for quick and healthy food.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is downtown Palo Alto on a summer's evening with people everywhere and all the restauants open to the outside. The main attraction is custom salad's. Place was really busy because they have so many different things to go on top of several types of lettuce. Low key and casual but a real good fresh salad.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I needed someone familiar with this place for clues on how to order. We had GIANT salads and split a sandwich, all very tasty. It wasn't crowded when we went at about 4. I guess it was typical for a college town eatery, but I was confused.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Pluto's was one of the first places in the Bay Area to offer customized salads, and also has real home style cooking like full roasted, carved turkey with stuffing and gravy (year round) and steak, chicken or grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches on ciabatta with carmelized onions. Usually a "side salad" with your choice of 7 toppings plus a meat or... More

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Menlo Park, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have been to Pluto's twice. Once to try it out and a second time (months later) to make sure we it wasn't really as bad an experience as we first thought. We should have stopped at "once". The menu is limited to salad, a couple of sandwiches, and a couple of dry, tough carved meats. Combine a limited menu... More

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Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great place to eat healthy without costing your tummy and wallet. The price is reasonable for Palo Alto neighborhood. The topping and dressing choices are great....plenty to choose for! You can also opt for meat or simply vegetarian. I really miss this kinda salad place after I moved to Singapore. Wish there is another Pluto in this... More

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New York City, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This place was exactly what I needed after a weekend of overeating indulgence. I ordered the large salad, which was HUGE. I was really hungry, and I only ate 2/3s of it. Next time I will order the small. I got the Summer Solstice salad, which had peaches, spinach, dill, mint, scallions, and I substituted strawberries for the feta. It... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Huge create-your-own salads that are reasonably priced. Customers can choose from lots of tasty ingredients & toppings, including beetroot, chickpeas, kidney beans, avocado, parmesan. Despite what other reviewers have said, I felt the cafe had a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely go back again.

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