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3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
650-854-4004
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun work reunion!!

I met up with some old friends for a 20 year work reunion. Super duper fun. There was plenty of room out in the back and everyone had a great time. Several folks ate too but I just had a nice glass of wine and enjoyed talking to folks I hadn't see in years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
CATHY A
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JACKSON
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I met up with some old friends for a 20 year work reunion. Super duper fun. There was plenty of room out in the back and everyone had a great time. Several folks ate too but I just had a nice glass of wine and enjoyed talking to folks I hadn't see in years.

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Thank CATHY A
Hermosa Beach, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This used to be great place - could ride your bike along great roads up into the redwoods, just above Stanford and over the hill from the coast. Has at times been a biker stop, Silicon Valley yuppie and bicyclist favorite. Was grest place to watch ballgame, shoot the breeze and have a few cold beers on a hot day... More 

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Thank HJMcd
Cali, Colombia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

An Iconic dive bar and hamburger joint tucked away in Portola Valley. Not kept up well, which may be part of the charm. The food is a good as any diner, though the selection of beers on tap (negra modelo), though not crafted is great.

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Thank TRAVELERVIAJERO
San Francisco Bay Area
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I have been going for at least 40 years and I couldn't resist giving it one more chance. I won't go back. I have so many great memories eating and drinking here. It used to be a friendly place, how could it be bad. Good burgers, LA hots, ice cold beer, a truly eclectic crowd of bicycles, Motorcycles, Car clubs,... More 

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1 Thank trotter88
Piedmont, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This wild west-style (and perhaps -era) road house has graced the hills above Stanford for well over 100 years. Tripadvisor calls is the "Alpine Inn". Its facade calls it the Alpine Beer Garden. But for generations upon untold generations of Californians and Stanford students, it'll forever be just "Rossotti's" -- or Zott's -- a colorful place of deeply carved picnic... More 

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Thank HiddenFindSeeker
Woodside, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been coming here for several years. Recent changes have been made in the menu, taking credit cards and having disks that notify you when your order is ready, I had the teriyaki chicken sandwich and it was very good. Of course, the beer that goes along with it is always good. The atmosphere is pretty much the same... More 

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1 Thank Chuck N
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We had an great family outing and found out that the first email ever sent was from here. Delicious burgers and old school atmosphere. Super awesome!

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Thank appmomma
Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After running the 5k, 10kSummer Scamper at Stanfird University, my best time ever, family brought the 2 Dads here. This is an old insitution around here, and they now take credit cards! A place or everyone - sit inside or out. Lots of tables, umbrellas Sun or shade your choice. Basic fare hamburgers, hot dogs grilled cheese and great fries... More 

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Campbell, California
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291 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This little old wooden hut is a real fun place to go to. A typical greasy spoon café. perfect location for a burger. Nothing fancy and there is a nice garden area to sit outside in the sunshine.

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1 Thank Exigeken
California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My Son ate here today, He has been sick with Montazummas Revenge all Afternoon. Don't Eat here anymore. Change of Ownership reflects the Quality of Cheap Day Old Hamburger. Go to the Dutch Goose instead.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Portola Valley
  • Phone Number: 650-854-4004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?