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3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
650-854-4004
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Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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SF, CA
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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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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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