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3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
650-854-4004
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun and intersting dive bar and cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Campbell, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Obviously under "new management " Ordered a standard burger it was way not the quality of beef I remember, small and greasy, the in look only French bun was not toasted on grill as its traditionally done there.. Service was inattentive at best.. Oh well, not just a few things have changed from early 70's when a bunch of us... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped by after a motorcycle ride to sit in the sun and enjoy one of the best homemade burgers in the bay area! Nice outside eating area and great food.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were in town for my husbands 35th college reunion and he wanted to take me to one of his old hangout spots "Zotts" / "rossotti's. It was an interesting experience. We sat at the original graffiti carved picnic tables inside while we waited for our food. It was interesting to watch the patrons. We got a couple of draft... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As many reviews state, Risotti's / Alpine Inn was a roadhouse in the classic sense of the word. While that fact that the area has become family-friendly, and thus the business needs to as well, 'Zotts is best known as a watering hole for the (now former) counter culture back in the '60's. A place where the 'Dead, Cream, and... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Burgers, egg salad sand, LA hot link, grilled cheese. Good food, great dirt beer garden with picnic tables. . Go for the historic experience if nothing else. Named the Alpine Inn locals know it as Rossotti's or Zots. The classic Rossotti's order is a glass quart bottle of beer and peanuts. This place is in my blood, I have been... More 

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Palo Alto
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you find the shiny new veneer of Silicon Valley a bit tiresome, head on over for old-town burgers, fries and beer. The picnic tables out back (you really can't call it a patio) welcome large groups and small. A creek runs along the side of the oak-laden property. There is frequently a weekend musician plucking away. Such a great... More 

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Not the spot for gourmet burgers, but the Alpine Inn (known as "Zott's" to locals, as it was formerly known as Rossoti's, when it was a road-house and perhaps a house of negotiable virtue) is worth a visit none-the-less, especially on a warm day, when you can take your cheeseburger and a pitcher of beer (a wide selection) into the... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: American

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