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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
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Solid Salad Place - Gluten Aware

It was a pleasant surprise to me to be able to find a solid lunch place in downtown Palo Alto serving full size salads (with something like 10 choices of add-ons) for about $10. The service is cafeteria style at the beginning but there are traditional tables and staff to clean up. Configured for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
John K
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You can't go wrong at Pluto's. The salads are fresh and the prices are right. There may be a long line, but it moves fairly quickly except during the lunch crunch from noon to 1pm.

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Liberty, Missouri
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Want a good salad while you're out? Head to Pluto's where you can build a salad with the ingredients you love and crave the most. A wide variety of meats and veggies are offered and mixed together for you by ladies with smiling faces. Takes just a minute and then you're ready to dig into your greens and things. Upbeat... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to me to be able to find a solid lunch place in downtown Palo Alto serving full size salads (with something like 10 choices of add-ons) for about $10. The service is cafeteria style at the beginning but there are traditional tables and staff to clean up. Configured for take-out (for all of you startup... More 

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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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: Large groups, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

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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?