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482 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
(650) 853-1556
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11:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good salads

Pluto's isn't fancy, but it's a quick and quality lunch stop. I was really impressed by the quality of the salad- especially since it was prepared in 3 minutes! Prices were reasonable and food was delicious. Thanks to the super efficient staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kait_De
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pluto's isn't fancy, but it's a quick and quality lunch stop. I was really impressed by the quality of the salad- especially since it was prepared in 3 minutes! Prices were reasonable and food was delicious. Thanks to the super efficient staff.

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Thank Kait_De
Palo Alto, California
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235 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was waiting while my daughter did an interview for college and stopped in to get a quick dinner. I ordered a kale and romaine Ceasar salad with chicken. The staff is terrific and attentive - even though the salad I ordered was a pre-set menu item, the cook was happy to customize it with the ingredients I wanted. The... More 

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Thank Colleen D
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while driving through Palo Alto. It was quick and easy. They have a lot of options for salads or sandwiches. Everything was fresh and delicious. They have an outer space theme. Can't go wrong if you need a quick stop for lunch.

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Thank mikes970
Sebastopol, California
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189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I am impressed with the quality of this place. It nothing very fancy but it is great to have a nice salad for affordable price. The place beside salads makes sandwich's and they also looked great. I wish I have one near me...

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Thank ricardofr
San Francisco, California
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm so happy I live near Pluto's! It's a great healthy option, and the selection is awesome. I usually get a side salad (which is still too big for me to finish) and my boyfriend gets a tri tip sandwich. Good variety for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Pluto's is often busy, and I remember being confused my first time ordering as... More 

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Thank sehow
Redmond, Washington
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

So glad we found this place. They will make your salad just the way you want. Sandwiches made to order so served hour and fresh. Will definitely be back when in the area

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Thank P M
Birmingham, Alabama
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I went here for lunch while visiting the area. We arrived during the lunch rush and had to wait a bit. Once we ordered the food was ready rather quickly (within minutes). I ordered the chicken sandwich and my wife ordered a salad. Both were excellent. We would visit here again...the options are near endless for salads... More 

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Thank jsmooney
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Choose from 50 items to build a salad! It was a little overwhelming because there is no list of all the items so you have to think quick. But it was healthy, they had low fat dressing and added a decent amount of chicken

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Thank Lauren M
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were visiting the area and heard about this place from the locals. We decided to venture out and give it a try. We strive to eat the freshest foods as we have a huge garden and grow our own beef, chicken, eggs, etc. on our hobby ranch. The ingredients are all purchased within the area, they have a radius... More 

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Thank Suzanne P
Tucson, Arizona
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213 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

While the salads were good and healthy, two of the same kind were made differently. There was a communication issue with the workers that translated into an odd experience. This really could be rated a 3.5, but we could not give the place a 4.

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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, Delicatessen

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