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Alpine Inn

3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
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Cuisines: American
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- Sep 7, 2014
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San Francisco Bay Area
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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San Jose, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Alpine Inn might look like a biker bar from the outside but it's fun and friendly. You can eat indoors at one of the long, ancient tables marked with decades of carved graffiti. Watch you burger being cooked and chat with the other diners. In nice weather, head outside with your food and eat at the picnic tables. The place... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a burger/beer handout - nothing more or less. However lots of history behind the restaurant - clearly worth the experience.

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Portola Valley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

has hamburgers and beer, carved wooden tables done by previous time Stanford students. An outdoor eating "beer garden" is used by "bikers"--bicycles that is doing the "loop" through Portola Valley. Still know as "zotts" by locals as the original name was Rossotti's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Use to be called Rossities and many locals still refer to it a "zots". The tables are heavy wood, carved by the customers of yesteryear. Good burgers, beer garden etc.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This unique eatery has been around for a long time, doing the same thing, very well. Burgers, fries, sausage, beer....a sporty, family hang out, old American style... Great out doors space for informal casual feeding! Individually or a team!

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is a favorite of locals who enjoy hiking and/or just meeting outdoors in small groups. Basically burgers, 'dogs and fries, beverages in a bottle. Some indoor picnic tables for dining - LOTS of outdoor picnic tables. Very casual, comfortable, and a bit quirkly.

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La Honda, California
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This place could be a gem with all the history surrounding it. However the food is terrible, the beers are small and overpriced and the owner is rude. About the only thing this place has going for itself is the location. Don't go out of your way to go here.

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