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Pluto's

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American, Sandwiches
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482 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
(650) 853-1556
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OHHH, SO FRESH!

Salad was full of fresh organic items. It was wonderful being able to pick and choose what would be in it. The serving size was enormous! Will definitely look for this chain wherever I go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Pherby
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San Clemente, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Salad was full of fresh organic items. It was wonderful being able to pick and choose what would be in it. The serving size was enormous! Will definitely look for this chain wherever I go!

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Benalmadena, Spain
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Real food. Create your own salads. Get real meats for your sandwiches. Taste real homemade soup. Enthusiastic service. Efficient. Take-out or eat-in, you still get abundance of fresh and great quality. Have made this a regular stop because the food was exactly what you asked for. I had fabulous salads and a great turkey sandwich. Size - everything in America... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very good... not best ever. Great Roasted Turkey sandwich served hot. Great Salads. Desserts good, but expensive. Not a huge selection of drinks.

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Chico, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I like Pluto's because you can get a really healthy salad, using what ever ingredients you like. The only reason I didn't give it a rating of 5, is because the wait for the salad line takes a long time.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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177 reviews 177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 482 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 853-1556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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